Chris and Erin 's Wedding Map

May 28, 2010, Kalihiwai Kauai HI

Please visit our Wedding Map to locate accommodation, ceremony & reception location, island activities, restaurants, nearby beaches, etc.

You can use this site to map out and print directions.

Click on each location tag to find the address, phone number, photos and general information.

If you are renting a home, email us the address so we can tag it on our map. This will enable you to estimate your travel time from the airport, to the ceremony & reception and also for other guests to locate you.

Ceremony & Reception


Ceremony & Reception

2952C Kalihiwai Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754, US

Mia Huna Estate - Ceremony & reception site.

3:00pm Ceremony 5:00pm Reception Friday 28th May


Kauai Lagoons Golf Courses

3351 Hoolaulea Way
Lihue, HI, United States
1(800) 634-6400

For last-minute and discount tee times, call Stand-by Golf (tel. 888/645-BOOK; between 7am and 9pm. Stand-by offers discounted (up to 50% off greens fees), guaranteed tee times for same-day or next-day golfing.

The cart fee is included in the greens fee unless otherwise noted.

Princeville Golf and Country Club

5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Hawaii 96722
Hanalei, HI

Frommer's Review
Here's your chance to play one of the best golf courses in Hawaii. This Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed devil of a course sits on 390 acres molded to create ocean views from every hole. Some holes have a waterfall backdrop to the greens, others shoot into the hillside, and the famous par-4, 12th has a long tee shot off a cliff to a narrow, jungle-lined fairway 100 feet below. This is the most challenging course on Kauai; accuracy is key here. Most of the time, if you miss the fairway, your ball's in the drink. "The average vacation golfer may find the Prince Course intimidating, but they don't mind because it's so beautiful," Jones says. Facilities include a restaurant, a health club and spa, lockers, a clubhouse, a golf shop, and a driving range

Wailua Golf Course

3-5351 Kuhio Highway
Kappa, HI 96746, United States

For last-minute and discount tee times, call Stand-by Golf (tel. 888/645-BOOK; between 7am and 9pm. Stand-by offers discounted (up to 50% off greens fees), guaranteed tee times for same-day or next-day golfing.

The cart fee is included in the greens fee unless otherwise noted

Hotel / Resorts


Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

1571 Poipu Rd
Koloa Kauai, HI, United States

Discover paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The lush grounds and infinite amenities of our Four-Diamond hotel in Kauai present myriad options for each guest to create their own personalized retreat. Kayak in the lagoons, indulge in a reviving treatment at Anara Spa, or simply breathe in the refreshing ocean breezes. Play championship golf or tennis, savor fine dining or delight in an authentic Luau. The lovely setting of our Kauai resort hotel lets you easily explore the natural wonders of our Garden Isle, as well as the many area museums, galleries and shops. An exquisite experience awaits you at our captivating luxury hotel in Kauai.

Hanalei Colony Resort

5-7130 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI, United States

Hanalei Colony Resort is a 3 star resort that is located on a curve of golden beach in Haena, the gateway to the famed Na Pali Coast on the North Shore of Kauai, five miles northwest of Hanalei. Approximate driving time to the Hanalei Colony Resort from Lihue Airport is an hour minutes and distance is 40 miles.

The Sealodge

3700 Kamehameha Rd
Princeville, HI, United States

86 units, pool, bbqs, free hi-speed Internet access in most, coin-op laundry plus some units have washer/dryers, a/c in most. Most units have incredible ocean bluff views at extremely reasonable prices. You'll never get tired of gazing at the extensive offshore reef. 1/1 units are 550 sq. ft. and are a good deal at $95-$150, 2/2 units (second bedroom is a loft making it 720 sq. ft.) are $120-$175. 3-night minimum from first phone number. At this price it's an easy place to like due to the location. Units vary considerably in terms of quality from both agents listed. The phone numbers listed have most of the units; another rental to consider is Hanalei Aloha (see list on page 232). Building A will require the most walking to your car. Bldgs. B and F have the poorest views on the property.


The St Regis Princeville Resort

5520 Ka Haku Rd
Princeville, HI 96722

The St. Regis Princeville Resort is a luxurious 5 star resort that resides on the northern shore of the "Garden Island". Located in the 9,000 acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei, this ocean side enclave provides residents and visitors all the amenities you would expect from an island destination considered by many to be one of the most spectacular in Hawai'i.

The Lihue Airport is approximately 32 miles south of Princeville and served by inter-island and major airline carriers.

Guests of the St. Regis Princeville Resort reside in a bastion of tropical sophistication, surrounded by interiors reflecting Kaua'i's rich abundance, cusine that celebrates local flavors and an array of activities as thrillingly diverse as the island itself.


