Hotel of the Week: Grand Hyatt Kauai

by Leigh in , ,

Friends with children often ask us for kid-friendly vacation ideas, and the Hawaiian island of Kauai is always at the top of our recommendation list. Whether it's hiking Waimea Canyon or sailing along the Na Pali Coastspotting a humpback whale breaching offshore or taking a surf lesson in Hanalei Bay, Kauai is filled with incredible experiences you're bound to bond over.

One of our favorite, family-friendly hotels on the island is the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. It's a big property (602 rooms) but, spread across 50 acres, it rarely feels crowded. This hotel is a particularly great pick if your kids love to swim—between two outdoor pools (one is adults only), a 1.5 acre saltwater swimming lagoon, and the beach, there's plenty of waterside real estate to relax by. The hotel also offers a day camp for kids, where activities like hula and ukulele lessons keep them happily entertained should parents want time to play a game of tennis or a round of golf overlooking the Pacific at Poipu Bay Golf Course. One must-do while you're here: a massage at Anara Spa, the largest on the island, where guests wind their way through quiet paths lined with hibiscus and bougainvillea to thatched-roof treatment rooms that include private, outdoor lava rock showers. We'd spring for the p0haku treatment, an 80-minute massage with hot stones and warm Hawaiian oils.

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