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Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa
Savor the Tranquility
The view back towards the resort and the Seaview Terrace

The lagoon pool is large enough for kayaking

Tropical landscaping frames the resort
First class amenities and fresh orchids adorn the guestrooms bath
Enjoy a refreshing waterslide entrance into the pool

Story by Felix von Marck
Photography by David Lewis Taylor

It only a takes a few seconds to unwind after arriving at the Hyatt Regency Kauai, due to the unique tranquility of this internationally-acclaimed resort and spa. The ease at which the simplest of pleasures can be savored sets a delightful tone at this 602-room resort, and it’s many notable features and first-class amenities have garnered tourism industry accolades. With their elegant and romantic grandeur, the buildings are reminiscent of Hawaiian architecture of the 1920’s and 1930’s. In the lobby and reception foyer, seemingly sky-high ceilings over reception area and an open-air tropical garden welcome the arriving guests. Majestic windows in the Seaview Terrace, located just beyond the lobby, frame a view of the remarkable landscaping and, in the distance, Keoneloa Bay. Classically designed guestrooms, adorned with subtle Polynesian flourishes, feature large, exceptionally well-appointed bathrooms that further seduce relaxation-seeking guests.

I recommend a long sit-down on your balcony when you arrive at your room. Let the view of your surroundings – the tropical gardens, winding pools, waterfalls, lagoons, and dramatic coastlines – slowly arouse your curiosity. Walking paths, terraces, thatched bungalows, secluded benches, sandy beaches, waterside hammocks and more all await your discovery. Plan for unhurried days here at the Hyatt Regency Kauai. Allow time for an extra cup of the smooth coffee after breakfast, enjoy tropical drinks poolside in the afternoon or cocktails at sunset, and savor a dessert after dinner. Swans grace the reflecting pools at the Ilima Terrace restaurant, while the resort’s gardens and Keoneloa Bay complete the view. Guests in a tropical, open-air setting enjoys elaborate breakfast buffets, lunch, or themed dining buffets. The thatched huts of Tidepools seem to float effortlessly over the water, surrounded by waterfalls and lagoons teeming with colorful koi. Fresh Pacific seafood, charbroiled steaks, and contemporary Hawaiian cuisine are served at this award-winning restaurant in a charmingly rustic yet elegant setting. Macadamia nut encrusted mahi-mahi, a delicious signature dish at Tidepools, deftly melds the traditional cuisine of the Islands with innovative and unexpected flavors. Award-winning Dondero’s, often named Kauai’s best Italian restaurant, offers elegant dining elevated by impeccable service, expert wine recommendations, artfully served delectable dishes amidst old-world ambience and many unique special touches.

Guests who prefer more casual dining may choose to sample the fare at The Dock, which is set amidst the pool and tropical gardens, or Kupono Café, which is located at the resort’s Spa. Another choice is the Poipu Bay Grill and Bar on the 18th hole of the Poipu Bay Golf Course. Wherever you choose to dine or enjoy cocktails, the lovely settings and the first-class service will delightfully relax you as much as the fine cuisine will. Ample challenges await golfers at the award-winning Poipu Bay Golf Course, which is situated on 210 oceanfront acres with unmatched views.

Another reason to visit here is The Anara Spa, which has made this a required destination for spa lovers. Rated by Condè Nast readers as one of the top ten spas in North America and the Caribbean, the exceptionally well-appointed Anara Spa offers an impressive array of treatment selections. Experience traditional Hawaiian hospitality, old-world charm and modern luxuries at this lush, intimate resort. The pleasures of the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Kauai should be savored slowly, one delicious meal, one relaxing afternoon, one remarkable spa treatment, one dramatic sunset, one romantic moonlit garden stroll, at a time. Visit Pleasant Holidays for complete vacation planning to Kauai, Hawaii and vacation destinations around the world.

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