Voted one of the Top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Resort in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is a great choice for travellers who enjoy good food, luxurious interior and a paradise style beach.

Hyatt Regency Maui

Though the Hyatt Maui offers 800 beautiful rooms that are spread over eight floors and three buildings, it never felt crowded when I was there. That’s due to the variety of different facilities in the hotel. These include, for instance, a half-acre pool with waterfalls, 10 onsite restaurants and lounges, an area with exotic wildlife including penguins, and a lots of of cultural activities. The hotel is also known for one of Maui’s best rated lu’au, Drums of the Pacific. Depending which room you have in the hotel you might even be able to see the show from the balcony.

Maui Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Maui

Haven for Foodies

The Hyatt Regency Maui is home to amazing restaurants and cocktail bars: The Japengo restaurant offers Pacific Rim cuisine and sushi and was rated Best Asian and Pacific Rim Cuisine. The Ūmalu Restaurant & Bar serves modern Hawaiian cuisine and Son’z Steakhouse yummy seafood and steaks. There are also lovely and peaceful places for breakfast and coffee. Of course you will also find plenty of pool bars :)

Hyatt Regency Maui

Beautiful Oceanfront Location

Location-wise the Hyatt Regency in Maui ticked three of my four paradise boxes: 1) beautiful beach, 2) waves for surfing, and 3) coral reefs for scuba diving. For 4) mountains and nature, just rent a car and head up to Maui’s breathtaking volcano or drive along the Road to Hana – both are incredibly beautiful and fun day tours.

Private Picture Perfect Beach

The Hyatt Regency Maui is located on Ka’anapali Beach, the signature beach of West Maui. The beach is 3 miles long, has white sand and crystal clear water. And the best thing: the beach is literally just a few seconds walk from the hotel’s impressive pool area. Either just hop into the ocean and then walk back to your lounger on the pool or choose one of the hotel’s comfy loungers on Ka’anapali beach directly. I chose the latter option most of the days. I just loved relaxing on these huge sunbeds with a Bellini in my hand while having the most breathtaking view of the ocean. PARADISE.

Sunrise surfing..

If you are up for some surfing, just walk around 200 metres further down the promenade and you will arrive at a surf rental place. I usually went there for 8 am, surfed for an hour and then walked back to our hotel in time for breakfast. The waves are not huge in this part of Maui but are perfect for long boards and a chilled out morning work out.

Say hi to Reef sharks

Maui has some gorgeous scuba diving spots and a couple of them are located in short distance from the Hyatt Maui Hotel. To book a scuba diving trip, just head over to the hotel’s instructors a bit further up on the hotel’s beach. Alternatively, pay a visit to the concierge who is happy to book any trip for you. There are also trial sessions offered in the hotel’s pool.

We even saw three reef sharks during our scuba trip which was super amazing. We also saw giant turtles and so so so many colourful fishies. The marine life is seriously impressive and a must-see for scuba divers.

Maui Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Maui

Swimming in the moon shine

The Hyatt Regency Maui has an incredibly beautiful pool and you can swim in the pool after dinner! I’m not sure whether that’s a normal thing to do in Hawaii. For most of the hotels that I have been to though, the pool closes around 8 pm. The water temperate is surprisingly perfect at night which is either due to the strong and lasting heat of the Hawaiian sun. Well, or due to a little help from the hotel. The pool is not even crowded at night. I guess most of the hotel guests don’t feel like hopping back into their bathing suits after having dressed up for the evening. So, take your sweetheart and go for a little swim at night!

Picture this: You are floating in a beautiful pool in the moon shine. Looking at the stars. And your hear nothing except the waves and the pool’s waterfall :)

Hyatt Regency Maui

Last but not least: the most helpful concierge service

This usually doesn’t make the separate category criteria but the Hyatt Regency concierge personnel was nothing short of amazing. They pretty much planned the whole Road to Hana tour for us. On top of this they gave us plenty of great suggestions for restaurants and coffee places and wouldn’t stop naming little road trips to Maui’s picture perfect nature spots. One time I made the last minute decision that I’d like to get a mani and pedi in the afternoon (as in ‘I’d like get it booked for in the next two hours, pretty please’). The concierge lady immediately  called five salons until she was finally able to get me booked in. Little note here: If you’d like to have a treatment in the Hyatt Regency SPA, book a couple of days or so in advance :)

Maui Hyatt Regency

How to Book the Hyatt Regency Maui

To read more about the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, click here for the hotel’s website.