Westin Princeville Ocean View Resort

3838 Wyllie Rd
Princeville, HI 96722, U.S.A.
(808) 827-8700

Westin Princeville Ocean View is a 4 star resort that rests on a cliff on Kaua‘i's beautiful North Shore. Approximate driving time to the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas from Lihue Airport is 50 minutes and distance is 28.5 miles.


Lihue Airport

3901 Mokulele Loop # 6
Lihue, HI, United States


Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza

2484 Keneke St
Kilauea, HI, United States
1(808) 828-2020

A host of indulgent pastries, Hawaiian sourdough and Napili brown bread await at Kilauea Bakery on the North Shore. The bakery, in the inner courtyard of a small shopping center, offers unusual breads, desserts by the slice and tropical-style Danish pastries with such fillings as macadamia nut, lilikoi, guava and coconut. There’s also a selection of gluten-free desserts, plus lunch items. Katie and Tom Pickett opened the bakery 17 years ago and later added pizza and sandwiches. So what’s Hawaiian sourdough bread? It’s made with a guava starter.

Kilauea Fish Market

4270 Kilauea Lighthouse Road
Kilauea, HI, United States
(808) 828-6244

Light up your North Shore road trip with a lunch or dinner stop at this diner and fish market near Kauai’s famous Kilauea Lighthouse. The cafe, housed in a century-old pineapple plantation building, offers a lighter style of food. Owners Coriena MacNeil and Steve Knox thought traditional Hawaiian foods, often high in carbs and fats, needed a healthier orientation, so they serve brown rice, use hormone-free beef, local produce and cook with olive oil. The result is some of the best ahi and teriyaki chicken we found on Kauai. Get your food to go or dine on a small, shaded outdoor patio.

Rob's Good Times Grill

4303 Rice St # B9
Lihue, HI 96722, United States

Rob's Good Time Grill, in the Rice Shopping Center, is a terrific place to have a beer, shoot some pool, watch the big-screen TV, and display your talent at karaoke. This down-home bar is not fancy, with its Formica tables, but the crowd is friendly, and it's a great place to meet local folks.

Roy's Restaurants

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr
Koloa, HI, United States
1(808) 742-5000

Under the masterful tutelage of chef Roy Yamaguchi, who skillfully fuses European and Asian cuisines, this establishment has earned a reputation for lively ambience, attentive service, and incredible food. A devotion to impeccably fresh ingredients and a penchant for artistic presentation characterizes the menu, whose temptations include steamed Hawaiian onaga, tri-peppercorn-crusted ahi, and ginger-steamed Chinese chicken. There's also steak, lamb, pasta, pork, and duck. Nightly specials make an appearance too, and the signature chocolate soufflé is absolutely sinful.

The Beach House

5022 Lawai Rd
Koloa, HI 96756
1 (808) 742-1424

The awesome presence of the ocean is a constant at this lovely restaurant, which features a multi-level dining room with doors thrown open to the vista and the breezes. The menu boasts a contemporary island flair, thanks to a focus on local seafood and an Asian culinary sensibility. Kiawe-grilled entrees include fire-roasted ahi, lamb marinated in mint and coriander, and Cajun-spiced ono. Crab-stuffed pork medallions are succulent, as are Chinese-style roasted duck and delicate sea scallops. Local Boy Paella, tinged with saffron and savory Chinese sausage, is a perennial favorite, and Molten Chocolate Desire is a foray into gooey decadence that can't be side-stepped.


Ching Young Shopping Centre

2484 Keneke St
Kilauea, HI 96754

Great restaurants, grocery store, farmers market, novelty shops and cafes.


Ching Young Village Shopping Center

Ching Young Village Shpg Ctr
Hanalei, HI, USA

Great restaurants, grocery store, novelty shops and cafes

Downtown Kapaa

Kapaa, HI
Kapaa, Hawaii, US

Great Shopping

Hanalei Town Center

5-5161 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI, United States

Great shopping.


Princeville Shopping Center

5-4280 Kuhio Hwy
Princeville, HI, United States

Greats restaurants, grocery store, gas station, novelty shops, music & entertainment, cafes.

Luau & Entertainment

Smith's Garden Luau

174 Wailua Rd
Kapaa, HI, United States
1(808) 821-6895

Named “best luau on the island” by the popular Kauai Revealed guidebook. Come experience the rhythm of aloha and the taste of Hawaii!

