We’re back in action! Today, we’re kicking off a new start in February with a brand new day job (*Hello, Mixpanel!) and a tropical post coming at you from the Hawaiian islands.
I grew up a Maui girl, going to Ka’anapali and Wailea with my family growing up. However, after visiting Kauai once a few years ago, I was COMPLETELY sold on the lush backdrops, utter lack of tourist overload, and perfect weather for beaching/hiking/Sup-ing/doing anything you want.
I’ve been doing a lot of research on the must-do’s on the Island, and from my experience and everything I’ve read on the interwebs, the two must visit cities are Poipu in the south (think beachy/sandy/resort-y), and Princeville on the north side (lush, green, and less populated). Here are my top 7 points of interest while in Kauai:
1. The Luau at the Grand Hyatt, Poipu: the best on the island, and the fire dancer is unparalleled. Book tickets HERE, and get your hula on.
2. Merriman’s Fish House, Poipu: are you seeing a theme? We’re eaters in this household, and you’re going to want to try Merriman’s.
3. Stand Up Paddle Boarding, courtesy of Ali’i Kayaks and Watersports: It’s not as hard as it looks, and similar to yoga, it helps build long lean muscles (while sightseeing!).
4. The Beach House, Poipu: try the macadamia crusted fish of the day. #Trust
5. Moving north, check out the accommodations (and spa!) at the St. Regis Princeville: the ultimate in luxury resort stays, with cool features like beach cruiser rentals and SUP lessons by the pool. Insider tip: try the pineapple croissants baked onsite at the coffee shop – I promise you’ll be addicted quickly!
6. A hike through Waimea Canyon: I’m am the least outdoorsy person I know, but with myriad hikes available for all skill levels, and a cold drink waiting for you when you get back to the pool, you can’t deny the beauty of Waimea.
7. Brennecke’s Beach, Poipu: The prettiest – make sure you bring your sunscreen!