You’re too high maintenance. You’ll have a great time no matter where you stay. The pool area is impressive. In Maui, everyone wants to stay at Andaz. We usually stay Club level at other Hyatt's with our Gold Passport points, because of top floor rooms and concierge located there as well. The whole miles and points hobby focuses on first-world problems. A much better deal than Grand Hyatt IMO, especially for large families. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa offers 602 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and espresso makers. Sheraton Kauai Resort vs. Kauai Marriott in July, Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection. You can verify award availability via Wyndham.com first. Hawaii is hot and humid so you rather go to southern Florida. I am specifically interested in what they serve for breakfast and afternoon appetizers. But my point is, at any given destination there are many options, and what works for one person, won’t work for the other. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is, in my opinion, one of the best resorts in all of Hawaii and the service here was top-notch. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. But we will only have three nights in Kauai and I want to explore the island instead of the resort pool. 44 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Club Room (1 King or 2 Queen Bed), Guest Room 45 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Deluxe Suite, Living Room 46 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View, Bathroom To review the Tripadvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html. We stayed in Wailua area years ago, and drove through Kapaa. This is easily my favorite resort– stayed here 16 times and always look forward to returning. I appreciate your perspective since you’ve stayed in both places. Frankly, we may not be flying anywhere this year. The lagoon is up to 9 feet deep but the “beach” end is shallow enough for small children. Hey Leana, You can’t be serious with these dilemmas. It costs 20k points per night and we can get club access there as well. Staying in Kappaa is way hotter! Guys, you really need to lighten up! They obviously don’t spare any expenses when it comes to landscaping. eg Sheraton? The bedrooms a Lanai that had it’s own kitchen. If Hyatt offers Diamond status before the trip, I probably wouldn’t be able to resist! As I’ve said before, it looks beautiful, and I can’t imagine any kid not liking the pool area. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. But I have several trips in the works, with a very good possibility of extending our stay in Hawaii, specifically the island of Kauai. Subscribe. My husband and I both applied for Chase World of Hyatt credit card awhile back, and I plan to hang on to both of them for the foreseeable future. You wont appreciate it if you’re complaining about it being hot and humid. 🙂 Of course it’s not a big deal either way. She thought it might be possible, but website states triple occupancy, so I’m not sure how it works in reality. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, 3 the outdoor swimming pools, and 3 hot tubs. I won’t show my kids the photos of the place, and they won’t know what they’ve missed. For our family we chosem in summer, the "Sunshine on Sale" or "Three for Free package" at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Get answers to your questions about Poipu, Top Ten Ways to Protect Hawaiian Monk Seals, Hotels near National Tropical Botanical Garden, http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt-world-hyatt/1307237-gh-kauai-review-master-thread-mid-2011-forward-97.html, http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html, Staying several weeks on Kauai in December. But for our situation, it’s just not the right fit. A video review of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. If we could get a suite there, I would absolutely go for it. You can even sit in a beach swing together and watch the sunrise. Plus, it’s relatively compact. It’s located right on the beach, though it’s not swimmable. I have seen conferences start to cancel in June already. I’ve been able to put the annual renewal certificates (valid at Cat. See photos and read reviews for the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa rooms in Poipu, HI. Suites feature a separate bedroom, king Grand Bed®, sitting area, desk, private lanai. Access to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Club Lounge is available with some room packages (including rooms with points) or with Hyatt status.The Club Lounge offers breakfast, snacks, and a light dinner.. The Princeville is beautiful, we’ve been to Kauai numerous times. The Shipwreck Wing is closer to the 3 freshwater pools and the lazy river. Try a condo from VRBO possibly? Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa offers 602 accommodations with iPod docking stations and espresso makers. I guess it just depends on what one is looking for. My flights are already booked via Southwest. 1-4 properties) to good use on a number of occasions. Rooms open to lanais. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. A flat-screen TV with cable channels, an electronics charging station, a beverage chiller, a seating area, and a large work desk are offered in each guest room. Poipu is, overall, in a better location to Waimea Canyon, Port Allen (Napali Coast boat tours) and you can get to Hanalei Bay and Haena State Park pretty easily too. The main goal is not to convince you to forego staying at the Grand Hyatt. It looks beautiful. I’m glad that I decided to call because this is a gem of a deal IMO. 12 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View, Guest Room 13 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Suite (Pool Suite), Bathroom 14 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Standard Suite, Bathroom See all 89 photos The lounge also has the best cookies you’ll find ANYWHERE. My cousin-in-law said it’s her favorite Hyatt in the world. Stayed in both resorts multiple times. I prefer exploring the island, doing activities, and going to beaches. Splitting a stay between condo and Grand Hyatt might be the way to go. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in United Kingdom. Rooms open to lanais. Obviously, walking is good for your health, but Hawaii is stinkin’ hot and humid. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. Here is the price for one-bedroom condo when paying cash: And here is the Go Fast rate for the same dates: That’s over $100 in savings (when factoring in tax) in exchange for using 3,000 points per night. Unfortunately, Wyndham properties there don’t have A/C. @Dee You misunderstood what I said. