It seems so long ago that we were in Kauai for our Babymoon. However, it was just over two months ago. We loved everything about Kauai and already want to go back. May 23, 2019 marked ten years of marriage for us. We are also expecting our first baby – as most of you know.
So, my husband planned our 10 year anniversary trip/babymoon in Kauai, Hawaii. We looked at several destinations but my doctor said no Caribbean and no Europe…so we settled on Kauai and are so glad we did.
As I mentioned above – it was Christopher’s responsibility to book everything. I always plan and book the vacations but for our 10 year/babymoon trip…he had to do the planning.
He did lots of research and decided that we would stay in north shore Kauai for a couple of days and then drive down and stay in south shore for the remainder of the trip.
I am so happy he chose to do this because North shore is beautiful. We went at the end March through the first of April. North shore was cooler and did rain in the afternoons as we read it would. We flew into Kauai, hopped in our rental car, and drove to north shore for our first night in Kauai. I think we were both so delirious from travel that we really do not even remember our first night.
He chose the Princeville Resort in Kauai for the first two days of our stay. We got to the resort, checked in, put luggage in the room, and then left to go find food. We ate at Hideaways Pizza Pub for dinner that night. I think we could have both fallen asleep right there on the table.
After eating we went back to the room, showered, and went to sleep. It was dark so when we got to our room we couldn’t really see anything outside of our balcony. The next morning we were awake at the crack of dawn (our bodies were still on central time). We woke up to some of the most beautiful views either of us had ever seen.
We enjoyed breakfast in the room before getting ready and heading out to explore. Still being on central time, we were both exhausted by early evening. I made reservations early on for Bar Acuda. So, this is where we ate our second night and then crashed in the room – AGAIN. The next morning we got up and walked and explored before checking out of our room.
As we drove to South Shore, we made stops along the way and took pictures with the taro (which was illegal I believe) and took in all the sites from north shore to south shore.
We got to south shore before our room was ready. So, we checked in, left our luggage and went and ate at Da Crack – which was amazing by the way. We ordered our food and went and ate it at the picnic tables by the spouting horn. When finished, we went back to our hotel, changed into our swimsuits, and enjoyed the rest of the day while waiting on our room.
In south shore Christopher chose the Koa Kea hotel. I must say it was amazing and we loved it. The Koa Kea is where we spent the remainder of our time. Over the next seven days we explored south shore. We ate at some amazing restaurants, enjoyed some great activities, and relaxed.
I feel as though we had a perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. Me being 27/28 weeks pregnant at the time, I needed the relaxation along with the adventure. The entire anniversary/ babymoon in Kauai, Hawaii was just perfect.
Christopher really did a great job of planning the perfect trip. The travel to Kauai from Mississippi is hard…but so worth it. We ended up being awake for 23 straight hours on the way there and over 32 hours on the way back. Again, it was COMPLETELY worth it.
I am going to follow up with more posts and go into detail about each resort we stayed in, the food we ate, and the adventures we took! Check back soon for all of those! In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions.
Ugh…just talking about it makes me want to snap my fingers and be there!
Photo Credits: Keith Ketchum