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
5 based on 829 reviews
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
4.5 based on 1397 reviews
Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
Reviewed By BCHobo - CanadaCanada
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)
4.5 based on 527 reviews
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
4.5 based on 70 reviews
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
4 based on 80 reviews
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
4 based on 100 reviews
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
4 based on 36 reviews
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
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.
4.5 based on 11 reviews
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
5 based on 17 reviews
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
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