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Hawaii Honeymoon


Kauai Honeymoon

Saying "I Love You" with Aloha
by Gail Jennings


Honeymooners enjoy the pool at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort
Honeymooners enjoy the pool at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort

Do you dream of a honeymoon on a secluded tropical isle, surrounded by lush gardens, crystal clear waters and perfumed air that exudes romance? If so, Kauai is the destination for your dream honeymoon. The "Garden Isle," as it is known, will exceed your every expectation of seclusion, romance and luxuriant surroundings of both the natural and manmade varieties. Blessed with an abundance of natural splendor, Kauai boasts beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, dramatic cliffs and outrageously colored tropical flowers. Manmade beauty comes from hotels designed to lavish every possible comfort on you and your beloved. Great food is also part of your Kauai honeymoon, because what newlywed couple doesn't need fabulous food? In terms of seasons, Kauai is one of the rainiest spots on earth, so consider summer and fall for a drier and warmer experience. If giant surf, whale watching and waterfalls appeal, winter is the time to visit. Rainbows are likely anytime, anywhere. You and your loved one need only supply the passion.

DAY 1

Treat yourself to a couples' massage at ANARA Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
The lush, tropical setting of Anara Spa

Paradise Found

Touching down at Lihue Airport, you are embraced by the warm and fragrant tropical air as you make your way via rental car to the sunny Poipu Coast on the southern side of the island. Check into the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, a fine hotel with lush tropical landscaping and tranquil water set against a stunning view of the Pacific. Your room will be spacious and tastefully decorated in tropical prints and warm native woods, creating a serenely elegant mood.

Tidepools is one of the most romantic restaurants in Hawaii
Tidepools is one of the most romantic restaurants in Hawaii

The first order of business is to set yourselves to "island time," and the best way to do that is at the Grand Hyatt's luxurious Anara spa. Any vestiges of wedding stress will vanish, leaving you both suitably adjusted for your honeymoon in paradise. Choose the couples massage, which offers rooms with private gardens and outdoor showers to ensure a memorable experience you both can share. You'll also find a wonderful lap pool, full exercise facility, whirlpools and beauty salon. For dinner, dine at the hotel's romantic Tidepools restaurant and sit in a private thatched hut that's set on a pond and rimmed with flickering tiki torches, while the ocean murmurs in the background.

DAY 2

Magical Nature at Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon State Park on Hawaii's Kauai island is nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"

While there is no hurry to get out of bed, a scenic drive up to Waimea Canyon State Park (www.hawaiistateparks.org) beckons. The sunlight changes the scene moment by moment as it catches the hues of this 3,600-foot-deep multicolored gorge, where rainbows dance through clouds of mist.

Back at the hotel, indulge in another spa treatment or lounge around the freshwater and saltwater pools, which cover ten acres and meander under arches, over water slides and around private decks. Tonight's dinner at The Beach House Restaurant will feature a fiery sunset over the Pacific, while you feast on delectable Hawaii Regional dishes at one of the few oceanfront restaurants on the island.

Continue to Day 3

MORE HAWAII HONEYMOON INFORMATION

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* Waimea Canyon photo by Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

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