A few weeks back, Weez and I hopped over to Kauai for a 5-day relaxing babymoon. With its dramatic cliffs, rugged tropical terrain, and quiet northern shore, we knew this was the spot for us.
We stayed at the St. Regis in Princeville, which I highly recommend. It was personalized, quiet, and clean. The restaurants on site were delicious and the beach access was wonderful. If it was possible to ship the bed from our room back to Portland with us, I would have. My sore, preggo back was loving whatever bed/pillow combo they have goin’ on there. My second fave part was probably the fresh pineapple juice delivery whenever we were lounging at the pool/beach.
While I couldn’t partake in the beverage, the champagne sabering every night at sunset was really cool, too (one of the hotel’s staff told us a story of Kauai then popped open a bottle of champagne using a saber).
Most days we were all about the sleep in–grab breakfast in Hanalei Bay–go hiking or for an easy trail run–then spend the afternoon playing at the beach.
Oh yeah, and shave ice. Mmmmm, shave ice.
On one particular afternoon, we happened to find ourselves cliff jumping with 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and her adorable family (if her 4 yr old girl could do it, I figured I could give it a try too). Such kind folks.
One morning, we took a helicopter tour around the island. It. was. STUNNING. Absolutely worth it because, man, that island is remote and parts are impossible to explore on foot, so it was neat to see the countless waterfalls, Na Pali coast, and Waimea Canyon from above.
On our last night, we stayed on the beach to catch a photo of the sunset and this beautiful bump. We are beyond thankful to be here, in this moment, with this sweet baby girl on the way.
Kauai, you were dreamy as could be. Thanks for the wonderful babymoon! 30 weeks down, only 10 more to go!