We are looking at two vacation rentals, one in Leilani Estates and one in Hawaiian Beaches. The latter is oceanfront, while Leilani Estates is inland.
We've been to the Big Island twice before, so we have some idea about the area. I know there aren't a lot of amenities or touristy things. On the other hand, we want to spend time in HVNP, which we haven't been able to do before (but I don't want to stay in the Village, as it is cold and wet up there). We've been in Kona; we've been in the Hilo area. Now we'd like to try Puna.
Of the two subdivisions, which might be better for a more-or-less retired couple? We aren't prissy or uptight (and yes, we know about the coqui frogs), but I don't want to be stepping over bodies on the sidewalk either -- assuming there are sidewalks :)
Any comments or insights? THANK YOU in advance.