Kauai is known as the "Garden Isle" due to the lush tropical rainforest that covers the island. A honeymoon in Kauai will appeal to travelers who want to combine a touch of luxury in some of Hawaii's best guest accommodations with the chance to explore the island’s flora and fauna. The sleepy, laid-back nature of Kauai delivers the ultimate in relaxation, allowing you and your new spouse to relax in some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
Tropical paradise island with fabulous landscapes to explore
With the area’s wealth of sites, a Kauai honeymoon will surely leave you with the desire to return. The oldest of the Hawaiian islands, Kauai boasts a dramatic landscape of cliffs, valleys, and tropical rainforest formed over millions of years by rainfall and volcanoes. The best way to explore the island is on foot – follow one of the well-marked hiking trails up into the hills to experience the scenery first hand. If you prefer that your Kauai honeymoon be all about rest and relaxation, opt for a tour offered by one of the several helicopter companies departing from Lihue. They’ll zoom you around the island and have you back on the beach by lunchtime.
The fifty miles of beaches along the coastline of Kauai are rich with golden sands and waving palm trees, and everything you'd expect from a tropical paradise. While some beaches are prone to strong currents and more suitable for adventurous travelers, all are perfect for sunbathing. Surfing is best at Kalapaki Beach, and the natural lagoon and sheltered waters of Anini Beach Park are ideal for snorkeling.
Eating out during your Kauai honeymoon will be a pleasure, as the island has a range of restaurants, from fine dining through to local street food vendors. Don't miss the local specialty of poke, a dish of fresh raw fish.