I used to travel to Kauai a great deal, about 10 years ago. Before the advent of direct flights from the US West Coast, I connected in Honolulu to to Aloha airlines for the short hop to Kauai.
I stopped going for two reason – as a non-driver the taxi fares to/from the Grand Hyatt became hugely costly and the property changed. Rather than charging a room rate they started to add charges for things they used to include. They literally nickle-and-dimed me away.
Well I am pleased to read that the first of these two problems has been solved, although at some cost.
Roberts Hawaii is now running a shuttle service from the airport at Lihue to the Hyatt (and the Koa Kea Hotel and the Marriott Waiohai). It runs $72 for one person return, once you get 4 people it goes down to $23 per person round trip.
The appear to meet you after Security, have porters for your luggage and guarantee no more than 5 stops to your destination.
There are some additional charges you should know about:
|Additional luggage (over 2 per person)||$5 usd each|
|Golf Clubs or boxes up to 3’ x 3’||$5 usd each|
|Surfboard (6’ or less)||$15 usd each|
|Bicycle (must be dismantled)||$15 usd each|
|Car Seats or Strollers||no charge|
It does seem at the luxury end of the shuttle market, but it might help attract me back to the one place in the world I have found where I am relaxed the minute the plane door opens.