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Kauai, Hawaii

Home to secluded beaches, cascading waterfalls, impeccable cuisine and endless opportunities for adventure, the island of Kauai is the quintessential romantic destination—Elvis even tied the knot here in the movie Blue Hawaii! Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the aloha spirit by heading south to the recently renovated Sheraton Kauai. Located on stunning Poipu Beach, this 394-room resort is the perfect place to unwind. The property is also an ideal destination wedding spot. With four different ceremony sites overlooking the Pacific, and the island’s only oceanfront function space, your guests can enjoy the crash of the waves as they toast you. While you’re on the south shore, take in the Na Pali Coast by boat on a snorkelling tour and explore the beautiful Waimea Canyon. From there, head north toward Princeville and Hanalei Bay and check into the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas. Perched on a cliff two hundred feet above the Pacific, the resort is set in a swish gated community flanked by championship golf courses. For couples looking for all the comforts of home in paradise, each suite is outfitted with a kitchen, washer/dryer and whirlpool tub. The resort’s private papa’i dinner, a five-course tasting menu highlighting local ingredients and served in a romantic thatched hut poolside, is a must. Another North Shore hotel gem is the spectacular St. Regis Princeville. The hotel prides itself on bespoke travel experiences and its destination weddings are no exception. Everything from the flowers to the food will be designed to reflect your exact vision. For the ultimate St. Regis stay, check into the Royal Suite, a 2,400-square-foot oasis, complete with butler service and two balconies with sweeping views of Hanalei Bay.

Photo courtesy St. Regis Princeville.

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