Castle at Princeville
Situated at the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii, is Castle at Princeville, a plantation-style, ocean-view resort. The area was named after Prince Albert, son of King Kamehamea IV and Queen Emma, who paid a visit here in 1860. The prince died when he was just four years old, and was honored with this site’s name -- Princeville.
Room rates and amenities
Three condominium properties divide Castle at Princeville, each providing guests with a unique view. All units are furnished with a full kitchen, washer, dryer and lanai. Room rates range from $179 to $229.
Pali Ke Kua sits on a bluff and overlooks Hanalei Bay and the famous “Bali Hai.” It houses one- and two-bedroom condominium units, with superb mountain and sunset views. An outdoor pool/hot tub is also available, as well as a path to the Pali Ke Kua secret beach. The check-in area is also here.
Pu’u Poa has large, two-bedroom ocean front units. It is perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It also has a cliffside pool, as well as tennis courts.
The third condominium property is the Hale Moi Cottages. Two-story cottages each have studio and one-bedroom suites with full kitchen, and has great views of the waterfalls of the Hanalei Valley Mountains.
All rooms have the following amenities: Cable/satellite TV, coffee/tea maker, balcony, ceiling fan, dial-up Internet access, telephone with free local calls, CD player, clock radio, iron/ironing board, cribs (available on request), refrigerator, microwave, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
Parking is free for guests with cars. There are no elevators at the resort, and pets are not allowed. Children 17 years old and below can stay free with existing bedding. Replenishment of toiletries may be requested at any given time.
A picnic and barbecue area is also provided, as well as outdoor swimming pools. The Saffron restaurant at the main building is open for dinner and serves local seafood delicacies.
Aside from swimming pools and tennis courts, golf courses are also located near the resort. Adjacent to Pu’u Poa are the Princeville Resorts’ Prince and Makai Golf Courses. The nearby beach is also filled with different activities for resort guests: boating, whale-watching, kayaking, sailing, fishing, snorkelling, and surfing/boogie boarding. For land lovers, hiking trails are available, as well as horse rentals. The adventurous can also go mountain biking.
Aside from the nearby golf courses and the Hideaway, Puupoa, Hanalei, and Lumahai beaches, guests can also troop to the Hanalei Valley Outlook. There they can revisit Hawaii’s farming past. The nearby village of Kilauea houses the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, which is another interesting place for guests to visit.
The nearest airport from Castle at Princeville is the Lihue Airport. From there, turn right at Kapule Highway 51, which will eventually merge with Kuhio Highway 56. Travel for 24 miles -- you will pass by Princeville airport, golf club and ranch -- and then turn right at Ka Haku road, which will lead you to Princeville development. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out is at 11 a.m.
If you’re looking for a vacation that will let you get in touch with nature, Castle at Princeville is the resort for you.