I am looking at organising our next holiday Aug/Sep 2013 and besides visting the Big Island would be looking to stay for 7-10 days in Ohau. Traditionally we book holiday homes rather than hotels as we like to cook local produce, visit farmers markets etc.
While in Ohau we will want to do some of the normal tourist things e.g. Pearl Harbour, visit Waikiki, as well as some snorkelling if weather allows, and of course some shopping!
Usually I book our holiday homes via VRBO but am not sure what locations I should be looking at. We will probably look to rent a car so that we can get around easily. Any ideas of areas that we should be looking at or looking to avoid would be appreciated.