Named after King Kamehameha IV’s son Prince Albert, Princeville is a resort town on Kauai’s north shore. The community is famous for its beautiful scenery, world class amenities and championship level golf. Overlooking the incredible turquoise waters of Hanalei Bay, the area is known for its high-end real estate including some of the most spectacular luxury vacation rental properties in Princeville.
Things to Do
Staying in Princeville allows you to take advantage of all of the amenities offered in a resort community. Shopping, dining and entertainment are all on hand for your enjoyment. Princeville is home to two of the best golf courses in the state so golfers will want to take advantage of the opportunity to play at both the Prince and Makai courses. Tour operators offer the chance to explore the rainforest with a local guide, and Princeville Ranch Adventures allows you to take in the area by horseback. The more adventurous members of your party may want to explore the area from above by zipline. The Queens Bath is close-by and is popular destination amongst tourists. Bathers love to wade in to the natural tide pool that sits upon a rock shelf however because the ocean can be so unpredictable, we advise guests staying at our Princeville vacation properties against attempting to swim here. While it can be quite serene on a calm day, it only takes one large wave to whisk you out in to the ocean where the current can be too powerful to swim against. Waimea Canyon has been called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and is well worth a spot on your Princeville to do list along with the Hanalei Lookout. From here you’ll get an incredible view of the tarot fields in the valley below. With the Hanalei River running through the fields and the rolling mountain range in the back, the lookout is a photographer’s dream. If it’s beautiful pictures you’re after, the 17-mile shoreline known as the Napali coast is a must. Complete with towering green sea cliffs and endless cascading waterfalls, the beauty of this stretch along the Pacific is breathtaking. The best way to see the Napali coast is by kayaking along the shore, or from above on one of the helicopter tours offered out of the Princeville airport.
Our luxury vacation rentals in Princeville are located on some of the best beaches this resort community has to offer. Kenomene, Kaweonui and Puu Poa beaches are all protected by a reef making them excellent choices for both swimming and snorkeling. Anini Beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand just east of Princeville with a small area of calm water perfect for snorkeling. Hanalei Beach Park, Sea Lodge Beach, and Pali Ke Kua Beach are also located in the Princeville area.
Restaurants and Nightlife
Staying in a luxury vacation rental property in Princeville means you’ll have your pick of places to dine. The Kauai Grill at the St. Regis is a local favorite for both atmosphere and food. You can also enjoy cocktails on the Makana Terrace here which overlooks Hanalei Bay. If you’re looking for a livelier vibe, head in to nearby Hanalei to check out Bar Acuda. Also in Hanalei, Tahiti Nui is great place to enjoy a cocktail and listen to some live local music. The venue is a popular place to see some of Hawaii’s slack-key guitar and ukulele masters.
The shoppers in your party will enjoy some retail therapy at the boutique shops in the resort area, and the Princeville Shopping Center has everything from clothing stores, to art galleries and eateries. The Ching Young Village Center is another popular shopping destination for guests staying at our Princeville luxury vacation rentals and if you don’t mind driving, the Kong Lung Trading in Kilauea is known for higher-end items and quality one-of-a-kind goods.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Our Princeville vacation rentals are located on Kauai’s north shore which receives more rain than the other sides of the island. Princeville’s weather can range from a low of 68 F to 79 F in the winter, and 74 F to 84 F in July. The Hawaiian trade winds blow across Kauai from the northeast, keeping things comfortable throughout the year. Ocean swells are influenced by weather conditions and it’s important to remember that the waters around Hawaii unpredictable. The ocean can change from day to day so please be cautious, heed warnings and read the safety signs posted on our beaches as these are there for your protection
To get around Princeville and the surrounding area with ease, we recommend a rental car. Because there is so much to see and do on Kauai, with many activities offered in neighbouring communities, a rental car will make it easier for you to travel back and forth between sites. If you require assistance with renting a car, our concierge is available and happy to help.
Our vacation rental properties in Princeville provide guests with high-end luxury accommodations, while maintaining the privacy and the convenience you’re accustomed to at home. This is a picturesque resort town located in the middle of great dining, shopping, and entertainment. We take pride in offering our guests the best of Princeville luxury accommodations, and an unparalleled commitment to customer service. Contact us to inquire about our vacation rental properties and find out how we can help plan your dream vacation in Hawaii.