5 Favorite Honeymoon Experiences: Kauai

Posted by Adam Warner

Highlighted by an unforgettable sunset sailing tour along the Na Pali Coast and an amazing brunch spot with a jaw-dropping view, this travel itinerary should be on every honeymoon "must-do" list for Kauai.


1. Eat

Brunch at Makana Terrace

Situated on the grounds of the St. Regis Princeville, the Sunday brunch at Makana Terrace is the perfect dining spot to celebrate your recent marriage. The restaurant features a carving station, handcrafted sushi, and specialty omelets, among dozens more options. With panoramic views of the lush mountains of Kauai and nearby Hanalei Bay, this oceanside dining experience is truly spectacular.

Princeville, stregisprinceville.com.

2. Stay

Koa Kea Resort Hotel at Poipu Beach

This smaller boutique property is geared directly toward honeymooners and overall a great accommodation option while visiting Kauai. The hotel is located right on the beach and in the middle of the popular Poipu resort area. In addition to excellent service, notable amenities include a fitness center, a full-service spa, pool, poolside bar, beach rentals, and free Wi-Fi.

Poipu Beach, meritagecollection.com/koakea.


3. Explore

Na Pali Coast Sunset Sailing

When it comes to one of our all-time favorite sunset sails, look no further than a Na Pali Coast excursion with Captain Andy's. While aboard a luxury catamaran, couples will set out on an incredible tour around the Garden Isle of Kauai and the world famous Na Pali Coast. On top of being treated to breathtaking scenery featuring towering cliffs and lush green valleys, honeymooners can sail into the sunset via dinner cruises, snorkel tours, and music-oriented trips.

Na Pali Coast, napali.com.

4. Drink

Tahiti Nui

Located in the heart of gorgeous Hanalei, Tahiti Nui has been a favorite spot among locals and visitors for decades. Be sure to enjoy a few Mai Tais out on the lanai while listening to the beats of the latest live music act.

Hanalei, thenui.com.

5. Visit

Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park

A can't-miss destination while visiting Kauai, Waimea Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific due to its 3,000-foot gorges. While there's numerous lookouts scattered throughout the park for road trippers, visitors can truly experience the canyon through its miles of hiking trails. Notable paths include KuKui Trail, Iliau Nature Loop, and the Alakai Swamp Trail (great for up-close views of rare plants and birds).

Waimea, dlnr.hawaii.gov.

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