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Honeymooning on a Budget in Kauai


Breathtaking sunsets…scenic waterfalls…sandy beaches….crystal clear water…these are just a few of the things that attract honeymooners to Kauai. While the lush tropical scenery may sell you on this as a honeymoon destination, sometimes the price makes you think twice. From airfare to entertainment, you may think Kauai is out of your budget, but the truth is, you can head here for cheaper than you think.

Dining Out in Hawaii

Food is always the big budget-breaker when it comes to vacations, but you can still enjoy dining out affordably. You don’t need to shell out big bucks to sample the island’s fresh seafood and delicacies…all it takes is a little ingenuity. From Monday to Saturday, sunshine markets abound, where you can pick up fresh local fruits and vegetables, from eggfruit to mountain apples. Hit the many roadside fruit and fish stands and get something for lunch or dinner – an ideal option if you have a kitchenette. Splurge on an après-dinner drink at one of the more swanky places in town for the views and ambience without emptying the wallet.

The Great Outdoors

If you love outdoor adventure, you will certainly stay busy in Kauai. Head to the North Shore for amazing snorkeling within hidden coves and reefs. If you bring your own equipment, you’ll save on high rental fees. Sure, you could spend money on kayaking and biking, or you could pay nothing and go for a hike along the island’s many scenic trails. If you don’t mind an 11-mile hike, try Kalalau trail on the Na Pali coast, flanked by sea cliffs and ending at a majestic waterfall. Not up for so much adventure? Try Lydgate Park Trail instead. At just two miles long, you can enjoy a picnic on the beach when finished. You can get into the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for just $2, where you’ll spot native birds and even migrating humpback whales.

Go for a Drive

Kauai has some beautiful, scenic, relaxing highways and byways, and you can spend a day just meandering around. Rent a car for under $40 for the day and traverse Highway 550, passing Waimea Canyon and visiting Koke’e State Park. Along the way, you’ll see sugarcane fields, canyons, the Fern Grotto, and Opaekaa Falls, as well as the beaches of Mahaulepu and Haula.

Get Pampered

Relax with a couples’ spa treatment at one of Kauai’s massage schools. Here, you’ll get a bargain on massages because they’re less than half the cost of pricey hotel spas.

Hit the Beach

With more than 40 white sand beaches from coast to coast, take your time visiting each one for total relaxation. Don’t miss Poipu beach or even the very romantic Secret Beach near the Kilauea Point Lighthouse nestled on the North Shore. This secluded beach is called “secret” for a reason, so you’ll have no trouble concentrating just on each other.

Thinking of an excursion to Oahu while visiting Hawaii? We’d love to take you around some of the sights, so call Hoku Hawaii Tours now to learn about our many educational and FUN tours.