Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort Review

Costco Travel Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa Review

Our family stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai with our two children for 7 nights. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is the largest resort on the South Shore, offering families extensive dining options, an expansive pool area with a waterslide, salt water lagoon and lazy river, a weekly luau and daily activities around the resort. Adults will also find golf, spa, exercise classes, gym and adult-only pool.

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  • Five nights for the price of four
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two
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  • Rental Car or Hotel Transfers

Grand Hyatt Kauai Pool


For families, I think the pool area is AMAZING and it is the the big draw…and it’s worth it! Multiple pools, waterslide, a 1.5 acre salt water lagoon…it’s a tropical paradise! Our kids are still talking about the salt water lagoon. There is also a lazy river. It’s all sparkly clean and the pool area is so large it doesn’t feel crowded.

Pro tip: Bring a couple of inflatable tubes/floats for the kids. They get expensive to buy there because they all look alike they tend to get lost…so bring some that are unique so they won’t get lost…and then just give them away when you leave. They will inflate them for you at the pool area for a few bucks.

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Room Review

Our room was nice and updated and consistent with what we expect at a 4.5 star Grand Hyatt. If “Grand” Hyatt is a new term, it’s a premier Hyatt Property. While it doesn’t quite sit on par with a Ritz Carlton, it’s inching closer to that both in terms of service and room quality – at the Grand Hyatt Kauai you’ll find marble bathrooms, bathrobes, a resort bag to use during your stay, reusable water bottles in your room with free filtered water stations throughout the resort, a concierge desk that’s always helpful and kind, and housekeeping that’s organized and reliable. Our room also had an empty fridge (much appreciated to stock some snacks because my kids eat ALL THE TIME), a Nespresso coffee maker and a large balcony.

The hotel has a large club lounge for elite Hyatt members. Costco Travel doesn’t offer club level rooms for booking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai (as far as I know…though certainly worth checking because things can always change!).

Nearly every room in the hotel has an ocean view. I’m not sure any room doesn’t have this amazing view! This was the view from our balcony:


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Free Resort Activities

There were also daily free activities all over the resort. We fed koi fish, made s’mores, made lei necklaces, saw the parrots eat, participated in various little contests and activities at the pool, and there were many others we never made it to as well…there’s a daily schedule with several each day, we just hit the activities that going on when we were free and didn’t have other plans. [Confirm with a concierge what activities might be available before you book your trip, Covid has triggered many changes].

Grand Hyatt Kauai - Things to do at Resort with Kids - Free S'mores Activity
Free Activities for Kids at Grand Hyatt Kauai - Making Leis in Lobby - Kid-friendly resorts in Kauai - Costco Travel Reviews


There are many dining options in the resort. We ate the buffet for breakfast as it came with our room, and we ate in the lobby restaurant for dinner most nights (the more casual restaurant, a bit better for kids…but still with an amazing view!). We tried almost all the restaurants and we enjoyed all the food. If you are traveling on a holiday or busy travel time I recommend calling the concierge well in advance of your vacation to book your dinner reservations and activities. The more popular restaurants in the resort do book up in advance.

Know Before You Go

Costco Travel website notes the Grand Hyatt Kauai as a Beachfront Resort. As a parent of young children I think it is important to know that while the resort rests on the beachfront, the waves and undertow in that area of the beach are not generally suitable for kids. The red flag was up every day of our stay. There are some adults that head out into the water, but generally speaking, if you’re seeking a beach vacation and looking roll out to the beach and play in the waves every day..this may not be the right property.

Costco Travel Grand Hyatt Kauai Review - Nearby Poipu Beach "baby beach"

Poipu Beach

The good news is that there is a nearby beach called Poipu beach that is great for kids. It has a HUGE rock jetty that blocks waves and creates a nice calm area for littles. And it has a small Islandish kind of sandbar that bigger kids can swim out to and snorkel. One day we saw two turtles taking a break on the beach there. It’s NOT a fancy beach. But was a nice change of pace and the kids really loved it there.

2 Sea Turtles at Poipu Beach - Recommended Beach Near Grand Hyatt Kauai - Costco Travel Hotel Resort Review

Day Trip: Waimea Canyon

We also took a day and drove to the Waimea Canyon State Park and saw the most amazing views, did a little hiking and picnicking.

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Waimea Canyon State Park

Getting There & Check-In

The resort is easily accessed by Lihue (lih- hu-ee) Airport, about a 35 minute drive. We were greeted with fresh leis in valet at the Grand Hyatt, and promptly checked-in. The front desk is fantastic, as you’d expect for a property of this caliber. We recommend the Grand Hyatt Kauai for families and look forward to returning some day!

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