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Grand Hyatt Kauai Hotel Review, best resort on the island

The Island of Kauai is one of the best of the Hawaiian Islands. This slow paced and beautiful island has the perfect combination for a relaxing vacation and an outdoor adventure. No vacation to Kauai would be complete without booking a stay at one of Kauai's best hotels; The Grand Hyatt. Check out the complete hotel review of the Grand Hyatt Kauai before booking your perfect vacation.

bright blue lagoon waters with black lava rock surrounded by palm trees and the grand Hyatt in kauai


Located on the southern shores of Poipu Beach, the Grand Hyatt Kauai is in a perfect place for a vacation. The resort is only a 25 minute drive from Lihue International Airpot (LIH). This side of the island is much quieter than the other main area of Princeville on the north for a quiet vacation. Additionally, this is closer to the Na Pali Coast which is arguably the best and biggest attraction for adventures and things to do on the island!

sunrise illuminating the sky with dark silhouette cloud and palm trees

With lush tropical landscapes, huge pools, lagoons, and direct beach access, you will never need to leave the resort. However, if you are looking for adventures, check out the Kauai Travel Guide for everything you need to do and see when planning your next trip.


The resort features one of the best pool areas with a 1.5 acre salt water lagoon, a 150 foot waterslide, tiers of pools surrounded by waterfalls and beautiful black lava rocks, and koi ponds. Additionally, there is a beautiful championship golf course, spa, and tons of dining options available on property. And last but not least, the property sits on beautiful Poipu Beach.

rainbow in the Kauai mountain ridges behind the lush grand Hyatt kauai

The hotel sits on Shipwreck Beach which has been the scene for many Hollywood Movies. You will also find the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail which is a beautiful coastline path for a good walk to start your day or to watch the sunset.


There are endless dining options available on property and you will find yourself never needing to leave!

Breakfast / Brunch

Start your day with coffee and pastries at Seaview Terrace or head down to the Alma Terrace for an awesome brunch buffet!

Lunch/ Snacks

Hale Nalu is the pool side kitchen which will also bring food directly to your lounge chair or cabana. Frozen drinks and Poke on repeat!

Captain's Bar is an outdoor bar by the pool with TVs for lunch and drinks

Dinner / Fine Dining

Tidepools is the resort's premiere restaurant and for good reason. With an amazing ambiance featuring waterfalls and koi ponds, this fresh seafood and Hawaiian restaurant is a great spot for dinner. Make a reservation!

Stevenson's Library is an amazing sushi restaurant and bar. They have great fish and sushi rolls with a huge bar if you're just looking for an evening night cap.


Reserve the Share the Stars and enjoy a fine dining 4 course private meal on the beach. Enjoy a special moment with your loved one under the stars as the waves crash next to you for a romantic meal.

Kauai is one of the most beautiful islands in Hawaii and the Grand Hyatt is the perfect place to book when planning your trip.

man in a tube raft in the middle of the bright blue water lagoon surrounded by palm trees and black lava rock at grand Hyatt kauai


The rooms and suites are beautiful and spacious. We stayed in a suite which had a beautiful ocean front balcony with an ocean view and a large bathroom with huge bathtub. The rooms have more traditional Hawaiian style aesthetic vs a luxury modern feel but they are still beautiful rooms. Plus, it is Hawaii so you are rarely in your room! But if you want to splurge for a luxurious suite, they have beautiful accommodations with large living rooms and views.


The property is very big which means you may have to walk a lot depending on your room location but this is hardly a complaint when you’re staying in a true tropical paradise.


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