The Most Romantic Spots on Kauai

By Lois Bisquera


Kilauea Lighthouse – A short walk to the cliffs provides an awesome view. The rocky promontory is home to great frigate birds and red-footed boobies. And sometimes, one can see monk seals, green turtles, whales and dolphins.

Spouting Horn at Sunset – Bring your camera for the shot of the blowhole’s spray silhouetted against the flaming sky. The blowhole spews wave action through a lava tube, then up through an opening in the rocky plateau. During the day, tour buses descend upon the parking lot, so plan a sundown rendevous for a more intimate setting.

Haena Beach at Sunset – Another great evening spot is on the warm, white sands at Haena. The scene is so intoxicating that it’s a favorite location to photographers shooting bikini-clad models in the protected lagoon.


Lumahai Beach – Probably Kauai’s most famous beach. While the water is usually too rough for safe swimming, the view is more than enough to kindle the heart’s fire. The vista that came to symbolize “paradise” has hardly changed since the movie “South Pacific” was filmed here. Create your own paradise by taking a long, leisurely walk to the secluded south end of the beach.

Hanapepe – Affectionately known as “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” Hanapepe is a friendly place to stroll. Family eateries and quaint shops beckon the road traveler to stop and visit for a while. Don’t miss the Hanapepe Valley over look, which provides a panoramic view of the taro-laden valley. Yet another perfect place to kiss.