My husband and I are traveling to Hawaii in March and April 2006 for two weeks. This will be our second trip to the islands. Love them. We have been to Maui and Kauai. We have chosen to go to the Big Island and Kauai this time. We are spending 4 nights in Kauai and 8 nights on the Big island. I loved Kauai last time do you think this is a fair split? We have booked a private house twenty minutes from Hilo for 3 nights and had planned on spending the other 5 nights on the Kona side. Does this sound like a good plan? I love the house we booked, private Jacuzzi looking over ocean we for good price we could extend it one day. I have no idea where to stay on Kona. I have read so many mixed reviews on places there. My budget is 200 dollars our less a night. I hate cockroaches (really hate those reviews scare me to death). Please help! I love waterfalls and plan on spending a day at volcanos, wouldn't mind spending a day in my jacuzzi hoping to see some whales, also want to spend time in Hilo. So please tell me how would you split up your time? I want to snorkel of course on the Kona side, not really interested on laying on the Beach. Want to see Green Sand Beach too. I am excited, can't you tell. Just need advice on where and how long to stay. Thanks a million.