I go to Kauai a lot...and, I stay away from hotels in order to capture the true essence of the island. I find my temporary home-away-from-home on www.vrbo.com. Here are two blogs to give you an idea of the experience...
Aloha! almost 8 years agoAnswered by Janet E. Dore via Travellr.com
Agree with avoid the hotels. A Hyatt is a Hyatt is a Hyatt...you don't know if you are in Kauai or Paris. rent a house, or a condo, or do an exchange. Talk with someone who knows the island. I wontntell you my secret place because then it may not be available to me...but everyone knows somewhere... almost 8 years ago