Hello Kauai board!
We leave for our first visit to Kauai in just about two weeks. I have the blue book, I have been reading threads and put together a rough itinerary for our trip. We will be staying at the Hyatt for a total of 5 nights. It is an anniversary trip so we are trying to balance doing stuff/exploring and relaxing. I am coming off a foot injury, so most of our "doing" needs to be mellow. So below is my rough itinerary and I would love any input along the way! Also...we are always on the hunt for the best poke and a good happy hour :)
WEDNESDAY: arrive around noon, grab rental car, head to hotel. spend rest of day and evening getting familiar with and enjoying the hotel + surrounding beaches.
THURSDAY: explore day- heading to north shore for the day. along the way stop at the Wailua Falls and Opaeka`a Falls. In the north shore we would like to see Secret Beach and the Lighthouse. Anything else we HAVE to see while we are there? I feel slightly overwhelmed by the options but we would like to spend the entire day there...so anything else you suggest?
FRIDAY: our anniversary and we are just going to chill and play it by ear :) go for a swim, get massages, eat good food. I AM looking for a place on the beach or cliffs above near the Hyatt where we can enjoy the sunset together?
SATURDAY: explore the west side of the island? I am intrigued by going by glass beach. And Waimea Canyon is a must do? Is there a easy hike we can do while there? Everything I have seen looks more strenuous. I would like to find a good place to watch the sunset and my Mr. wants to check out the brewery over there.
SUNDAY: play it by ear and enjoy our last day...doing anything we missed or still want to do...snorkeling and swimming at po'ipu?
MONDAY: head home...mentally planning our next visit :)