Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
A laidback mega-resort a lazy river, spacious suites and spa treatments to write home about.
Overlooking Keoneloa Bay and the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail, this mega-resort is quite possibly one of the best on the island. The grounds are beautifully decorated, featuring a collection of Asian and Pacific artwork valued in the millions. The hotel was built to accentuate the ocean views and to allow the gentle trade winds to cool the main lobby area, pool and grounds. From large suites to upgraded concierge level rooms with spectacular ocean views, accommodations are scattered around the property. All feature private lanais, iHome stereos, Kona coffee, spacious work areas and oversized bathrooms. Dining venues include Tidepools’ Hawaiian dining experience in thatched bungalows and family-style Italian fare at Dondero’s. Anara spa offers a serene outdoor setting, while the resort’s meandering lazy river pool winds (complete with hidden caves) throughout the property. Along with a waterslide and saltwater lagoon, the resort is home to Camp Hyatt, with dedicated children’s activities such as hula lessons, volcano making and interactive parrot sessions. The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Poipu Bay Golf Course sits adjacent to the resort.