We stayed in the Poipu area. This was the doorway to our home away from home....We used the pool at our condo at LEAST once a day but usually twice.
Swimming, sun, beaches, pool: that was how we spent A LOT of time in Kauai. The sun was intense, and we all got a bit red at first, but came home fairly tan for the most part. I usually buy sunscreen that I read about on Skin Deep that is really safe and low in chemicals but sucks to spread all over your body because it's so thick and pasty and smells weird. Let's just say by the end of the trip Hawaiian Tropicana (the kind that smells like coconut) was all I'd smooth on, chemicals or not. That's how Kauai relaxed me.
I'll show you some other highlights of Kauai in part two, like maybe a list of what everyone should do there.