12 years ago, I was sitting on the beach in Kauai when out from the ocean walks this total stud of a man with a surf board under his arm. He flashed those baby blues at me and I knew I had to make it my mission to make his acquaintance. That night blossomed into a summer romance, later an engagement, a marriage, and 4 beautiful children.
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary this year than in the place it all began. We packed our bags, left the babies with grandma, and flew first class to a week of marital bliss and luxury sans kiddos. We had the best time ever at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Luau when we were visiting Kauai last, and felt like we must experience more of the resort first hand.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai is located in my most favorite part of the island, The South Shore of Poipu. Someone told me once that Poipu means “the blue hole in the sky”. I’m almost positive that’s not true but it should be! Kauai is home to the wettest place on earth and you can imagine that means it rains a lot, but Poipu seems to always be sunny and fabulous when the rest of the island has a rainy forecast.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Lobby
Right when you walk into the lobby of the hotel, you’re awestricken by the beauty. It sounds corny, but for realsies friends. The lobby is huge and open, with a gorgeous view straight down to the turquoise ocean.
There’s green foliage and Hawaiian flowers growing right from the ground all over the hotel. If you’re looking for real Hawaii, you’ll find it here. Not a single detail has been forgotten, everything has been carefully executed to create a uniquely tropical experience.
We were greeted by a freshly sliced pineapple in our room, and a gorgeous view of the ocean and the hotel grounds right from our private lanai.
It was truly romantic; the perfect place to be celebrating the beginning of our
Hawaiian Love Story.
The resort itself has 602 guest rooms, with choices of full or partial ocean views, or even the pool. Let me tell you friends, the pool at the Grand Hyatt Kauai is not just a pool. This “pool” is a watery wonderland experience; complete with a lazy river, an adults only pool, a huge salt water lagoon, and it’s very own water slide. You better believe we are grown adults and went down the slide more times than I can count.
There are several bars around the pool grounds and we had to finish our afternoon at the pool with a Lava Flow, which in my opinion, is the true essence of Hawaiian flavors in a fancy glass.
The resort is filled with restaurants for every occasion; whether you’re having lunch at the pool, or celebrating somewhere a little more fancy for a special occasion, the resort has it all. We chose to have dinner at the award-wining Hawaiian contemporary restaurant: Tidepools.
I casually mentioned it was our anniversary when I made the reservation, and they made our night even more memorable by seating us in a private cabana out on the water in a beautiful lagoon in order to really celebrate our marriage. It was gorgeous! Our meals were mouthwatering and bursting with tropical flavors. There wasn’t a single crumb or a drip of delectable sauce left on either of our plates.
I recommend this resort to everyone planning a trip to visit the beautiful island of Kauai. Whether you’re going as a couple, or bringing the whole family! Grand Hyatt Kauai truly delivers a luxurious Hawaiian experience. Aloha!
We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai on a complimentary basis for the purpose of this review.
This has in no way affected my opinion.
This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words.