by Wendy Irvine
This resort is simply paradise within paradise. When you first arrive, you’ll marvel at the immense and gorgeous open-air atrium. The Hyatt offers 806 rooms, many with outstanding views, that are located in 3 towers — a nine-story Atrium Tower, seven-story Lahaina Tower and eight-story Napili Tower. The guest rooms are decorated in muted colors, and each room has a mini-fridge (empty for your use), coffee maker and marble bathroom. Request a microwave at $10 per day.
The Hyatt grounds are truly something to behold with forty acres of tropical ambience, including lagoons, swinging rope-bridges, a half-acre winding pool with 150-foot lava tube slide, an underwater cave, swim-up bar, a keiki pool, waterfalls, six restaurants, an outstanding keiki club and a popular “tour of the stars” on the rooftop. The list of activities within the resort is dizzying, too: hula-dancing, scuba-diving lessons, tennis clinics and an extremely fun wildlife tour of the resident avian, including swans, penguins, colorful parrots and cranes. Still, the list goes on. Mom might love a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage in the Spa Moana, a full service, to-die-for spa and salon. Or, as a couple, you might want to park the kids with a sitter and enjoy a couple’s massage in the couple’s suite.
The Hyatt produces one of the premiere kids clubs with its Camp Hyatt program. For kids 5 years to 12 years, the camp opens for fun at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m. It opens again for evening fun from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It’s true that you may not see your kids much on the days when their calendars are booked with Camp Hyatt activities. Camp counselors keep the kids busy with loads of activities like hula lessons, lei-making, bird-watching, sandcastle-building and even volcano-building.
Our Editor Loves
- Beautiful Hyatt grounds
- Lots of family activities available
- Premiere kids club available
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
Each morning at 9:30AM the Hyatt Regency has an activity for kids to experience. Go through the lobby, turn right to go outside and it is just before you get onto the balcony. It involves a caretaker feeding fish to the resident South African penguins with a little explanation on the right side. It is followed by the caretaker putting out food pellets for the koi (carp) fish just next door which the kids can toss into the water for the giant fish to consume. And if you go outside, head for the golf course and there is a bridge where bits of bread or dry chum thrown into the stream might attract herons. egrets, schools of fish, and ducks. A great morning outing for adults too!
We recently stayed here and I have to say this was one of the worst places I have ever stayed.
We checked in late, while checking in the people in-front of us were complaining about the cleanliness of their room. Wegot possibly the worst room available at the hotel as it was at max cap. Our room was so filthy we couldn’t even shower after traveling all day. The pool IS beautiful except for the families fighting over chairs and umbrellas, the employees had to break it up. There were straws and cups floating around in the pool along with empty beer cans. It felt like spring break in Cancun. We complained several time with no success. Upon check out we asked to speak to the manager who could care less about what we had to say.
I would never stay here again or recommend it to any of my clients.
My favourite part of staying here was leaving.