10 Things to Do in Princeville That You Shouldn't Miss

Originally planned as a barony of the young Prince Albert, who would never live to see its fruition, the present resort community of Princeville is nothing less than regal with its emerald cliffs overlooking magnificent Hanalei Bay. Two championship golf courses offer challenging fairways and unsurpassed views over the ocean. The coastline is a magical mixture of natural beauty and careful landscaping, with pristine beaches, lush vegetation, crystalline waterfalls and sapphire waters.

1. Princeville Botanical Gardens

3840 Ahonui Pl, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5530 Nature & Parks, Gardens
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5 based on 829 reviews

Princeville Botanical Gardens

Princeville Botanical Gardens is a family owned and operated garden paradise located in the Princeville area on the magnificent north shore of Kauai. The Robertson Family, with the help of their close gardening friend Michael, have transformed their 9-acre retirement home into a breathtaking garden with dramatic landscaping in two steep valleys. The tour includes homegrown honey and fruit samples, as well as a chocolate tasting that teaches you the history of chocolate making. You'll have fun learning about the uses and folklore of native Hawaiian plants and exotic species from around the world. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Visitors can experience the garden on pre-scheduled tours on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Tours are not recommended for children under 6 years. Moderate mobility is needed to go on our nature walk. Please be sure to call us before visiting. Thank you!

Reviewed By treerod1 - Tacoma, WashingtonTacoma, Washington

Well worth the time and the cost ...

The tour of this private botanical gardens was beautiful and educational. Mary Lou, our tour guide, did a very good job showing us around, as well as educating us. I know there a few reviewers gave low ratings, but I definitely don’t agree with them, espe

2. Queen's Bath

Kapiolani Loop, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 Nature & Parks, Geologic Formations
Excellent
61%
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4.5 based on 1397 reviews

Queen's Bath

Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.

Reviewed By BCHobo - CanadaCanada

Fun Hike

Coming from Canada this was such a wonderful jungle type hike down to the Queen’s Bath. We didn’t actually go swimming as it was high tide and not safe. So worth the scramble down to though. Beautiful scenery with a turtle and it’s baby swimming just off

3. Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)

Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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4.5 based on 527 reviews

Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)

Reviewed By TreyF4better - Sammamish, WashingtonSammamish, Washington

Private and awesome

Snorkel without the crowds. Enjoy Kauai on a private cove where you can relax and breathe! Have a picnic and play in the ocean. Now be advised the train down to the beach is a bit treacherous, with rope to help you with the steep part but it is worth it!

4. Puu Poa Beach

5454 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5233 Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Beaches
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Puu Poa Beach

Reviewed By Ken A - Huntsville, AlabamaHuntsville, Alabama

Real Hawaii revels itself

We arrived in Princeville the day after the Biblical floods in the spring that cut off most everything and everybody north of the St, Regis. But what a magnificent are of beauty and authentic Aloha life was on display here. The beach was so nice , the oce

5. Queen's Bath

Princeville, Kauai, HI Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4 based on 80 reviews

Queen's Bath

Reviewed By agrizer - Honolulu, HawaiiHonolulu, Hawaii

Don't Let the Mud Dissuade You - Worth It!

In short: definitely worth doing if you can deal with hassle of parking and (probably) mud. I live on Oahu and always make a trip to Queen's Bath if I'm on Kauai. The parking at the trailhead is located in a residential area and is extremely limited. I'd

6. Princeville Center

5-4280 Kuhio Highway, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 Shopping, Shopping Malls
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4 based on 100 reviews

Princeville Center

Reviewed By Bi-coaster - FloridaFlorida

Charming upscale shops next door to the St. Regis

The St. Regis looks elegant and posh from the road and I’m sure it is. Obviously, there was an infusion of dollars to create the very attractive shopping and dining complex next door. Everything from real estate offices to a post office, several restauran

7. Turtle Cove

3800 Edward Rd, next to Queen's Bath, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5340 Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water, Nature & Wildlife Areas
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4 based on 36 reviews

Turtle Cove

Reviewed By brendabeachbum - Vancouver, CanadaVancouver, Canada

Was I ever surprised by big Hawaiian Turtles!

My friend and I headed to the cove for snorkelling after a recommendation from a fellow traveller. Only after the outing, I decided to read online travel reviews. I honestly did not know it was so controversial, and that visiting Turtle Cove would draw he

8. Fish Eye Kauai

4-5280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722 Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By Sharon C - Ruston, LouisianaRuston, Louisiana

Lovely original art

This shop is worth your time if you enjoy original art and photography. I thought the prices were very reasonable and purchased several postcard- sized pieces as keepsakes. Ive been here twice and hope to go again in July.

9. Sealodge

3700 Kamehameha Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5342 Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sealodge

Reviewed By trixi - Chisago City, MinnesotaChisago City, Minnesota

Peaceful Beach Stay

Had a top floor unit with ocean view. Furniture was comfortable and bed mattress was a good quality. Very quiet in our unit. Enjoyed the nearby pool. We will be returning. Highly recommend!!

10. CG Bush Tennis

5520 Ka Haku Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5214 Classes & Workshops, Outdoor Activities, Sports Camps & Clinics
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5 based on 17 reviews

CG Bush Tennis

Play tennis with 20 year United States Professional Tennis Association member CG Bush. CG Bush offers year-round Adult Tennis Clinics, Kid Group Lessons and Private Instruction, all on the beautiful north shore of Kauai. Beginner to Advanced skill levels welcome, open to visitors, residents and all ages.

Reviewed By Sebastian Z - San Francisco, California, United StatesSan Francisco, California, United States

Great Instructor

For context - I am an intermediate tennis player, and have taken lessons from a lot of pros. So many pros are what I'd call glorified ball machines. Where they are really just hitting partners, but don't really understand technical instruction and/or mech

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