I still rate hotels by their pools, which pretty much means that Grand Hyatt Kauai is the happiest place on earth for me.
We swam from the adult pool down a kiddie slide, through the lazy river with its waterfall grottoes, under two bridges before reaching the big water slide down to the activity pool (volleyball and basketball anyone?), with its jacuzzi plopped into a centre island.
And then we hopped into the salt water lagoon, which took a good 30 minutes to swim 'round. There are three islands in it. And another waterfall.
It was heaven, I tell you.
And because we were honeymooning, we got a cabana for free one day (after my husband exposed himself to a maid - story here), and sat out watching all the goings on of the salt water lagoon. Fun. Fun. Fun.
I'm not a hotel/resort kinda gal, but once and a while, it's a lot of fun to go that way!
The real question is: how does one go back to regularly sized condo pools from here?
|the husband and me|
|view from our lanai of the adult pool (right) and the beginning of the lazy river (left)|
|reading around the corner from the waterslide|
|Love when mai tais are brought to you!|
|lazy river with waterfall grotto|
|private, lagoon front cabana|
|View from the cabana. Note the proximity of my feet to the water!|
|enjoying a small waterfall (over my shoulder)|
|Phil diving down in the lagoon.|
We're off to Maui on Monday (which is tomorrow for me, but probably today for you), back to the Kahana Village. I'm so excited to get some hiking and snorkelling in!