Come and see all that the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa has to offer for you and your kids! I’m sharing all of the info you need to make this the most memorable trip to Hawaii at this beautiful, yet family-friendly resort.
My husband and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency on the west coast of Maui a year and a half ago. It was the most beautiful, relaxing trip and we never wanted to leave our oceanfront beach chairs and poolside drink service while we were tucked under large straw umbrellas. It was divine.
So, when we decided to visit Maui again this year with our two boys (ages 5 and 7) in tow, we were a little hesitant as to if our kids would love it as much as we did. The question we always ask ourselves before we travel with them is “is it kid-friendly?” After our four-day stay here I can honestly say that this resort has the best of both worlds, no matter who you decided to travel with! Here are a few things to know about travelling to the Hyatt Regency with kids!
Our room seemed fit for royalty, with the most magnificent ocean views I’ve ever experienced in a hotel! Our oceanfront suite was located in the Napili Tower. We slept with our lanai (balcony) door open every night and listened to the sound of the waves crashing to shore just meters below. The room had a really great set-up for staying with our children. There was a king bed for my husband and I plus a separate sitting area with pull-out couch, tv and another balcony. It was nice to have a door that could close and divide off both rooms to suit the kids’ earlier bedtimes. There was also a Keurig coffee maker and fridge for snacks and juice in the suite. We thought that there was more than enough room for the four of us and could be a great option for families!
Our boys LOVED the children’s pool. We would find our poolside chairs early in the morning and not leave until dusk. There is a small waterslide for children of any age and a much larger, tunnel slide that you had to be 48” tall to ride without the use of a life jacket. The turquoise pool is beautiful, surrounded by red, pink and purple azalea bushes, and waterfalls. Don’t forget to check out our favourite spot on the property, the rope bridge that dangles over the children’s pool area. It makes a great place for photos!
There is a swim-through grotto with a bar and the largest pool is located on the other side. You also have access to the Hyatt Residence pools next door, where there are more shallow pools and another waterslide!
The beach has good space to run and play but can be a little rocky in some parts close to shore. There was a giant green sea turtle that was less than ten yards out and was pretty cool for everyone to watch! We found the turtles at nearby Black Rock Beach tough to see with the kids this year as they were further out than previous years. Bring a life jacket and snorkel gear from home if you think that your kids would want to give it a try!
If you need a day of ultimate relaxation and shade, consider renting a cabana. The views were just incredible and we were treated like royalty all day long. There are a few different options to choose from. That was personally MY favourite day of our trip! Even the boys had a little nap in the afternoon shade.
You may be aware that Maui can be expensive if you have to eat out for every meal. The Hyatt Regency Club helps to keep you on the property by providing breakfast, snacks and hors d’ oeuvres throughout the day in the exclusive Regency Club lounge area. It is an additional cost per day per accommodation. The breakfast was a huge hit every morning for us. There were eggs, toast, waffles, cereal, fresh fruits and cheeses to choose from. Fresh coffee and lattes that you could take in travel cups! The services are added to your room key, so you can access the club location by swiping your card.
In addition to the Regency Club, we loved ordering from the poolside restaurant and bar called ‘Ūmalu. It has great food for lunch, dinner and snacks plus a kid’s menu that will make everyone happy. There are many other on-site dining options, have a look and see! And don’t forget to stop in at Ululani’s Hawaiian Shave Ice! It’s my favourite on the island and it’s right next to the pool area. You and your kiddos will love choosing from the numerous flavour combinations!
Surprisingly, one of our boys’ favourite things they experienced at the hotel was their array of birds that live at the Hyatt Regency. I highly recommend joining one of the daily morning tours with the wildlife expert who will take you around to meet all the different species of birds that live on the grounds. There are penguins, flamingos, swans, ducks. We had a private tour that lasted about an hour and my boys were thrilled to be able to feed the koi fish, penguins and other resident birds. Check online for more on-site daily activities, including a kid’s club!
The Drums of the Pacific Luau is also located on the grounds of the Hyatt. It is an evening show that begins at 5:30 and ends at 8:30. Each ticket includes a buffet of Polynesian style cuisine, and open bar for cocktails and drinks and a one-hour performance from 7:30-8:30. If you have picky kid-eaters like we do, there is chicken nuggets and pasta too!
If the time change is tough on your family for the first few days, I would recommend doing this the third or fourth evening of your trip. Our kids were SO tired on the second night and could barely stay awake for it. It’s great that it is located right at the Hyatt so you don’t have to drive anywhere. Make sure to check out more information on their website and see if they have any special discounts prior to booking.
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Disclaimer: Hotel accommodations were provided for by the Hyatt Regency Maui to aid me in writing this post and experience. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own. Please do no re-use photos unless I have provided written consent. Copyright @ Pursuing Pretty 2019.