Since we’ve been married, my husband and I have made a point to celebrate our anniversaries by traveling around the world. Our first anniversary was spent on the amazing beaches of St. John, and for our second anniversary we cruised through the breathtaking country of Norway.
Not only did we spend our third anniversary on Kauai, but we also celebrated the fifth anniversary of our engagement along the NaPali Coast. So, what better way to celebrate both important events than to go on the exact same romantic dinner cruise that Cody proposed on five years earlier.
Captain Andy’s is our go-to company for a cruise along the NaPali Coast; seriously guys, we book with this company every single time that we visit the island. For a $109 you are treated to four hours of sailing, great food, free drinks, AMAZING service, a beautiful sailboat, the spectacular NaPali Coast, and a romantic sunset to cap off the night.
Does it really get any better?
No matter how many times we sail the NaPali Coast I am always mesmerized by its beauty. There is no other place like it in the world. Steep, rugged, chiseled cliffs rise up out of the light-teal colored ocean, and the numerous waterfalls cut into the narrow valleys as the sea devours the cliffs from below. The NaPali Coast provides 15-miles of uninterrupted jaw-dropping beauty, and aside from it being slightly windier than we remembered, the day was perfect.
After cruising the length of the NaPali Coast, the boat turns around and the sails are raised allowing the chance to sail back down the coast. The golden sun slowly sinks in the western sky and the incredible NaPali Cliffs provide a spectacular backdrop for your sail.
As the conch shell is blown, guests are invited to partake in the buffet, which includes: teriyaki chicken topped with diced pineapple, beef with sauteed mushrooms and onions, lemon rice, fresh fruit, salad with papaya dressing, and their famous “sneaky-tiki’s” to wash it all down. Not only was there an abundance of food but the bar was open and the drinks were cold–the “sneaky-tikis” are their own Mai Tai concoction of rum and tropical juices, and they also provide a variety of beer, wine, sodas, and juice. (That $109 is starting to feel like a bargain, right?!)
Maybe all of those “sneaky-tikis” went down too easily, or maybe people were just having a great time, but by the end of the night, as we pulled back into the harbor, the entire boat was singing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Smiles, laughter, and conversation filled the air and that’s when I turned to my husband and said, “I think this was our best trip yet.”
Happy Anniversary to my best friend, my partner in crime, my knight in shining armor, my favorite travel buddy, my personal comedian, and my favorite description: my sweet husband.