I’ve been to Kauai every year for the last 15 years and the Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu is the best resort on the island. While its enormous pool (along with slide and lagoon) attracts families through the year, visiting during the fall season when most kids are in school gives couples the opportunity to enjoy all the amenities without the crowds.
Kauai is my favorite of the Hawaiian Islands – hands down. It’s laid-back atmosphere, along with the lush, tropical landscape is exactly what I need when I get my ‘tropical itch’.
If you want to experience Kauai without the huge sticker shock and family crowds that summer travel always brings, October through December is the best time to visit. And because it’s low season, you can still make last-minute travel plans.
While airfare prices can be daunting during the summer, averaging from $800 to over $1000 per person from West Coast cities, current airfare is between $400 and $600 for travel through the rest of this year. Traveling in the middle of the week will give you the best rates, some are only $200 each way!
As the top resort on Kauai, the Grand Hyatt comes at a price, especially during summer when rates can start at over $500 per night. But rates right now are $359 per night for a 500 sq. ft. room with private lanai. As a Virtuoso agent, I’m able to offer extra amenities for my clients at this resort – at no extra cost to you. The daily buffet breakfast for two is a $70 daily value in itself! One of my favorite Virtuoso amenities is the possibility for a free room upgrade (and since the fall season is not as crowded, your chances of securing an upgraded room is much better than in the summer).
Virtuoso Amenities include:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability-capped at Club Ocean View
- Daily Buffet breakfast for up to two in-room guests
- Daily Anara Spa access for up to two in-room guests
- Welcome appetizer at Seaview Terrace, once during stay
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Also, check out Passport To Friday’s recent post about the Grand Hyatt Kauai and the Poipu area:
Travel Guide: Poipu, Kauai in Hawaii
No visit to the Grand Hyatt is complete without a meal or appetizers at their Tidepools restaurant. How beautiful (and delicious!) does this ahi appetizer look!