We are planing out our itinerary for next July 2012 and would like some feedback for family with kids (aged 9 & 11)...
We are planning to see 3 islands as follows either:
A- Oahu - Big Island and Kauai
B - Oahu - Big Island and Maui
We need some feedback as to which is better for our timeframe in the summer between Maui and Kauai.
Also, our plans would be as follows:
Landing in Oahu (HNL) on July 3rd and same day in the afternoon catch an inter-island flight to Big Island (Kona).
From July 3 - 9 : Big Island
then from July 9-July 16 (either Maui or Kauai - please advise which will be better)
then from July 16-22 back to Oahu and catch flight on July 22 to the mainland.
Please help with the following:
1) Are the number of days ok on each island? If not, please redistribute within the timeframe we have from July 3 - July 22.
2) Help us decide between either Maui or Kauai for family with kids for the most kids-friendly activities , attrations and sightseeings.
3) For our length of stay on each island, we'd rather have either a condo, a villa, or a house, since these come with washer and dryer. Please help on which part(s) of each island you'd recommend good accomodations for family with kids. Price range would be between $125/night - $325/night, even if we have to go out of the mainstream, but in a safe environment.
We prefer lush green areas in a forest-like setting not too , too far from the main streams.
Thanks and looking to all your feedback and suggestions.