Hanalei Colony Specializes in Romance

New packages make marriage even more magical

By: Dawna Robertson

Hanalei Colony Resort has long been a favorite choice for couples seeking a romantic Kauai getaway. The small, intimate property is located on a long curve of beach against a backdrop of mountains near the end of the road in remote Haena, Kauai’s northernmost town. For couples wanting to tie the knot, the resort offers the services of a full-time wedding coordinator, plus a variety of wedding packages and amenities.

Hanalei Colony’s “Weddings With Aloha” covers just as much as a couple desires from coordination of a simple beachfront ceremony to a lavish affair with all the trimmings. Five pre-set ceremony packages range from the simple “Intimate Kauai Wedding,” priced at $425, to the more elaborate “Romantic Kauai Wedding,” priced at $1,895.

According to General Manager Laura Beemer, “a la carte” options are available to tailor each wedding to suit the couple’s personal wishes. We offer such unique options as a hula dancer, fire-knife dancer, tropical flower tiki torches or a romantic, privately catered dinner for two on the beach.

Hanalei Colony contracts with Kauai’s professional wedding support services, including musicians, photographers, florists, caterers and limousines.

“In addition to the ceremony, we can also arrange anything from an intimate dinner for two to a fully catered reception for friends and family,” Beemer said. “They can choose from our pool pavilion, beach garden or oceanfront Makana Room.”

For honeymoons, anniversaries or other romantic getaways, Hanalei Colony’s Honeymoon Hideaway Package includes five- or seven-night accommodations in a two-bedroom oceanview or premium oceanfront condo, convertible rental car use, two-hour guided tour of Limahuli Garden, choice of in-room or beachfront dual massage and romantic arrival gift. Through Dec. 19, the five-night package is priced from $1,470, while the seven-night plan is priced from $1,680.

Situated on five beachfront acres on Kauai’s lush North Shore, Hanalei Colony offers 48 low-rise two-bedroom condominium units with fully equipped kitchens and private lanais (patios).