Monday, February 18th, 2013...10:35 pm

Trippin’ | Hanalei Bay, Kauai

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Can you be a beach bum if you have a butler?

It’s a question I pondered in an article I wrote for The Province while I was staying at the George Clooney-approved St. Regis Princeville on the north shore of Kauai. If you’re planning a honeymoon, babymoon, or plain old holiday (sunmoon?), do yourself a favour and go there. Or at least rent a shack nearby and go there for dinner.

It’s gazillion-star luxury on the edge of the island’s wild side. Not far from the Kalalau Trail…

…which winds along the Na Pali Coast and reveals vista after vista like this, plus the odd pod of dolphins. This side of Kauai doesn’t have the long stretches of golden sand beaches you’d find elsewhere. It’s rugged and overgrown (because, well, it rains a lot — but when it does you can count the waterfalls that pop up along the mountain ranges!) and it’s stunningly beautiful.

In other words, it’s heaven there. And you’ll find my story here.

P.S. I tweet from heaven so follow @TheAnthology.

P.P.S. You’ll find some of my favourite places on the south side of Kauai here.

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