Why We Love Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii



Napali Beach


Beautiful Beaches

Bala Hai

Beach Day Today

Mountain View

Hanalei Beach

Hanalei Bay

Wailua Falls

What we love most about Princeville, Kauai. Most of all we love the eternal, majestic and all consuming peace one finds while in Kauai, we love feeling the gentle ocean breezes softly touch our very being, hearing the rush of the waves as they crash and rush over the reefs and walking the white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, seeing the moonlight over Hanalei Bay and watching its long reflections glisten over the waters, the colorful sunrises over Kilauea Lighthouse, and watching the most unforgettable sunsets that one can ever see glowing like a fireball over Bali Hai in the Summertime. That's what we love most about our beautiful Garden Island of Kauai. Much Aloha, and Mahalo to you from Bob (Condobob) and Jan Estes.

Description of Princeville, Kauai

Princeville, Kauai is one of the most beautiful, scenic places to vacation in the entire world. National Geographic referred to Kauai as perhaps the most Beautiful Island in the World. The North Shore of Kauai has more lovely white sand beaches than any similar stretch of seashore in Hawaii. It is also a golfer's paradise with the number one golf course in Hawaii located there, "The Prince Course", and the number five course in the "Makai Golf Course", 45 unbelievable holes of golf just outside your door. It also contains the world class St. Regis Hotel which overlooks Hanalei Bay, where the surfers play and where the gigantic Hanalei Bay white sand beach stretches out for miles.

While Kauai is for lovers and Honeymooners it is also for hikers. One can hike the world famous Kalalau Trail for unbelievable views of ancient cliffs, waterfalls, hidden beaches and the vast ocean. You experience mountains that rise majestically from the ocean floor to breathtaking levels: you see waterfalls tumble down the slopes of these majestic mountains like silver streaks in the sunlight.

Snorkeling, Scuba Diving and whale watching are also outstanding features in the clear warm waters of Kauai. Kauai is truly and experience of a lifetime...one you can never forget, and one that will bring you joy and untold happiness each time your thoughts drift back to beautiful Kauai.

General Descriptions of Kauai, Things to See
and Places to Go

Geologically, Kauai is six million years old, the 550 square-mile Kauai is Hawaii's oldest major island. That is why Kauai has more natural white sandy beaches than all the other Hawaiian Islands put together. It is home to about 50,000 permanent residents. The lushly tropical "Garden Island", as it is aptly called, includes waterfalls that descend as many as 4,000 feet, tropical jungles, seven climatic zones that range from desert to the wettest spot on Earth, and 40 of the world's finest beaches. Most of Kauai's beaches are wide, with white or black sand, and most are calm enough to swim. Hanalei Bay Beach is our favorite for swimming and family fun. Aside from its superb beaches, Kauai is also known for its excellent deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, surfing, golfing, tennis, and its incredible photo opportunities. You've seen the remarkably beautiful Kauai in many movies, including "Jurassic Park", "South Pacific", "Blue Hawaii", "King Kong" and many others.

North Shore Beaches

The North Shore of Kauai includes several of the island's finest snorkeling and swimming beaches: Ke'e, Pali Ke Kua beach, Tunnels (Makua) beach, Lumaha'i, Hanalei Bay (this is our favorite family beach in all Hawaii and it is almost 3 miles long with nothing but beautiful white sand and shallow ocean for hundreds of feet out.), Pu' Poa beach next to St. Regis Hotel, Sealodge beach, 'Anini Beach Park, (also great for families) Kalihiwai Bach (a favorite of ours as it is close to Princeville and you can drive right up to beach and the Kalihiwai River that enters the ocean at the beach), Hideaways, and Secret Beach -- to name just a few.

North Shore Attractions

Must-see North Shore Kauai attractions include the Napali Coast (where the Kalalau Trail is accessible to day hikers and overnight campers from Ke'e Beach Park), the Wet and Dry Caves of Haena, Hanalei Valley and Hanalei Bay, Queen's Bath (a well kept secret located right in Princeville - just follow the trail from the end of Kapiolani Road in Princeville to a gigantic natural swimming pool when the seas are gentle) , Kilauea Lighthouse is a must and the Natural Wildlife Refuge, Princeville's Makai and Prince Golf Courses are for those that love golf at its best, and Kalihiwai Falls, river and beach. Horseback riding to the falls and countryside is delightful, do not miss the river or ocean kayaking, sailing, and deep sea fishing charters are great ways to enjoy a sunny day on the North Shore. A native Hawaiian luau (touristy but great fun) is an ideal way to finish ones day.

Other Kauai Points of Interest

A few of Kauai's many other points of special interest include Barking Sands Beach, the 17-mile Polihale Beach (Hawaii's longest beach but a real difficult drive through old cane fields - plan to spend a day if you decide to go), Fern Grotto- a must and be sure to hear the Hawaiian Wedding Song sung from the Grotto , Opaekaa Falls, Poipu Beach, Spouting Horn's lava tubes, Wailua Falls (a must see set of sister falls located in a cane field near Lihue. You will remember it in the opening scene of "Fantasy Island" if you go back that far), Waimea Canyon State Park (the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" is also a must before you depart Kauai), and the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawai. For more information a Kauai "Vacation Planner" is available free from the Kauai Visitor Information Hotline: 800-262-1400 (USA and Canada). Staffed by Kauai residents, the hotline will answer any of your questions about Kauai, from 6AM-6PM Hawaiian Time, Monday-Friday.

Robert C. Estes

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