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.

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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.

 

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Less than 4 weeks to go until Christmas ♡ Though I’m not a fan of crowded shopping streets (especially if you have to fight your way through them to meet your friends for dinner), Oxford Street is so beautiful during the Xmas season. Especially this year the Christmas lights look amazing. If you have not been to London, make sure you either come in summer (the only halfway nice weather season we have) or visit London in December to experience all the Christmas decoration everywhere and of course our Christmas markets. They seriously go crazy here with Xmas deco and it is actually lots of fun to visit Liberty and Harrods just to go to their Christmas shops… I put my Xmas deco up already last week. We even went for a mini Christmas tree although we won’t spend Christmas here in London. It’s just so pretty when the home is decorated and looks super jolly. Next weekend we are going to a ginger bread party at a friends’ house. It has almost become a Christmas tradition now and I’m sure people are secretly practicing their ginger bread house building and decorating skills to win the beauty contest haha ♡

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And it is that time of the year again where lots of people run through the shops like chicken without heads just to find that special gift for the little ones. But not only parents and relatives in general have to go through with this, also if you are visiting friends with kids during Christmas you are expected to bring a little something. Here is a list of gift ideas for that little something for a little girl. Prices range from around GBP 15 to GBP 60. Hope it will give you some inspiration ♡

Christmas Gift Ideas For Little Girls

Elsa Doll // Silver Pink Topaz Bracelet // Silver Heart Necklace // Silver Heart Ear Studs // Slipper Boots // Jelly Bean Necklace // Dressing Gown  // Pink Fairy Necklace // Pink Cardigan // Trolls  // Wooden Afternoon Set // Unicorn // Ballerina Bunny  // Starry Bunny 

To purchase any of the above gift ideas online, just click on the respective links. My personals favourite are the fairy necklace  and the little brown bunny, so cute!