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Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Barclays Arrival, Credit Cards, Hawaii, Hotel, Hyatt | 0 comments

Honeymoon Trip Review: What to Do in Kauai

By now, you’ve probably read my reviews on the Grand Hyatt Kauai regarding the Deluxe Ocean View Room, the amenities at the resort, and the Grand Hyatt Kauai luau. If you haven’t read those posts and are interested in staying at one of the best resorts in Kauai for free, please go back and take a look. Last time, I also covered what to eat in Kauai so today, I’ll go over what to do in Kauai.

 

What to Do in Kauai

Kauai is not that big an island, but there is so much to do that you won’t get bored. We spent a week in Kauai and still didn’t have enough time to get around to certain activities, such as zip-lining or surfing lessons. Kauai also offers a wide range of activities from adventurous ones to relaxing ones so plenty of variety for everyone.

 

The Wailua Falls are only a short drive from the Grand Hyatt Kauai

The Wailua Falls are only a short drive from the Grand Hyatt Kauai

I think this artist consistently hangs out near Wailua Falls carving up cool hats and other souvenirs from the tree leaves

I think this artist consistently hangs out near Wailua Falls carving up cool hats and other souvenirs from the tree leaves

His loyal dog was also there

His loyal dog was also there

We recommend Wings Over Kauai, which offers air tours of Kauai for $125 if you book online. You won't get as close to the sites as a helicopter, but it's just as scenic and a heck of a lot cheaper.

We recommend Wings Over Kauai, which offers air tours of Kauai for $125 if you book online. You won’t get as close to the sites as a helicopter, but it’s just as scenic and a heck of a lot cheaper.

The airvan if you have a group or family

The airvan if you have a group or family

Or the Cessna for two people, perfect for newlyweds

Or the Cessna for two people, perfect for newlyweds

Bruce, who owns the company with his wife, gives a great tour and makes you feel at ease. My wife enjoyed being the co-pilot.

Bruce, who owns the company with his wife, gives a great tour and makes you feel at ease. My wife enjoyed being the co-pilot.

The impressive and unspoiled Na Pali Coast

The impressive and unspoiled Na Pali Coast

You may recognize the Na Pali Coast from movies, such as Jurassic Park

You may recognize the Na Pali Coast from movies, such as Jurassic Park

Wailua Falls looks so small compared to when we saw it up front

Wailua Falls looks so small compared to when we saw it up front

If you love dogs, you can adopt one for the day at the Kauai Humane Society

If you love dogs, you can adopt one for the day at the Kauai Humane Society

A few weeks after we came back from Kauai, we found out that Deputy, our dog for a day, was adopted by someone!

A few weeks after we came back from Kauai, we found out that Deputy, our dog for a day, was adopted by someone!

I'll never forget how much he loved to sniff everything

I’ll never forget how much he loved to sniff everything

The Kauai Coffee Company is another top attraction in Kauai

The Kauai Coffee Company is another top attraction in Kauai

Free samples of all their different types of coffee

Free samples of all their different types of coffee

A snack shop and area to wait for their guided tours, which start at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

A snack shop and area to wait for their guided tours, which start at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm

We did the guided tour but you can easily do the self tour since the tour path has instructions

We did the guided tour but you can easily do the self tour since the tour path has instructions

I didn't know coffee beans looked more like a fruit

I didn’t know coffee beans looked more like a fruit

Chuck, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable

Chuck, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable

The coffee nursery

The coffee nursery

A tractor for collecting the coffee beans

A tractor for collecting the coffee beans

Along the drive to the North Shore, we found this random rope swing, which was a real gem

Along the drive to the North Shore, we found this random rope swing, which was a real gem

We stopped by Anini Beach, which we heard was a great beach, but I thought it was just average for Kauai

We stopped by Anini Beach, which we heard was a great beach, but I thought it was just average for Kauai

So we literally drove to the end of the island where you can see the back of the Na Pali Coast

So we literally drove to the end of the island where you can see the back of the Na Pali Coast

The end of the island is where Ke'e Beach is located, and it is just awesome

The end of the island is where Ke’e Beach is located, and it is just awesome

The chickens in Kauai are not scared of humans. I'm standing about two feet away, and the mother and chicks don't seem bothered at all.

The chickens in Kauai are not scared of humans. I’m standing about two feet away, and the mother and chicks don’t seem bothered at all.

Coincidentally, the end of the island is where we spent our last day in Kauai

Coincidentally, the end of the island is where we spent our last day in Kauai

 

The Main Point

Kauai is the perfect Hawaiian island for a honeymoon, in my opinion, because it’s scenic and has so much to do. At the same time, it’s peaceful and offers more of a romantic atmosphere. The activities are scattered throughout the island so you will need a car to get around. We were able to rent a convertible for free¬†using Costco Travel then paying with the Barclays Arrival credit card.

 

Barclays Arrival credit card

Barclays Arrival credit card

 

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