I completely reccomend Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club on Kauai and the Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa on the big island. They are both beautiful hotels. The Waikoloa restort is a little more modern, but not in as great of a location as Waiohai (or maybe there is just not as much going on on the big island!). I have also stayed at Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, which is a fantastic location but the hotel itself did not seem as new. It wasn't the best place to be at a conference, but the kids would love all the waterslides and swim-through waterfalls at the pool. None of these hotels have the kind of beaches you imagine on hawaii, but on Hawaii you are never far from a fantastic beach! Have a great time - J
Lucky you! We spent last summer at the Marriot in Kauai, had airport shuttle, beautiful pool and great beach. The rooms were clean and spacious,w balconies. The pool is the biggest in Kauai.It's located in Lihue, you might want to rent a car to explore the small island. Have fun!