Hi there. I'm planning a trip to Hawaii with one family of 5 (2 adults, 3 kids ages 9, 9, 5) and one family of 2 adults (the grandparents). I'd like a place that is on the beach and has plenty of kids activities and is also a beautiful resort for the adults to enjoy. We've stayed at Aulani and loved it, Hilton Waikoloa Village - the kids really liked it, Hilton Hawaiian Village - I thought it was pretty stressful and super crowded.
Budget is up to around $500 a night total, whether that means 2 rooms for $250 each or a big suite for $500 total.
I like the looks of Honua Kai and *think* I can find one of the 2 bdrms in our budget, just barely, but I wanted to make sure there weren't any other suggestions out there.