There is a truck load of elopement inspiration that you can incorporate into your own Kauai adventure elopement. Kauai elopements have been cruising just under the radar for a while, with the likes of Iceland and Moab taking center stage. But hopefully you’re like me, and appreciate Kauai for its beauty and geological/cultural history. It doesn’t help that the shaved ice and fresh coconut water is great, either :-).
On the north shore, you’re a little more secluded and a bit of a drive from the airport and places like Waimea Canyon, but the Hanalei Farmers Market on Saturdays makes it worth it. So does a trek to one of the locations seen in the photos below (prepare to get muddy). If you’re wanting to stay in the middle of it all and be equidistant from locations, I’d suggest sticking to Lihue and the Poipu area. Take a look at places like Koloa. Walking down the main shopping street (really, there’s only one) at night, with lights in the trees and a nice breeze blowing really makes you wish you would never leave.
I took a couple gals to Kauai for adventure sessions and we explored the island over the span of a week. We can fill you in on the best luaus, places for photo ops, when to go to Waimea Canyon, and where to stop for the best shaved ice of your life.
Best times to visit for a Kauai elopement:
Since Kauai is the northernmost island, it gets a few degrees cooler than the other islands. The locals say that sometimes they break out socks when the weather gets down to 55 or 60 degrees. Even in November, an average temperature of 85 degrees is typical. Also be aware that due to costs and logistics, most homes and Airbnbs are not equipped with central air, or even air conditioning at all. You’ll be lucky to get a place with a window insert. Keep this in mind when visiting in the warmer months!
Do you love whales and the idea of whale watching? Peak season for humpback what migration is from mid-November to March. It’s also when temps can drop to a manageable level for most people.
There’s so much to dish about Kauai, I just can’t do it all in one blog. Get some inspiration below, then shoot me a message and let’s do this thang!