Notices

Kauai in December

Old May 31st, 2006, 09:45 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 220
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Kauai in December

We will be celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary with a return after many years to romantic Hawaii.

Which side is best to stay at in December or does it matter? We are considering the Hyatt but see that many writers like the Princeville as well.
mweiner is offline  
Old May 31st, 2006, 09:54 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 496
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have been to Kauai in Nov and Feb and the south is drier and sunnier at that time. Also the water is a little calmer in the South during the winter. That said, Princeville is certainly beautiful, just a higher chance of rain. I would opt for the Hyatt at that time of year, but you will get plenty of others who say that the northshore is so gorgeous, it's worth chancing the rain to be there. It's my favorite island - enjoy!
ellenbw is offline  
Old May 31st, 2006, 10:13 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 220
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you. We will stay at the Hyatt then and spend a day near the Princeville and have lunch there.

Any other suggestions - retaurants, snorkeling sites, etc.?
mweiner is offline  
Old May 31st, 2006, 05:06 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 3,025
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You can check these sites for things to see & do:

www.gohawaii.com They will send a free brochure

www.kauaidiscovery.com They will send a free brochure

www.kauai-hawaii.com

www.thisweek.com

www.spotlighthawaii.com

www.101thingstodo.com

www.hawaiiweb.com

www.alternative-hawaii.com

www.driveguidemagazines.com Good maps & restaurant guide

This link has some places where you can snorkel on your own as well as some tours:

http://www.snorkeling-hawaii-insider...com/index.html

www.snorkelbobs.com Scroll to the bottom & click on: Map'nTips
dusty56438 is offline  
Old May 31st, 2006, 06:42 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 496
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Here are some restaurant recommendations: We enjoyed the Tidepools restaurant right at the Hyatt - great seafood. Ask for a table out on the edge and they will bring you some fish food. The koi fish come right up to have a snack.

The Hyatt also has a free hula show on Wednesday nights. It is fun to have a drink and appetizers and watch the show and the gorgeous view - go early for good seats.

We also like the Plantation House in Poipu for seafood - it is right across from the Sheraton Hotel.

The Beach House is great for a special night, but the real attraction there is the view. Make reservations before you go for the early seating to be assured of a good spot. That said, I think it is over-priced and over-rated and we always have some issue with the food or the service.
We love Roy's at Poipu Shopping Village - no views, but wonderful food - we ate there twice last time! I don't like Keoki's in the same center - mediocre food for just a few $$$ less than the fabulous fare at Roys. Also at Poipu is the Puka Dogs for lunch (strictly casual!!), yummy with papaya relish on them and good lemonade!

As far as beaches - the one in front of the Hyatt, Shipwreck, is a little rough. I really like Poipu beach, but mostly because it is so convenient to where I usually stay (condos). A great book that will help you with hiking trails, activities, etc is "Kauai Revealed". Excellent advice that is usually spot on.

There is also a spa at the Hyatt. I had a massage when I was there last Feb and it was lovely!

Enjoy!
ellenbw is offline  
Old Jun 11th, 2006, 08:38 AM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 220
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thank you Dusty and Ellen for the great tips and links! and to everyone for all the help to make this trip something special for us.

Best to all.
mweiner is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
PaigeS
United States
38
May 18th, 2010 08:54 PM
CandaceJ
United States
10
May 29th, 2006 07:53 AM
f1mas46
United States
13
Jul 20th, 2004 01:50 PM
luvthebeach
United States
10
Dec 22nd, 2003 12:24 AM
Knowing
United States
12
May 22nd, 2003 06:54 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information