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Rarely, if ever, is staying away from home immensely pleasurable for me. Over the years, I’ve learned to make my lodgings the least of my expectations — following close behind unreliable flight departure times. As a result I can sleep soundly as long as darkness envelopes me and I am content if some means of sanitation is available.

Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa, Kauai, Hawaii

However, The Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa impressively lived up to every large and insignificant advertised feature. The room was spacious, clean and so quiet that I had no idea there were other people in the rooms surrounding ours. The staff knew our names on sight and that added to the overall friendly ambiance with every smile!

Grand Hyatt Resort Grounds

What put this place over the top was not the grounds, although they were breathtaking and if you are getting married with endless funds for the wedding, check it out.

Grand Hyatt Resort Grounds

It was not the salt-water lagoons even though it was fun to see people kayaking along in them or swimming.

Grand Hyatt Resort Grounds

It was not the crystal clear swimming pools with floating food and drink bars.

Grand Hyatt Resort Swimming Pool

It wasn’t even the wonderful landscaping and wildlife as we wended our way toward our morning meal.

Grand Hyatt Resort, Lobby Area

Cockatoo

Verdant Greenery

Parrot

It was our decadent, delicious and deliriously joyful breaking of the fast as we dined over looking a lagoon with koi and swans.

Grand Hyatt Lagoon

Grand Hyatt Restaurant

Begin with a Mango Smoothie Shot, compliments of the chef.

Mango Smoothie Shot

Enjoy the view while you wait for your order to be served with a smile

Swan

Then the Tropical Pancakes arrive, hot and sweet, filling your head with wild cravings

Tropical Pancakes with Fresh Banana and Fresh Strawberries

The Frittata that was out of this world with a choice of garnishes, fresh vegetables and an aroma that made me and my sexy companion delirious for several minutes

Frittata with Fresh Vegetables and assorted garnishes

With elevated happiness both inside and out, we began our excursion for the day.

The Road to Koloa, Kauai

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Tranquility lives in any chosen momentBird in Water

Depending on the impulse of perceptionkauai_20080302_020-bird-with-yingyang-koi.jpg

That reveals either reality or reflectionBird and Reflection

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Standing Koi

And what we choose to seekauai_20080302_029-koi-close-up.jpg
With any degree of claritykauai_20080302_030-koi.jpg

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