Pros for Turttle Bay: seems like the "true" Hawaii similar to Kauai which I love, the proximity to some beautiful beaches I want to explore at our leisure including Turtle beach, Shark's cove, Waimea, the little surf town and shrimp trucks, proximity to the PCC which is on our list.
Cons for Turtle bay include the food (not a lot of options, expensive and not too tasy; we'd have to drive a bit), the iffy weather, and if we stay at TB, we'll head out to Waikkiki for the day which is overwhelming to me because no home base.
The Outrigger on the beach in Waikkiki is our other choice
Pros: prime beach and shopping location, their restaurants, proximity to Hanamoa (sp) Bay to snorkel, the surf lessons offered right next door every hour, and the easy of exploring some of the easter side of the island and Kailua, Sea Life Park
cons: I'm worried that it's going to be too loud at the hotel for the girls to sleep and that they aren't going to expereince real Hawaii b/w staying in Waikkiki and Ko Olina. Chances are, I'm not going to be able to drag my family out to the North Shore once we're settled in at Ko Olina.
I have been completely obsessed with this. I seriousy can't decide.