Six romantic Kauai cottages for your Hawaii honeymoon

a rainbow shining above the beach and palm trees in Kauai
View of beach and ocean from oceanfront vacation rental in Kauai

The scent of plumeria flowers floats on the breeze. Dolphins splash in the distance. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more romantic vacation destination than Kauai. The “Garden Isle” is known for its greenery, calm vibe, and brilliant rainbows—what better place for a honeymoon? We rounded up six Kauai cottage rentals perfect for unwinding after all that wedding stress.

Sea Turtle Cottage

Princeville, Kauai

This newly remodeled cottage will immediately put you into a state of aloha. Open the double doors and feel the ocean breezes as you relax in the living room with beachy decor and vaulted ceilings. Take the scenic four-mile drive down to Hanalei, where you'll find amazing beaches, such as Black Pot and Waioli Beach Park, surrounding Hanalei Bay. Afterward, enjoy the cottage's outdoor shower—a perfect romantic end to a day spent on the sandy beach.

Sandcastles

Anahola, Kauai

This majestic Kauai vacation rental makes a perfect honeymoon destination. The living room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views, and large sliding glass doors open to a spacious lanai. Enjoy soaking in the private hot tub, where you can experience tropical breezes and the soothing sounds of the sea. The extra large, beautifully landscaped yard makes for a great place to sprawl out or take leisurely strolls with your new spouse.

Hale La'Au Pohaku

Kilauea, Kauai

This stunning home sits just 75 steps from the ocean, with a private path to the beach right outside the front door. The large, open great room comes with a 24-foot-high cathedral ceiling with skylights. In the master suite, enjoy a plush king-size bed with high-quality linens and pillows, as well as a marble bathroom with twin vanities and a luxurious marble shower. Plus, two lanais have partial mountain and ocean views, surrounded by tropical landscaping.

Hale Mahina

Princeville, Kauai

This refined home is situated in a quiet Princeville neighborhood. Relax in the private pool with mountain vistas after a day adventuring on one of Kauai's hiking trails. Or, sit with your loved one on the furnished back lanai and admire the gorgeous lake and golf course views. This Kauai vacation rental is also an easy drive from Hanalei Bay, for a convenient day at the beach.

Hanalei Happy Place "The Bungalow"

Hanalei, Kauai

Nestled between the verdant mountains of the North Shore and the golden beaches of Hanalei Bay, this romantic Kauai cottage is a perfect hidden gem for a picturesque honeymoon. The town of Hanalei is within easy walking distance, where you can meander through shops, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and much more. This cottage has jungle views and a charming kitchen for you to enjoy, plus an airy king-size bed for afternoon naps.

Haena Place

Hanalei, Kauai

This Kauai vacation rental puts you right in the middle of the island's North Shore, the most spectacular five-mile stretch of ocean in all of Hawaii. The home features two huge lanais and a bright, warm, and modern interior. Plus, it's located less than 250 feet from the ocean's edge. A two-mile drive down the road takes you to the stunning Ke'e Beach, as well as the start of the Kalalau Trail and the Na Pali Coast.