Why We Recommend Kauai for your Hawaiian Honeymoon
#1- You are in America, and no passport is needed! Plus you can find easy flights from most major cities and nonstop flights from the west coast.
#2- The most spectacular scenery of any tropical island in the world, the Napali Coast is simply one of the most incredible coastlines you will ever see and if you go on a cruise along this coastline you might see dolphins and whales.
#3- Secluded and unspoiled by major tourism– Kauai has miraculously been kept void of major crowds and has that off the beaten path feel.
#4– A hikers paradise- the opportunities are endless for hiking throughout the entire island, with magnificent waterfalls, valleys, lazy rivers, and stunning mountain scenery including the Grand Canyon of Hawaii, Waimea Canyon
#5- Reasonably priced for accommodations, dining, and shopping
#7- A great variety of accommodations from moderately priced cozy condos and even a cottage resort, to upscale boutique hotels and five-star luxury properties that exude the Aloha spirit
#8- A photographers dream, the secluded beaches, rainbows, sunsets will take your breath away every day
#9-The world-famous Napali Coast, a coastline you have seen in movies, the unforgettable line up of cliffs and mountains that you cannot find anywhere else in the world.
#10- The favorite island of Hollywood, in fact, you can visit the movie locations of South Pacific, The Thornbirds, Jurassic park, the Decedents to name a few
Kauai the most beautiful island on earth- the perfect island to explore together
Couples go to Kauai for the magnificent scenery- nothing beats the scenery of Kauai.
Some of the most dramatic scenery is only accessible by boat and helicopter tour – the Napali coastline has some of the most beautiful coastlines in all of Hawaii, and a must-see in Kauai. In Kauai, you can hike, see waterfalls, beautiful gardens, beaches, and watch dolphins (Napali Coast). There is very little nightlife in Kauai, so be prepared to have quiet evenings. Also, there are no big towns or touristy areas for shopping like in Waikiki, or Lahaina Maui. Its smaller pockets of shopping/ dining areas around the island. Check out our Kauai Honeymoon Packages here.
We call Kauai the “beach picnic island” because there are so many neat beaches and secluded spots you can drive to with a picnic for two, and then let the magic begin.
There are great hikes from some of these beaches, and there are some great snorkel spots and places to see sea turtles. You can drive your car and explore this amazing island.
MAHAULEPU BEACH- close to Grand Hyatt Kauai resort
Mahaulepu Beach is located along an isolated and windswept coast this magical stretch of coastline is so deserving of preservation. The Mahaulepu Beach Heritage Trail leads you from the East end of Shipwrecks beach along a coastline of sand dunes, lava tubes, tide pools and stretches of white sand beaches perfect for beachcombing. Mahaulepu Beach is better suited for the experienced swimmer and snorkeler. Stronger trade winds on this stretch of coastline make it a haven for windsurfer and experienced kite-boarders. This section of coastline includes a variety of landscapes to explore including; lava tubes, sandstone cliffs, blowholes and isolated coves that make this a fantastic place to discover on foot. Tread lightly as you discover this sacred part of the island. Always pack out what you brought in. check out the Grand Hyatt Kauai Honeymoon
POLIHALE BEACH- One of the longest stretches of beach in Kauai
drive can be a bit crazy, dirt/gravel road for 20 minutes but worth it if you have the time:
Polihale Beach is by far the longest stretch of beach in the state of Hawaii. Polihale Beach and State Park is located at the end of Highway 50 and is accessed down an unpaved old cane haul road. The seventeen mile stretch of white sand beach and sand dunes offer endless beach-combing and shelling fun. Polihale Beach sits at the end of the Napali coast and the edge of the Mana Plains. This is a spectacular stretch of wilderness, with 100-foot sand dunes, desert cactus and remarkable sunsets over the Forbidden Island of Niihau. This is the last beach on the west side marks the beginning of the Napali Coast. Polihale is hot and shade is far from the edge of the water, so don’t forget an umbrella and lots of water if you plan on spending any time here. Polihale Beach has some facilities and camping is by permit only. Strong currents and no lifeguards make it is a notoriously dangerous beach for swimming. This is a great beach for shelling, long beach walks, and spectacular sunsets.
