My family is hoping to visit Oahu in either September or October, and this will be my 2-year-old son's first real beach experience. I have memories of 15+ years ago of the water at Lanikai being very calm, but I can't really recall, and don't remember if it deepens very quickly. Also, I am concerned about the box jellyfish and man of war encounters...to sum it up, would this area be a wise or unwise choice for a holiday where I hope to let my son play in the beach daily?
I know the man-made lagoons at Ko Olina would be "safer", but I find the idea of Kailua and Lanikai more appealing. Is there anyplace else i should consider? Thanks for your time.