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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa Review

Sunset from the Kauai Hyatt in Poipu

Sunset from the Kauai Hyatt in Poipu

Last week, my friend Shelley and I spent a couple of fabulous days at The Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu. Poipu is the sunny, southern side of the Hawaiian island with white sand beaches and excellent views. It was a great place to have a girls vacation and I imagine an even better place to take the family.

We arrived Monday evening and were delighted to find this fresh fruit plate waiting for us.

Fresh Fruit in the room

The room was spacious and comfortable for us and also would have been big enough to accommodate my husband plus our two boys. After the long flight from Los Angeles, we were starving so we headed to the Seaview Terrace to listen to a music and get dinner. It was an open air space with couches and tables so we could sit inside and still feel the ocean breeze. We shared a Trio of Sliders and a plate of Housemade Hummus. The sliders were delicious especially the Lilikoi BBQ Pork, which was one of my favorite dishes in Kauai.

Assorted Sliders and Hummus with Taro chips from the Seaview Terrace at Kauai's Hyatt in Poipu

We woke up to this view from our room.

Sunrise at the Kauai Hyatt in Poipu (photo by Yvonne Condes)

We started the morning with an incredible helicopter ride around the island courtesy of Blue Hawaiian Helicopter (more about that later) and then headed  to the Anara Spa in the Grand Hyatt.

Everyone we talked to – from the rental car agent at the airport to the bellman in the hotel – told us to try to spend the entire day there. I thought that there was no way we could do that. I’m not someone who can easily relax and unwind as I’ve mentioned on this blog before. We went to the gym first, which was nice and spacious with plenty of treadmills, and spent about 45 minutes working out. Then we had our Anara Facial. It was pretty fabulous and very relaxing. My skin felt amazing and looked great. After our facials, Shelley and I met up in the hot tub area and settled in on the delightful pool chairs. Because of the perfect temperature, the delicious macadamia nuts and granola, and the beautiful surroundings, we stayed there for a couple of hours. I’ve never been so relaxed in my life.

Pictures from the Anara Spa at the Kauai Hyatt (photos by Yvonne Condes)

Once we relaxed as much as we could, we walked around the beautiful grounds. Shelley had been to the resort before and showed me the Saltwater Lagoon where her kids had rented kayaks to paddle around. The Grand Hyatt Kauai also has a Camp Hyatt for kids that looked really fun with hula lessons, volcano making, and supervised fun on the waterslide.

Saltwater Lagoon at the Kauai Hyatt in Poipu

We spent some time taking in the beautiful scenery by walking around  the many pools and to the beach. We saw a couple being photographed and enjoyed the hammocks.

The Kauai Hyatt in Poipu (photos by Yvonne Condes)

We ended the night at the hot tub and enjoyed a Liquid Aloha.

Liquid Aloha at the Kauai Hyatt in Poipu

There was no bad view from the Hyatt and the sunsets were pretty spectacular.

Sunset from the Kauai Hyatt in Poipu

The next day we were sad to leave, but we made sure to have a snack by the pool before we left. These could be the best Nachos I’ve ever had in my life. I think it was the Lilikoi BBQ Pork. I have to mention that I was very impressed by the extensive gluten-free menu at the Hyatt. There was so much available.

Nachos at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu

Thinking about the food, the scenery, and the accommodations are making me want to go back to  Poipu and the Hyatt soon. I know my family would love it.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review, though I was provided accommodations and travel. 

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