Waimea Canyon… It is known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
It is an easy drive from Poipu. Make sure to stop at the lodge/visitor’s center. Keep your eye out for Hawaii’s State Bird the Nene, a type of goose found only in Hawaii. Take Route 550A and B from Waimea through the Waimea Canyon and into Kokee State Park. Be sure to stop at Kalalau Valley and Puuokila Lookouts for amazing views!
Since you are already in Waimea, continue to the West/North on Route 50 at the end of the road you will continue to drive back through 5 miles of pineapple fields and you will exit onto Polihale Beach in the Polihale State Park. This is an amazing white sand beach that stretches as far as the eye can see!! It is untouched with no resorts, yet the state has provided facilities for camping and day use. Be careful…the wide beach of soft white sand looks inviting, but it is likely to be scorching hot from the sun.
Head north on Route 56 past the North Shore Resorts to Hanalei. Here you will be rewarded with beautiful views of Bali Hai (Lumahai Beach) and the famous pier where South Pacific was filmed still stands in Hanalei Bay. Hanalei is a great little town…with just the right mix of locals and visitors, great cafes to eat in and shave ice to cool off with.
The public beach access is on each end of town, this is an awesome beach…on some days the bay is as calm as can be, and other days you will be able to watch some of the top surfers in the world. (Three-time World Surfing Champion Andy Irons and his younger brother Bruce call this wave home!) Continue west over one-lane bridges, past smaller and smaller towns, and many lovely little beaches.
Hanalei, the cutest small town on the North Shore of Kauai
This is the place where Puff the magic dragon comes from, and you’ll see reference to many dragons. I love this place, lots of good little cafes to eat in, have a block of shave ice to cool off. The public beach access is at each end of the town. The one on the east end of town is a nice wide beach, many body surfers along here. Good body surfing….rent a board from a shop in town. The dock to the right is where they filmed a lot of scenes in the South Pacific. Not much shade here except up by the public restrooms. There is a nice shower facility here to rinse off all the sand. This is a beach where many celebrities have homes, including David Crosby and Graham Nash ( singer-songwriters). The public beach access at the far end of town has more trees and some picnic tables. It is farther away from the main beach area.
Continue west to smaller and smaller towns, many one-lane bridges, lovely beaches, many of them quite private. Tunnel is a beautiful beach, parking is hard to find but not impossible (you just have to park along the road). We saw large sea turtles frolicking in the waves here last year. Kee Beach is the last beach where the Napali trails for hiking begin. Of course, you can take a boat or helicopter to see this area as well.
Holoholo Charters takes you to the forbidden island of Niihau
No other company offers this amazing trip daily. their premiere trip aboard Holo Holo begins with a continental breakfast as we head west & north to the majestic Napali Coast with waterfalls, lush valleys, and sea caves.
Book your Kauai honeymoon with Unforgettable Honeymoons and you get a $50 off coupon towards this incredible one of kind day trip!
• Lehua Crater, Niihau’s North Shore, the Napali Coast, marine life, and more!
• Continental breakfast and buffet lunch
• Free beverages all day — with beer and wine served after we snorkel
• All snorkeling equipment and instruction is included
• The chance to see humpback whales(in season)
After sightseeing and hearing the history of the Napali Coast we will head across the channel to the “Forbidden Island” of Niihau. When we arrive at Niihau we’ll choose our snorkel spot. Our caring crew will assist and instruct you in snorkeling—relax, float, and watch the comings and goings of the aquatic world. No other place in Hawaii offers you such unique formations, and no other company provides you with the opportunity to see Niihau and Lehua. Niihau’s old age means it has been shaped and carved by ocean currents and waves the longest of all the Hawaiian Islands.