Trip Report: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort Review
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After a few days in Honolulu, I was excited to be in Maui and stay in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. I booked this hotel shortly after my wife earned her 2 free nights from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card. Originally, I was hoping to stay at the Andaz Maui Resort as it looks a lot more modern but there was no reward availability. At the time of booking, the Andaz resort was about $460 per night and the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort was a little over $300 per night. I was hoping to stay at the Andaz to maximize the value of the 2 free nights. However, it worked out fine since I was staying 3 nights and had to pay for the 3rd night out of pocket.
The resort is located in Kaanapali Beach which is about a 45 minute drive from Kahului Airport. If you’re going to be renting a car to get to the resort, it can be a little tricky finding the entrance from the main road. Tip: Google maps gave me more accurate directions than Apple’s maps. We received a warm welcome from the valet attendants and we entered in the beautiful open air lobby.
The check-in process was quick and easy. I was happy to hear that since our first two nights were award nights, we were not going to be charged the $32 daily resort fee. In addition to that, since my wife is a platinum member – earned just by having the Chase Hyatt Credit Card – we will get a discounted rate on the parking fee. Before heading to our room, we were given nice leis to wear.
Upon entering the room, I felt that it was a bit dated. On the plus side, it was a very nicely sized room with a nice layout and a very comfortable bed.
There’s a mini fridge in the entrance area.
The bedroom has a nice seating area with a TV on the opposite side of the room – when you’re in Maui, you most probably won’t need a TV :). We didn’t even turn it on once during our stay.
Our room had a small balcony with a partial ocean view to the side. Didn’t really matter, since we barely spent anytime in the room other than at night for sleeping.
We changed pretty quickly and went out to check the pool and the beach. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort has a beautiful main pool that is just a few feet from the beach. There’s a lot of live animals around the resort. Our favorite was the penguins 🙂
The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort pool is incredible. It’s huge with waterfalls, water slides and a swim up bar.
In terms of food, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort has a few restaurants to choose from. Our favorite was Japengo. This restaurant has won many awards for it’s delicious Sushi.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort Bottom Line:
Even tho the room feels a bit outdated, they were still comfortable for the short amount of time we spent in the room. The service was fantastic and staff was generally helpful. This hotel is great for families, there’s plenty of activities to do. It’s definitely not for those who are looking for a romantic secluded vacation.
The food options on site are good. There’s also a very nice Luau party on the hotel grounds with a nice show and delicious buffet.
I had a great experience overall at the Hyatt Regency in Maui and would recommend the hotel. I would probably try to get a room at the Andaz Maui next time for the sake of change, but would recommend the Hyatt Regency for anyone visiting Maui.
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