Surf to Sunset Luau @ Sheraton Kauai Resort

2440 Hoonani Rd
Koloa, HI, United States
1(808) 742-1661 ex. 52.


Poipu Beach, Koloa, Kauai - As the day comes to a gentle close, the haunting call of a conch shell and a melodic Hawaiian chant carry over the golden sands and sapphire seas of Kauai's south shore, announcing the arrival of something very special. Representing the monarchs of old Hawaii, a royal court enters in a procession reminiscent of ancient times, as guests experience a touch of Hawaii's heritage, history, folklore and pageantry. This is but one of the many experiential delights at Sheraton Kauai Resort's new luau, held on world-famous Poipu Beach.

Sheraton Kauai Resort's Surf to Sunset Oceanfront Luau is held just footsteps from the sands of the crescent-shaped Poipu Beach, and is Kauai's only oceanfront luau. Featuring award winning entertainment, an extensive menu for all tastes, and numerous cultural facets, the Surf to Sunset Oceanfront Luau will be held twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays at 5:30pm. Guests may choose the $75.00 per person package for an evening of buffet dining and fine entertainment. The Golden Circle package is also available at $99.00 per person, and includes premium seating, tableside service with salads, appetizers and beverages served “family style,” and fresh plumeria lei. Children ages 6-12 years of age are $37.00 per child or $49.00 each for Golden Circle Seating. Pricing for all packages include beverages (soft drinks, mai tais, beer, wine, mixed drinks), tax and gratuity.


Anini Beach

Anini Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754

Frommer's Review
Anini is Kauai's safest beach for swimming and windsurfing. It's also one of the island's most beautiful. It sits on a blue lagoon at the foot of emerald cliffs, looking more like Tahiti than almost any other strand in the islands. This 3-mile-long, gold-sand beach is shielded from the open ocean by the longest, widest fringing reef in Hawaii. With shallow water 4 to 5 feet deep, it's also the very best snorkeling spot on Kauai, even for beginners. On the northwest side, a channel in the reef runs out to the deep blue water with a 60-foot drop that attracts divers. Beachcombers love it, too; seashells, cowries, and sometimes even rare Niihau shells can be found here. Anini has a park, a campground, picnic and barbecue facilities, and a boat-launch ramp; several B&Bs and vacation rentals are nearby. Follow Kuhio Highway (Hwy. 56) to Kilauea; take the second exit, called Kalihiwai Road (the first dead-ends at Kalihiwai Beach), and drive a half mile toward the sea; turn left on Anini Beach Road.


Hanalei Beach

Hanalei Beach Park
Princeville, HI 96722

Frommer's Review
Gentle waves roll across the face of half-moon Hanalei Bay, running up to the wide, golden sand; sheer volcanic ridges laced by waterfalls rise to 4,000 feet on the other side, 3 miles inland. Is there any beach with a better location? Celebrated in song and hula and featured on travel posters, this beach owes its natural beauty to its age -- it's an ancient sunken valley with eroded cliffs. Hanalei Bay indents the coast a full mile inland and runs 2 miles point to point, with coral reefs on either side and a patch of coral in the middle -- plus a sunken ship that belonged to a king, so divers love it. Swimming is excellent year-round, especially in summer, when Hanalei Bay becomes a big, placid lake. The aquamarine water is also great for bodyboarding, surfing, fishing, windsurfing, canoe paddling, kayaking, and boating. (There's a boat ramp on the west bank of the Hanalei River.) The area known as Black Pot, near the pier, is particularly good for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. Facilities include a lifeguard, a pavilion, restrooms, picnic tables, and parking. This beach is always packed with both locals and visitors, but you can usually find your own place in the sun by strolling down the shore; the bay is big enough for everyone.

To get here, take Kuhio Highway (Hwy. 56), which becomes Highway 560 after Princeville. In Hanalei town, make a right onto Aku Road just after Tahiti Nui, then turn right again on Weke Road, which dead-ends at the parking lot for the Black Pot section of the beach; the easiest beach access is on your left.

Lumahai Beach

Princeville, HI 96722

Frommer's Review
One of the most photographed beaches in Kauai (it's where Mitzi Gaynor "washed that man right out of her hair" in South Pacific, filmed here in 1957), this is a great beach for a picnic or for sitting and watching the waves. It is not a good swimming beach. The scenic beach is almost a mile long and extremely wide; the far eastern end occasionally is calm enough for swimming in the summer, but it can be very, very dangerous during the rest of the year. (The best reason to go to this beach is to picnic, inland, under the trees -- chow down on lunch and watch the waves roll in.) The reason for caution: Unlike other beaches on Kauai, Lumahai has no protective reef offshore, so the open ocean waves come rolling in -- full force. The force is so strong that the waves reshape the beach every year, moving the sand from one end to the other. When the surf is up there is a strong rip current and a powerful backwash, along with a dangerous shorebreak. There have been drownings here, so if the surf is up, do not go near the ocean (high surf has swept people out to sea).

