Kalalau made it on the list of Babymoon Hotspots on Kauai published this week.  What’s a babymoon?  USA Today explains it this way:

“Babymaking can be exhausting, and babymakers need a break every now and then. Traditionally, a babymoon is time set aside by mom and dad to bond with their new bundle of joy, but it can also refer to time spent as a couple before the baby arrives — something of an ode to golden silence and free time, if you will. To that end, there might be no better place to babymoon in America than the Hawaiian island of Kauai, a place where sweet, sweet peace is always within reach. Excellent resorts and hotels cater to families with brand-new bundles of joy, while expecting couples can spend time chilling on the beach or immersing themselves in the island’s cultural attractions.”

Kalalau TrailHere’s what they had to say about Kalalau:

“The Napali Coast is quintessential Kauai, not to mention one of the most remarkably beautiful destinations that the Hawaiian islands have to offer. The challenging Kalalau Trail is an opportunity to see this rugged beauty laid bare. The complete trail runs for 11 miles, beginning at Ke’e Beach (a favorite swimming and snorkeling spot among families thanks to the calm water and long stretch of sand) and ends at Kalalau Beach, providing the only overland access to this part of the island. The trail whips up and down over sea cliffs, through green valleys, and past towering waterfalls. The trail is demanding and requires a full day for even experienced hikers. For this reason, many visitors with skills opt to hike two miles to Hanakapaiai Beach, where monk seal and whale spottings are common. If you’re not keen on the hike itself, you can park at the trailhead and visit the beach for the day.”

Other places on their list include:

  • Duke’s Barefoot Bar & Grill
  • Kilohana Plantation Estate
  • Smith’s Family Garden Luau
  • Outrigger Kiranhuna Plantation

Read the full story and see the photos here.