23 Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2023 & 2024
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From the first greeting of e komomai, you know you are in for an exceptional honeymoon in Kauai. Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai embraces you with grace, beauty, and sheer emotional impact that are almost surreal in their loveliness. Hawaii’s fourth largest island in the archipelago is the furthest north and oldest geologically. Your honeymoon on Kauai will set you in the center of intense natural brilliance with green valleys lined by jagged mountains, sprinkled with stunning tropical rainforests, wandering rivers, and cascading waterfalls. Whether you want a romantic getaway that’s relaxed or action-packed, you’ll get a Kauai honeymoon located in a true piece of heaven on earth.
Celebrating your honeymoon in Kauai will make you feel an awesome connection with this startlingly untouched island, which is divided into five sections North Shore (Princeville), East Side (Coconut Coast), Lihue (Kalapaki), South Shore (Poipu), and West Side (Waimea). Whether soaring above the striking Napali Coast or hiking Waimea Canyon, Kauai offers you adventures in land, sea, and sky rivaling any spectacle you’ve ever experienced.
However you choose to explore on your Kauai honeymoon, be it kayaking the Wailua River, snorkeling at Poipu Beach, walking on Kokee State Park trails or zip lining through leafy valleys, you’ll feel the aloha spirit of the local charm of the land and people. Their ho’okipa, or hospitality, is as laid-back yet meaningful, sumptuous, and undeniably as alluring as Kauai. Also home to a variety of fun and interesting festivals throughout the year, honeymooners should check to see which celebrations you’d most like to join during your romantic getaway. From Hawaiian music and art exhibitions to coconut festivals honoring the island’s native fruit, these fun-filled events are a great way to get closer to Kauai’s culture and history while also making for an unforgettable Kauai honeymoon date!
Everyone is free to express themselves however they so choose in Hawaii. The state makes it a point to be as welcoming as possible, and the LGBTQIA+ community can enjoy the full range of adventure, shopping, and nightlife opportunities on offer.
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Taking in the beauty of Kauai is best done from higher elevations, and it doesn’t get much higher than Kalalau Lookout. A scenic drive to the 4000-foot lookout point is a honeymoon must as the views of Kalalau Valley are some of the most jaw-dropping in all of Hawaii. You’ll undoubtedly see why the location has been featured in iconic movies ranging from King Kong to Jurassic Park, and the lush backdrop is truly perfect for the perfect Instagram photo.
Where is Kauai?
Kauai is located in the central Pacific Ocean and is part of Hawaii. It is the fourth-largest Hawaiian island and is known as the “Garden Isle” due to its lush, green landscapes. Kauai is situated approximately 2,400 miles southwest of California and about 2,600 miles southeast of Japan. It is the northwesternmost major island in the Hawaiian archipelago; northwest of Oahu and is separated from the other main islands by the Kauai Channel.
Flights to Kauai
Major airports in the United States, as well as some international airports, offer regular direct flights to Honolulu. Examples include Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and more. Flights are usually 10-11 hours to Honolulu from New York City or just 5 hours or so from Los Angeles. From Honolulu, you’ll hop on a short flight to Lihue Airport (PHLI) on Kauai. Couples from the west coast can even find direct flights to Lihue.
How do I get around Kauai?
Rental cars are the best way to get around, but bicycles are a fun way to see the island up close! You can also call taxis to take you around, and buses go to major areas but won’t go to more rural attractions. Hiking couples will have a honeymoon in Kauai filled with some of the most breathtaking treks they’ve ever had!
Kauai is wonderful year-round, with temperatures usually between 70 and 85 degrees and tipping into the 90s during summertime. Kauai gets the most rainfall and grayer skies from November to March, with the dry season beginning in the spring and lasting throughout the summer.
When is the best time to travel to Kauai?
Kauai has the least rainfall from April to November, but prices can be significantly cheaper in the tourism “off-season,” from April to June and September to December (before Christmas).
How long should a honeymoon in Kauai be?
Around 7-10 days is the ideal amount of time to rest and relax after the long flight and to get a taste of the island’s best activities. Of course, if you have extra time, you can also visit Maui, Oahu, and Hawaii.
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