We invited my husband's sister and her husband. We spent two weeks on Kauai on the shores of Poipu, the sunniest part of the island. They had never been, so it was a lovely experience for them both. They have called it paradise.
This is our view, while we were in Kauai. We have a timeshare at the Marriott's WaioHai
Here's a picture of the resort, complete with palapas, many pools and spas. They even have grilling stations and hammocks.
There is so much to do on Kauai. From Sunset cruises, zip lines, cave exploring, bicycling, helicopter rides, snorkeling, diving, kayaks, Luau's, Waimea Canyon, botanical gardens, atv's, swimming and more. If you go for a sunset cruise, the best is Captain Andy's.
Orchids hibiscus, and ginger.
Lovely island food. There many restaurants around to enjoy the fresh Hawaiian cuisine.
They have a newer shopping center with many new restaurants, including ice cream, Bubba's Burgers
Chef Roy Yamaguchi has a new one called, Eating House 1849.
Our favorite cocktails. A Lava Flow is
basically a Pina Colada with strawberry puree in the middle, like lava flowing. (often it is swirled in some or just blobbed on the top)
Every morning, they would show up. The rooster was very protective and ruled over his kingdom and shooed away any other roosters. They all roosted in the nearby trees.
Great fun at the luau with plenty of food to eat. The Smith Family Luau is one of the best!
They also include a nighttime show...hula dancers and a fire dancer.
There are many waterfalls to look at on the island.
A few pictures of my hubby bicycling, the guys relaxing at the The Trading Post,
me with one of the very old tortoises and Kilauea Lighthouse.
Ok, I won't bore you with anymore pictures.
Some added info in this post for things to do and restaurants.