For 15 years now we have stayed at Hanalei Colony Resort and loved, loved, loved it. Now we have our 5-yr old, and we have new priorities and HCR, without a (nice) pool or swimmable beach, won't work.
I realize that we will have to trade in some of the quiet simplicity of HCR for someplace that will keep Makena happy. But is there some where to stay up there where we could have a pool-and-a swimmable beach? Preferably a beachfront hotel, she like to have other people around.
I know the pickings are slim. We would stay in Poipu, much more kid friendly, but I understand there is construction and we want no part in that.
Also, we have never been to the Big Island, but know little about it. I wonder if there is a comparable area there. But of course nothing could match the beauty of the North Shore.
Mahalo so much. My spirit and soul are calling me to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.