We’re a party of four traveling to Kauai to celebrate our 5th and 30th wedding anniversaries as well as two birthdays (51st & 53rd ). We’re spending 8 nights at Wyndham Koloa Landing and two nights at Grand Hyatt.
I’ve spent months lurking on the Kauai board and have taken copious notes. I’ve tried to heed advice about not “over planning,” definitely not easy to do when you’re a Type A “perfectionist!”
With that said, I’d greatly appreciate your input on what I’ve penciled in for our 10 nights on Kauai. Much may be tossed aside once we arrive, but it helps me relax and enjoy my vacation more if I do my “homework” prior to leaving home.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my lengthy post below. Any and all comments would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks again!
Monday (10/10): Arrive LIH 10:30am, Duke’s Barefoot Bar for lunch (valet at restaurant, not hotel), Costco, sunset from Beach House lawn, BBQ dinner at home.
Day 2: Poipu Bay Clubhouse breakfast, Coconut Coast bike ride (rent bikes from Coconut Coasters, ride entire length of trail), snack from Mermaid’s (rare ahi tuna wrap) and/or Chicken in a Barrel, 6pm Seaview Terrace at Grand Hyatt to secure prime seats for Torch Lighting and Hula Show, dinner TBD.
If snorkeling conditions are good on Tuesday, we may opt instead to do an early morning snorkeling tour at Port Allen with the folks at www.theturtletour.com. The snorkeling excursion is included in our Living Social package. We’ve heard snorkeling conditions haven’t been good this week so hopefully waters will be calmer during our visit.
Day 3: 18 holes at Wailua muni course for husbands. Tutu’s Soup Hale breakfast (French or cinnamon toast & chai latte) for wives, Walmart run and Kmart (masaladas). Dinner to go from Kukui’ula Culinary Market which runs from 4 to 6pm on Wednesdays.
Day 4: 10:30am doors off helicopter tour with Mauna Loa while friends tour Lihue. 12:45pm lunch at 22 North, Koloa rum tasting, Wailua & Opeaka’a falls if time permits, 5:45pm dinner at Hukilau Lanai (ahi poke nachos & tasting menu).
Day 5: 8am Tunnels to secure parking, take-out lunch from Hanalei Dolphin Seafood Market (chowder, poke & maki) or Pat's Taco truck, Ke’e beach and Hanalei pier after lunch, 6pm champagne ritual at St. Regis bar to view sunset, dinner TBD.
Day 6: Hanapepe Café & Bakery for quick breakfast before 8am snorkeling excursion at Port Allen with www.theturtletour.com, take-out lunch from Koloa Fish Market to eat at beach (poke bento & kalua pork), Poipu, Kiahuna and/or Brennecke’s beach, dinner at Keoki's (sunset menu from 4:45 to 5:45pm).
Day 7: 10am Makana Terrace for Sunday brunch (request railing table), Hanalei, Kilauea Lighthouse, Anahole Farmer’s Market (wild boar & huli huli chicken) closes 5pm.
Day 8: 9:30am golf clinic at Grand Hyatt and 1pm Poipu Bay golf outing for husbands, Hyatt pool/spa for wives.
Day 9: 9am koi feeding, 10am parrot talk, lagoon, pools, etc. 7pm dinner at Tidepools.
Day 10: Illima Terrace brunch, late check-out, return to Koloa Landing for last night on Kauai, dinner TBD.
Day 11: Brunch TBD, 12pm return rental car, check-in for 2:25pm return flight home.Edited: 06 October 2011, 17:30