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Poipu Picture: Ocean view Grand Club room - Check out Tripadvisor members' 8,185 candid photos and videos. So, yes, a 2 a.m. swim is possible. That will kill our vacation. Private lanai/walkout patio on ground floor Tub and walk-in shower As I’ve mentioned in my previous comment, it looks likely that schools in Florida will stay open in June. We go to the local Hyatt Regency in Bonita Springs because the kids absolutely love it. And just look at the bird’s eye view of the pool complex: Considering the fact that room rates for my dates hover around $600 per night all-in, paying 25K Hyatt points instead seems like a bargain. Navigating sprawling grounds daily for dining and doing laundry sounds exhausting. Also, as an Explorist (via elaborate system of MLife matches), my husband would be entitled to a better room, subject to availability. But the process is a bit convoluted. Just saw an update that schools in Florida will be closed till April 15th. I just don’t feel compelled to go out of my way to stay there. Counting the days (and hoarding Chase Ultimate Reward points) 'til our return next summer! I stopped reading after that. As a result, they may keep them open in June. Hanalei vacations, George Blake if he’s still working on the island. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. You are allowed to buy 10,000 points per calendar year, so if you decide to buy 9,000 points, this is what you will pay: That would be a great price for a vacation rental in Kauai. I prefer a relatively compact resort where you can get what you need in a mater of minutes. LCD televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films. Each guest room includes a private balcony. I believe you. Mega resorts are just not my thing. @Steven I’m glad I’m not alone! The venue comprises 602 rooms. Nothing wrong with it, and I go for the usual suspects myself on occasion. In this review I will show you the hotel grounds, hotel common … With so much uncertainty at the moment, flexibility is key. The GHK is my favorite! @B I’ve heard the winter is cooler, so that’s good to know. I started to feel like I’m a bad mom for depriving my kids of this experience. 1) First and foremost, I HATE sharing one room with my kids. Answer 1 of 3: I am wondering if anyone has recently been to the club room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Plus, some rooms have a king bed+ sofa sleeper, and we can bring an air mattress in the van (free!). You will visit GHK someday. The resort’s classic Hawaiian architecture with open courtyards and lush gardens welcomes the tropical breeze. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children. The Grand Hyatt Kauai lobby is everything you would expect at a luxury resort. Especially when we are getting a large unit with all the conveniences of a home instead of  a tiny room. We do it locally for weekend getaways, but it’s my strong preference not to, especially when factoring in all the stress of flying. Thanks, If no one chimes in here you might post on the Flyertalk forum: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hyatt-world-hyatt/1307237-gh-kauai-review-master-thread-mid-2011-forward-97.html. Learn how your comment data is processed. If you don’t have Wyndham points on hand, this is one time it would make sense to purchase them. It has counter service and then they bring you your food so you can wear your swimsuit to the counter to order. It’s great though if you like the mega resort thing. There is always a line and wait to check-in regardless of having an elite status. Everything you need to know about the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa rooms at Tripadvisor. IMOP GH is the better option even for a short time. If you have any other questions about GHK, just ask. GH Kauai is spectacular. Maybe I will splurge on a suite or something, even if it’s just for two nights. I’ve read a ton of reviews, and I know my kids would love Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. The GH is way too upscale for you arriving on SW. @Aint nothing I hope you are having a nice day! Is she really serous about going or just a complainer. 🙁 I’m a last minute planner so I’m hoping a summer trip will still be possible for my family, but I’m not booking anything now. Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort looks amazing, but… I admit, I’m really tempted to book this place via Hyatt points. 77 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Club Room (1 King or 2 Queen Bed), Guest Room 78 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Standard Suite, Living Area 79 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Standard Suite, Bathroom Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy resort amenities as much as anyone else. 44 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Club Room (1 King or 2 Queen Bed), Guest Room 45 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Deluxe Suite, Living Room 46 - Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa, Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View, Bathroom I feel like it’s an excellent option for families, and you don’t even have to have any Wyndham points on hand in order to score a deal. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. Just got back from Kauai, temps were 65-75, required a light jacket at night and pretty cool during the day as well. I never claimed otherwise. This card is subject to 5/24 Chase restriction. Kama'aina please tell us: what is the virus vibe in Kauai? But then I thought, wait a minute, they will be going to Hawaii. We won’t be staying in Grand Hyatt or anywhere else in Kauai, for that matter. Last time we went, we stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu and loved it. my family’s summer travel plans are currently in limbo due to Coronavirus, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Nancy’s review of Waipouli Beach resort in Kauai, Why I Fear my October Cruise Won’t Happen, Booking R/T Biz Class to Europe for 88k Miles, Why I Lie to my Friends and Family and More, Steps I’m Taking to Make our Spring Break Trip Less Risky, We Decided to “Go Big” on Universal Orlando Trip, Best and Worst Travel Experiences of 2020. Booking Club Room in Grand Hyatt Kauai. Pool mid to late afternoon. My cousin-in-law said it’s her favorite Hyatt in the world. I have only read a handful of negative reviews on TripAdvisor, so I have no doubt it’s a fabulous resort. 3) My kids will never want to leave the pool area! My concern is Grand Hyatt is so spread out, my kids might complain about long walks in the heat to get food etc. I’ve read a ton of reviews, and I know my kids would love Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. I also happen to have club access certificate which would give us free breakfast and evening snacks. I guess I am crazy because that’s exactly what I plan on doing. My cash portion for 3 nights is $403 (I already had some Wyndham points in my account). The island is worth exploring. We visited Kauai 14 months ago but loved the Grand Hyatt so we decided to stay again but this time we reserved a full ocean view and a Grand Club room. Koloa Located on the beach, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is in Koloa's Poipu neighbourhood. 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