rxby74 saidI'm going to Hawaii for a week beginning May 19 for a wedding. A couple of days are already scheduled with wedding plans, but I was thinking of visiting Kawai or the big island since the airfares are low. Does anyone have recommendations for either?
haha. depends on what you're looking for, but being from there, i definitely say Kauai. you will never find a more beautiful and pristine paradise in the islands. hiking and kayaking the na pali coast, visiting waimea canyon (dubbed 'the grand canyon of the pacific' by none other than mark twain), visiting barking sands beach to body surf, or kayaking down the water canals that feed the islands crops. kauai is incredible.
as for the big island, the kona side is dry and nice. but also known for its sport fishing. the hilo side is wet and incredibly easy going (i'm talking life is at a snails pace here). they have amazign beaches and easy access to volcanoes national park. how often will you get to see that?
so take your pic bud. it depends on what you want to do. beware though. in terms of 'nightlife,' kauai AND the big island are extremely lacking. anyways, for more tips, hit me up.