I am looking for any advice! I am just beginning my research of planning an end of Feb 2014 trip to the Big Island. We stayed in Maui Feb 2013 and got married there, and we loved it. I am dying to go to Kauai but I have read that the best weather in February is the Big Island and it is not the greatest in Kauai.
I don't have a cost per night, but I have already seen the Four Seasons on the Big Island is way out of our budget. I have looked at Waikoloa Beach Marriott and that seems nice, along with the Sheraton Kona. We are flying from Toronto for 9 nights and I'd like to keep flight and hotel under 5000$.
What is the best area to stay at the end of Feb? We love to explore but I would like to stay at a nice beach area, with access to dining/a bit of shopping maybe. We also don't mind driving distances to see all the beautiful sights.
Any info is greatly appreciated!