Imanta Resorts Punta Mita Mexico

Imanta Resorts Punta Mita: Welcome to paradise!

There is usually always something that I spot in hotels that can be improved. This means that I generally don’t find many hotels where everything is perfect without a single reason to complain. The Imanta Resorts Punta Mita Hotel though seems to be one of these places. When we were staying in Sayulita for a few weeks, friends of ours flew in and stayed for a few days at the Imanta Punta Mita. As they didn’t want to leave the hotel to join us surfing in Sayulita (now I know why!), we decided visit them instead. So happy we did this! The hotel is seriously paradise!

Imanta Resorts Punta Mita Beach

The minute our friends told the hotel staff that they were expecting guests, the staff literally didn’t stop asking them when exactly we would arrive, whether anything special should be planned, whether we would have any diet requirements etc.. I guess you could say that the staff was super attentive :)  And as the hotel wasn’t fully booked, there were around three waiters per guest – what more could you want!?

When we arrived at the entrance gate of Imanta Resorts Punta Mita the receptionist at the gate greeted us and a golf car was sent to pick us. The super attentive staff also knew exactly where our friends were at that moment and brought us to them – obviously our friends were hanging out at the private hotel beach :)

The entire beach for ourselves

The hotel is very small with respect to number of guests yet immense when you look at the hotel facilities and site. It feels like they literally bought the entire jungle around the hotel. The Imanta Resorts Punta Mita even offers private hiking tours to explore the hotel’s jungle preserve.

Now you can imagine how many other people you’d find sun bathing on the beach… NOBODY. That meant that we had a huge and super beautiful beach just for the four if us :)

Imanta Resorts Punta Mita Beach

After a bit of swimming and sun bathing we had lunch which was super yummy. Then of course we started drinking margaritas! After around 2 margaritas each we moved over to the sun beds and then went for a little walk to the Silent Zone of the SPA :)

Punta Mita Imanta Resort Hotel

Don’t drink and body board!

And another margarita later we decided that it’s the perfect time go body boarding! (Guys, don’t do that, especially if the waves break super steep onto the sand!) Rather than just having fun in the white water we, of course, had to swim out a bit to catch the (unbroken) waves properly (what a stupid idea!). The first wave smashed me face first into sand. I bruised my chin and my shoulder. After that I realised that the broken waves are probably much more fun after 3 margaritas.. The moment I turned around to check when the next wave was coming I saw how first Michael, then Jonas, were repeating the same face plant into the sand that I had just done! Oh well.. the wonderfully attentive staff immediately brought us some ice so Michael could cool his jaw.. fun times!

Imanta Resorts Punta Mita Beach

The cutest baby turtles in Punta Mita

Around sunset we had almost forgotten our little injuries and it was time to release baby turtles into the sea (read more about this here). It was so much fun, aren’t they super cute!?

Punta Mita Imanta Resort Hotel

For dinner we got changed and then went up to the roof top bar for some yummy food and, well, another margarita :)

Imanta Resorts Punta Mita Sunset

The Imanta Resorts Punta Mita is seriously amazing and makes the perfect hotel for a honeymoon in Mexico. To read more about the hotel, click over to their website here.

Mia Resort Hotel Nha Trang Review

Though Nha Trang has become quite touristy during the recent years, it has quite a number of fancy beach clubs and restaurants, SPAs and luxury resort hotels. When we were in Nha Trang we stayed in the Mia Resort Hotel, one of Nha Trang’s best resort hotels.  It is such a beautiful hotel with excellent service and an amazing private beach area – you can’t go wrong with it.

Mia Resort Hotel

Mia Resort Hotel Nha Trang Review

Mia Resort Nha Trang has a number of private villas that are perfect if you are after a very relaxed and peaceful holiday all set within a wonderful garden and luxury hotel facilities. For most of the days we didn’t even leave the hotel complex as it was exactly what we are looking for – total peace and relaxation. The food is amazing with a great choice of Vietnamese and Western food. There is an excellent SPA and most of all you have a beautiful beach just to yourself. The hotel is designed to not be crowded so you will always find a spot where you hear nothing but the waves, are supplied with delicious cocktails and can read you Kindle for hours and hours :)

Mia Resort Hotel Nha Trang Review

Mia Resort Hotel Nha Trang Review

The villas are super beautiful with lots of attention to detail, a big outside area and a huge bathtub :)


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