I've really enjoyed reading all the posts (both negative and positive) on this forum. Here is a question I posed on the big island forum, and now I'll try here.
We thought we'd try a different island next year, so am doing a little research.
We are looking for sun, sun, sun, beautiful beaches, snorkelling, palm trees (I am obsessed with palm trees--you should see my photos). A ground floor condo as close to the ocean as possible. We stay at Kuhio Shores in Kauai, so clean and comfortable is important, luxury is not. We eat breakfast and lunch generally at "home" but like to go out for drinks and dinner. We love to hike and explore. Feb 07 is the timeframe we're looking at.
Keeping in mind all of the recent posts I have read--in all 9 of our 2 or 3 week trips, have never felt scared or unsafe. We were approached to buy marijuana in Maui several times, but hey, we live in Vancouver--it is a common occurrence. Just say no.
So what do you think? We hate island hopping, so spend the full 2 weeks in one spot to really get to know the area and relax, relax, relax.
Thanks for any input!