The Knot: Weddings, the Private GetawayAmerica Online's Travel Channel

The Knot: Weddings…The Private Getaway

by Virginia Wageman

After a blowout wedding, all you want is to be alone in paradise with only your sweetheart and the fresh island breezes to keep you company. Kilauea Lakeside Estate, on the tropical north shore of Kauai, offers the ultimate in luxury—and privacy. You can sun on your own private white sand beach or on the lush, landscaped grounds. A freshwater stream with a waterfall wanders through a rainforest, making the estate a nature lover's dream. There's a 3-par golf hole and putting green, and you can fish for bass and catfish.

Should you tire of lying in the hammock or drifting in a boat on the lake, the surrounding area of Kilauea is rich in natural and historic sites. For ocean sports, access to 10 miles of secluded beaches and coves is just across the road. There's an eclectic mis of restaurants, bakeries, shops, galleries and farmers' markets located in old sugar plantation buildings. Less than 10 minutes away is the huge Princeville Resort area with shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The owner of the estate, Steve Hunt, whose great-uncle was governor of the territory of Hawaii in the 1940's, will do everything possible to make sure that your fantasy honeymoon is real at his unique love nest.