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North Shore Kauai
About Princeville and the Surrounding Areas

About Princeville and North Shore Kauai




Princeville and Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

Aerial view of Princeville and Hanalei

Why to choose Kauai's north shore:




  • Unparalleled recreation

  • Quality of life

  • Perfect weather

  • Easy to get to

  • An American Paradise

  • Rich history and culture




Princeville highlights







Lumahai Beach, north shore Kauai, Hawaii

Famous Lumahai Beach




Hanalei River, Kauai

Hanalei River, Bay, and distant Bali Hai




Makai Golf course, Princeville

Makai Golf Course and Princeville Peninsula




Queen's Bath, north shore Kauai

Queen's Bath, looking towards Bali Hai




St. Regis Princeville Resort, Kauai

St. Regis Princeville Resort




Makai Golf course, Princeville

Makai Golf Course

Princeville and Kauai North Shore is home to unparalleled recreation.


Welcome to beautiful Kauai North Shore, home of unparalleled recreation, including surfing, sailing, kayaking, scuba, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, camping, backpacking, hiking, horseback riding, boat and helicopter tours, whale, seabird, and dolphin watching, and just plain relaxing on the many world famous beaches close by.

Kauai North Shore provides the best quality of life


Kauai North Shore provides the best quality of life in Hawaii and among the tops in America: modern community supported schools, a pharmacy in Princeville Foodland market, a medical clinic and pharmacy in nearby Kilauea, and a modern hospital in nearby Lihue, a new state-of-the-art library, perfect clean air, sparkling uncrowded beaches, silver ribbon waterfalls falling thousands of feet down the spectacular North Shore mountain range of extinct volcanoes, the Hanalei River (an American Heritage River), and the friendliest neighbors you'll ever meet.

Kauai North Shore offers you perfect weather


Kauai North Shore offers you perfect weather, averaging in the high 70s in winter, and mid 80s in summer. Located on the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, Kauai North Shore is refreshed by tradewinds, and occasional cooling showers.

Kauai North Shore is easy to get to


Kauai North Shore is easy to get to: many flights daily to and from Honolulu and other islands, daily non-stop Boeing jumbo jet flights to and from many West Coast hubs into our modern Lihue airport. Honolulu has dozens of flights daily between all major North American airports, and between Europe, the South Pacific and Asia.

Property owners (You will need a valid Hawaii drivers license) qualify for our famous low kama'aina inter-island airfares. Want to have lunch in Honolulu? Hop over in twenty minutes. Tour the volcano on the Big Island? Fly to Kailua/Kona or Hilo in about an hour. Visit exotic Pacific Rim attractions too!

Kauai is the American Paradise


Kauai is the AMERICAN paradise: no passports, strange currencies, languages, or laws. Free of the traffic and congestion of Oahu, Maui, and Big Island. Peace of mind for you

Kauai North Shore is rich in history, culture and quality of life


Princeville Plantation was named in 1860 by owner and entrepreneur Robert Wyllie to honor the young Prince Albert, son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. Modern Princeville is 40 years young, with a forward-looking 30 year master plan to continue the positive evolution and growth of the finest resort, residential, golf, and recreational value in America well into the next decades.


Princeville highlights include:


  • The famous St. Regis Princeville Resort (Starwood Luxury Collection), a world class resort hotel overlooking Hanalei Bay and Bali Hai.

    The stunningly remodeled former Princeville Hotel, is now re-opened as the St. Regis Princeville Resort, with a complete Hawaiian and open look, with great new restaurants featuring The Kauai Grill under the supervision of world famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Vongs, etc.), and a menu and prices that match other Kauai fine dining (don't be afraid, you are not going to pay Manhattan prices!), all emphasizing fresh local produce and food. We have personally eaten at every outstanding restaurant (poolside at the Nalu Kai Bar and Grille, The Makana Terrace - formerly the Hanalei Cafe, and the Kauai Grill - formerly La Cascata).

    The interior design is sleek and open, all rooms have been gutted and remodeled, the pool re-built, all under the direction and keen eye of Milton Sgarbi, a longtime St. Regis executive and supervisor of the rebuild. This is a must visit for a stroll or better yet fine dining at reasonable prices.

  • Meet the challenge of the Prince Golf Course, ranked #1 in Hawaii. Enjoy the 18 holes of Makai Golf Course, located along the cliffs of Princeville. Same day tee times are always available.

    Under the direct supervision of famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Makai is now a re-sculpted 18 holes, with imported sand bunkers (watch out!), and gorgeous ocean and mountain views from every hole.

    The Prince Course is following suit, although that course, #1 in Hawaii, is wild and wooly, so bring extra balls or a low single digit handicap. Buy some logo stuff to put next to your Bandon Dunes regalia! And no memberships to buy - no monthly dues, either. Compare that to, say, Pebble Beach, where your round costs over $400 and you need to make tee times months in advance.
    http://www.princeville.com/golf.html