Princeville is the premiere resort community of Kauai's North Shore. When the master planners of the Princeville Resort chose the focal view for the famous Princeville Hotel, they chose the sunset view over Bali Hai. As the sun descends, the deep blue ocean begins mirroring the sky as it transcends from bright orange to dark red. The area is renowned for its ocean bluff condominiums, full-service resort hotels and spas, world-class golf courses, excellent shopping, international restaurants and stunning sunsets. There is even a commuter airport nearby.
In 1853, R.C. Wyllie started a coffee plantation on the site of what is now Princeville. The coffee plantation failed, but Princeville is now the largest planned development on Kauai. It's home to some of Hawaii's finest resorts, golf courses and restaurants. Princeville is also the site of three beaches, Pu'u Poa, Kenomene Beach, and Kaweonui Beach. A wide reef creates pockets which are good for snorkeling.
Princeville does not enjoy such a settled climate as the south coast, but nevertheless has developed into a world-class holiday resort. The name Princeville arose from a visit there by King Kamehameha IV, his wife, Emma, and their two-year-old son, Albert. The Scottish doctor, Robert Crichton Wyllie, who later became foreign minister under Kamehameha IV and Kamehameha V, was then running a sugar cane and coffee plantation. Dr. Wyllie's enthusiasm for the little prince led him to name his plantation Princeville in honor of him.
Princeville Area Subdivisions:
Anini, Anini Vista, Ka Haku Road Subd, Kalihiwai, Kalihiwai Bay, Princeville Ag, Princeville Plantation, Queen Emma Bluffs.
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Hanalei, Hanalei Homesteads, Princeville
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