We were met by the valet and bell hop upon arrival and greeted with a nice Aloha welcome of Kukui nut leis. What a great way to make a good first impression. Check in was fast and efficient the front desk clerk was very helpful in pointing out the highlights of the resort and making sure we were aware of all of the amenities we were entitled to.
Our room was on the 6th in the main building facing the pools. The view was okay, as we don't spend much time sitting out on the balcony. The location of the room in relation to the main features of the resort was great. We never had a walk of more than a few minutes. The only reason I mention this as that this place is gargantuan, and if your room is on the outskirts you could spend a fair amount of time walking to get from one place to the next.
The room was reasonably appointed as far as the decor goes. None of that over the top kitschy decor one tends to find in Hawaii. The bed was very comfy, and the shower and water pressure was amazing. These are my top criteria in judging a hotel and both were above average.
The grounds and pools at this resort are the main appeal of the resort. The vegetation is lush and very tropical. This resort has a series of pools aimed at all levels of activity. The pool area is quite large which made it nice and easy to find relative privacy for a resort so big. We didn't encounter any of the normal lounge chair book holding going on here.
We made use of the Spa while here and was a bit unimpressed. While the spa was large the treatments and layout did not feel at all luxurious if anything it felt a bit like a glorified athletic club. The treatments we received left us underwhelmed as well.
We ate breakfast everyone morning at the Ilima terrace which serves a buffet and was included as part of the amenities we had booked. It is a typical breakfast buffet and nothing special. This was the only time we ever noticed a considerable amount of people at the resort.
Would I stay here again? If I was in Kauai looking to stay on the South part of the Island, then the answer would be a resounding yes. This was our first trip to Kauai, we usually head to Maui, and did feel that Kauai in general seems to lack the number of places to eat and shop that Maui has.
- 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:
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