Dad, Mom, daughter, who is a freshman in college and a son, who is a freshman in high school just finished booking this last-min., unplanned trip for March and are now flying by the seat of our pants. Ha-ha.
We first arrive late morning and are staying in Waikiki Th -Mon. and then at Ko'olina beach area Mon.- Thurs., and then home. However, we don't have to be at the airport until late p.m. on that last day. The split stay is a set deal. We have a moderate budget to work with so "Quality" over "Quantity" is the motto of this trip unless, of course, the reverse is better. ha-ha
We would very much appreciate everyone's wisdom and/or like experience/s and ideas with regard to itineraries and activities that would engage and hold the interest of our kids, especially the 15 yr-old "too-cool" boy. :)
We are pretty much up for anything. We are not at all familiar with the Ko'olina area, so any info. on that would greatly be appreciated.
Is it better (time, convenience) to rent a car from the get go at the airport or utilize the bus system and our legs :) while in Waikiki and then rent a car? Is it less expensive to rent a car outside the airport and/or is that available to us?
Is it possible to tour (independently) and experience the island over a 1 -2 day period? Would it be better to utilize a tour company? Also, if there are tickets to purchase; should we do this beforehand? We know it all comes down to personal preference but any and all input and opinions are very much welcomed!
Thanks to all in advance.