Recommendations on where a good base camp would be please.
Just bought plane tix for 2/3-9. I have a 4 year old who is somewhat hydrophobic and a 1.5 year old who is fearless. I'd like to stay close to a calm water beach. My husband has Celiac disease so we need a few restaurants nearby that really understand gluten free due to medical necessity & not just because it's the diet trend of the moment. We plan to stay in a VRBO or airbnb with a kitchen so we'll cook at least half of our meals but we want to have the option of eating out.
I was looking at Kailua. It seemed to have calm beaches (is this still true in February?), at least a few GF restaurant options and seems slower paced/less populous than Waikiki or Honolulu but also just a short jaunt to either of those locations if we did want to head to "the city" for a meal or event. Am I right? Or would we just get rained on the whole time in Kailua in February? Would it be much better to be on the other side of the island?
Any other good location suggestions?