Update: Now $235+ or $210+ with a new account.
-Book by 07/10.
-Travel between 08/20-12/23.
Kauai is probably my favorite place to vacation in the world…I went there 3 times in 3 years but haven’t been back in nearly 2 years and am aching for a return trip. It’s just a beautiful, serene island, not (yet) overrun with touristy kitsch like fellow Hawaiian islands Oahu and Maui have been. The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a fabulous hotel with seemingly endless number of pools and lagoons with hidden caves tucked behind the waterfalls, waterslides, and hot tubs scattered all over the beautiful property. It’s located in the sunny southern half of the island right near the incredible Poipu Beach with world-class snorkeling. And just a short drive up breathtaking Waimea Canyon with it’s incredible hiking as well as the miles and miles long and often deserted Polihale Beach.
The hotel just finished an extensive renovation earlier this year.
Parking, tennis courts, wifi, phone calls, and spa/fitness center access are all free. When I was there last they even had free scuba lessons in their lagoon! Diamond members also have free access to the Grand Club.
This is one of the best rates I’ve ever seen for the Grand Hyatt Kauai. It’s just $205 plus tax per night. Open a new Jetsetter account and you’ll get $25 off your first purchase, dropping the price down to just $180 plus tax. (The hotel shouldn’t have any problem combining multiple reservations so you don’t have to switch rooms…) Tax adds just $32 per night and that includes the mandatory $25 resort fee that is normally collected at the property in addition to the Hyatt.com rate on all paid stays (Hyatt waives the resort fee on all award stays)
You can fly on all the major airlines directly from the mainland into Lihue, Kauai or with an easy connection via Honolulu. AA charges 35K miles during off-peak periods and most of the others charge 40K.
BA will book you for 35K miles on AA year-round with no fuel surcharges. Until 07/31,you can transfer just 24K AMEX points into 36K BA Miles!