Grand Hyatt Kauai is a fun family resortCategory: Travel
What better way to spend some quality family time than in a resort that not only appeals to adults but also to kids? If you’re looking for the perfect place for a family vacation, check out the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Koloa, Hawaii.
The resort offers all the usual amenities people have come to expect from Hyatt. The rooms are comfortable (and come with cookies at bedtime) and the resort is located near some of Kauai’s most beloved scenic and tourist areas. Every room has a Toto Washlet toilet. A warm seat and a little spritz often make all the difference in the world!
For youngsters there is Camp Hyatt on the premises. Kids between the ages of 3 and 12 – and are potty trained – can take part in the daily activities. This provides some fun experiences for kids besides simply playing at the pool, with plenty of games, crafts, and other activities.
Parents can sign their kids up for full or half days (reservations are required and multiple siblings get a discount). There are scavenger hunts, Gecko hunts, Hawaiian leaf painting, a Hydroponic Garden tour, Koi feeding, Hula lessons, and plenty of other crafts and activities geared for children.
The resident parrots are available for visits and some “Parrot Talk,” in which a wildlife attendant tells all about these beautiful birds. Don’t forget to get a photo with one or all of them: Niele (Hyacinth Macaw), Rico (Green Winged Macaw), Duke (Blue and Gold Macaw), and Malie (Moluccan Cockatoo).
Adults can relax by the pool (there is one set aside specifically for adults), play golf, snorkel, scuba, or enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Poipu Beach area.
Several restaurants provide a large variety of choices for even the finickiest eater. Tidepools has become my favorite place to dine in the resort. Not only is the food delicious, but it is situated in one of the most scenic areas of the property. Honestly, I could sit there all day. If you’re in the mood for Italian, you have to try Dondero’s. And for a great buffet breakfast, make sure you go to the Ilima Terrace. Don’t forget to put some Coconut syrup on your French Toast or pancakes.
Something many articles forget to mention about dining in resorts is the variety for dietary restrictions. Don’t worry about that here. As a vegetarian I can assure you there are plenty of great options for vegetarians, namely the veggie burger poolside. It was so good I had to have it a second time.
And speaking of poolside, there are some wonderful alcoholic and nonalcoholic libations that can be delivered to you while you’re soaking up the sun. And for the kids – and adults – there is ice cream as well as shave ice. Plenty of blowup items are offered to rent or purchase to play with in the water. Guests of the hotel receive complimentary towels poolside.
Throughout the resort are complimentary Flowater stations. Simply take your water bottle to one of these stations and fill it with purified water for healthy hydration. These units provide state-of-the-art purification and what you get is clean, chilled, tasty water, any time you want. No more plastic bottles to keep purchasing. Just find the nearest Flowater station and get your delicious H2O.
At poolside there is a sunscreen booth that, for a few dollars, will spray sunscreen on your body. Goggles are supplied by the hotel for users of this machine. But that’s no reason not to pack your own sunscreen. The Hawaiian sun is strong.
Besides the pool, with its enticing slide that jets guests into the water, there is a saltwater lagoon. After all, this is Hawaii so who wouldn’t want to experience the ocean while visiting the island?
The piece de resistance for adults at the resort is the Anara Spa. If you want to relax, this is the place to do it. The spa classes and the well-equipped fitness room are available for all guests. Additional fees are required for access to the main spa, which includes a steam room and a sauna room, one of each for men and women. Lockers and whirlpools are also part of this experience, and complimentary sandals and robes are supplied while in the spa location. Specialty treatments include a variety of massages, salon services, and combo packs. Talk about a great way to relieve tension! Plus there are couples treatments as well as a stress and muscle tension relieving float therapy. This has to be experienced to understand it. It’s almost like experiencing zero gravity. And before heading back to your room, experience a lava shower under the open sky. Don’t worry. No on can see you. It’s simply a fun Hawaiian experience.
There is no charge for self-parking so it is advisable to rent a car to explore other areas of the island.
The bottom line is the Grand Hyatt Kauai is a wonderful destination for families.
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