Hawaii Trip Part 10: Enjoying the Resort

Grand Hyatt pool area

We were of course the first ones at the lounge at 6:30am again (we can’t seem to sleep in with the 6-hour time difference). They had some different hot options along with the basic continental breakfast again.  After breakfast, my wife went and snagged some nice chairs with an umbrella near the lagoon while I took a walk around the property and explored.  I stopped by the spa to check it out and there’s a nice pool there with outdoor rainfall showers in each locker room.  They have all the spa services you would expect, but we’re not really spa people so we didn’t spend any time there.

Around 9am, it was time for the Euro 2020 Final.  While I could have watched at the bar, I’m a big England fan (I was born there) so I wanted to be able to commiserate in peace when we expectedly lost on penalties (I knew it would happen and of course it did). 

In the afternoon, my wife was quite happy to continue hanging out at the beach and pool, so I hiked the Maha’ulepu Heritage trail again.  The great thing about the trail is that there are so many different routes, you could hike it every day for a week and see something different. 

There were turtles surfing in the waves here
This is a sacred Hawaiian burial ground you can see from the trail

I even climbed up the rock to see some people jump off from up there, but when I got up there, the people chickened out.  I do recommend hiking in the morning though as it got very hot.

View from the top of the rock

That night we went to Keoki’s Paradise for dinner.  It was disappointing as our fish was pretty dry.  If there’s anything I expect Hawaiian restaurants to be able to cook, it’s fish.  The dessert was good though.

We headed back to the Hyatt and listened to the Hawaiian music in the lobby bar for a little while before calling it a night.  I want to quickly mention how great the valet parking staff were at the hotel.  I never waited more than 2-3 minutes for our car and they were very busy most of the time.  I did always tip a few dollars each time they retrieved the car for me. Next up: Waimea Canyon

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