(Closed) Kauai recommendations?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t have any evening recommendations, all we did was party at our condos once the sun went down. My brother got married there and even for his reception that’s about what it came down to…Kauai is a pretty chill island. 

But definitely take a helicopter tour when you are there, it’s expensive but worth every penny! 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@lucystrawberry: Like ladyrox said, Kauai is pretty relaxed.  It’s one of the most laid back islands.  There isn’t as much to do as there is on Maui, Oahu, or Hawaii, but then again it is more pristine. The beaches are to die for.

My Fiance and I are going there for our honeymoon.  We’re just going to relax and enjoy each other’s company. We don’t have anything planned.

I’m sure that there are great chefs from the hotels, but Kauai is a really laid back place.  Unless you are in a resort area, like Princeville, I would assume that the chefs in other areas cook pretty simple, local food, so you might want to factor location in if you are going the chef prepared dinner route.  I love Kauai!!!

Lanai is also a very beautiful, romantic island.  I’ve never been but I am dying to go.  It is even more laid back than Kauai and they have only 2 hotels — the Lodge at Koele and something at Koele.  Because there is reallly NOTHING on the island, they offer things like skeet shooting, horseback riding, golf, ocean activities and tons of other things.  The hotel has a free shuttle that takes you to all of those activities. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We honeymooned in Kauai for 11 days – just went in July/August. It was amazing and I miss it so, so much. I don’t know of too much to do at night. Most nights we were out to dinner and stayed for a while having drinks, or we went to the bar or pool at our resort (Marriott in Lihue). If you are looking for recommendations on things to do while you’re there, let me know! It was the only island we went to, so we were all over it.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Mr. Turtle's Grandparents' backyard, Arroyo Grande, CA

My family has a condo on Kauai, and we go there every summer! I can’t imagine a more beautiful place to get married! I don’t know how fancy you’re thinking for dinner, but I would recommend Duke’s (upstairs) in Lihue, and Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana Plantation. Both very Hawaiian and very romantic.  Also look into restaurants in Princeville.  Best wishes! 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ZoeKat: OMG That is where we are staying too!!!! I’m so glad to hear that you stayed there for your honeymoon and loved it since we bid on 3 nights there at a silent auction without knowing anything about that hotel!!!

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@futuremrskelsey: It is AMAZING. I honestly think about it every day and I wish I could just live there. They have an amazing pool. It’s heated and at night they light the tiki torches…our favorite thing was to have dinner at Duke’s, drinks at Kukui’s, swim for a little while (pool is open until 10pm, I think) and relax in one of the hot tubs for a while before going back up to our room.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second Gaylord’s at the Kilohana Plantation! My husband and I went there before we were even engaged, and it was so beautiful that we actually talked about getting married there. They have luaus there, too.

Keoki’s Paradise also has a great atmosphere–beautiful and romantic, yet laid back, too. We didn’t stay for drinks, but the bar seemed pretty busy.

Have a great time!!!

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