Check in - We arrived at the Grand Hyatt and were greeted with Purple Orchid and Kukui Nut Leis. Check in was simple, our room was ready, even though we arrived early (11AM) and by the time we had completed our check in, our luggage had already been loaded onto the bell cart and we were escorted to our room promptly.
Room – We stayed in room 6130 which is a Spacious Deluxe Oceanview Room with a King and a Queen Bed. Certain rooms here have both a King and a Queen bed which is great for traveling with children. Even though we had arrived early, the crib (pack and play) that we had requested was already set up. They had also left baby soaps and essential items as well. If you were looking at the resort from the beach, it would be on the right side. It was further away from the restaurants than some of the other rooms near the main part of the resort, but it was a short, nice little walk through the pool and garden area. The Lanai was large and had a table with two chairs. There would have been ample space for a lounger. The Lanai was private and our view was beautiful. All of the rooms were updated in April of 2011 and are decorated very elegantly . There are nice wooden accents and a marble counter. The Bathroom is very large. The double sink vanity is open to the hallway but can be closed off by a large sliding door. The toilet is in a separate room. There was a refrigerator in the room that was stocked daily. We had wireless internet in the room.
Resort Grounds - Beautiful. Gorgeous vegetation, flowers and meandering paths are all over. There are all kinds of tropical birds around the property. The pool is wonderful in that you cannot see the entire pool from one vantage point. The pools wind around with bridges, rocks, and trees that separate it into many separate areas. You have to wander around which makes it perfectly romantic to be able to find spots that seem more private. You are not necessarily facing people all the time. There is an adult pool. The waterslide is fun – my kids met me at the bottom . The lagoon is so nice. The water is very clear and is doesn’t feel like a “lagoon” to me. The zero- entry sand bottom lagoon is great, and my 1 and 2 year old thought they were at the beach. The sand granules are different than the sand on the beach, so you cannot build castles or anything, but still nice. The chairs are pushed right up to the water’s edge so there is not really room to “play.” There are hammocks around the lagoon and wooden cabanas. You can also rent paddle boards and kayaks in the lagoon.
Beach – The undercurrents are strong. The sand is very, very soft though and its very pretty to at least walk out to and on the beach. There is a rocky area, but since you’re not swimming in it, it doesn’t really matter, it just makes it more picturesque.
Service – Wonderful. No complaints.
Dining - I very much recommend the breakfast plan at the llima if it is priced reasonably and you don’t mind a buffet. The buffet is delicious and they had different options each morning, with some standards breakfast items that remained consistant. There is a swan that swims around and adds the overall ambiance. The Seaview Terrace offers coffees and pastries for breakfast and great hors d'oeuvres . We walked over to the golf course one evening at eat at Yum Cha, but it was closed (on Tuesdays I think).
Entertainment – There was a neat Keiki and hula show one evening and throughout the day, and each morning they have a schedule of activies offered throughout the resort.
Kid Friendly Factor – There are many activities for Children and they do have a Keiki program called Camp Hyatt for kids 3 – 12 which is allows younger kids. Most Keiki programs are from 5 – 12. You are able to check out books, toys, and equipment for your kids if you hadn’t thought to bring these things (or didn’t have room). The Lagoon is great. They have activities like lei making. During the day, there would be staff walking around the pool with complimentary popsicles. There were a variety of food options.
Location - Just about a 15 – 20 minute drive from Lihue airport. Nice little drive, you get to go through the tunnel of trees and along the southern coast line. Perfectly central if you want to go one day to Waimea Canyon, and the next day up in Princeville. There are some really great tour operators in Poipu that I'd recommend as well. Even for trips up to the Napili Coast.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Find the true essence of paradise at Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa. Set on the soothing white sands in Poipu, on Kauai’s sunny south shore, this luxury resort unfolds on over 50 acres of lush gardens. The resort’s classic Hawaiian architecture with open courtyards and lush gardens welcomes the tropical breeze. Freshly renovated rooms blend clean simple lines with Hawaiian design elements to create a private retreat. A water wonderland awaits with a quiet adult area, lava-rock river pool, waterslide, and saltwater lagoon. Play championship golf at Poipu Bay Resort. Sample delicious island flavors at one of six restaurants. And for a spa experience like no other, visit Anara Spa where open-air treatments use island-fresh botanicals to refresh and renew. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel Poipu
- Hyatt Poipu
- Poipu Hyatt
- Grand Hyatt Poipu
- Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa Poipu, Hawaii