New Shuttle service on Kauai, including to the Grand Hyatt

a screenshot of a website

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.


  1. I just returned from the Grand Hyatt two days ago. Relaxation begins the minute I get to baggage claim and feel the island breeze and smell the ocean air!

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