We will be traveling to Hawaii in July 2013 and have decided to stay on Oahu for our 10-12 day trip. My husband and I (in our 50s) have been to Oahu twice (stayed in Waikiki both times) and Maui twice. This time our adult children (all in upper 20s) and two grandbabies (under 1 year) will be along.
We want to rent a condo or home somewhere quieter than Waikiki but we plan to visit the Arizona Memorial, Diamond Head (at least part of the group minus babies will do the hike). Also, some are interested in water sports - something a little more active than just beach time. We will eat in some and go out to dinner some. With that in mind, would you recommend a stay in Kailua, the North Shore, or some other part of Oahu?