(Closed) Kauai – Hotel recs?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are going to Kauai for our honeymoon in August and decided against a hotel.  We went on VRBO.com and are renting a beach house for half the time in Hanalei and then a beach front condo the second half in Poipu.  The cost is a lot cheaper and you can cook your own meals instead of eating out for every meal. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i stayed at the st regis (it was free becuase i went with work) and it. was. amazing. if you can get a deal there, go! it’s a beautiful hotel. im sorry if that’s not helpful, but there might a promotion for one of those hotels! i loooove Shoozy’s idea of getting a beach house! that might be even better!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We just went and stayed on the South Shore (Grand Hyatt Regency) so not in your budget, but we really liked the Princeville/Hanalei area. We waited to get there to upgrade to an ocean view room and while the view was beautiful we barely spent any time on our balcony so it wasn’t really worth it. What time of year are you looking to go? The North Shore is calmer this time of year. I didn’t really care for the East Shore.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i grew up on kauai and i would agree with PP’s – do the VRBO.com thing and find a condo.hotels are just too pricey. or do a couple nites in a hotel, the rest in a condo.

hanalei/princeville is my favorite area.

good luck!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went in January and stayed on the Eastern side. It’s easier to do things on the South Shore and North Shore that way. We stayed at Kauai Beach Resort and it was gorgeous.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just got back from an 8 day stay in Kauai.  The North Shore is definitely ritzier, but we always stay in Poipu on the south shore.  It just seems like there is more to do there and more snorkeling beaches.  We typically stay at condos called the Whalers Cove, but I think they are more like $350/night but you can get a car added in for that price, too.  I’d say split your time between the North Shore and South Shore if you can. We always do a day trip or two up to the North Shore to check out Hanalei Bay and the most gorgeous little beach-Ke’e- very end of the road before the Napali Coast.  If you guys are adventurous, I’d also recommend trying stand up paddleboarding.  We just did it and it was so rad and such a good workout!  Oh, and for a special dinner out in Poipu, go to the Beach House and get a table for sunset.  It is located right over a surf and snorkeling spot and has amazing sunset views and awesome fish on the menu!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just got back from an 8 day stay in Kauai.  The North Shore is definitely ritzier, but we always stay in Poipu on the south shore.  It just seems like there is more to do there and more snorkeling beaches.  We typically stay at condos called the Whalers Cove, but I think they are more like $350/night but you can get a car added in for that price, too.  I’d say split your time between the North Shore and South Shore if you can. We always do a day trip or two up to the North Shore to check out Hanalei Bay and the most gorgeous little beach-Ke’e- very end of the road before the Napali Coast.  If you guys are adventurous, I’d also recommend trying stand up paddleboarding.  We just did it and it was so rad and such a good workout!  Oh, and for a special dinner out in Poipu, go to the Beach House and get a table for sunset.  It is located right over a surf and snorkeling spot and has amazing sunset views and awesome fish on the menu!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I prefer staying in central or north Kauai.  The Poipu area is “far” (speaking relatively here folks!) from almost everything else and basically isolating to tourists.  I’ve stayed in Kapaa and Hanalei.  I agree with going the B&B/VRBO route…will get more bang for your buck.  I believe Lihue has a Marriott now?  

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