Ok..I will apologize in advance because this question may be answered a thousand times but I still get confused.
At the end of a 11 hour flight from NY in Mid-may we plan to stay in Oahu about 4-5 days..(husband and I with 2 kids) we are going to Kauai for 10 days later and rather splurge on nice condo there..
We are looking for a moderate place to stay in Oahu ($250 and under) -- should we just stay in Waikiki area ? If so, is there any particular area in that area that is more convenient--like less hike to beach to catch city bus to areas in the city like chinatown, acquarium, etc? We would probably relax 2 days before venturing out to the rest of island for the next 2-3 days. Should we just rent a car for those 2-3 days.
I read forum that some people suggest renting the full time..but gees those daily parking rates of $25-$35 just to park the car overnight...isn't cheap..Its $50 to get taxi from airport to hotel in honolulu/waikiki area--but if we rent car isnt i more expensive if we need to park it overnight esp for two to three days when we don't plan to use it..
But I don't know how flexible car companies are to "deliver" rental car to hotel locations?
Also, it seems I need to get 2 rooms in downtown honolulu or waikiki inorder to have any place with more than "2" beds (we plan to rent 2 bedroom condos with at least 3 beds in kauai)--they don't exist in the resort areas of honolulu/waikiki, right?