Trippin’ | Hanalei Bay, Kauai

Can you be a beach bum if you have a butler?

It’s a question I pondered in an article I wrote for The Province while I was staying at the George Clooney-approved St. Regis Princeville on the north shore of Kauai. If you’re planning a honeymoon, babymoon, or plain old holiday (sunmoon?), do yourself a favour and go there. Or at least rent a shack nearby and go there for dinner.

It’s gazillion-star luxury on the edge of the island’s wild side. Not far from the Kalalau Trail…

…which winds along the Na Pali Coast and reveals vista after vista like this, plus the odd pod of dolphins. This side of Kauai doesn’t have the long stretches of golden sand beaches you’d find elsewhere. It’s rugged and overgrown (because, well, it rains a lot — but when it does you can count the waterfalls that pop up along the mountain ranges!) and it’s stunningly beautiful.

In other words, it’s heaven there. And you’ll find my story here.

P.S. I tweet from heaven so follow @TheAnthology.

P.P.S. You’ll find some of my favourite places on the south side of Kauai here.

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  • Reply Alyssa February 20, 2013 at 9:32 am

    What room did you stay in? This is beyond breathtaking :)

  • Reply Kelsey Dundon February 21, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Good question, Alyssa! I don’t remember the exact room number, but it was on one of the upper floors and it was facing in towards the town, more than out towards the ocean. So gorgeous!

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