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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

1571 Poipu Road | Koloa, HI 96756 [See Map]
#2 in Best Kauai Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 3346 reviews
Property Type Resort with 602 rooms, 6 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Shuttle Service, Internet Access See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Some say that the Grand Hyatt's exceptional staff will make you feel right at home. However, your home probably doesn't have immaculately kept tropical grounds, a sand-bottomed lagoon pool or a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. This Hyatt-affiliated resort treats Kauai travelers to a relaxed getaway, with guest rooms dressed in colorful decor, flat-panel TVs, iHome stereo systems and private lanais (balconies). But you'll likely not be spending much time indoors, as the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort offers plenty in the way of island activities. On the property, you'll find several pools and lagoons worth laying by, as well as a variety of cultural performances taking place on any given day. Visitors enjoy indulging at the Anara Spa and teeing off on the gorgeous Po'ipu Bay Golf Course. And when it comes to dining, travelers say you really can't go wrong with the Grand Hyatt's restaurants, which serve up a variety of cuisines ranging from Hawaiian to Asian to Italian. The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is along the south coast of Kauai, east of Po'ipu Beach. Members of the Hyatt Gold Passport rewards program can earn and redeem points here.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“Dramatically handsome, this classic Hawaiian low-rise is built into the cliffs overlooking an unspoiled coastline. It's open, elegant, and very island-style, making it Kauai's best megaresort.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Condé Nast Traveler

“Rooms have white-marble-tiled entryways and rain showers, and terraces are furnished in mahogany with traditional Hawaiian-print linens. ”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Rooms

All the rooms at the resort were renovated in 2011 and include new furniture, updated technology and marble bathrooms with double sinks. Each room has a balcony or lanai that overlooks the garden, pool, or ocean.

  • Wireless Internet is included in the $25 daily resort fee
  • Resort offers PURE rooms, which are hypo-allergenic and aim to reduce and minimize of potential irritants

Standard room size:

500 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located in Poipu, one of Kauai's largest resort areas. The hotel is located on the beach, but it's a bit rocky. However, Poipu Beach is located about a mile west and has clear water.

  • About a mile and a half east of the Poipu Shopping Village
  • The resort offers valet parking for $15 per day, but self-parking is included in the resort fee for resort guests
  • Guests can arrange airport shuttle service for $42 round-trip

  • 24-hour valet parking ($15)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Dining

There are seven on-site restaurants, offering something for every palate. Dondero, the on-site Italian restaurant, serves pasta, pizza and traditional Italian entrees while Ilima Terrace is an open-air cafe overlooking the gardens and ocean. Tidepools offers Hawaiian cuisine in a unique setting of thatched-roof bungalows floating over a koi-filled lagoon.

  • Traditional Luau is held every Sunday and Thursday and features entertainment which gives guests a taste of Polynesia
  • 24-hour room service available

Number of restaurants:

7

Cuisine types:

Buffet, Asian, Italian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

There are nearly 2 acres of pool facilities at the resort, leaving plenty of room for space and relaxation. Kids will enjoy the lazy river and the 150-foot waterslide. The saltwater lagoon pool has a sandy bottom and is large enough to kayak in. The facilites also include a freshwater river-like pool. The pools are open 24 hours. An adults-only pool available next to Captain's Bar.

  • No lifeguard on duty
  • The Shipwreck Bar is a cocktail and snack shack by the lagoon pool
  • Adjacent to the resort is Shipwreck Public Beach

Number of pools:

4

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Anara Spa offers massages, body treatments, and facials in one of 11 private rooms or hales (outdoor bungalows). The sprawling 45,000-square-foot Anara Spa is the largest spa on the island.

  • Guests younger than 14 are not allowed in the spa
  • Spa features a 25-foot lap pool

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Camp Hyatt, the resort's kids program, runs every day and is open to children ages 3 to 12. Programs teach kids about Hawaiian culture, including feeding koi fish, making leis, and Parrot Talk led by wildlife professionals.

  • Full-day, half-day, and night camps are available
  • Kids menus available at most of the on-site restaurants
  • Babysitting service is available, but requires 24-hour notice

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The resort's fitness center is open 24 hours and features cardio and strength-training equipment. There are fitness classes available, including yoga and dance, at no extra charge as well as support staff on-site.

  • Fitness concierge can help with forgotten equipment, including apparel, and can provide maps of running and walking paths
  • Personal training sessions available by appointment starting at $95
  • Three tennis courts available with clinics, lessons, and ball-machine rentals; one hour of court time daily is complimentary to all guests and additional court time is available at a rate of $30 per hour

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats

Business

The resort houses a full-service business center that includes workstations, plus printing, photocopying and faxing services, as well as shipping capabilities. Meeting spaces are various sizes from boardrooms to the 14,268-square-foot Grand Ballroom.

  • All rooms can be outfitted with audiovisual equipment and Wi-Fi
  • On-site meeting planners and caterers available

Number of meeting rooms:

19
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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Golf

There are two nearby golf courses. Less than a mile east of the resort is Poipu Bay Golf Course and the Kiahuna Golf Club is located 2 miles northwest.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The resort offers a number of wedding options for couples and professional wedding planners can help assist with all the details. Indoor ballrooms as well as 40,000 square feet of outdoor space is available.

  • Couples can choose from a wide selection of menu options and numerous on-site dining choices
  • Specialized wedding packages available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

1,000
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

1571 Poipu Road | Koloa, HI 96756 [See Full Map]