The Grand Hyatt has three large pools, including a lazy river with a waterslide, a large activities pool with basketball and volleyball nets, and a peaceful adult-only pool with private cabanas. There's also a man-made saltwater lagoon. Somewhere among the five acres of aquatic fun, guests will likely be able to find a spot suitable for their needs. Farthest from the beach is the adult pool, which is kept quiet by its elevated position above the other swimming areas. Here couples and honeymooners relax in private cabanas and sip on cocktails from the nearby Captain’s Bar. Below the adult pool, a lazy river culminates with an exciting waterslide, which seems to be a favorite of both kids and their parents. The waterslide drops swimmers into the larger activity pool, which has several hot tubs, a volleyball net, a basketball hoop, and lots of space for swimming. Finally, the saltwater lagoon, with its own sandy beach and calm waters, is the perfect antidote to the hotel’s not so swimmable beach. Here families spend hours kayaking (yes, kayaking), floating around on rafts, or building sand castles on the “beach.” The Hyatt also offers scuba lessons for first-time divers in the deeper part of the lagoon.
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Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes called the “Garden Isle,” which is an entirely accurate description. The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs, aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination.
Beyond Kauai’s dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. Kayak the Wailua River. Snorkel on Poipu Beach.
Hike the trails of Kokee State Park. Even go ziplining above Kauai’s lush valleys. But it is the island’s laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns and along its one-lane bridges that make it truly timeless. Make your escape to Kauai and discover the undeniable allure of Kauai.