My fiancee and I are going on our honeymoon from December 9th through the 22nd. She has been to Hawaii as a kid, but never Kauai. This is my first trip. We are planning on staying in Maui at the Kaanapali Beach hotel from the 9th through the 16th and staying in Kauai from the 16th to the 22nd. I have done a lot of research on Kauai in December, but we still have not found a place that we are set on staying. We are wanting to stay somewhere nice, but is simple, not a resort, and doesn't break the bank. We love the outdoors and local activities, so we would love to spend less money on a place to stay and more on activities. We would like to snorkel, hike, bike, kayak, go to the markets, etc.
What are the best places to stay in December ? We would normally stay on the North based on what I have read, but we are unsure due to the winter weather patterns. We will have a car of course and do not mind driving to activities. I appreciate the help.