You and your spouse have been dreaming of a romantic tropical getaway for years, and now you’ve arrived at Koloa Landing Resort and your dreams are coming true. Whether it’s your honeymoon or your 20th wedding anniversary, you want everything to be perfect. Fortunately, there are plenty of romantic things to do on Hawaii’s garden island.
Private Moments and Creative Couple Time
If your idea of romance involves sitting on a private beach watching the sunset or sharing sublime tropical specialties at a candlelit table for two, you can find plenty of places to make memories on Kauai. Getting creative as a couple doesn’t have to be complex, either. It can be as simple as perusing local art galleries or sharing a picnic lunch on the beach.
Romance on the Garden Island
Kauai is known as the Garden Island for a reason, and the profusion of tropical blooms and lush foliage makes it the ideal setting for romance. Head to Princeville Botanical Gardens to snap some couples selfies with a backdrop of colorful blossoms.
Beach Walks to Inspire Romance
When you picture the ultimate in tropical romance, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Pristine beaches with spectacular sunsets and refreshing ocean breezes, of course. The golden sand beaches of Kauai provide the perfect backdrop for romance, and at Koloa Landing Resort, you’re already just steps from the beach. Some other favorite beach stops for couples include Ke’e Beach, Tunnels Beach and the beach at Hanalei bay.
Couples Spa Services
You’ve hiked for hours and spent time sipping Mai Tais on the beach with your spouse, and now you’re ready for the ultimate romantic indulgence. Perusing the menu for The Spa at Koloa Landing, you notice a listing for the Koloa Landing Honeymoon Ritual, a couples-centric package that includes everything from luxurious side-by-side massages to hand and foot exfoliation. The best part? It’s not limited to honeymooners, so you can book the experience to celebrate any occasion — even “being on our dream vacation together.”
Romantic Dinners for Two
Whether you’ve been walking along white sand beaches hand in hand or trekking into the island interior on a joint adventure, being in love can work up an appetite. One of the most romantic things a couple can do when visiting Kauai is share dinner for two in a unique setting. Book a table in a thatched hut perched over water, dine surrounded by glowing tiki torches and the sounds of ocean waves crashing on Lawai Beach or head into Old Koloa Town for house-made pasta served in an intimate setting under vintage chandeliers. There are so many romantic dinner options in Kauai that you could have a different dining experience every night.
Sunset Cruises on the South and North Shore
Taking a cruise to watch the sun set makes a perfect capstone to your romantic getaway. Sip cocktails from the deck of a catamaran, or enjoy a full dinner spread while you enjoy the spectacular beauty of gentle ocean waves and a canopy of stars twinkling above your heads. Before the sun sets, you might even spot whales breaching in the distance while the sky spreads shades of pink, purple and gold across the horizon.
Kauai Hotspots for Adventurous Couples
For some couples, romance means sharing outdoor activities and facing physical challenges together. If your idea of romance leans more toward hikes through tropical jungles and seeking out the most breathtaking views on Kauai, there are lots of options on the Garden Isle.
Escape Together on an Island Hike
Gorgeous scenery and great views are just a short walk away when you take a hike on one of the many trails winding through the Kauai wilderness. On an island known for natural attractions, some of the most popular hikes include the trail to Hanakapiai Falls, the 11-mile Kalalau Trail that leads up to one of the most amazing vistas in Hawaii and the misty boardwalk trails of Alakai Wilderness Preserve. For beginning hikers, try the short hike up to Kalepa Ridge or the Waipoo Falls Trail that gives you a great view of its namesake waterfall along with opportunities for birdwatching.
Adventure and Romance in Waimea Canyon
“Let’s go exploring,” says your spouse — and you’re ready with the ultimate adventure for the two of you to share. Often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon sports cascading waterfalls, colorful canyon walls and unexpected rainbows that appear seemingly out of nothing to give you a once-in-a-lifetime magical experience.
Exploring the Romantic Na Pali Coast
You and your spouse make an adventurous couple, and once you’ve hit the nearby trails, it’s time to venture even further afield. For rugged romantic adventures, head to the Na Pali Coast on the north shore of Kauai. Explore sea caves, dramatic cliffs and breathtaking vistas by boat or helicopter, or hit the hiking trails along the coastline to discover your own personal paradise.
Get a different perspective on each other and the world around you when you dive beneath the waves during a snorkeling adventure. You can snorkel at beaches around the island year-round, including at sites on both the north and south coast. Some of the best snorkeling on Kauai can be found at Poipu Beach Park, Prince Kuhio Beach and Salt Pond Park. If you want to try a few other shared adventures during your trip, consider booking a zipline trip, scuba diving off the coast or learning to surf in the waves at Hanalei Bay or Poipu Beach.
Whether your style as a couple leans toward climbing through rainforest to share amazing views or lounging together on a clear expanse of white sand, start planning for the romantic getaway of a lifetime by calling 808-240-6600 to book your private villa at Koloa Landing Resort.