Trip Report: Kauai 2012 (part 9) Grand Hyatt Kauai

 

Intro & United economy plus Chicago to Lihue
Sheraton Kauai resort and spa
Waimea Canyon
St. Regis Princeville
Kayaking to Secret Falls
Queensbath and Hideaway Beach
Hiking Kalalau Trail
Napali coast boat ride
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Westin Princeville
Food and Drink of Kauai
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FLASHBACK TRIP REPORT!

Grand Hyatt Kauai

After several days on the north side of Kauai we went back to the south side to stay two nights at the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipo.  Unfortunately we both got food poisoning the day we arrived at the property-bad!!   Just about our entire two days here were spent in the bed or in the bathroom! When we arrived we did get to enjoy the property for a few hours. We went to the beach for a while and grabbed some lunch.  We also scheduled and paid for a Luau at the property (which was refunded since we got sick when it started).

We did walk the entire grounds of the property and got to see the amazing landscaping.  They do a great job with the pools and the greenery. The pools are huge and there are several of them which intertwine through a big portion of the property.

Our room was a pool view room and was nice.  The room was somewhat basic and the bathroom seemed slightly refreshed which was nice. There was also a lanai/patio which was nice however slightly small.

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View from our room

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The patio/lanai

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The room-got to catch the end of the Packer game

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The room

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The bathroom

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Pretty nice bathroom

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Shower

Video walkthrough of the room below

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Beach
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The lagoon

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Man made beach pool

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Grounds

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Our lunch-fish tacos

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Burger and fries

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Our lei’s

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Grounds

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After two days of being sick, trying to eat some oatmeal

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Nice tennis courts
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Tennis center

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Lovely plants and flowers

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Seating

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Cocktail lounge

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Parrots

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Polly want a cracker?

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Spa entrance

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Spa pool

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Spa entrance

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The wife enjoying the scenery

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Property marker
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Wife in front of the property

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People jumping off the cliffs

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Front on view of the resort

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Pool

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Lava rocks along the beach

This is a really nice property especially for families due to the number of pools and waterfalls and small slides. When we let them know we were food sick they gladly brought ginger ale, waters and saltine crackers whenever we needed free of charge. I preferred the St. Regis as it is a little more upscale with less children. We would not hesitate to return and in fact we would like to return to get to experience more of the property since we were sick much of the time here.
PointsPinnacle Breakdown 

We transferred some of our Chase Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt and then redeemed 44,000 Hyatt points for two nights.  So you will see in the picture below there is no charge aside from a $25 resort fee.  I honestly don’t remember if we had to pay the resort fee or if it is waived on points redemptions. Rates for this property ranged drastically when we stayed in 2012 but if I recall were going for around $300-400 a night.

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Email confirmation

We had lots of Ultimate Rewards points from our Chase Sapphire Preferred and Chase Freedom cards.  My Freedom sign up bonus was 30,000 points back then and the Sapphire Preferred bonus was 50,000 in 2012 as well so 80,000 points just for those two cards for myself.  Let me know if you have any questions about the property!


 

 

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