I need some tips, if anyone has been. We're going to hawaii in September. Getting in Friday @ 1pm and leaving tuesday @ 1pm (3 full days & 2 half). Im thinking of staying in Waikiki since that seems to be a big hub and have plenty of things to do. My SO mainly just wants to spend time at the beach/snorkle. I really want to do a hike and see more of the natural/local side of Oahu as well as hit tons of good food.
Edit: We found tickets RT for $180 and jumped on them! We will definitely save all of your tips for the other island and plan another trip :)
My questions are -
- Should we stay all 4 nights in waikiki? Or is it worth staying a night or two elsewhere on the island like turtle bay?
- Is it worth renting a car? I would love to see other parts of the island, but not sure how good public transport is or if parking is miserable/expensive.
- Which beach would you guys recommend? Is the waikiki beach super overcrowded and touristy?
- Any recs on snorkling? Should we bring our own gear or has anyone had a good experience with a tour group theyd recommend? I'd be willing to book a spot on a boat tour if they do something like that.
Any other travel tips are much appreciated. Thanks ya'll!