We’ve been to Oahu and Maui a few times, but heard Kauai was more chill so we thought that would be the perfect babymoon destination because the flight was short and it was a domestic location just in case. It turned out to be just the pace and environment we wanted for a wonderful time together before baby comes!
Here were my top 12 babymoon activities to do in Kauai:
- Waimea Canyon Lookout – very minimal walking with high payoff!
- Go dolphin watching – we were able to see so many dolphins! That was definitely a major highlight of the trip.
- Catamaran tour – since we couldn’t hike the Nā Pali Coast this time and preferred not to do a helicopter tour, we opted for a catamaran tour and it was fantastic! Most places have a cutoff before 26 weeks so keep that in mind.
- Snorkeling – I was still mid-2nd trimester, and I’ve snorkeled many times before so I felt very comfortable, but go at your own discretion. It was great to feel so buoyant and lightweight in the water!
- Red Dirt Falls – also very minimal walking, and the waterfall surrounded by mounds of red dirt looked very otherworldly!
- Pool time – we stayed at Kauai Marriott Beach Club, which had large pools so we relaxed in there a bit and I was able to bounce around. If possible, I’d recommend splurging on a room with a water view too. Many times if I got tired, we’d eat in our balcony overlooking the ocean and I wouldn’t feel like I was missing out on anything. Plus we’d turn off the AC at night and sleep with the sliding door open and the screen door closed just to hear the waves.
- Beach time – we didn’t go in the water this time but just laid in beach chairs for hours under the shade and listened to the crashing waves.
- Drive through the 500 eucalyptus tree tunnel – you end up driving through this tunnel a lot if you rent a car and travel around Kauai, but each time it’s pretty magical.
- Watch surfers at Poipu Beach – built in entertainment! It’s fun as a small crowd would gather and cheer for the surfers.
- Check out sea turtles – we saw one at Poipu Beach and just watched it from afar.
- Beachside couples massage – the resort we stayed at offered beachside couples massages, and every pregnant person needs all the prenatal massages they can get!
- Dinner with a water view – we had an incredible dinner at the Beach House and ended up hanging out there until after sunset just watching the huge waves and surfers.