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It's been 4 years since we've done it, help us get our groove back in Kauai

Old Nov 20th, 2005, 05:14 AM
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It's been 4 years since we've done it, help us get our groove back in Kauai

Hi!

DH and I are taking our first vacation in 4 years without the kids! Looking for some romantic suggestions of things to do and places to visit that will help us get back the romance that has been lost between diaper changes and sleepless nights.

We will be in Kauai 10 glorious nights. Plan to do zipline in Princeville (per suggestions on Fodors, thank you!) and maybe ATV rentals, along with some whale watching. These aren't really romantic though. Since this is our 3rd time on the island we are going to take it more slowly, and not try and do as much hiking and running around as we have in the past. (We need some sleep this time!)

Any suggestions for romantic dinners? Romantic spots or beaches? We might even want to do some dancing, if there is such a place there. Just looking for some creative ideas. My current idea of romance is having DH watch the kids while I shower and brush my teeth alone.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 06:39 AM
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What time of year are you coming here? Weather will have an impact on activities...
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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Oh, sorry--we will be there Jan. 5th-17th. Less than 2 months, but who is counting?
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auntie, I understand that late December/early January is the best time to visit.

Our most romantic moment (that I'm willing to write about ) from our last trip was watching the sunset while sitting on the beach at Hanalei.
Wear bug spray. Getting bitten by the skeeters ain't romantic!

Less is more on Kaua'i.

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Old Nov 20th, 2005, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Bill!

Also wondering if anyone has a good recommendation for a reputable jeweler there. Planning to buy DH a new wedding ring.
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Na Hoku is in Poipu (nahoku.com), also The Hawaiian Trading Post has some great stuff. It's on 50 at the junction with the road out of the west side of Koloa.
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 06:22 AM
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The Beach House and Tidepools resturants in Poipu are highly recommended as romantic places to have dinner and watch sunset. We did both two weeks ago for b-day and anniv and they were nice with good food. Book Beach House in advance.
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Old Nov 21st, 2005, 08:29 AM
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My suggestions:

1. If you are staying in Poipu, take a walk/hike from shipwreck beach east over the cliff towards Mahaulepu beach. There are a couple of nice secluded spots with great views of the water. Let me know if you'd like more specific directions.

2. During the week pick a remote beach, perhaps secret beach or donkey beach and just hang out watch the waves. With any luck you'll be the only ones there.

3. Dinner at Cafe Coco. It has a fun atmosphere and live music. It is more of a fun place than a get pampered place.

4. Sleep in


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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
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Thanks Everyone! Great ideas. Printing for future reference.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 09:24 PM
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This is a good site for maps including several detailed maps. Also has good restaurant reviews sorted by areas:

www.driveguidemagazines.com

Lots of other info that may help you find something:

www.kauai-hawaii.com

www.kauaidiscovery.com
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