10 Best Romantic Things to Do on the Garden Island

Kauai is the perfect locale for honeymoons and romance. From traditional romantic things to do like dinners and sunsets, to adventurous ways to celebrate love like surfing and snorkeling, Kauai truly has it all. Whether visiting Kauai with a special someone, or meeting one there, those in search of romantic things to do will find the best of them with out list of the 10 best romantic things to do on Kauai.

For those that want to mix some adventure and adrenaline with their romance, look no further than Kauai. Get in the ocean with your partner and take surf lessons on the gorgeous North Shore. With Titus Kinimaka's Hawaiian School of Surfing, novice surfers will bond with their loved one during all the excitement, while enjoying the sun and natural beauty of the island. For a different kind of romantic adventure, experience the spectacular beauty of the Na Pali Coast with Na Pali Explorer, who will take you up close and personal with the wild and rugged cliffs, bidden beaches and valley.

If you're in search a romantic beach getaway, escape together to the Mahaulepu Beaches. The island's most secluded beaches offer three separate beaches to find your own private place. Look at each other from a fish's eye view by snorkeling Lydgate Beach Park, the island's best snorkeling spot. 

After these adventures, you'll agree that Kauai is for lovers.

Mahaulepu Beaches
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To visit three beaches that are off the beaten path on the South Side, venture out to the Maha'ulepu Beaches. Consisting of three beaches named Gillin's, Kawailoa Bay, and Ha'ula Beach, the beaches offer privacy and a great expanse of white...  Read More

Lydgate Beach Park


Lydgate Beach Park truly has everything you could need for a day at the beach - two protected natural swimming pools, spectacular snorkeling, white sand, amenities, lifeguard, and an amazing playground for children. This is where snorkel...  Read More

Kuilau Ridge Trail


A lovely hike with great views, the Kuilau Ridge Trail is pretty gentle at first but is at a consistent incline, which can be a bit tiring. About half an hour up the trail you'll come to a picnic area and this is a great place to enjoy a lunch....  Read More

Hanapepe Art Night
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Hanapepe is a true art town. The small historic town, which surprisingly once served as the most bustling town on the Garden Island, is filled mostly with art galleries selling locally made art and locally crafted jewelry and housewares. Each...  Read More

Hanalei Bay


This large, crescent-shaped bay on the North Shore hosts a number of enviable beaches, which all share golden sands and clear, calm waters. The bay is protected by coral reefs, and along its two-mile stretch, folks soak in the sun, build...  Read More



For an amazing two hour sunset sail around Kauai's South Side, hop aboard with Blue Dolphin Charters. With the established company you will sail along the coast of beautiful Poipu enjoying food, cocktails, and romantic sunsets. While cruising...  Read More



Experience the best surfing with the Grand Master of Surfing himself, the famous Titus Kinimaka. From beginner to experienced riders the Hawaiian School of Surfing is run by native Kauaian's with a rich surfing tradition that dates back to the...  Read More

Ho'opi'i Falls
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Take a low impact walk through a rainforest that leads you to two waterfalls along the Kapa'a Stream. You could go along the stream for a while, so it's hard to say exactly how long it is, but it's a quick few minutes from the trail head to the...  Read More

Koke'e State Park
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Just north of Waimea Canyon and inland from the Na Pali Coast, lies this rugged state park, spread across 4,345 mountainous acres. Especially popular with nature lovers, the park offers terrific scenery and plenty of outdoor activities, from...  Read More

Na Pali Explorer
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Na Pali Explorer does just that, they explore the Na Pali Coast but they are based out of the west side in Waimea. Their tours are offered on a 26 foot RIB, a 48 foot RIB, or a 46 foot inflatable hull RIB. Exploring the ocean and Na Pali Coast...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade