There are hundreds of reasons to travel to Hawaii, starting with a basic truism—it’s paradise on Earth. Lush tropical gardens, incredible sunsets, beautiful green mountains, white and black sand beaches, and warm turquoise waters—it’s just so easy to fall in love with the Aloha State.
Hawaii consists of six islands that offer different experiences but are all worth exploring. There’s the dramatic cliffs along the Napali Coast in Kauai, miles and miles of stunning beach front on Molokai, the magnificent Haleakala Volcano on Maui, and dolphin spotting in Lanai.
Hyatt Hotels has five incredible hotels on the islands—each as unique as the travelers who come to stay. All are perfect spots to plan a wedding, honeymoon, family, or romantic getaway. Here’s how they stack up:
Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort
Right on the beach, this gorgeous property hugs the coast, has a lovely lagoon pool, and some of the best restaurants on the island. Learn about Hawaiian culture by taking and educational walks through the grounds and then on to Mokapu beach where you will learn to make a Ti-Leaf lei, traditionally used to celebrate special occasions. This is the place to try paddle-boarding or kayaking for the first time, and you can even participate on an Outrigger Canoe Paddle, where you can see why it’s been such an important part of local tradition for many years. Kids are welcome, and there’s lots of fun programs for the little ones. For golf lovers, check out several of the world-class courses the Andaz has partnered with, including the fantastic Makena Gold Course.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Close to shopping and Lahaina town, this property is set on 40 acres of lush gardens. Kids will adore this resort with two pools, a kid’s lagoon, and a super fun waterslide. For adults, there is so much to do outdoors, from snorkeling and surfing, to kayaking and tennis. Each of the seven restaurants feature Hawaiian cuisine among their many dishes, and don’t miss an opportunity to have a cup of Kona coffee at the Halona Kai restaurant. Local crafters come by to show their wares on Aloha Fridays, and Keiki (that’s Hawaiian for kids) can learn about the hula and Polynesian culture at Camp Hyatt, while the grownups visit gorgeous Ka’anapali Golf Course or indulge in some pampering at the Marilyn Monroe Spa. The spa also has this great “Glamour Room” to get all the beauty treatments worthy of its famous namesake.
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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Set on 50 lush acres of oceanfront property in Poipu, the guestrooms have private lanais that overlook the Pacific. Kids will love the special menu at the Seaview Terrace, and seafood lovers will delight in Stevenson’s restaurant. Lei making, hula and ukulele, and other native crafts and cultural attractions are available for guests to explore every day in the hotel’s atrium. You can take a hike with the family along the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail or play a round of golf at the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course. The open-air Anara Spa is a stand out here. First, it’s the largest spa on Kauai, and it offers fantastic signature treatments like the Kauai Clay facial treatment combined with an incredibly relaxing massage.
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
This beachfront property’s two tall towers make it a landmark on Waikiki, but it’s their dedication to service and top notch amenities like a kids’ club, nice meeting spaces, free breakfast, and snacks, that really makes it stand out. A great place to try Hawaiian Regional Cuisine is at Japengo restaurant on site, and explore local culture at nearby Pualeilani, where you can find out all about the kings and queens that once ruled this beautiful land. The hotel features Family Ocean Suites that offer plenty of room for kids while offering private space for parents, too, with two private lanais. The hotel is close to the zoo and aquarium, making it an ideal local for a family getaway. The Na Ho’ola Spa is the place for adults to get a tropical facial or relaxing dry sauna.
Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach
This lovely hotel is also all about location, location, location. It is less than 10 miles away from the airport and is in within walking distance from the zoo, the aquarium, museums, Kapiolani Park, and Diamond Head—the famous volcanic crater. There are 426 spacious rooms and lots of amenities perfect for families and couples alike, like free daily breakfasts and Wi-Fi. Of course there is famous Waikiki Beach, but there are other notable spots to catch a wave and a tan nearby like Kuhio and Duke Kahanamoku beaches. This area also has a number of superb golf courses nearby and a huge grand ballroom for weddings, parties, or business meetings.
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