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The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

During my Hawaiian Honeymoon, my husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hyatt Regency Maui for one night before flying the next morning from Maui to Kauai.  We stayed in a condo in Kihei (about 45 minutes south of Kaanapali) for the first 5 days of our trip to enjoy a more local feel of the island, but opted to stay in a resort hotel for the last night to enjoy some luxury.  And luxurious it was, wow. This hotel is seriously like no other that I have stayed in before. Open air buildings, penguins (!), an on-site luau, and a pirate ship type pool with a massive waterslide… I mean, what?!? We were kindly upgraded to an ocean view, and you can see from the photo above that a Maui ocean view is no joke.


A warm Hawaiian welcome from the Hyatt

We arrived at the front entrance after driving past the pristinely manicured golf course, and gorgeously vivid floral decorations.  We had to stop to snap a quick pic in front of this wall of flowers. (If anyone knows what they are called, please let me know!)

After receiving a gorgeous lei, we headed to check-in. The lobby of the Hyatt is a large open-air atrium. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. There is essentially a full concourse of shops:  Tommy Bahamas, Sunglass Hut, Starbucks etc., and other fun little distractions like… penguins!!! Penguins and a heap of Koi fish, lol.


The room was clean and spacious for an average sized King suite – the double sink was a huge bonus for me. The balcony was furnished with a bistro table and chair set, and we used this to watch the sunset and drink and enjoy our pineapple treat.

Oceanview Room Interior

We spent most of our time poolside or wandering the grounds. There was so much to do at the Hyatt, but we ended up napping and enjoying the sun.  We were scheduled to see the Tour of the Stars, but unfortunately, neither of us were feeling well after a long day on the water. Our sun burns and heat exhaustion didn’t help. We had a wonderful dinner in Old Lahaina Town and were then in bed by 10:30pm. Super lame, I know.

Main Pool Play Area at Hyatt Regency Maui

The best parts of the pool area were the grotto swim up bar and the water slide! We definitely went down the slide with all the kids haha. The Kaanapali resort area is really beautiful and seems like a fantastic destination for families, or couples who are looking for a golf destination.

Children's Pool Play Area at Hyatt Regency Maui

We didn’t eat at any of the restaurants during our one-nighter, but there are 8 options on the Hyatt grounds alone! There is even a Luau run on the property – Drums of the Pacific – and had we not visited the Old Lahaina Luau two nights before, we would have definitely made use of the proximity.  We did get a decent view from our balcony, though 😉

Hyatt Regency Maui

Yes, this was our actual view. This will be the 4th Hyatt we have stayed in on our travel adventures, and they always exceed our expectations. If you’re heading to Maui, check out the Maui Hyatt Regency. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Reply Agness of Run Agness Run January 21, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I am fascinated how beautiful Maui looks. Love your photos!

  • Reply Sheena December 6, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Firstly, congratulations on getting married! And I don’t think you can get a much better honeymoon destination than Hawaii! The Hyatt Regency looks amazing, that beachfront pool is a dream!

  • Reply Shobha George December 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    That looks heavenly! I’d be all over the swim-up bar and my kids would be all over the water slide. That’s a pretty perfect combo for a family holiday.

  • Reply Gareth December 6, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Now this really does seem to be the ideal way to spend a honeymoon! I love the shot with the pool in the foreground and the ocean in the back with both waters looking wonderfully inviting while the Hyatt staff are always peerlessly welcoming. Great post regardless of how jealous I am!

  • Reply Jenna December 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I am ready for HAWAII now!! So stunning!

  • Reply Katie Garday December 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    It’s my dream to make it to Maui one day! Looks absolutely beautiful!

  • Reply Michael December 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Maui is such an awesome place!

  • Reply Kevin Wagar August 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful! I love how this Oceanview room actually has a view of the ocean that you don’t need to lean out of the window and crane your neck around the corner to see 🙂

  • Reply Maria August 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Wow, this looks like a piece of Paradise. Well, isn’t all of Maui 😉

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland August 23, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Totally, lol. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Naomi August 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    OMG! This looks so amazing! The perfect hotel for a honeymoon! And those views, wow what a stunner. I would never want to leave ever again!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland August 23, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      It was amazing!! Thank you so much for reading 🙂

  • Reply Eric August 23, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I love staying at Hyatt hotels! This looks so awesome and the pool area looks super fun!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland August 23, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      We also LOVE the Hyatt hotels – always have an amazing experience and this one was no exception! Thank you for reading 🙂

  • Reply rose langill May 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Very nice hope you had fun

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      We did, thank you!

  • Reply Josie May 16, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I’m dreaming of me in that picture!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      It can be a reality 😉

  • Reply Marlene J May 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Very hippie.down-to-earth, Casual
    Booked a flight from LA – so wasn’t as much if I booked from Toronto

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Wicked. We will have to check it out the next time we go (lol). Flying from LA would be a dream compared to the TO flight.

  • Reply Angela September May 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    wowwee this looks like a place i could handle right about now!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Everytime I look at it I think, “Send me back!”

  • Reply Heather W May 16, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! Your trip looked awesome!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting! It really was 🙂

  • Reply Patrick Siu May 16, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I would love to visit someday

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Thank for reading and commenting!

  • Reply Zahra P May 15, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I’ve never been to Hawaii but it is on my bucket list – it looks gorgeous though and I can’t wait to visit

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      It was on our bucket list, too! If you get the chance, I highly highly recommend visiting Maui!

      • Reply zahra p May 17, 2016 at 11:39 pm

        I most certainly will!

  • Reply Marlene J May 14, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I’m a fan of Hawaii Big Island – less touristy
    but Maui looks nice

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 15, 2016 at 10:45 am

      We looked at the Big Island as well but just didn’t have enough time or money, lol. What is the vibe like on the Big Island?

  • Reply Maria May 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Jaclyn Mercer May 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I am dreaming of summer now!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      Me too!

  • Reply tammy ta May 14, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    I would love to take my family here in the very near future. Looks heavenly!

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

      It absolutely was! They know how to spoil families, that’s for sure 🙂

  • Reply LILLIAN BROWN May 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful spot for a Honeymoon or any kind of vacation

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      It was our dream destination (for the time being) I highly recommend it!

  • Reply Dee Schwark May 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Sounds heavenly! I’d love to experience it too 🙂

  • Reply Tainan Lu May 14, 2016 at 2:08 am

    I wish I could be there.

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 14, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Me too! LOL

  • Reply Maritess May 13, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Every vacation place should look as stunning as this. The swimming pool is calling my name in this hot weather.

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland May 14, 2016 at 11:11 am

      It was breathtaking. I’m sad we only stayed for one night – there was soo much to do!!

  • Reply Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard May 13, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    this hotel looks amazing

  • Reply Amy Worrell April 29, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Looks like heaven! The children’s play area looks pretty impressive. I mean I would probably hang out there too! LOL

    • Reply Kelsinwonderland April 30, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      We certainly weren’t the only adults in the area haha

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