Luxury, elegance and grace describe the Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa in Kauai. As guests step out of their vehicle, valet attendants welcomed the women with fragrant Leis made from purple orchids while men received Kukui Nut Lei. The elegance doesn’t stop there. Experience 50 oceanfront acres of classic Hawaiian architecture, open courtyards, lush gardens and pristine pools.
Guests walk into an open-space lobby, showcasing nature’s wonder of magnificent ocean waves lapping against the shores just steps away from the hotel. The hotel’s architect framed the Pacific Ocean into a moving portrait, just watching the ocean and palm trees swaying in the background.
The impressive, manicured grounds and hotel design entices visitor to explore deeply throughout both the interior and exterior resort grounds. After enjoying the wonderment of the pools, visitors can check the various stores, restaurants and lounges. In fact, it’s probably the only place open until 11 pm since most of Kauai shuts down at 9 pm.
If an employee meets you, they will remember your name at the next encounter. Hotel front lobby employees, valet attendants, concierge and room service workers show over-the-top personal courtesy and inquire passing guests for their well-being. It’s a little breath-taking to be cared for in an attentive manner.
Splendor, beauty and excellent customer service comes with a high price point. During the high, summer peak season, room availability is at 100 percent full. However, non peak months show a price range between $382 to $1,067, depending on ocean view, size of room and amenities. The hotel sells packages, including car transport from airport to delicious, abundant buffets. Special, reduced prices are offered to those who participate in the hotel’s loyalty program.
Recently renovated, the hotel room offers the expected free WiFi, flat-screen television and luxurious sleeping comforters plus an over-sized bathroom. Each room is equipped with a sit-down patio for great people-watching and soothing ocean views.
As described earlier, the Grand Hyatt offers the anticipated amenities. But what makes this resort stand out from the rest of the hotels on Kauai includes the private lanais, coffee service with Hawaiian coffee, Coco Mango toiletries, specifically made for this resort and TOTO toilets that will spray, wash and dry you. Another unusual offering is allowing guests, who embark on day-long island excursions an ability to access a shower room in preparation for late flights out of the island.
Food & Drink
The resort allows guests to enjoy the property by offering a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges within walking distance of room and lobby. So if out-of-town visitors don’t want to try Hawaiian and/or seafood, other cuisine choices are available for the finicky eater. In-room dining service is available 24 hours but prepare for the hour wait on food during the evening.
The resort offers a lazy river, swimming lagoon and spectacular slides. Every section of this resort provides a photo opportunity for anyone who wants to capture the essence of the island. Another photogenic spot is a place where visitors place their leis as a sign of gratitude for visiting the property.
Discover paradise on the soothing, white sands of Poipu, on Kauai’s sunny south short. It is 11 minutes from Lihue Airport
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756
Tip #1: Spend a little extra for an oceanfront room. It’s a great luxury to hear the crashing waves at night.
Tip #2: Ask for regency club level. It’s a little extra but nonstop beverage and snacks throughout the day
Tip #3: Check out the packages on the hotel website. Some include meals while other offer activities. Discounted website to consider include TravelZoo.com and Hotels.com.