Spring Break to Maui: Hyatt Regency Maui

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Emily:  As you approach the hotel, there are several resorts in the same area.  I left like I was in Orlando with all of the high rise resorts!  Our hotel was nearer to the end of the resort laden driveway.

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Enjoying Hyatt Regency Maui’s Beachfront Location

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The hotel looks a little older, but still has its rustic, island charm.  The hotel has over 800 rooms, so it seemed a little rushed and crowded.  I think I prefer the more relaxed hotels, such as the Park Hyatt in Goa and the InterContinental Thelasso in Bora Bora.

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Aloha Hyatt Regency Maui

The check-in area had a modern design and did not seem to fit with the tropical & older feel of the rest of the hotel.

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Contemporary Designed Lobby

The open atrium lobby made the hotel seem bigger.

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Atrium

There were beautiful flowers and palms trees planted right in the lobby.

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Lobby Filled With Beautiful Flowers and Palm Trees

I didn’t get the name of this beautiful purple flowering plant, but it was so pretty!

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Purple flowering Plant

I expected to see wildlife, but not these animals in Hawaii!

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African Black-footed Penguins

I wonder if they were comfortable in the heat.

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Details About the African Black-footed Penguin

The poor penguins’ home looks like this:

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Hyatt Regency Maui

I was surprised to see so many different animal species at the hotel.  It reminded me of the movie, “We Bought a Zoo.”

There were also African birds roaming around.

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Exotic Birds

The hotel had a very large swimming pool area that was well landscaped.

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Panoramic View of the Pool

Another view of the hotel pool.

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Hyatt Regency Maui Pool

There were water slides…

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Water Slide

..and neon green beach chairs.

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Neon Green Beach Chairs

There were lots of beach chairs, and I could always find one – even in the afternoons.

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Hyatt Regency Maui

There were outdoor private cabanas that were on a roped off portion of the beach.  You had to pay extra to access these cabanas.

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Private Cabanas

There were lots of cabanas along the beach.

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Beach Cabanas  and Hammock

The grounds were very well maintained.

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Lush, Well Maintainted Grass

In the swimming pool area, there was a kids’ play area with shallow water and toys.

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Kids’ Pool

There was a jacuzzi nearby too!

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Jacuzzi

The water was very warm, perfect for a foot massage.

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Emily Enjoying the Jacuzzi

There was a man-made cave at the pool.

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Man Made Cave

With a Grotto Bar as well.

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Grotto Bar

And a waterfall that came out on the other side.

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Waterfall

You could even play basketball from the pool!

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Pool Basketball Hoop

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Lounge Chairs at the Pool

There’s an outdoor bar and restaurant called Umalu.

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Umalu

And outdoor massage tables.

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Oceanside Massage

Daraius was anxious to try them out!

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Outdoor Massage Tables

But there were no reservations left.  There was easy entry into the beach via a little path.

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Beach Access

I was anxious to get in the waters!

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Just Steps From the Beach

As we kept walking, we found a peaceful garden area with swans. There were a few swans and flamingoes in the distance.

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Swans and Flamingos

The swan was very beautiful!

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Swan

This garden served as the view from the hotel’s Sonz at Swan Lake restaurant.

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Swan Lake Restaurant

The hotel also had an outdoor activities center.

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Beach Activities Center

…with surfboards to rent…

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Surf Boards

…inner tubes, as well as snorkeling equipment, paddle boards, and boogie boards.

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Inner Tubes

Next, we came to the hotel’s spa, Spa Moana.

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Spa Moana

The spa was nothing too special.  It was only one room with a sauna, a dry steam room, and a Jacuzzi.

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Spa Moana Jacuzzi

There was water available at all times.

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Refreshing Lemon Water

The waiting room was underwhelming.

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Spa Moana Waiting Room

The best part was the view from outside the spa!

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Spa Moana’s Beach View

The beach outside the spa is even more deserted.

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Deserted Beach

And if you walk a little further you will soon be mostly by yourself.

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Ocean Rocks

Inside the huge resort, there were lots of shops, including a small Macy’s which had a large selection of swimwear.

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Shops

The parking lot was somewhat small, though.

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Parking Lot

Daraius self-parked in the lot next to the hotel.  It was $14 per day and the fee isn’t waived for award stays.

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Parking Rates

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18 Responses to Spring Break to Maui: Hyatt Regency Maui

  1. That pool area is amazing, it’s the main reason I chose this hotel. Yeah, those penguins do seem out of place in Hawaii and the pond seems very small. Go to South Africa or near Melbourne, Australia to see them in the wild! The African birds are Crested Cranes. I hear they have parrots too, I hope they are treating them right! I’ll know by the feather condition and body language if they aren’t.

  2. @Tara @ Miles To The Wild – If you like pools, check out the Grand Wailea and their pools! There are parrots at the hotel as well and they were flying around the atrium.

  3. Hi Daraius
    I stayed at this property for 10 days last May. I recall the self parking was included in the resort fee at that time so they must have changed their policy. The one thing you missed in this part of your trip report was the gym, which I thought was very above average for Hyatts.

  4. unrelated to this post. But I keep on hearing about hilton not earning 6 points for drug store. haven’t got any letter from them. So does that affect me?

  5. @Jeff – Ha! That’s a post by itself. I always carry my running shoes when I travel, but I rarely actually visit the gym!

    @leslie – Yes, it will take effect from after your may statement closes. The change was included in the feb statement.

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