Real Honeymoon: Kauai

Liz and Pat are one of the busiest couples that I know, so they really wanted their honeymoon to be a chill vacation.  Read about their relaxing Hawaiian honeymoon below:

When and where did you honeymoon?  

Kauai [August 2012]

How long was your trip?  

10 nights

How did you decide on your honeymoon destination(s)?  

Pat had never been to Kauai and I hadn’t been since I was in 1st grade.  I always vacationed there when I was young so it was really special to me.  We wanted the most relaxed atmosphere so Kauai was a clear choice of all the islands. We had gotten engaged in Italy last year so we wanted to change it up and go somewhere tropical and relaxing and just spend time together.

The best part about our honeymoon was…  

Waking up and drinking mimosas on our patio and playing cards every morning.  To spend time like that is almost impossible when we are both working so much and it was just a time I will never forget.

If I knew then what I know now, I’d change…

Nothing :)

How much planning did you do in advance?  

[The trip] was very easy to plan. Booked hotel early and everything else was very easy to book while we were there.  Great location choice for busy people who don’t have time to do a bunch of planning in advance.

What was your biggest honeymoon splurge?

St. Regis for 10 nights :)  Also, did a helicopter tour of the entire island on our first day which was pricey but incredible. We splurged and did the most expensive tour but we were able to land at a base of a waterfall (the one from Jurassic Park) and hike up to the site. Words can’t describe how amazing it was.

Where do you want to go on your next big trip?  

We are debating between Africa, mainly Cape Town or Ireland/Scotland. We are going to do both for sure but need to figure out which one to do first. Planning on doing a big trip in 2014 when I graduate from grad school.

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