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Golf Resort Overview: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

An Interview With Diann Hartman, Director of Public Relations

By Brian Weis


The ultimate golf vacation is staying and playing at a golf resort. Below is an interview with Diann Hartman who shares some valuable information about staying and golfing at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.

Give our readers an overview of the golf resort.
Find the true essence of paradise at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Set on the soothing white sand beaches of Kauai's sunny south shore, the resort's classic Hawaiian architecture with open courtyards and lush gardens welcomes the tropical breeze. Strongly committed to environmental conservation and preservation of natural resources, this luxury resort has it all. Freshly renovated rooms blend clean simple lines with Hawaiian design elements to create a private retreat. Relax by the lava-rock river pool or saltwater lagoon. Play championship golf at Poipu Bay Resort. Sample the delicious flavors of the island. And for a Hawaiian spa experience like no other, Anara Spa's natural outdoor setting renews body, mind, and soul.

Share with us your room accommodations configurations. What group sizes can accommodate?
The largest resort on Kauai, we have 602 guestrooms. All rooms are decorated in our renowned Hawaiian classic elegance with elements from land and sea.

All of our spacious guestrooms have their own private lanai (balcony) with over 70% of rooms offering ocean views. We offer 37 luxurious suites ranging from 1,100 to 2,700 sq ft.

We can accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 500 attendees. Our largest meeting space accommodates up to 1,500. All of our meeting space is conveniently located and we offer over 40,000 sq ft of spectacular outdoor venues.

What type of restaurants do you have on property and what type of dining experience can one expect?
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa offers five restaurants and lounges with something to please all. For breakfast, Ilima Terrace offers a varied buffet daily or grab a bite with a coffee at Seaview Terrace and take in the morning view. Lunch may be taken poolside at Hale Nalu or at Ilima Terrace restaurant. Lite fare can be found at Seaview Terrace for dinner along with live Hawaiian entertainment, cocktails and sweeping views. Stevenson's offers the south shores best sushi and sashimi. If Italian is your craving, Dondero's is the place with floor to ceiling windows as well as patio seating, their fresh Italian menu is sure to please. Dinner at our signature restaurant, Tidepools, is a must. Offering the freshest of seafood and steaks, the flavor combinations will wow as you dine in thatched roof bungalow set over a koi-filled lagoon at the base of a waterfall.

Beyond golf what are the top three amenities golfers and non-golfers can enjoy on property?
Our extensive pool area offers a quiet adult pool, a lazy river pool, a waterslide, an active pool area with basketball and volleyball as well as a 1.5 acre saltwater lagoon replete with islands.

Spa enthusiasts will delight in the open air Anara Spa which infuses local cultural influences into each treatment. The open-air design of the spa maximizes Kauai's ideal climate putting people at ease in the soothing sounds of nature.

Cultural learning can take place with activities from lei making, hula and ukulele lessons to a traditional luau.

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long buddies weekend?
Day 1 Breakfast buffet at Ilima Terrace to fuel for the day Early morning tee time Have a beer and play some water volleyball Sushi dinner at Stevenson's Day 2 ATV adventure to see some of the remote interior of the island. Be prepared to get dirty!
Lunch at The Dock, poolside

Late afternoon Practice and Play - shoot the first 3 holes at Poipu Bay for $25 Cocktails and Hawaiian entertainment at Seaview Terrace Dinner at Tidepools to satiate any appetite.

After-dinner cocktail & live music at Stevenson's, the south-shore's luxury nightspot.

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long couples weekend?
Day 1 Breakfast ordered in-room to be enjoyed on your private lanai.
Walk around the lush gardens at the resort or along the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail adjacent to the resort which offers fantastic views and diverse terrain.
Lomilomi massages or our signature Kauai Clay Treatment at Anara Spa will remove any trace of muscle tension.
Lounge around the award-winning pools or in a hammock or beachside cabana and take in the tradewind breezes as the ocean laps the shore.
Nap
Romantic dinner at Tidepools where you'll dine in thatched-roof bungalow set above a koi-filled lagoon. Delicious flavor combinations entice with fresh fish and steak dinners.

Day 2
Catamaran sail along the Na Pali coast to take in some of the most amazing views you'll ever see.
Snorkel in crystal-clear blue water.
Drive up to Waimea Canyon (called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) Return to the resort for a sunset cocktail at Seaview Terrace and Hawaiian entertainment before heading to Stevenson's for delectable sushi for dinner and more live music.
Retire to the firepits and be amazed at all the visible stars in the bright Hawaiian sky.

What area tourist attractions might you recommend while in the area?
Kauai is all about being outdoors in nature so activities such as biking, hiking, boat rides, ATV excursions, ziplining, kayaking and more are all available.

How can golfers inquire about golf packages for your resort?
Our Balance package offers buffet breakfast daily for two plus one round of golf and can be booked at:
http://kauai.hyatt.com/en/hotel/offers.html.

Courses at Resort
Number of Course: 1 - Poipu Bay Golf Course Number of Holes: 18

More Information
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
1571 Poipu Road
Poipu, HI, 96756
808-742-1234

kauai.hyatt.com


 

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Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.


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