When it comes to a lush, tropical wedding destination, it’s hard to beat the island of Kauai, the “Garden Isle” of Hawaii. Kauai is the oldest (geologically speaking) of the main Hawaiian Islands at six million years old, born of volcanos and carved into its current beauty by copious amounts of rainfall.
For adventurous couples, Kauai offers plenty to do, ranging from hiking the famed Na Pali coast to some of the best snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving in the world.
I can’t think of anything more romantic than a wedding on the beach at sunset, or amongst the lush green gardens with a waterfall backdrop.
The Villas at Po’ipu Kai are situated on Kauai’s sunny south shore, featuring 3-4 bedroom poolside villas and 2-4 bedroom garden villas. The property was designed specifically with hosting groups in mind – the perfect spot for a destination wedding because it can easily accommodate parties with multiple families and friends.
The Villas are within walking distance of secluded beaches and oceanside cliffs, so besides being a wonderful ceremony venue, the bride and groom could easily stay on for a private and romantic honeymoon.
The concierge at The Villas recommend two beaches for weddings: Shipwreck Beach and Maha’ulepu Beach. Shipwreck Beach is a beautiful white sand beach that leads to the cliffs, while Maha’ulepu Beach is perfect for secluded, intimate ceremonies.
The Villas can recommend a number of trusted wedding vendors, ranging from florists who can arrange a lei exchange, to traditional Hawaiian musicians, to officiants who can perform ceremonies in Hawaiian and English!