For many who have had the chance to visit Hawaii and are wishing to make return visits to the island to simply relax and unwind, the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Maui comes highly recommended.
Upon entering the hotel’s dramatic open concept lobby area, you feel you have arrived in Hawaii in true aloha style! From there, you really don’t have to leave the expansive resort, located on 40 stunning oceanfront acres along the famed Ka’anapali Beach in Lahaina.
The over 800 guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed with private lanais, spectacular views, plasma TVs, full baths, traditional Hawaiian décor and all the expected amenities. The grounds are stunning with two free-form pools with sundecks, divided by waterfalls, an outdoor whirlpool and interactive children’s pool.
A highlight is definitely the wildlife residing throughout the property, including elegant black and white swans, playful African penguins, exotic parrots and Koi fish.
Don’t miss an evening of Polynesian culture at the authentic Drums of the Pacifc Lu’au, featuring an elaborate buffet of island specialties, open bar, hula lessons, local fashion and crafts, as well as an impressive showcase of dance and music performances, including the exciting Samoan fire-knife dance.
Save some rejuvenation time for Kamaha’o (a full service Marilyn Monroe Spa) that offers a wide selection of services from signature massages and facials to Marilyn’s Signature Fassage™ and the Volcanic Detox Wrap. Don’t miss the spa’s Jacuzzi, dry sauna and eucalyptus steam rooms for that extra pampering! Beware however, you might not want to leave!
The resort’s onsite dining is outstanding. Japengo definitely lives up to its tagline “steaks, seafood, sushi…. and spectacular sunsets served nightly.” Additionally, Son’z Steakhouse, Umalu poolside bar and the Grotto Bar will satisfy guests’ culinary and cocktail desires.
For stargazers, the Hyatt offers a very special ‘Tour of the Stars’ astronomy program from the hotel’s rooftop. The late night romance ‘couples only’ package features champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, not to be missed for those hoping to make a special wish on a shooting star.
For sports enthusiasts, the resort is located adjacent to the Ka’anapali Golf Courses with free shuttle service, and boasts three tennis courts, a basketball court and 24-hour athletic club
Those actually wishing to venture off the premises, the resort is situated in close proximity to the historic whaling town of Lahaina, Whaler’s Village shopping center, Hana and seasonal whale watching excursions.
Paradise is definitely found at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Maui.
Photos Courtesy of Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Maui.