Anyone traveling to Hawaii is required to have a government Safe Travels account and self-quarantine for 10 days. Some travelers may be exempt from quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

Princeville, HI
Travel Guide

Explore a stunning golf course overlooking the Pacific Ocean, enjoy the views and relax on the beaches of this fashionable town.

Princeville is a charming resort town, known for its excellent golf course, relaxing beaches and pretty gardens. It comprises a serene community of condominium developments and hotels, with a scenic backdrop of dramatic, emerald-green mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Stay for a few days in one of the many lodgings to get a better understanding of this friendly and upscale commune.

For an overview of the topography, go to the Hanalei Valley Lookout. See the patchwork of taro fields in front of the verdant mountains and waterfalls. Try the local dish of poi, which is a good accompaniment for salmon.

Play a few rounds at the acclaimed Makai Golf Club. Travel through the course on the Makai Golfboard, an individual motorized scooter that carries golf clubs. Play the spectacular seventh hole and enjoy the outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean. Take the cart tour for excellent photo opportunities, such as the Queen’s Bath tide pool. A little east is the iconic Kilauea Lighthouse.

Take advantage of the year-round warm weather by windsurfing along the white sandy stretch of Anini Beach. Go snorkeling here to see the colorful fish, rays and octopuses. Visit Hideaway Beach for its brilliant blue-green water. The driest month is June.

Travel west to the Limahuli Gardens and Preserve and take a guided tour to learn about the tropical vegetation and its importance to early Hawaiian settlers. Relax beside the Limahuli Stream that flows through the gardens. Nearby is Nā Pali Coast State Park, with its mazy paths that wander through the rainforest. Embark on the Kalalau Trail to reach secluded Kalalau Beach.

The town is located on the northern coast of Kauai Island. Fly to Lihue Airport from other destinations in the United States and drive northwest for 45 minutes to get here. Get around the small town on foot or horseback.

Princeville is a serene and upscale community with excellent golf and spectacular views.

Top Hotels in Princeville

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
4 out of 5
3838 Wyllie Rd, Princeville, HI
The price is $439 per night from Apr 1 to Apr 2

This family-friendly Princeville resort is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Princeville Golf Course, Princeville Center, and Hanalei Valley Lookout. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (832 reviews)

"beautiful newly renovated and immaculate rooms well stocked with all needs! The property is just beautiful! Nene geese add to the charm!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
3 out of 5
4970 Pepelani Loop, Princeville, HI
Get Rates

Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Makai Golf Club and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Hanalei Valley Lookout. Kilauea Lighthouse ...

4/5Very Good! (474 reviews)

"Peaceful r&r. Staff is super friendly. I loved it. Very affordable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
Hanalei Bay Resort
Hanalei Bay Resort
3 out of 5
5380 Honoiki Road, Princeville, HI
Get Rates

Offering direct access to the beach, this Princeville aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Makai Golf Club and Hideaways Beach. Sealodge Beach and Hanalei Valley ...

3.5/5Good! (332 reviews)
Best Experience On Hawaii Yet

"I used to stay at the St. Regis Hotel whenever I visited Kauai. I wish I had known about Hanalei Bay Resort many years ago. I have never had a better resort experience in all my travels around the world. This was simply a breathtaking location."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Hanalei Bay Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Princeville

Hanalei Bay Resort
Hanalei Bay Resort
3 out of 5
5380 Honoiki Road, Princeville, HI

Offering direct access to the beach, this Princeville aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Makai Golf Club and Hideaways Beach. Sealodge Beach and Hanalei Valley ...

3.5/5Good! (332 reviews)
Best Experience On Hawaii Yet

"I used to stay at the St. Regis Hotel whenever I visited Kauai. I wish I had known about Hanalei Bay Resort many years ago. I have never had a better resort experience in all my travels around the world. This was simply a breathtaking location."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Hanalei Bay Resort
The Cliffs at Princeville
The Cliffs at Princeville
3.5 out of 5
3811 Edward Road, Princeville, HI

This family-friendly Princeville condo resort is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Makai Golf Club and Sealodge Beach. Hideaways Beach and Princeville ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (87 reviews)
Mahalo

"Quiet location! Beautiful lush grounds and pool area was very nice. Central location fir the North Shore. Unit was very nice and excellent staff. Beds very comfy too"…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

The Cliffs at Princeville
Oceanfront Realty - The Cliffs at Princeville
Oceanfront Realty - The Cliffs at Princeville
3 out of 5
3811 Edward Road, Princeville, HI

Situated in Princeville, this golf condo building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Makai Golf Club and Sealodge Beach. Princeville Golf Course and Princeville Center ...

4.1/5Very Good! (80 reviews)

"First time on Kauai? Please be aware, nothing is Ocean Front. You may see the ocean, but all housing is high on cliffs and far from the water. Between the roosters and the property maintenance workers, do not plan to sleep past 7 a.m! Would have been nice to have a food option on the property. I ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2019

Oceanfront Realty - The Cliffs at Princeville
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Princeville

Top things to do in Princeville

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Princeville

Kauai Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Kauai Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

Kauai Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary
Decadent Chocolate Tours Worth Planning Your Trip Around

Decadent Chocolate Tours Worth Planning Your Trip Around

Decadent Chocolate Tours Worth Planning Your Trip Around
LGBT wedding and honeymoon guide: Kauai

LGBT wedding and honeymoon guide: Kauai

LGBT wedding and honeymoon guide: Kauai
Christmas in Kauai

Christmas in Kauai

Christmas in Kauai
Solo travel on Kauai

Solo travel on Kauai

Solo travel on Kauai
Beach bliss in Hanalei

Beach bliss in Hanalei

Beach bliss in Hanalei
Addicted to Kauai

Addicted to Kauai

Addicted to Kauai
Family luxury on Kauai

Family luxury on Kauai

Family luxury on Kauai
Favorite eats on Kauai

Favorite eats on Kauai

Favorite eats on Kauai

Cities near Princeville