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Split stay on Oahu - where to stay, Ko Olina, North Shore, or Windward?

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My husband and I are planning a trip to Honolulu for 10 nights in March 2013. I've booked a nice functional condo in Waikiki that meets our needs during our first 6 nights, but wanted to find a resort for our last 3 nights that is more luxurious and full-service, someplace where we can really relax before we fly back home to New York. This is our 4th time to Oahu so we're pretty familiar with the island but have not really stayed anywhere other than Waikiki and a short visit to the Aulani.

The way we like to vacation is we are very active for the first half of the vacation: exploring the island, dining out, beaches etc..., so our budget friendly condo was good as just a place to sleep and shower. However for our last 3 nights, I would like a resort that' has a great pool complex and/or a great beach area and nice restaurants. I am looking to spend around 400 or less a night.

A few guidelines:
- want the last 3 nights to be outside of Waikiki
- we're big foodies, we love to try everything from hole-in-the-wall drive-ins to Alan Wong's. We would like a resort area that has great food options. I do not want to stay at the Aulani again as although the resort was wonderful, the food was average. I wouldn't mind driving a short distance for food but there didn't seem to be that much near the Ko Olina resort? (only stayed for 2 nights so didn't actually leave the resort so some advice is welcome!)
- I would prefer a kitchen or a kitchenette in the room. Not a must have, but it would be nice to have a hot plate or microwave.
- I would like free wifi and parking if possible.


I've looked into Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club and the Turtle Bay resort. I'm leaning towards the Beach Club because of the condo facilities, but I am really not liking the food options there. Most of them seem to have average reviews at best, and it seems that Roy's Ko Olina may be our best bet for great food? I thought staying at Turtle Bay would be nice too as I really like Haleiwa and I could easily get to the yummy shrimp trucks, but I've never been to the resort and hear it may be in need of some upgrades. The beach cottages look nice although they are quite pricey and do not have a kitchenette.

I've also looked into the Paradise Bay Resort near Kailua - and although it seems pretty, I think I'm looking for something a little more resort-like. But if you've stayed there before I would love to hear feedback.

Where would you stay? Any advice is appreciated!

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