Are you planning a honeymoon in Hawaii? Scroll to see the best Hawaiian resorts for your Kauai honeymoon that relaxing, indulgent, and oh-so-romantic!
If you’re looking for a laid back Hawaiian honeymoon location perfect for foodies and adventure lovers, you’ll want to head straight for Kauai.
This island is known as the “Garden Island” because of it’s lush greenery. They also have an incredible farm-to-table and food truck scene.
Drive up North to Hanalei and Princeville for some of the most stunning views in Hawaii. Or drive down to Poipu, which is the sunny side of the island for some relaxing beach days.
So, if you think you want to honeymoon on Kauai, let’s take a peek at some of the best Hawaiian honeymoon resorts you won’t want to leave!
Kauai Honeymoon FAQs
Is Kauai good for a honeymoon?
Absolutely! It’s one of the most romantic Hawaiian islands and has some of the prettiest beaches, tastiest food, and incredible resorts.
Which Hawaiian islands is best for a honeymoon?
Honestly, they are all pretty amazing. Oahu is perfect for couples who love sightseeing and shopping, Maui is known for it’s epic day trips, the Big Island has a lot of rugged beauty, and Kauai is full of outdoor adventures.
Where should I stay on my Kauai honeymoon?
If you want to truly relax, there are several luxury resorts on Kauai that are perfect for honeymooners. Read about them below!
6 Incredibly Romantic Kauai Honeymoon Resorts
1. Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu, Kauai
One of the most beautiful honeymoon resorts on Kauai is the Grand Hyatt Kauai. It’s located in Poipu, which is the sunny side of the island. It’s my top pick for a romantic Kauai getaway!
As soon as you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a fresh flower lei and offered fruit-infused water. The lobby is open and airy, with a jaw-dropping view of the ocean.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai is an awesome Kauai Hawaii honeymoon resort for couples who want a luxurious stay that is close to tons of restaurants, bars, and boutique shops.
Plus, it’s a short drive to many top Kauai attractions like Spouting Horn and the Waimea Canyon.
Photo credit: Grand Hyatt Kauai
Grand Hyatt Kauai: Romantic Things to do
One of the best things about the Grand Hyatt Kauai is that while it’s a large resort, there are plenty of ways to make it feel like a quiet getaway.
There are 5 on-site restaurants. The award-winning Tidepools is my pick for a romantic date night spot. It was build to look like a floating hut and you can check out the fish swimming in the lagoon.
If you want a more intimate dining experience, book a starlit beach-side dinner for two. Or snuggle up in bed with room service.
It’s also a great resort for showcasing Hawaiian culture. They host local artisans and craftspeople in their lobby. They also have an on-site luau that has shows twice a week.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai is known for their award-winning multi-level pools and saltwater lagoon. The pool area is simply gorgeous! It’s no wonder it’s one of the most romantic hotels in Kauai.
They have a lava-rock lined lazy river where you can float past waterfalls, secret caves, and their 150-foot waterslide. Or chill out at their quiet adult pool area. They have pool cabanas available for rent for extra privacy.
Finally, you’ll definitely want to check out Anara Spa, which is the largest spa on Kauai. They even offer couples spa experiences in a private bungalow.
Splurge and go for their Anara Pilialoha spa package that includes a warm stone and kava body scrub, volcanic clay mask, luxurious massage, outdoor shower for two, Oxygen Facials, lunch, and even a tropical pedicure! Ooh la la!
Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel Rooms
There are 604 classic Hawaiian-themed guestrooms with private balconies. Each one is decorated beautifully and will keep you in the island spirit during your entire stay.
Their King Bed Ocean View room is a lovely 500 square foot room with marble bathrooms and double sinks. Put on a Hyatt robe and enjoy coffee on your private lanai overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Shipwreck Beach.
Or upgrade to an Ocean View Suite. These rooms are 866-1,084 square feet and feel like a private home with a separate bedroom, siting area, and dining table. You’ll get all the perks of a regular room but with a lot more space!
Be sure to check with them about any Kauai honeymoon packages!
2. Koloa Landing Resort in Poipu, Kauai
Another fabulous Kauai honeymoon hotel is the Koloa Landing Resort. Again, this is in Poipu, which is known for the best weather.
This is one of the newest resorts on Kauai.
What sets Koloa Landing Resort apart from other Kauai resorts is that their rooms are twice as large as most standard hotel rooms on Kauai! It’s perfect for couples who like a bit more space.
It’s kind of like renting a luxury condo but with all the amazing amenities of a high-end hotel, like a massive swimming pool, free shuttle around Poipu, and an on-site restaurant that is in collaboration with top Hawaii chef Sam Choy.