Summer is the best time to enjoy this beach. On the eastern side (technically Kahalahala Beach), the surf is only calm enough for swimming on the few days when there are no waves -- even small ones. The western end appeals more to body and board surfers. To get here, take Kuhio Highway (Hwy. 560); just after Hanalei, look for the wide turnoff for the scenic lookout, park here, and take the trail from the highway that leads to the beach below. Keep heading east for Kahalahala Beach. There is also a parking area at the western end of the beach, off the highway, just before you get to Lumahai River. Lumahai Beach has no facilities and no lifeguard.


Secret Beach

2884 Kauapea Rd
Kilauea, HI, United States

Tunnels Beach and Haena Park

Princeville, HI 96722

Frommer's Review
Postcard-perfect, gold-sand Tunnels Beach is one of Hawaii's most beautiful. When the sun sinks into the Pacific along the fabled peaks of Bali Hai, there's no better-looking beach in the islands: You're bathed in golden rays that butter the blue sky, bounce off the steepled ridges, and tint the pale clouds hot pink. Catch the sunset from the pebbly sand beach or while swimming in the emerald-green waters, but do catch it. Tunnels is excellent for swimming almost year-round and is safe for snorkeling because it's protected by a fringed coral reef. (However, the waters can get rough in winter.) The long, curving beach is sheltered by a forest of ironwoods that provides welcome shade from the tropical heat.

Around the corner is grainy-gold-sand Haena Beach Park, which offers excellent swimming in summer and great snorkeling amid clouds of tropical fish. But stay out of the water in winter, when the big waves are dangerous. Haena also has a popular grassy park for camping. Noise-phobes will prefer Tunnels.

Take Kuhio Highway (Hwy. 56), which becomes Highway 560 after Princeville. Tunnels is about 6 miles past Hanalei town, after mile marker 8 on the highway. (Look for the alley with the big wood gate at the end.) Haena is just down the road. Tunnels has no facilities, but Haena has restrooms, outdoor showers, barbecue grills, picnic tables, and free parking (no lifeguard, though).


Duke's Canoe Club Barefoot Bar & Restaurant

3610 Rice St
Lihue, HI, United States

In tribute to Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii's renowned swimmer, surfer, and Olympic athlete, this casual restaurant offers patrons a bit of island culture. An indoor waterfall, live Hawaiian music, and fresh local seafood are among the attractions that have folks returning again and again. Lunchtime brings quesadillas, burgers, pizza, and sandwiches, while dinner offers steaks and an abundance of just-caught fish, prepared to your specifications. An incredible salad bar also pulls in patrons, and the hula pie, a house special, is not-to-be-missed.

Living Room

5520 Ka Haku Rd
Princeville, HI, United States

Enormous expanses of glass provide dramatic views of Hanalei Bay at the St. Regis hotel. From comfortable upholstered furniture, guests can watch clouds come rolling in or the sunset illuminate the darkling sky. In the evening, nursing cocktails and munching on appetizers and sushi, folks marvel at the scenery and are regaled by the music of native Hawaii. Vocalists, pianists, hula dancers, and other entertainers accompany the majestic views with aural beauty, a lovely preface to a night of relaxation and pleasure.

Rob's Good Times Grill

4303 Rice St # B9
Lihue, HI, United States

Tahiti Nui

5-5134 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI, United States
1 (808)826-7081

This Hanalei old-timer looks like a South Pacific dive — tatamis stapled to the walls, carved-tiki bar stools, a faint smell of humid air when you walk inside — but it’s a longtime locals’ favorite. Tahiti native Auntie Louise Marston opened the restaurant/bar nearly half a century ago; since her death six years ago, her son Christian has been running the place. There’s live Hawaiian music nightly, so drop by, try the sear-crusted ono or smoked ribs, and pretend you’ve just dropped anchor in Papeete, Tahiti.

Tradewinds-A South Seas Bar

484 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI, United States


Allerton Garden Tours

4425 Lawai Rd
Koloa, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
Discover an extraordinary collection of tropical fruit and spice trees, rare Hawaiian plants, and hundreds of varieties of flowers at the 186-acre preserve known as Lawai Gardens, said to be the largest collection of rare and endangered plants in the world. Adjacent McBryde Garden, a royal home site of Queen Emma in the 1860s, is known for its formal gardens, a delicious kind of colonial decadence. The garden contains fountains, streams, waterfalls, and European statuary. Endangered green sea turtles can be seen here. (Their home in the sea was wiped out years ago by Hurricane Iniki.) The tours are fascinating for green thumbs and novices alike.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

