Post # 1
My fiance and I have booked our flights to Hawaii for our honeymoon at the end of June. We are going to Maui first for 6 nights and then flying to Kauai for 4 (June 30-July 4).
I have figured out the Maui hotel portion, but am at a loss of where to stay in Kauai. I looked at the St. Regis in Princeville and while I’d love to stay there, we can’t justify the $600+ a night for a room.
Anyone have any recommendations for hotels in Kauai that are perfect for a honeymoon – luxurious, good amenities, good service. What shore is better? North Shore or Poipu?
(looking for price range under $500 a night…so cheaper than the St. Regis!).
Please help! I want our honeymoon to be perfect!
Post # 3
We are doing 5 nights at the Marriot Kauai and 5 nights at the Sheraton in Maui.
I heard the Sheraton in Kauai is not that nice…but the one in Maui is.
Post # 4
@skylar1224: I am trying to make the same decision. The Grand Hyatt in Kauai seems to have the best reviews and looks very romantic. Is is expensive but not as much as the St. Regis. I’m pretty sure you can get a room for about $450 a night. I will be going there in July so I can’t say for sure which is the best, but I’ve been doing a lot of research and I keep coming back to the Grand Hyatt. I have also heard that Poipu has better weather but I think it all depends on when you are there.
Post # 5
We stayed at both the Sheraton and St. Regis last November.
I didn’t like the Sheraton but the St. Regis was nice. We viisted Grand Hyatt and would probably recommend the Grand Hyatt. Slightly cheaper than the St. Regis, and the resotr grounds were beautiful!!
Post # 6
@skylar1224: I prefer the North Shore as it’s more lush and gorgeous. However, there’s more going on in Poipu (which is still super mellow compared to everywhere else, LOL) And it’s a bit drier. People do love the Grand Hyatt. We’re staying at the St. Regis as a splurge post wedding; it was originally another hotel and it seems they’ve been upgrading in waves. TripAdvisor usually has helpful reviews and forums. Have fun!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle
I will tell you – my husband and I went to both Kauai and Maui for our honeymoon. Our plan was to be out and about in a rental car, exploring the natural beauty, rather than staying onsite a resort too much. So if that’s not your goal, then my advice might not be helpful… We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott on Kauai – really cheap, but the rooms were totally nice, the food and drinks were great, they had a nice pool and firepit. We loved it for the little time we spent there. Completely and totally recommend.
And I assume you already did this, but I have to tell you… use the Kauai Revealed and Maui Revealed guidebooks. They are AMAZING. We used those books to plan our daily adventures. We got to see sea turtles, amazing snorkeling, dolphins, beautiful beaches. Incredibly helpful.
Also, if you do the Road to Hana on Maui, go all the way around the island! The southern half literally took my breath away, even almost a year later. It’ll take you roughly 15 hours total, but so, so, so worth it. (Leave your hotel super earlybird so that you’re done before the light’s gone)