I am going to the Big Island the first part of January with my family of 5 (my kids are all in their 20's) and we are looking for a place to stay. We have stayed previously at Volcanoes and in Kona and are thinking of trying the northern part of the island. I'm a little worried about rain on the east side but perhaps 4 nights there and 5 nights on the west? We like to hike, bike, and snorkel. Resort amenities not necessary. Thank you TA friends for any advice.