Princeville is on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. This luxury resort on the cliffs above Hanalei Bay offers a peaceful holiday base within easy reach of the beach, championship golf courses, restaurants and Kauai's many natural attractions.
Hanalei Bay, just below your Princeville holiday rental, is a crescent-shaped beach famous for its premier surfing in the winter. During the summer the calmer seas are ideal for swimming, outrigger canoe racing and fishing. Relax on the beautiful sandy beach or go snorkeling in the clear warm waters. Hikers can enjoy exploring the Kalalau Trail with its many scenic wonders and bird watchers will find the Kilauea Point Wildlife Refuge is right on their doorstep. Boat tours around the island are a popular way to enjoy views of the rugged coastal cliffs and the Kilauea lighthouse.
Ha'ena State Park is the most visited attraction on Kauai and is within easy reach of Princeville holiday villas. It offers excellent snorkeling in the tropical waters. Opaeka's Falls is a unique place to visit. It is named after the small shrimp, called "opae" that are found in the pools below the waterfall. In the egg-laying season the eggs dye the water red, creating an amazing sight. Another natural phenomenon is the Spouting Horn, where seawater is forced through the lava tube with an eerie sound. Take a drive up Hwy 56 to Kapa'a and follow the signs to the Fern Grotto. Visitors can take a trip up the Wailua River to hear Hawaiian music in the fern-lined grotto which has excellent acoustics. Another cultural attraction is the Kauai Museum with its collection of leis and Hawaiian artifacts.
Visitors staying at Princeville holiday rentals will find the weather is constantly warm and sunny whatever the season, which is why it makes such an great vacation destination. Temperatures average between 26-29°C (79-83°F) year-round but all that lush greenery signifies the heavy tropical rainfall that Kauai is famous for. The north side of the island is the wettest with an average of 460 inches of rain per year. However, it falls mainly as short but heavy afternoon showers.
The nearest airport to Princeville vacation rentals is Lihue (LIH) Airport which is about 28 miles away. It is served by a number of airlines including American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and Hawaiian Airlines. International visitors can easily get flights to Honolulu International (HNL) Airport on Oahu and then travel to Kauai by boat or local flight. A car is recommended for staying at Princeville and for exploring this beautiful Hawaiian island.