Destination guide

Get the best of both worlds in Princeville

So, you want the rugged volcanic rises of the Na Pali Coast but you don't want to kick it like a surfer in the seaside shacks? You want to laze on Hanalei's golden-sand beaches and visit its hearty farmers' markets but still want the luxuries of an all-American vacation? Cue Princeville, which sits capping the tall cliffs on Kauai's north shore with its resplendent mansions. Princeville vacation rentals are swish, stylish, and packed with mod cons, and they still manage to command sweeping sea views over the Pacific and the verdant summits of the Halelea Forest.

Things to do

Princeville is peppered with beaches and volcanos

Beaches – the main reason so many flock to the Aloha State each year. Princeville has its very own private jewel. Hidden between two black-rock cliffs and studded with boulders, little Pali Ke Kua Beach is the stuff of postcards and travel brochures. The Na Pali Coast reserve is, of course, another must-see along the shores, and little Hanalei town is steeped in sugar-growing history – the local Grove Farm museum can help with that. The mist-topped peaks of the Halelea Forest Reserve also always beckon – don the boots and prepare for glimpses of formidable ancient volcanos.

Activities

Princeville is packed with adventure

Princeville is a gateway to the wondrous natural playground that is the north shore of Kauai island. With Princeville vacation rentals on the clifftops, you'll have the perfect perch for those early morning yoga sessions. Then, it's just a hop to the local farmer's markets down in Hanalei. Others will ride boats out over the Pacific swells to bounce atop the waves in the company of elegant bottlenose dolphins, or just to be guided around the gasp-inducing landscapes that form the Na Pali Coast. Helicopter flyovers of that majestic stretch and the great Waimea Canyon are also possible.

Weather

Princeville shines in the springtime and fall

While Princeville vacation rentals fill up to bursting during the winter months with snowbirds flocking the chilly weather of the contiguous 48 US states, it's hardly a surprise that's the priciest time of year. It doesn't have the prime weather, though. That accolade goes to the spring and the fall, when the temperatures are regularly around the high 70s and low 80s, there's plenty of sun, and there aren't so many people jostling for the most attractive villas on the north shore coast.

Natural features

Princeville sits between cliffs and volcanos

The north shore of Kauai is surely one of the most distinctive natural wonders in the whole Aloha State. It's carved and crashed through by the soaring peaks of the Na Pali Coast, rising almost vertically from the crashing Pacific Ocean in sinewy ridges that often pierce the clouds. In its shadow, you can seek out bottlenose dolphins and blue whales. Immediately behind the town is the Halelea Forest Reserve. That's where the volcanic ridges rise and rise to meet dense woods packed with palms and wild boar.

How to get there

How to get to and around Princeville

Fly into Lihue, HI (LIH), the closest airport, located 17.8 mi (28.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Princeville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,565 vacation rentals near Princeville. From 409 Houses to 851 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Princeville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Princeville?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Princeville:

  • Poipu: 1,501 vacation rentals
  • Nawiliwili: 873 vacation rentals
  • Hanalei Palms: 333 vacation rentals
  • Kaiulani: 419 vacation rentals
  • Queen Emmas Bluffs: 417 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Princeville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Princeville. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Princeville Center: 2,466 vacation rentals
  • Princeville Golf Course: 2,466 vacation rentals
  • Makai Golf Club: 2,349 vacation rentals
  • Princeville Botanical Gardens: 2,549 vacation rentals
  • Hanalei Valley Lookout: 2,466 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Princeville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Princeville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 409 Houses in Princeville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Princeville include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 851 rentals available
  • Villas: 56 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Princeville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,037 vacation rentals with pool available in Princeville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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