3501 Rice St # 114
Lihue, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
Blue Hawaiian has been the Cadillac of helicopter tour companies on Maui and the Big Island for more than a decade, and recently they have expanded their operations to Kauai. I strongly recommend that you try to book with them first. Their operation is first-class, and they use state-of-the-art equipment: American Eurocopter ECO-Star, which reduces noise in the helicopter by 50% and allows 23% more interior room. Plus the craft has individual Business Class-style seats, two-way communication with the pilot, and expansive glass for incredible views. The 50-minute flights journey first to Hanapepe Valley, then continue on to Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls." Next it's up the Olokele Canyon, then on to the Waimea Canyon, the famed "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Most of the flight will continue along the Na Pali Coast, before heading out to the Bali Hai Cliffs, and the pristine blue waters of Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort area. If the weather gods are on your side, then you'll get to see the highest point on Kauai: Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth, with an average rainfall of 450 to 500 inches annually. Your flight will take you right into the center of the crater with its 5,000-foot walls towering above and its 3,000-foot waterfalls surrounding you -- something you will remember forever.

Bubbles Below Scuba Charters

3120 Lauoho Rd
Kalaheo, HI, United States
1(808) 822-3483

Frommer's Review
Because the best dives on Kauai are offshore, we recommend booking a two-tank dive off a dive boat. Bubbles Below Scuba Charters, 6251 Hauaala Rd., Kapaa, specializes in highly personalized, small-group dives, with an emphasis on marine biology. The 35-foot dive boat, Kaimanu, is a custom-built Radon that comes complete with a hot shower. Two-tank boat dives cost $110 ($25 more if you need gear); nondivers can come along for the ride for $50. In summer (May-Sept), Bubbles Below offers a three-tank trip for experienced divers only to the "forbidden" island of Niihau, 90 minutes by boat from Kauai. You should be comfortable with vertical drop-offs, huge underwater caverns, possibly choppy surface conditions, and significant currents. You should also be willing to share water space with the resident sharks. The all-day, three-tank trip costs $260, including tanks, weights, dive computer, lunch, drinks, and marine guide (if you need gear, it's $25 more).

Fern Grotto

Wailua Marina, At the mouth of the Wailua River; turn off Kuhio Hwy. (Hwy. 56) into Wailua Marine State Park, Kauai, Hawaii
, United States

Frommer's Review
This is one of Kauai's oldest (since 1946) and most popular tourist attractions. Smith's operates a 157-passenger motorized barge that takes people up and downriver on a hour and 20 minute cruise with a hula show on the return trip. At the Fern Grotto landing, you get off the boat and walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto, the source of many Hawaiian legends and a popular site for weddings.

Grove Farm Homestead Museum

4050 Nawiliwili Rd
Lihue, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
You can experience a day in the life of an 1860s sugar planter on a visit to Grove Farm Homestead, which shows how good life was (for some, anyway) when sugar was king. This is Hawaii's best remaining example of a sugar-plantation homestead. Founded in 1864 by George N. Wilcox, a Hanalei missionary's son, Grove Farm was one of the earliest of Hawaii's 86 sugar plantations. A self-made millionaire, Wilcox died a bachelor in 1933, at age 94. His estate looks much like it did when he lived here, complete with period furniture, plantation artifacts, and Hawaiiana.

Hanapepe Swinging Bridge

Hanapepe Rd
Hanapepe, HI 96716

Frommer's Review
The old plantation town of Hanapepe is a great place to stop for lunch and to wander through the shops. Founded by Chinese immigrants who worked in the plantations, Hanapepe is a great look at Kauai's past. While you are there be sure to walk across the suspended old wooden footbridge. Originally built in 1911 and renovated after Hurricane Iniki in 1992, this bridge is a thoroughfare for people living on the other side of the Hanapepe River. The bridge swings, sways, and swoops as you cross from one side to the other. If people are crossing in different directions it becomes a Disneyland-like ride as the bridge bucks and bounces over the swirling muddy water of the river below.

Hawaiian Surfing Adventures

Weke Rd
Princeville, HI 96754, United States
1(808) 482-0749

Kauai Coffee Co

Eleele Rd
Eleele, HI, United States

The warm Pacific sun, rich volcanic earth, abundant mountain rain and cool trade winds of Kauai create ideal conditions for growing outstanding coffee.

Kauai Coffee Company is Hawaii’s largest coffee grower, and the largest grower in the United States, with over 4 million coffee trees grown on 3,100 acres.

The Kauai Coffee Company is a true estate, employing sustainable, environmentally sound practices from growing the coffee to the final packaging, all of which take place right here on our farm. During every step of the process we are focused on assuring the highest quality and bringing our customers the consistency and excellence they desire.

