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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Beautiful facility! The views are amazing. It is a pleasant, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere. The pools are outstanding. Food and drinks are exceptional. Money well-spent on all aspects of the property. Outstanding employees who help to make your stay very enjoyable.
The Grand Hyatt is just what you would expect - phenomenal. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. Instead of bottle water, they give you a water bottle and have refill stations all over the resort. I love this! The pool was breath taking. We had such a great time going down the water slide with our daughter. I would highly recommend this resort.
Years ago, I wrote a review of The Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa, and today I'm writing again after we just arrived home from our 7th consecutive annual trip to the resort. Why am I writing again? Simple--because unlike so many things that are just not the same after the first time, this resort never fails to guarantee that it's truly paradise.
From the palatial landscaping to the aloha atmosphere, there's a reason why my wife cries every time we end our vacation. But the one area I want to focus on is the people. The employees of the Grand Hyatt are beyond exceptional. You can't pass anyone who works there without getting a smile, an "Aloha" and a warm, welcoming feeling. It's like no place I've ever been, and the main reason we just keep coming back. These people are so happy because they love their jobs, and they love their boss who I had the pleasure of meeting. The General Manager, Dan King, is a true leader. He's a humble, soft spoken man who makes it clear as to how he loves his staff, and they know it. He treats them so well, and in turn, they bring that joy of their jobs to their guests making them feel welcome at every opportunity.
Having returned so many times, the staff recognizes us and welcomes us back. It's like coming home every year. It begins as we drive up and the amazing valets light up when they see us. Each one is just incredible, and I hope you meet Domi, Muani, Victor, Shane, and all the others. Then it's on to the check-in desk where each host makes you feel like they're delighted you're there. I have to give a shout out to Eric who is phenomenal at his job, and can offer advice and suggestions on just about everything pertaining to your Kauai vacation.
I hope you're able to visit the Grand Club where Simone and Anna are total delights. We make a point of seeing them every year because of their warmth and professionalism. Again, I'm leaving people out because there are just too many people to thank.
And don't miss breakfast in Ilima Terrace. Sitting there enjoying the magnificent view of the swans and Hawaiian scenery is only surpassed by the joy of being served by Larry and Lydia. They are never without a smile and by the end of breakfast, you know you've made new friends. You never feel like a customer, you feel like you're with family.
By the end of your day, you relax in your beautiful room, with all the amenities. There's a 65" tv with perfect reception, a Toto bidet toilet in the bathroom, and even treats left on your pillow every night. It's just heaven to be there. I'd be remiss to not mention the terrific housekeeping staff who go out of their way to take care of anything you may need. Our housekeeper, Jocelyn, is amazing, and we look forward to seeing her each year (we have a favorite room which the staff at the front desk always manages to arrange for us each year, and that's why we now know Jocelyn so well, and she always remembers us!).
If you're waiting for the complaint portion of this review, you'll be disappointed. Each year, our stay at the Grand Hyatt is pure perfection, and as we leave, I'm already planning out the dates for next year's trip. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else on the island because so much of it now is going back and seeing all the wonderful people who have become friends, not employees. Again, I apologize to the many people I haven't named--there are just too many of you, but know that my wife and I truly appreciate the work you do, and we thank you for giving us the most amazing vacation every year.
We're now looking forward to next year where we'll be enjoying the Grand Hyatt for the 8th consecutive year!