We are 2 couples (ranging in ages 53-78) planning a land-trip for 2 weeks next year in Sept 2012. Went last year before cruising the islands and loved Oahu! However, we'd like to stay away from the downtown Waikiki area this time. Looking at a vacation rental in either Waimanalo or Kailua. Pro's and Cons???
Is there still a crime issue in Waimanalo? Waimanalo sounds great, but is it too far off the beaten path for us older tourists?