Kauai Coffee Company is very active in the local community and is a member of the following professional organizations:

Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St
Lihue, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
The history of Kauai is kept safe in an imposing Greco-Roman building that once served as the town library. This great little museum is worth a stop before you set out to explore the island. It contains a wealth of historical artifacts and information tracing the island's history, from the beginning of time through Contact (when Capt. James Cook "discovered" Kauai in 1778), the monarchy period, the plantation era, and the present. You'll hear tales of the menehune (the mythical, elflike people who were said to build massive stone works in a single night) and see old poi pounders and idols, relics of sugar planters and paniolo, a nice seashell collection, old Hawaiian quilts, feather leis, a replica of a plantation worker's home, and much more -- even a model of Cook's ship, the HMS Resolution, riding anchor in Waimea Bay. Vintage photographs by W. J. Senda, a Japanese immigrant, show old Kauai, while a contemporary video, shot from a helicopter, captures the island's natural beauty.

Kauai Plantation Railway

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI, United States
1(808) 245-RAIL

Frommer's Review
The first new railroad to be built in Hawaii in 100 years opened in 2007 after 5 years of work, 6,000 ties, 30,000 hand-driven spikes, and 480,000 pounds of iron rail. The Kauai Plantation Railway is part scenic tour, part-cultural tour, part agricultural tour, part educational tour, and 100% fun for the family. The train, consisting of two refurbished diesel engines and four custom (hardwood floors) passenger cars, travels along a 3-mile figure-eight track through the grounds of Kilohana . The 40-minute tour is narrated by very knowledgeable guides (all dressed in green "palaka" print shirts) who not only weave in Kauai's history but also pointed out the more than 50 different crops that have been planted along the train route, everything from Hawaii crops like sugar, pineapple, and taro to fruit trees to fragrant plants (ginger, gardenia, plumeria), vegetable plants, and even hardwood trees (milo, koa). The train stops briefly at the "animal farm," where some pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, and cows are available for petting. Coming are a train/hike adventure into Kahuna Nui Valley and a "Gourmet Deli Lunch Tour." Check the website for details

Kayak Kauai Outbound

5-5190 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI 96722, United States
1(800) 437-3507

Frommer's Review
Kauai is made for kayaking. You can take the Huleia River into Huleia National Wildlife Refuge (located along the eastern portion of Huleia Stream, where it flows into Nawiliwili Bay). It's the last stand for Kauai's endangered birds, and the only way to see it is by kayak. The adventurous can head to the Na Pali Coast, featuring majestic cliffs, empty beaches, open-ocean conditions, and monster waves. Or you can just paddle around Hanalei Bay.

Kayak Kauai Outbound, a mile past Hanalei Bridge on Highway 560, in Hanalei, has a range of tours for independent souls. The shop's experts will be happy to take you on a guided kayaking trip or to tell you where to go on your own. Equipment rental starts at $28 for a one-person kayak and $52 for a two-person ocean kayak per day. Kayak lessons are $50 per person per hour. Tours (some including snacks) start at $115 per person and include transportation and lunch for the all-day excursion. Kayak Kauai also has its own private dock (the only one on Kauai) for launching kayaks and canoes.


Kaumualii Hwy. (Hwy. 50)
Kilohana, HI 93677, US

Frommer's Review
There may have been a depression raging in the rest of the U.S., but on Kauai, sugar was king, and sugar plantation owner Gaylord Parke Wilcox was incredibly wealthy. In 1935, Wilcox built a plantation home to show off his prosperity. Designed by British architect Mark Potter, the 16,000-square-foot Tudor-style mansion, costing $200,000 at the time (some $3-$5 million in today's dollars) is still recognized as the most prestigious home on the island. You can tour the incredible home today, free. Housed in the structure are Gaylord's Restaurant, which is in the original dining room, and several small shops featuring art galleries and specialty boutiques. The living room still has furniture from Wilcox's period, and the same art on the walls. You can walk the manicured grounds by yourself or take a 20-minute Carriage Ride ($12 adults, $6 children 12 and under). A longer, 1-hour historical Horse-Drawn Sugar Cane Tour is offered in an 18-passenger "candy red" wagon (with padded bench seating) pulled by Clydesdale horses ($29 adults, $15 children 12 and under).