Koloa Landing Resort: Romantic Things to do
I have to start out by talking about their huge, 350,000 gallon swimming pool with waterslides, an infinity edge, and swim-through waterfalls. LA Times voted it one of the best pools in Hawaii.
For a more intimate experience, book a private poolside cabana. They come fully equipped with flat screen TVs, overhead fans, and chaise lounge chairs. Plus you can order island cocktails and small plate food items to be brought over.
Or, opt to relax in their tranquility pool, which is just for adults. It’s seriously one of the most romantic hotels in Hawaii!
Roasting Marshmallows at Koloa Landing Resort
Take advantage of their poolside BBQs to grill up your own dinner, like Huli Huli Chicken. Then, head over to the fire pits for complimentary island s’mores!
They also have a 4,000 square foot spa with Kauai’s only all-copper Ofuro Japanese soaking tub. Book a package in one of their couple treatment rooms and enjoy a private lanai and rainfall shower heads.
Finally, they are within walking distance of the Shops at Kukui’ula Village, which is one of the best shopping and dining areas on Kauai. You’ll find boutiques, art galleries, more than a dozen restaurants, and even a natural foods store.
There’s also a gourmet culinary market every week where you can get local produce from more than 20 Kauai farms, hand-made specialties, watch cooking demonstrations, and listen to live music.
Koloa Landing Hotel Rooms
At Koloa Landing, you can choose rooms that face the island or the coastline.
Nearly twice the size of a standard hotel room, the Deluxe Studios at Koloa Landing are 500 square feet and have a kitchenette with a cook-top and microwave, a mini-fridge, and a washer/dryer.
Or, upgrade to a One Bedroom Villa. With more than 800 square feet, you’ll get a gourmet kitchen with all the cookware and serve ware you’ll need, plus a private bathroom with separate tub and sink.
Check with Koloa Landing about any Kauai honeymoon deals they might have going on.
3. Ko’a Kea Hotel in Poipu, Kauai
This low-key, intimate Poipu resort is great for couples who want a laid-back Kauai honeymoon full of peace and relaxation.
There aren’t a ton of amenities or resort activities, but that means more time to chill at the pool or beach. And that also means there are less families. In fact, most of the guests are on their honeymoon!
Ko’a Kea has been voted the top resort in Kauai and Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked it the number 5 resort in Hawaii in 2019. And TripAdvisor named it in their “Top 3 most Romantic Hotels in the U.S.”
They also have a honeymoon registry where wedding guests can select from contributing to accommodations, booking restaurant gift certificates, or adding on special touches like champagne.
Ko’a Kea Hotel: Romantic Things to do
Start your day off right with their daily yoga and wellness classes. These happen on their lawn, which overlooks the ocean.
Ko’a Kea Hotel is home to the award-winning Red Salt Restaurant, which features locally-sourced Hawaiian ingredients. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two.
In the evenings, head out to their oceanside fire pits and watch the sunset from their oversized Adirondack chairs. Or watch their sunset tiki torch lighting ceremony, which happens every night.
They also have a beautiful pool surrounded by lava rock, palm trees, and tropical plants. And you can grab tropical cocktails and food items at their Pool Bar.
Of course, I have to mention their spa. Book their Hawaiian Honeymoon Ritual for Two Kauai spa packages where you can get side-by-side massages in an intimate couples treatment room.
Ko’a Kea Hotel Rooms
This boutique Kauai hotel offers 121 rooms with ocean views and garden views. Both are perfect for your honeymoon in Kauai.
Honeymoon couples will love their Ocean View Guestroom, which has a stunning view of Poipu Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The spacious rooms are 364 square feet and have a luxurious marble shower with dual shower heads.
Or, upgrade to an Oceanfront Suite. You’ll get 624 square feet with a living area, deep soaking tub, and all the features of the guest rooms.They also offer a Ko’u Aloha Romance Package that includes credits for food, beverages, and spa treatments. This is a great option for honeymooners!
4. Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort in Lihue, Kauai
Another amazing Kauai honeymoon resort is the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort (formerly Kauai Marriott.) It’s located in Lihue, just a couple miles from the airport (so you can start your vacation almost as soon as you land!)
The location is awesome for several reasons. First, it’s right on Kalapaki Bay, which is super calm water that’s great for swimming or learning a new water sport (like surfing.)
Second, it’s centrally located on the island, so you can easily head up North for the stunning beaches or South to check out Waimea Canyon.
Plus, it’s super quick to get to lots of grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and anything you need.
Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort: Romantic Things to do
If you are up for a little adventure, book a surfing or paddle boarding lesson. Or rent a kayak or go snorkeling. It’s all just steps from the pool area in the tranquil Kalapaki Bay. It’s perfect for beginners, as the water is usually super calm.
