A team of Oyster reporters spent weeks exploring Kauai's top resort hotels. We slept in the beds, lounged on the beaches, ate in the restaurants, and even danced some hula, all with an eye toward selecting the most distinguished properties. Here's a list of our favorite romantic hotels. Less developed than other Hawaiian islands, Kauai represents authentic, unspoiled Hawaii. Its lush flora and rocky cliffs create a romantic backdrop for any vacation.