Hi all, Am back at it again. Have our family of 5 booked into condo accommodation in Kailua-Kona for 7 days in December. Reading earlier posts, it would seem that this is not the place some would recommend to stay and that we should be further north on the Kohala coast (?) A couple of the kids do surf and it seems there is surf on the north coast - don't know the name of area. Is there a recommended place we stay up there or is Waikoloa where everyone heads? We also have a night in VNP and 2 nigjhts in Hilo which is where we shall fly out of. We intend to hire a car. Do any beaches on the west coast have sand?