They also offer private beach cabanas, so you can keep out of the sun and truly lounge at the beach all day long.
You can also get a romantic beachside couples massage or book a package at their full-service spa.
The Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort has 5 restaurants. Kukui’s on Kalapaki Beach is next to the pool and just launched a new dinner menu that highlights Kauai-grown produce.
And you can also enjoy lunch or dinner at Duke’s Kauai, which is famous for their Hula Pie (which is so huge that it’s perfect for sharing!)
Or book tickets to their on-site luau Hawaii Alive!
And if you love golf, they have the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in Lihue. In fact, it’s been named “Hawaii’s Best Golf Course” for the past 3 years. That’s a huge part because it features the longest stretch of oceanfront golf in the islands.
Plus, the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort is home to the largest single-level outdoor pool in the entire State of Hawaii. Grab a mai tai and enjoy the gorgeous scenery.
Royal Sonesta Kauai Hotel Rooms
The Deluxe Ocean View room has sweeping views of Kalapaki Bay. The rooms are 450 square feet, and have standard hotel amenities.
Or upgrade to a 1 Bedroom Suite. These rooms are 1,000 square feet and have living/sitting area, dining area, and a privacy wall to separate the bedroom. Plus, the marble bathroom has a bathtub with spray jets and a dual vanity.
5. Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai
Another laid-back Kauai honeymoon hotel is the Kauai Beach Resort. It’s also located in Lihue not too far from the airport.
This resort is the perfect jumping off point for couples who want to get out and explore the island. Kauai is full of gorgeous waterfalls, hiking trails, snorkeling beaches, ziplining, boat tours, mountain tubing, and so many more adventures.
Plus, it’s just steps from the beach, where you can take a romantic walk and enjoy a stunning Kauai sunrise.
The Kauai Beach Resort was named the Best Value Hotel on Kauai so it’s perfect for couples looking to do Hawaii on a budget!
Kauai Beach Resort: Romantic Things to do
After a day of exploring Kauai, come back for a dip in their lagoon-style swimming pools. And while you’re there, grab a refreshing shave ice for a poolside treat!
Or do a full pool day and enjoy frozen cocktails or lunch as you relax in a lounge chair. They have all kinds of food, including Hawaiian-style plate lunch.
Each night, Shutters Lounge has live Hawaiian music and plenty to eat and drink.
And definitely plan to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner for two at Naupaka Terrace. They offer delicious food prepared from produce from local Kauai farms.
The Kauai Beach Resort also has a nice spa where you can get a private oceanside massage in their exclusive beachside bungalow. You can listen to the rhythm of the ocean and feels the gentle Hawaii tradewinds while you relax and unwind.
They also offer a Rainforest Honeymoon Ritual where you can get a couples massage with tropical body butter, a warm coconut oil scalp massage, and luxurious coffee hand and foot treatments.
Kauai Beach Resort Hotel Rooms
For an affordable Kauai honeymoon, book a Standard Partial Ocean View room with a King sized bed. You’ll still be able to sip your morning coffee while experiencing an epic Kauai sunrise. And you’ll hear the ocean from your room.
Or upgrade to an Oceanfront Suite. This room comes with a private sitting area and wet bar. Plus, it’s steps from the beach.
Whatever room you choose, make sure to book a Romance Package so you can take advantage of their 10% discount on their best available rate PLUS a couples treatment at their Hawaiian Rainforest Spa.
6. 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in Princeville, Kauai
Even though this hotel isn’t scheduled to be open until late 2021, it would have been a glaring error to leave it off this list.
This resort used to be the popular Princeville Resort. Before that, it was the iconic St. Regis Princeville. It’s currently being transformed into 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay.
Regardless of its name, it’s one of the top honeymoon luxury resorts in Hawaii because of it’s stunning location and 5-star amenities.
This 9,000 acre property overlooks Makana Mountain and Hanalei Bay up on Kauai’s lush North Shore.
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay: Romantic Things to do
Right now, they are planning on launching 5 restaurants and bars that will focus on farm-to-table cuisine using ingredients from the hotel’s organic, on-site garden and from neighboring farms.
It’s also going to include an 18,000 square foot spa and fitness center.
And there’s a waterfront golf course on the property.
1 Hotel Hanalei Bay Hotel Rooms
When the renovation is complete, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay will have 252 rooms, including 51 suites.
They are focusing on bring natural elements into the decor through reclaimed materials and organic cotton linens. And the views will feature views of tropical gardens, soaring mountains, or beautiful Hanalei Bay.