Kraig and I landed in Kauai, picked up our car rental and then headed to The Hyatt to check in. This is the view from the balcony in our hotel room.
After checking in, we got ready for our dinner at Tidepools in our hotel.
Tidepools has a romantic atmosphere, yummy food, and a good bread basket. I know it might be strange to comment on a bread basket, but I don’t believe a restaurant can be that good if they mess up a bread basket. This place had nice fresh warm bread which is always a good sign when you first sit down to a restaurant in my book.
Our second day in Kauai, started with breakfast at the hotel and then a helicopter tour of the island with Sunshine Helicopter Tours. I was so scared of going on the helicopter tour, but it ended up being one of my favorite parts of the honeymoon, so I’m glad I didn’t chicken out.
Before take off.
After surviving the tour, we drove up to the north shore where part of The Descendants is filmed and went to lunch at Tahiti Nui.
We loved the poke and fish sandwich that we got here! I didn’t realize this was the bar from The Descendants until walking around inside of it to go use the bathroom and seeing a picture from the movie on the wall.
After lunch here, we went to the beautiful Hanalei Beach where you can view the NaPali Coast, rain showers, surfers, and boogie boarders. This beach is awesome and Kraig had a blast body surfing here. It was a little cloudy/rainy while we were there and this picture does not do it justice.
We decided to snap a random picture when we were cruising along the road heading back to our hotel. We grabbed a more affordable dinner at Shrimp Shack this evening which is a BYOB place. Don’t mind my helicopter/beach hair.
Day three in Kauai started with breakfast at the hotel again, followed by a kayak/hike/zipline excursion with Outfitters Kauai. Our tour guide Tina introduced us to lilikou on our hike through the forest. So when the tour finished up, Kraig and I decided to get lilikiou margaritas at the bar in Tacoria Republic. Here are pictures from our tour with Outfitters Kauai that day.
We finished the day with dinner at La Spetzia. Yummy.
I wore my Gypsy 05 Blue Tie Die Dress (old dress available Here).
Day four in Kauai started with breakfast at the hotel and mailing out our marriage license!
After that, we got in the car to take a drive to Kee’s Beach on the North Shore.
We stopped on our way to grab lunch to go from Bubbas Burgers and spent the day at the beach.
We showered up at the beach’s public restrooms, changed and then went for drinks at The St. Regis Princeville to watch the sunset and see what the property is like. The hotel was gorgeous with amazing views, but I have to say that that the service was lacking. Our waiter forgot about us and a table sitting next to us and their valet service was the slowest I had during our entire honeymoon. This is not something I would expect from a top star resort and it made me feel relieved that I wasn’t spending the big bucks to stay there. Regardless, the property is still gorgeous, so I snapped up pictures.
Once the sun set, we went back to Tahiti Nui for Pizza, Mai Thais, and live music! It was a lot of fun.
Day five was breakfast and spa treatments at our hotel. We had a light lunch at the spa pool and then walked to Shipwreck Beach to squeeze in some ocean time before our dinner at Beach House. I really liked the location of Beach House and think it was worth the trip.
Us in the hotel lobby area.
I wore my Gypsy 05 Blue Mid Thigh Slip Underneath (Similar Here).
The next day we had breakfast at our hotel and then were off for our flight to Maui. We really LOVE Kauai and I would love to go back there. I think I might consider renting a property if I ever have the chance to go again.