Kipu Ranch Adventures

235 Kipu Rd
Lihue, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
For those who may not have the stamina to go hiking or bicycling or who don't really enjoy horseback riding, now there is a new way to explore Kauai's wilderness: All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) tours. Each person is given one of these four-wheel-drive vehicles resembling an oversize motorcycle. Don't think this is for the weak, either. Wrestling with an ATV and learning how to steer, shift gears, maneuver over ruts in the dirt, and charge up and down hills takes some instruction and practice. That's partially why we recommend Kipu Ranch Adventures (tel. 808/246-9288; -- they emphasize safety. They start out with a lesson on flat ground, making sure everyone on the tour feels comfortable maneuvering and shifting gears on the 300cc or 350cc Hondas. Off you go on the tour. After about 10 to 15 minutes of pretty easy riding, they take you to a hill, a very steep hill that has all kinds of ruts and bumps. Patiently, they teach each person how to ride down hills and over ruts and bumps. Everyone practices, until the instructors give the okay to proceed. Once you have passed this torturous hill test, the rest of the 3-hour tour is a breeze. The second reason we recommend this company is that they are the only operator on a 3,000-acre private property never before opened to the public. Here's your chance to see a part of Kauai that even local residents have not seen. Extending from the Huleia River to the top of the Haupu Mountains, this property has been the filming site for numerous movies (Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Outbreak, Six Days and Seven Nights). The tour provides helmets, safety glasses, snacks, juice, water, fruit, and a stop over a swimming hole with a swinging rope. For those who would rather leave the driving to someone else (or who are ages 6-15), they have a "mule," a four-wheel-drive Kawasaki that holds up to three passengers.

Mountain Tubing - Kauai Back Country Adventures

3-4221 Kuhio Hwy
Lihue, HI, United States
1(888) 270-0555

Frommer's Review
Back in the days of the sugar plantations, on really hot days, if no one was looking, local kids would grab inner tubes and jump in the irrigation ditches crisscrossing the cane fields for an exciting ride. Today you can enjoy this (formerly illegal) activity by "tubing" the flumes and ditches of the old Lihue Plantation through Kauai Backcountry Adventures. Passengers are taken in four-wheel-drive vehicles high into the mountains above Lihue and see vistas generally off-limits to the public. At the flumes, you will be outfitted with a giant tube, gloves, and headlamp (for the long passageways through the tunnels). All you do is jump in the water, and the gentle gravity-feed flow will carry you through forests, into tunnels, and finally to a mountain swimming hole, where a picnic lunch is served. The 3-hour tours are $92 and appropriate for anyone ages 5 to 95. Swimming is not necessary, since all you do is relax and drift downstream.

Pedal & Paddle

5-5190 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
For a great selection of high-quality mountain bikes at reasonable prices, it's worth the drive to Pedal 'n Paddle, in Hanalei , which has not only high-grade Kona mountain bikes with Shimano components but also bikes with front-end suspension systems. Rentals start at $10 a day or $30 a week and include helmet, bike lock, and car rack. The shop even has kids' 20-inch BMX bikes. The knowledgeable folks here are more than happy to provide you with free maps and tell you about the best biking spots on the island.

Princeville Ranch Stables

5-4430 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI, United States
1(808) 826-6777

Frommer's Review
Princville Ranch Stables, Highway 56 (just after the Princeville Airport), Hanalei, has a variety of outings. The 1 1/2-hour country ride takes in views of the Hanalei Mountains and the vista of Anini Beach ($65), while the 3-hour adventure meanders along the bluffs of the North Shore to Anini Beach, where you tie off your horse and take a short stroll to the beach ($110). The 4-hour "Waterfall Picnic Ride" crosses ranch land, takes you on a short (but steep) hike to swimming pools at the base of waterfalls, and then feeds you a picnic lunch for $120. Riders must be in good physical shape, and don't forget to put your swimsuit on under your jeans. The Princeville Ranch Stables also offers other adventures, ranging from the less strenuous wagon rides to a cattle-drive ride

Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park

Highway 50 and Waimea River Mouth, Kauai
Kaumakani, HI, United States

Frommer's Review
Add the Russians to the list of those who tried to conquer Hawaii. In 1815, a German doctor tried to claim Kauai for Russia. He even supervised the construction of a fort in Waimea, but he and his handful of Russian companions were expelled by Kamehameha I a couple of years later. Now a state historic landmark, the Russian Fort Elizabeth (named for the wife of Russia's Czar Alexander I) is on the eastern headlands overlooking the harbor, across from Lucy Kapahu Aukai Wright Beach Park. The fort, built Hawaiian style with stacked lava rocks in the shape of a star, once bristled with cannons; it's now mostly in ruins. You can take a free, self-guided tour of the site. It affords a keen view of the west bank of the Waimea River, where Captain Cook landed, and of the island of Niihau across the channel.

