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!

LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity
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.

The 3 Best Honeymoon Resorts in Kauai

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

5-star hotel
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Discover paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The lush grounds and infinite amenities of our Four-Diamond hotel in Kauai present myriad options for each guest to create their own personalized retreat. Kayak in the lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply breathe in the…

Whalers Cove Resort

3-star hotel
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An elegant collection of condo rentals featuring sophisticated suites along one of Kauai’s most magnificent coasts, Whaler’s Cove Resort is where romantic dreams come to life. Fully-equipped kitchens and ocean views, fine dining and fantastic golf are just part of the equation…with a location right on the beach on Kauai’s…

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu

4-star hotel
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Soak up the island bliss with a stay in one of the chic, romantic villas at the Wyndham Koloa Landing Poipu Beach. Dine and relax overlooking the ocean. Explore the island, see a luau dance show or spend a day shopping on the Coconut Coast. Snorkel, dive or just relax…

About Kauai

Most Romantic Spot in Kauai

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.

Things to Do in Kauai

  • Lucky Lady Deluxe Na Pali Sunset Snorkel Tour – From Na Pali’s astonishing 4000-foot cliffs to the humpback whales that inhabit the surrounding waters, this luxury catamaran tour and snorkeling adventure is enhanced by a truly amazing sunset.
  • Koloa Zipline – You’ll be shouting with joy as you speed across one of the island’s longest ziplines with dazzling views of the Waita Reservoir.
  • Secret Falls Kayak Hike in Kauai – Take an easy 4-mile paddle down Wailua River while taking in the lush rainforest around you. Once you arrive at Uluwehi Fall, you and your loved one will get to enjoy one of Kauai’s most coveted natural gems.
  • Luau Ka Hikina – Hawaii is known for its Luaus, fun-filled Polynesian parties where you can feast around the tiki torches and dance your pants off with Hawaiian performers. This authentic luau experience includes a torch lighting ceremony, ancient dances orchestrated by a kumu hula, and a locally-sourced Hawaiian meal.
  • Called the “Garden Island,” Kauai’s natural scenery is nothing short of breathtaking. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding are some of the best ways to soak up the isle’s most marvelous sights, but the island’s golf courses are another route to experiencing the incredible vistas. From wildlife sanctuaries to crystal waterfalls and sparkling bays, the Kauai honeymoon views are as romantic as they come, no matter which activities you choose.

Kauai Restaurants & Local Cuisine

  • True to its name, Oasis on the Beach is an oceanfront dining experience that spotlights the natural beauty of Kauai. Foodies will delight in succulent meat and seafood dishes prepared with an artistic flair.
  • You’ll dine on the water at Tidepools! The revered restaurant’s thatched-roof bungalows are perfect for couples looking for a secluded dining experience, and the fish and steak dishes live up to the magical setting.
  • Locally-sourced fish and beef and Handcrafted drinks are the hallmarks of The Beach House. At sundown, your waiter will light your table’s candle to treat you to one of the most romantic dining experiences in Hawaii.
  • Gaylord’s Restaurant is located on the historic Kilohana Plantation, and the garden dining option lets couples take in the singular beauty of the sprawling grounds.
  • Terrific views and gourmet dishes incorporating a wide variety of local flavors make Hukilau Lanai a romantic dining staple.
  • For a casual bite with island views that will leave you breathless, look no further than Duke’s Kauai. The restaurant hosts Sunday brunch, an all-day barefoot bar, and a dinner of Hawaiian and American favorites right on the beach.

Traveling to Kauai

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 Weather
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.