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        Looking for all the best information about the island of Kauai? You’ve come to the right place!!

        I’m Lily, a Kauai wedding photographer! I’m here to give you alllll the good stuff you need to know about visiting Kauai. Whether you’re planning your wedding/elopement here, or you’re simply takin’ a much-needed vacay, Kauai is a magical place to be. I want to make sure you know everything you need to know in order to have THE best time on the island, so here’s what you’ll be able to find throughout this page:

        1. What to do in Kauai
        2. The best Kauai beaches to visit
        3. Where to stay in Kauai
        4. The top Hawaii wedding venues in Kauai
        5. Information about my Kauai wedding packages
        6. Hawaii wedding officiants
        7. The best Hawaiian wedding cake recipes from Pinterest

        Let’s dive into it!!

        **Images in this post are not mine; they are taken from Google/the sites linked throughout**


        What To Do in Kauai: 6 Things to Do in Kauai

        Need some ideas of where to go + what to do with your time in Kauai? Here’s a list of some of the top-rated things to do in Kauai:

        1. Go snorkeling at some of Kauai’s best snorkeling spots, including Lydgate Park, Poipu Beach, Nualolo Kai, & Kee Beach

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        2. Visit Waimea Canyon State Park

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        3. Eat out at Kauai’s best eateries, including Dukes, Wailua Shave Ice, The Beach House, and Hukilau Lanai

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        1. Do a zipline tour through the green trees of Kauai

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        4. Take a boat tour with your friends/family

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        5. Attend one of Kauai’s best luaus

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        Best Kauai Beaches to Visit

        Here are some of Kauai’s best beaches if you need some R&R + time in the sun!!

        Poipu Beach

        This is the most popular beach on the southern shore of the island! It’s got a ton of options for some fun-in-the-sun, including snorkeling, boogie-boarding, and surfing.

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        Hanalei Bay

        The pier at Hanalei Bay is the perfect spot for children to swim around + play in. It’s a gorgeous beach that gets super busy in the summer and on weekends with tourists, as many beaches in Kauai do. Pay attention to when you go (time of year, weather, & day of the week) to make sure you don’t get caught in a huge crowd!

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        Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park

        The Nāpali Coast is an insanely stunning coastline that you HAVE to see while you’re in Kauai!! The cliffs are colorful, rugged, and full of life + beautiful waterfalls. There is no entrance fee to get into the state park, but there are fees if you want to go camping here. This is an amazing place for avid hikers to take a trip to!

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        Princeville Beaches

        Princeville, Kauai is filled with tons of incredible beaches for anybody who visits Kauai. Some of the best ones include Anahola Beach, Cannon’s Beach, and Haeno Beach State Park. Every beach has unique opportunities for visitors, such as water activities + crazy beautiful sights to see.

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        Where to Stay in Kauai

        Need a place to stay while you’re in Kauai? Look no further – I’ve got some of the best lodges + hotels, Airbnb’s, and VRBO’s in Kauai for you to look into for your trip!

        I’m also including the rates + basic details for each one at the time of writing this (April 2021). Be aware they’ll change over time, so you’ll need to check each specific place for the current rate at the time of your trip!

        Kauai Lodges + Hotels

        Koloa Landing Resort

        • Located on the south shore of Kauai
        • Around $630/night
        • 4.5 rating
        • Pool
        • Bar + lounge

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        Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort

        • Located in Poipu, on the south shore
        • Around $600/night
        • 4.5 rating
        • Pool
        • Bar + lounge
        • Spa

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        Kauai Shores Hotel

        • Located along a beach on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast
        • Around $220/night
        • 4.5 rating
        • Pool
        • Bar + lounge
        • Bike rentals

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        Sheraton Kauai Resort

        • Located on Poipu Beach
        • Around $420/night
        • 4.0 rating
        • Pool
        • Bar + lounge

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        Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club

        • Located on Kauai’s south shore
        • Around $370/night
        • 4.0 rating
        • Pool + poolside bar

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        Airbnb’s in Kauai

        Cliffs Resort

        • $165/night
        • Guests: 6
        • Bedrooms: 2
        • Beds: 3
        • Baths: 2

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        Tranquil Makai Paradise

        • $156/night
        • Guests: 6
        • Bedrooms: 2
        • Beds: 2
        • Baths: 2

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        Hidden Gem within Hanalei Bay

        • $264/night
        • Guests: 6
        • Bedrooms: 2
        • Beds: 4
        • Baths: 2

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        Kiahuna 331

        • $185/night
        • Guests: 5
        • Bedrooms: 1
        • Beds: 2
        • Baths: 1

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        Princeville Condominium

        • $200/night
        • Guests: 6
        • Bedrooms: 2
        • Beds: 3
        • Baths: 2

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        Homelike Comfort in Princeville

        • $156/night
        • Guests: 6
        • Bedrooms: 3
        • Beds: 4
        • Baths: 2

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        VRBO’s in Kauai

        Corner Beachfront Penthouse

        • $175/night
        • Guests: 4
        • Bedrooms: 1
        • Baths: 1

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        Hawaiian Charm Home

        • $225/night
        • Guests: 4
        • Bedrooms: 2
        • Baths: 1.25

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        Oceanfront Home

        • $715/night
        • Guests: 6
        • Bedrooms: 3
        • Baths: 3

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        Kauai Wedding Packages

        Need a Kauai wedding photographer for your island wedding? I’ve gathered my most popular wedding packages for you to take a look at (all of which are customizable to your dream day)!! These packages don’t include travel fees to Kauai, so go ahead and contact me with info about your big day so I can customize your package with appropriate travel fees!

        Top Hawaii Wedding Venues in Kauai

        1. Hanalei Bay Resort

        2. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

        3. National Tropical Botanical Garden

        4. Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

        Hawaii Wedding Officiants for Your Kauai Wedding

        1. Joyful Ceremonies

        2. The Hawaiian Minister

        3. A Ceremony and Beyond

        4. Kauai Wedding Officiant

        Best Hawaii Wedding Cake Recipes from Pinterest

        1. Hawaiian Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

        2. Coconut Haupia Cake

        3. Pineapple Layered Cake

        4. Romantic Hawaiian Wedding Cake

        5. Classic Hawaiian Wedding Cake


        I hope this gave you all the good information you need to know when visiting Kauai + planning a Kauai wedding! As a Kauai wedding photographer, I loveee making sure my couples make the most out of their time on the island by doing all these fun things – relaxing on the beach, snorkeling, & more.

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