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Grand Hyatt Kauai Review & Tour
On our recent trip to Kauai, I was given to opportunity to tour the Grand Hyatt Kauai. If you’re looking for a resort on the sunny south side of Kauai, you’ve probably heard about the Grand Hyatt Kauai. This beautiful resort sits on 50 beautifully landscaped oceanfront acres.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai is one of the three largest resorts in Hawaii (the largest in Kauai) and a top-rated resort for families. Over half of its 604 rooms have an ocean view of some sort, and who doesn’t want to see the ocean? If you’re worried about Kauai weather, don’t be. I always tell my clients that it’s not as bad as you think, and if you’re anxious, stay in the Poipu area!
The resort is situated in front of Keoniloa Beach, which is better known as Shipwreck’s beach. Sometimes there will be warnings for swimming on the beach, but fortunately, the resort has some fantastic pools.
You probably know that I recommend renting a car in Hawaii. If you’ve overlooked renting a car because you thought it wasn’t necessary, the Grand Hyatt does have Avis on property. They even have a super van that seats up to 12, which is perfect for large or extended families.
One (strange) thing that I enjoyed about the Grand Hyatt was the birds. The resort has four birds in the atrium, three macaws and one parrot.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai has several restaurants and bars on-site as well as nightly entertainment. Want to enjoy a luau while on Kauai? You’ll find one here on Sundays and Wednesdays each week. If you believe that vacation calories do count and want to burn them off, use of the fitness center comes with your resort fee. I didn’t photograph the fitness center because there were quite a few people working out, but it was impressive!
One of the most popular on property restaurants is Tidepools, which is only open for dinner. Even if you do not stay at the Grand Hyatt, this restaurant is worth checking out. There are many other offsite restaurants in the area as well.
During my tour, I was able to take a look at both standard rooms and suites. The resort has several ocean-view suites that allow three guests. Many of the suites are adjoining, which is another excellent option for families or extended families. All rooms have a beautiful island theme. Every room on the property has a lanai, perfect for sipping your morning coffee or tea while listening to or looking at the ocean.
Kids club and pools
Another reason that the Grand Hyatt is an excellent place for families is their phenomenal kid’s club, which is available year round. They also have (in my opinion) the most amazing pools on Kauai. They have a saltwater lagoon, a lazy river, and adults pool with a nearby bar and more.
Getting married on Kauai
Looking for a great place to get married on Kauai? The Grand Hyatt hosts over 300 weddings per year. This resort is large, so it offers many accommodation options for your guests. I also got to take a peek at a brand new unnamed (as of my visit) suite which would be fantastic for a honeymoon.
I also got to take a look at the Anara Spa. If you’re looking for a great resort with a spa, look no further!
How much does it cost to stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai?
The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a higher-end resort, and the rates are similar to other higher-end resorts on the islands. The average price is around $500 per night, which is what you would expect for a resort-like Grand Hyatt in Kauai. The current resort fee is $30 a night, which is also quite standard for Hawaii. The resort fee includes parking, internet, bottled water, laundry, and more. If it’s in your budget, I believe the Grand Kauai is well worth the price.
My favorite things about the Grand Hyatt Kauai
My favorite things about the Grand Hyatt Kauai were the many different available room types, the pools, the Anara spa, and the proximity to the ocean. Although I do recommend exploring as much as possible on Kauai, this is a great home base to come back and relax.
Although this is a beautiful resort, it’s also very laid back. Feel free to come back from your adventure sweaty and dirty, no one here will judge you! I also loved the friendliness of all of the staff I met during my visit. They were all so friendly and full of the Aloha spirit.
If you’ve ever planned or tried to plan a Hawaii vacation, you know about the overnight flights home. I’ll be writing a post about this soon, but it’s primarily due to the time it takes to fly + the time difference. Late flights can be problematic if you have to check out of where you’re staying at 12 and not leaving until 9. Fortunately, the Grand Hyatt has it figured out! They have a lovely little area for you to stay, shower, and store your things in lockers. You can also enjoy the pool and grounds for the rest of the day. Amazing!
Things I didn’t like
I didn’t have any significant dislikes regarding the resort. If I had to nitpick, I would say that some of the standard rooms are a bit dated. I do love the island theme, but some things seem a bit older. I was told during my tour that there were many upgrades in the works and even saw some of these first hand.
If you’re looking for a great place to stay in south Kauai, I would highly recommend the Grand Hyatt. I hope that you enjoyed this Grand Hyatt Kauai Review.
Just as a note, I did not stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, I took a tour of this fantastic property. Please be cautious when reading any reviews based on people who were given free vacations or being paid for their review. I am simply a Hawaii Travel Agent who tries to stay at or tour as many resorts as possible to provide the best possible current advice for my clients!
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