Nestled along the ocean in Poipu - on the sunny southern side of island Kauai - is 602 rooms of luxury at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. The elaborate resort has been recently renovated and boasts a grand, elegant, magnificent, luxurious air from nearly every element, yet it's not any taller than the palm trees swaying in the breeze outside.
The grand layout of Grand Hyatt Kauai — Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
The hotel holds four different restaurants, lounges and bars that offer excellent food and nightly entertainment. Resort shops are also within the hotel walls, enticing those in need of a break from the beach. Both fresh and saltwater pools lie in the ocean-side grounds, complete with slides, waterfalls and whirl pools. The upper pool is decorated with small waterfalls and is definitely fun all around. You can even kayak the hotel's lagoons.
Rooms are entered through heavy, hardwood doors and boast minibars, entertainment centers, robes and a lanai (porch) sitting area. Decorated with Hawaiian quilts and other island elements, the rooms sing tropical notes. Bathrooms are constructed of elegant marble, and you will find iPod docks and stereos in the room.
There are many types of rooms available, from garden views to the presidential suite, but a unique one is the hypo allergenic room for allergy sufferers. All rooms come with the option of two beds or one king. Prices vary greatly between seasons and start at $290 for rooms and range up to $5,100 for suites.
On-site child care is available, along with golf and a luxury spa. Here at the resort, you'll also be treated to three tennis courts, 24-hour room service and eight shops. This is definitely the perfect hotel for a vacation of relaxation, luxury and pampering.
Relax and enjoy luxury accommodations — Photo courtesy of Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Location is also a standout factor when choosing to stay at the Grand Hyatt, which is surrounded by an abundance of gorgeous beaches and attractions. You won't be lacking in options of fun things to do.
Just down the street are the Maha'ulepu Beaches, which consist of three secluded, white-sand beaches. Right near the resort is Poipu Beach, a hot spot with visitors. This is a good beach for surf lessons with one of the several surf schools based on the beach.
Also in the immediate area are upscale restaurants like Red Salt, Merriman's and Roy's. And for a beach town, Poipu sure isn't lacking in shopping. If you're in need of some retail therapy, check out The Shops at Kukui'ula or the historic stretch of shops up the street in Koloa.