(Closed) Kauai Honeymoon..Any tips on what to do?

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you know where the condo is? We stayed on the south shore but don’t want to make a ton of recommendations far from where you’re staying.

Go on a helicopter tour, we used Jack Harter and it was amazing.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Beach House is good for a romantic dinner, need to make a reservation.

Koloa fish market – tiny place, delicious sashimi

Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill – more of a “foodie” place (as much as there are foodies on Kauai) but really yummy

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second the Beach House, call on your first day in town and ask when they have a sunset reservation (this time slot goes quickly)- food is amazing!  Snorkeling is pretty awesome in the cove just outside of the Beach House, too.

Waimea Canyon is the grand canyon of the Pacific.  It’s worth a drive if you’re sick of the beach one day.  Be warned, it gets pretty chilly up there, though.

Ke’e Beach is on the north shore and has been voted one of the prettiest beaches in the world before.  There is decent snorkeling there and you can see the start of the Napali Coast.  Just up the road from their is Hanalei, a cute little town and they filmed part of the movie The Descendants there.  If you are up for an adventure, there is paddleboarding on the river and in the bay there, too.

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Blushing bee

I did a great kayak trip down the Wailua River and then a hike to the waterfall. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That is so nice of your bosses! I have no advice–I’m going to Kauai for my honeymoon in September so I will be watching this thread!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congrats!  Kauai is awesome.  It’s our favorite island, and we’ll also be going there for our honeymoon.  PM me if you want any food or snorkeling recs.  I can tell you some of our favs off the bat… Ono Family Resturant in Kapa’a has the BEST breakfasts, also the best shave ice we’ve had.  I agree w/OzToCaBride that Ke’e is one of the nicest beaches, with great snorkeling.  Although i hear a lot of it was washed out by the storms recently, but it should be better by then.  You should definitely take a tour of the Napali Coast..you can’t go to Kauai without experiencing that!  Also helicoptor tours and ziplining are great excursions too.

@Scc6a: We have the same wedding date AND the same honeymoon destination!!  When do you leave?  We fly out the the 18th, the Tuesday after the wedding.  Staying up on the North Shore in Princeville 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ono has the best shaved ice bar none (in Kapaa). Also good for breakfast though service can be slow.

Theres a plantation on the island and the restaurant there, called 22 North, is to DIE FOR. Seriously, best service and food EVER.

Tunnels Beach is the best for snorkeling. Ke’e beach is good for flopping around in the water/mild snorkeling.

We did a lot of hiking on the island as well and there are a ton of trails.

 

I recommend you buy the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook which has amazing suggestions.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love Kauai! Last time we went there we stayed at the Hyatt in Poipu. Here were some of our favorite things we did:

-Kayak along Wailua River to Secret Falls

-Hiking up to Mahaulepu Beach

-Ke’e Beach on North Shore — good for snorkeling — saw lots of fish and sea turtles!

-Queen’s Bath — don’t go in if the waves are turbulent!

-Hike to Waimea Canyon

-Bike ride along Donkey Beach

Pono Market (in Kapaa?)– good for those lunch boxes [Mark’s Place is in Poipu — lots of locals go there]

Josselin’s Tapas Bar & Grill — this place is in Poipu and was one of my favorites places we ate at in that region (we had eaten at some other fancy places like Roy’s but I thought this Tapas place was delicious) — good Sangria here

I hope you enjoy Kauai!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I second that Ono in Kappa has the best shaved ice!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MsNarwhal:  OOh yes, forgot about Tunnels!  Love it too. 

@JlovesM:  Also, look into getting a rental car, if you haven’t already.  www.discounthawaiicarrental.com usually has the lowest rates.  Tripadvisor.com is also a fantastic resource for info.  Ooh ooh, next door to Ono’s is Pono Market…the best plate lunches.  I’m getting excited thinking about Kauai..ahhh can’t wait til our honeymoon!

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