My husband and I are traveling with our two daughters (16 & 18) to Oahu in August and staying at the Marriott Ko'Olina. Two activities on our bucket list are snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and hiking up Diamond Head. I've read all the posts about the getting to both destinations early and also about the morning rush hour traffic. Advice? Would traffic be better early on the weekends?
My 16 year old and I are the ones that are interested in the snorkeling and both of us are beginners and not strong swimmers. I found a vendor that does beginner snorkeling with a guide at Hanauma (no boat involved, can "touch" the bottom which makes up both more comfortable). I know Ko'Olina lagoons are calm too but does anyone know if they have instructors there? This will be our first time. I would prefer to stay closer to Ko'Olina and avoid Hanauma because of the travel if possible.
Thanks in advance for the insight.