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Kauai-Day 1

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Good Morning!  It’s currently 5:30am here on the beautiful island of Kaua’i and I’ve been wide awake for a little over an hour-my Chicago clock is still in charge!  But, I don’t really mind because I’m sitting here with our giant windows open in our room, listening to the sound of the waves lapping against the shore, and it couldn’t be more peaceful.  However, I think all the roosters around here are starting to wake up because we’re hearing several cock-a-doodle-dos!

Our journey to Kauai started at 7:10am yesterday with a 3 hour and 53 minute flight to Phoenix, along with my mom and brother.  From there we took our 6 hour and 42 minute flight to the island of Kauai.  Definitely a long day of traveling, but all worth it in the end!

We arrived at the airport in Lihue which is on the south east side of the island and had a car service bring us to our final destination of the The St. Regis Princeville Resort, on the north side of the island.  Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by several staff members who presented us with beautiful leis and service that you don’t find in many places.

St. Regis, Princeville, Kauai

From the airport and on our drive up, we got a brief glimpse of Kauai’s beauty, but nothing compared to the ridiculously amazing views we saw when we entered our rooms and looked out the giant windows.

St. Regis, Princeville, Kauai

St. Regis, Princeville, Kauai

It’s a view that leaves you speechless.

We did the usual “just arrived” things-unpacking, oohing and aahing at all the cool little things in our rooms, checking out the hotel, and settled in for a drink on one of their bars overlooking the ocean.

St. Regis, Princeville, Kauai

St. Regis, Princeville, Kauai

After a quick drink we realized that we were all famished, 5:30pm=10:30pm in Chicago, so we headed to the well-acclaimed Kauai Grill just downstairs for a fantastic first meal in Kauai-complete with a front row view of the beautiful sunset.

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Sauteed Kauai Shrimp, Lime Yogurt and Radish

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Rice Cracker Crusted Bigeye Ahi Tuna, Citrus-Chili Sauce

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Sauteed Kahuku Corn, Jalapeño, Parmesan

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Roasted Ali’i Mushrooms, Jalapeño and Rosemary

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

8 oz Sichuan Peppercorn Crusted Bigeye Ahi Tuna

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Wagyu Beef Tenderloin, Creamed Basil, Chili Lime Dressing

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Local Mahi Mahi, Nut and Seed Crust, Sweet and Sour Jus

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Warm Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Kauai Grill, St. Regis, Princeville

Caramelized Banana Cake, Crunchy Praline, Salted Caramel Ice Cream

After this delicious meal we took a quick walk down by the beach, had 1 more night cap at the pool bar, and called it an early night.  Hope you enjoyed the scenery and food porn-more to come!

Mentioned in this post
  1. Kaua'i
    Hawaii

    Hawaii
  2. The St. Regis Princeville Resort
    Hotel in Kauai Hawaii

    5520 Ka Haku Rd
    Kauai Hawaii
    (808) 826-5000
    http://www.stregisprinceville.com/
  3. Kauai Grill at St. Regis Princeville
    Restaurant in Princeville Hawaii

    5520 Ka Haku Road
    Princeville Hawaii
    (808) 826-9644
    http://kauaigrill.com/

  • Dianna Chalas

    Picture of all that food is making me hungry. If you are planning to go to Oahu you can take a bus tour for the day. You will see Pearl Harbor, the Polynesion cultural center, Big Sur and more. It was well worth the trip.

  • Thanks Dianna! We’re actually just staying on Kauai for the whole trip….my mom won President’s Club this year and being the amazing mom she is, she brought us all along!

  • Amanda

    Dear Lauren, I would like to place a request for the Mahi Mahi. Please and thank you. <3 the post, keep 'em comin!

  • janedwellable

    Hi there!
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Princeville to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Jane


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