Going to Kauai at end of March and trying to figure out where to stay. We are close to pulling the trigger on a week at Hanalei Bay Resort (unit 5708 I believe) but recently stumbled across a room at Waipouli in Kapaa. The prices are almost identical so that is not a factor in deciding. I feel my main obstacles to booking the HBR unit is the time of year (will it still be too rough to enjoy the north shore beaches/snorkeling) and less of a direct beachfront location. I'm still leaning toward the north shore but just can't cross this other one off my list as the room seems VERY nice and new and I like how the resort sits right on the beach. The location around the resort doesnt excite me too much though. Help!