Winter Getaway to Kauai: Part 8 – The Many Pools of the Grand Hyatt Kauai and more…

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Winter Getaway to Kauai: Part 8 – The Many Pools of the Grand Hyatt Kauai and more…

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Emily Jablon:  Daraius and I went to Maui, Hawaii in March 2013.  We loved Hawaii so much that we decided to return, but this time to Kauai.  Kauai is more laid back and less built-up than Maui.

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Taking in the View at Sprouting Horn Park, Kauai

We went to Kauai over Valentine’s Day week, which made for a very romantic getaway.  Using our miles and points made it even better!

Winter Getaway to Kauai – Trip Report Index:

We have further divided the activities based on the sides of the island in which they are located.  Unfortunately, we did not make it to the North side because of the heavy rains, so please comment if you have been to the North side and have not-to-miss recommendations!

Activities in Kauai

  • West Side
  • East Side
  • South Side

Southside Kauai Activities

Spouting Horn Beach Park

We went to see a blowhole, located on the south side at the Spouting Horn Beach Park.

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Watching the Waves Crashing Into the Black Lava Rock Was Breathtaking!

This was cool to see, but I would have liked to get a little bit closer to the action.  However, we read that it can be dangerous to get closer because of the forceful impacts of the shooting water.

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According to Hawaiian Legend the Spray Is the Breath of a Giant Lizard Who Is Stuck in the Lava Hole

The views were very pretty, though!

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Is This Heaven?

Poipu Beach Park

We also went to Poipu Beach Park, which is great little beach area.  There is a small lagoon where it’s safe for little children to swim.

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You Will Have No Trouble Finding a Place to Lay Your Towel Down Here

There’s also a large playground…

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A Fun Spot to Take Small Kids for the Afternoon

…a covered picnic area, and more.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Pools

I was looking forward to spending a day at the pools!

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Daraius Was My Camera Man for the Day

The pools at the Grand Hyatt Kauai are fantastic.  They meander throughout the property, which makes them very fun to explore. There is an adult pool, a freshwater pool, and a kids’ pool. There is a series of swimming pools that are joined with interconnected pools, and even a saltwater pool with sand. There is a slide for kids, and several Jacuzzis.

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The 150 Foot Slide Is Fun for All Ages  

A jacuzzi surrounded by more pools…

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None of the Pools Were Crowded

There is also a saltwater pool…

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You Could Kayak in the Saltwater Pool

All of the kids really seemed to enjoy it.

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And Some Folks Even Snorkeled

There is a pool just for adults.

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Adults Can Find Solace in the Adults Only Pool

The pools seemed to go on forever.

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A Volleyball Net If You’re Up for a Game

There are waterfalls to be discovered…

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Picture Perfect

and hidden rivers…

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Dazzling Colors Everywhere You Look

You could rent private cabanas.  If you are a Hyatt Diamond member, you can even select a pool cabana as your diamond amenity.

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The Cabanas Cost ~$60 per Day

I didn’t rent a cabana, but I did rent an inner tube and floated throughout the entire pool.  It was so much fun!

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The Lazy River Winds All Around the Grand Hyatt Property

Laying out by the pool was relaxing, and I curled up with a good book and magazines.

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Relaxing Poolside

Grand Hyatt Kauai Beach

The beach was located just steps away from the resort.  However, the beach had unsafe swimming because of the high winds and strong currents.
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If You Aren’t a Pool Person There Is Also a Walkway to the Beach

There were private cabanas by the beach that could be rented by the day.

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The Water Was Rocky and Didn’t Look Like a Good Place for Swimming

There were lots of lounge chairs…

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The Covered Lounge Chairs Overlooking the Ocean Are a Good Spot for Reading a Book

Spa at the Grand Hyatt

My last day at the Grand Hyatt, I went to the hotel spa.

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Entrance to the Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt

At first, I thought I’d try a HydraFacial, but then thought it might be too invasive, so I stuck with a regular facial. With Daraius’ encouragement, I added on a 25 minute massage.

He said I needed to treat myself, so I did.  I decided to try a facial (the 2nd in my life!) and I added on a 35 minute massage.

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The Anara Spa Includes a Fitness Center, Locker Rooms, Saunas, and Treatment Rooms

I got to the spa an hour early to check out the facilities.  The facilities were okay.  It was a bit impersonal and dated.  There was a dry sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and lap pool.

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The Spa Has a Lap Pool for Your Morning Work Out

I enjoyed my facial and massage.  The ladies who provided them were very friendly and warm.  I felt like I had met 2 new friends on the island!

Bottom Line

There are so many fun things to do in Kauai.  Between the pools and beaches, you will never get bored.

Whether you are an adult, kid, or an adult who enjoys feeling like a kid, there is a pool at the Kauai Grand Hyatt for you!  And with all the activity you will work up a big appetite.  Check out our next post for some good places to grab a bite to eat…

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@ DBest- Yes, we did notice that! I’m too chicken to dive off of cliffs though…maybe in my younger days!

Did you notice the people cliffdiving at Shipwreck beach? You can seem them from the cabanas. I agree the water is rocky though, so I went swimming by the Sheraton Poipu instead.

Thanks for bringing us back to the GHK. We loved the pools so much that we dedicated a day to staying on the property and enjoying them. Ten trips down the water slide, floating down the lazy river (and hitting both of the “hidden coves” under the waterfalls, and ending with dinner at a waterside table in Tidepools. Prob our funnest hotel of all time!

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@John – We didn’t eat at Tidepools, but perhaps next time!