Spouting Horn Park

Lawai Rd, Kukuiula Bay
Koloa, HI, United States

Frommer's Review

This natural phenomenon is second only to Yellowstone's Old Faithful. It's quite a sight -- big waves hit Kauai's south shore with enough force to send a spout of funneled salt water 10 feet or more up in the air; in winter, the water can get as high as six stories.

Spouting Horn is different from other blowholes in Hawaii, in that an additional hole blows air that sounds like a loud moaning. According to Hawaiian legend, this coastline was once guarded by a giant female lizard (Mo'o); she gobbled up any intruders. One day, along came Liko, who wanted to fish in this area. Mo'o rushed out to eat Liko. Quickly, Liko threw a spear right into the giant lizard's mouth. Mo'o then chased Liko into a lava tube. Liko escaped, but legend says Mo'o is still in the tube, and the moaning at Spouting Horn is her cry for help.

Wailua Falls

Maalo Rd. (Hwy. 583)
Wailua Falls, HI 96766, US

Frommer's Review
For those looking for a short trip out of Lihue to see cascading waterfalls but who don't want to hike into the wilderness, this is your best bet. In fact, the journey here, about a 4-mile drive outside of town, takes you through rolling hills past former sugar-cane fields and across a valley, with majestic mountains in the background. From the Wailua Falls parking lot you can look down at two waterfalls cascading some 80 feet into a large pool. Legend claims that the alii (royalty) came to these waterfalls and dived from the cliff into the pool below to show the common people that monarchs were not mere men. Don't try this today.


Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon, Waimea, HI 96796
Waimea, Hawaii, US

Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific and truly a dramatic sight to behold. The canyon measures 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeale's summit. The lines in the canyon walls depict different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred over the centuries. Even though smaller than the Grand Canyon of Arizona, Waimea Canyon rivals the beauty. Numerous lookouts and hikes offer terrific views of every aspect of this natural wonder. The canyon is protected by the Koke'e State Park which encompasses 4,345 acres of land and has 45 miles of trails that run through the canyon and the nearby Alakai Swamp. The Ranger's Station is located at the Koke'e Museum has hiking maps of the area. There are no gas stations along the 40-mile Waimea Canyon Road so be sure to fill up before starting this trip. The main park area provides restrooms. The elevation makes the air 10-15 degrees cooler than in the valley and by afternoon many areas are often shrouded in clouds.

Ziplining - Princeville Ranch Adventures

5 4280 Kuhio Hwy
Princeville, HI 96722

Princeville Ranch Adventures offers exclusive ziplining, kayaking and hiking tours on 2,500 acres of private lands on the North Shore of Kaua`i. These guided tours take you away from crowds to pristine areas that are otherwise inaccessible to the public. Our guides are entertaining and well educated on Hawai`i’s history, flora and fauna. The groups are kept small for everyone’s enjoyment. These lands are very special to us. Come and Play!

Bridal Party & Parents Residence



2926 Kauapea Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754, US

Residence for:
The Creas & the Groomsmen


Greeley / Bridesmaids Residence

Mia Huna Estate - Kalihiwai Oceanview Homes
2952C Kalihiwai Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754, USA

Residence for:
The Greeley, Bridemaids, Chris & Erin

Wedding guest rental home

Mauna Kai Vacation Rental

3920 Wyllie Rd
Princeville, HI 96722

Julia, Jessica, Maeve, Sean & Matt

The Kalihiwai Ocean Bluff Home

2999 Kahoe Rd
Kilauea, HI

Kerri & Brian, Ferris & Diane, Eddie, Trav, Sean & Jared

Kilauea Lighthouse


Kilauea Lighthouse

End of Kilauea Rd
Kilauea, HI, United States

Spectacular views!

Wedding guest rental home

The Hanalei Retreat

Weke Rd
Princeville, HI

The Australian house: guests to be confirmed

Wedding Week Activities

Post Wedding Brunch

2952C Kalihiwai Rd
Kilauea, HI 96754, USA

Post wedding brunch, swimming, wiffle ball & back yard cricket.

10:30am, Saturday 29th May

Rehearsal Dinner - Bar Acuda

5-5161 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI, USA

Tapas & wine bar. Hosted by the Creas.
Bridal party & parents.


Our Honeymoon


Genève, Genève, Switzerland


Lake Como, Lombardia, Italy


München, Bayern, Germany


Salzburg, Salzburg


Cinque Terre, Italy


Cinque Terre, Italy


Val-d'Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France


Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Wedding Week Kick-off Softball Game

Wedding week kick-off wiffle ball game

Waioli Beach (Pine Trees)
Weke Road
Hanalei, HI 96722


Welcome party to kick-off Erin & Chris' wedding celebrations!
Wear your nation's colors!
Pack a picnic
All our guests will be briefed on what's in store for our wedding week prior to game.