|Subject: Re: Kauai Honeymoon|
Have made several trips to Kauai as a friend has a wonderful place there on the south side of the island. We love it because it is so primitive compared to the larger islands. I know it's the "tourist" thing to do, but I really enjoyed the helicopter flight, and it lets you see the area in the northwest that is not accessible by car. There is quite a broad range of prices for the flights, depending on time and whether you want to land and have a picnic by a waterfall (since it may be 10 am, we didn't find that appealing), so don't take the first one you see. There are little "agencies" along the main road, competing to sell the flights. The island is so small you can cover it very well in a week. They shouldn't miss Waimea Canyon. It's really impressive. There is an excellent botanical garden you can tour on an open air bus type vehicle with commentary and walk a lot of it on foot. Once you arrive on the island, there are brochures and guidebooks every where, that include good maps (though you rarely need them) and tell you about everything. The one main road takes you just about every where. I enjoyed seeing the Princeville Hotel and having a drink there. It is purely luxurious. Ke 'E Beach at the end of the road, beyond Princeville and Hanalea is my favorite because of the combination of the mountains behind and water to enjoy ahead of you.
There is a great little coffee shop place on the main road in Kalahea that's especially good for breakfast or brunch and quite reasonable.
I think they will love Kauai. I'm hoping to take a friend there over Memorial Day week.
Happy travels to all, Lou in Lakeway, TX