Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
What We Love
- Native healing traditions and locally sourced botanicals at the spa
- Proximity to the scenic Poipu Bay Robert Trent Jones Jr. Golf Course
- Entertainment like the Kauai Luau offers first-timers a taste of Polynesian culture
- The Camp Hyatt kids’ club combines playtime with local culture and crafts
- Choose from eight restaurants and three bars
What To Know
- While also aimed at romance-seeking couples and business travelers, the resort works best for families
- Free WiFi
- A resort fee of $30 per night applies
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The vibrant furnishings (cushions splashed with flower motifs, buttercup-hued chaises), lush tropical gardens and ocean views from pretty much every room ensure the aloha spirit takes hold early at this sprawling luxury resort. Pristine grounds studded with coconut palms are lit with tiki torches at night, with lawns sloping down to the beach and the crashing waves of the Pacific. Achieve “lokahi” – balance or harmony — in the Anara Spa with treatments such as a bamboo stalk massage performed in a thatched-roof bungalow set among gardens, waterfalls and pools. The hotel’s traditional luau is held every Thursday and Sunday and includes a lavish Hawaiian buffet and Polynesian revue.
In the Area
Adjacent to the resort is the Poipu Bay Golf Course, a dramatically situated 18 holes whose backdrop of emerald mountains and stunning coastal outlooks will impress even non-aficionados. Get a bird’s-eye view of this gorgeous island with a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour to take in Waimea Canyon, tour the coastline and travel over hidden waterfalls. Or, for an up-close perspective, hike the rugged clifftops of the 11-mile Kalalau Trail. Yearn to give something back? Sign up for the resort’s Enrich program, a voluntourism initiative that can involve anything from reforestation projects to building homes with Habitat for Humanity.
How to Get There
My husband and I recently returned from a week stay here and the resort is excellent! Service is exceptional and staff appeared to truly care about the customers. We ate at almost every one of their restaurants and food was delicious. Tidepools was a bit overpriced but ambiance was superb.
Absolutely stunning hotel. The grounds were beautiful.
The staff went above and beyond for our stay. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Kauai.
We did attend the luau and were disappointed that it was in the hotel but it did turn out to be fabulous despite being indoors.
We are spending one week at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu and so far so good. The check in was a breeze, and the staff is mostly friendly and nice. The hotel is large, but manageable, certainly not as gigantic as other properties. The location is scenic and close to other restaurants in Poipu, allowing for an easy way to venture out.
Special thanks go to Megan and Cameron at guest services for being attentive to our needs and our kids, Paul at the concierge desk for going above and beyond to get us info, and YoYo, our wonderful housekeeper. Really nice job by all of them.
The negatives are minor: the rooms are a bit dated. It’s not the end of the world, but they could be updated. The staff at the pool was mostly apathetic and often obviously unhappy/having an attitude (Lauren), which was unpleasant. Again, minor tweaks by management would make it a 5-star. Otherwise, we are loving our stay!
My family and I have been coming to this hotel for years. I recently went on my honeymoon here and yet again it was an amazing experience. My husband agreed this was the best hotel he had ever stayed at. The views are amazing and the architecture of the hotel is stunning. It also has the best pool area I have ever seen - especially the water slide.
I also highly recommend getting breakfast every morning because the breakfast is fantastic. They have everything you could possibly want - from every fruit juice, omelette station, waffles, bacon, and even an asian breakfast (pork buns, white rice, miso soup).
This was our 7th trip to this facility, always excellent, Illima Terrace Team a stand out. 35th Anniversary, 70th Birthday, with friends doing similar celebration, wonderful time. Location is about the best there is anywhere, feels away from "city" yet close to a great deal. Kauaii is still the best "closest" to Hawaiian Alhoa on the main islands.