Princeville Journals

Kauai

A March 2005 trip to Princeville by Copple

Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse Photo, Princeville, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: The north shore of the island of Kauai is the most beautiful place my family has ever visited. We have visited the Big Island and the South Side (Poipu Point) of Kauai, but nothing compares to Princeville, Hawaii.

Kauai

Overview

One Lane Bridge Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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There are many things to do on Kauai. This is the most beautiful place I have ever been. Make sure you take a day to drive to the end of the road, north. This is the most beautiful part of the island.

Quick Tips:

Pick up coupon books and brochures at the airport near luggage pick-up. You can rent boogie boards, snorkel gear, and any other beach needs at just about any surf shop on the island.

Best Way To Get Around:

You definitely need a rental car to see everything. The driving is safe, but watch out for one-lane bridges.

Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse

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Hotel | "PAHIO at Ka'Eo Kai"

Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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Best Things Nearby:Princeville Shopping Center, Princeville Hotel, Hanalei Bay, Taro Fields, One Lane Bridges, Walking/Running Trail, restaurants, lots of beaches, and Kilauea Point LighthouseBest Things About the Resort:Friendly, clean, large, and great for familiesResort Experience:I will not repeat what other RCI members have said about the resort. Yes, it is large and beautiful. The resort has a great staff that can schedule any activity you might want to do on the island. If you listen to the timeshare presentation, you will get discounts on many activities. Pahio is only selling at Bali Hai Villas. The resort is the oldest of the Pahio resort...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

Pahio at the Shearwater : Clubhouse
3970 Wyllie Road
Princeville, Hawaii 96714
(808) 826-6298

Coconuts Island Style Grill & Bar

Restaurant | "Coconuts Island Style Grill & Bar"

Coconuts Island Style Grill & Bar Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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We drove about 45 minutes south of Princeville to dine at this seafood restaurant. The food was excellent. My daughter and I shared a meal of seafood pasta. Wonderful. The bread that comes with your meal makes the perfect fit. I would suggest making reservations, because this is becoming very popular with locals and tourists.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 12, 2005

Coconuts Island Style Grill & Bar
4-919 Kuhio Hwy.
Princeville, Hawaii 96746
(808) 823-8777

Adventure Kayak

Attraction

Adventure Kayak Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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We booked this kayaking trip through our resort activity desk. It was a great trip - beautiful. We kayaked about 1 hour up the Wailua River, docked our kayaks, and hiked 1 mile back to a very large waterfall - Secret Falls! It was absolutely beautiful. I do want to warn you, though, that the hike is hard, with lots of roots, creeks, and rocks to climb over. It is definitely worth the hike once you make it to the falls. The kayaking company provides lunch, included in the cost of the trip. Lunch included turkey or vegetarian sandwiches, chips, Oreo cookies, and Coca-Cola. We were able to spend about 1 hour at the falls eating lunch and swimming under the falls. We then hiked back to our kay...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 11, 2005

Adventure Kayak
Kapaa
Princeville, Hawaii

Horseback Riding

Attraction

Horseback Riding Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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Princeville Stables is located about 1 mile from the Ka Eo Kai Resort. We booked the ride through the activity desk at the resort. We were also able to use a one get-one-free ticket since we listened to the timeshare presentation. The price was a little steep for the 1.5-hour single-file ride. Cost was about $75 per person, no matter what the age. We choose the Ocean Bluff ride due to our children and the cost. The ride took us through the Princeville Ranch pastures. We were able to stop and take a few pictures, but most of the ride was single file and through a boring pasture. We did see a few wild pigs running through the woods. Helmets are offered to the children, and everyone must wear ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 12, 2005

Horseback Riding
Princeville Ranch Stables
Princeville, Hawaii 96714
(808) 826-6777

Princeville Restaurants

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Paradise Grill Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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There are many restaurants to choose from in Princeville. Depending on the dress code, cost and cuisine is up to you. The following is a overview of the restaurants we visited in Princeville. Favorite: Paradise Bar & Grill, located in the Princeville Shopping Center. Affordable pricing and great food. The best was the fresh fish sandwich. All sandwiches are served with french fries. They also offer a special every night of the week. Lots to chooses from - steak, fresh catch, salads, and sandwiches. This was our favorite place to eat in Princeville. We ate here three times during our stay. Offers indoor and outdoor seating with a "surfboard" decor. CJ's Steak & Seafood...Read More

Hanalei Restaurants

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Story/Tip

Bamboo Bamboo Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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We visited the town of Hanalei a lot for our choice of restaurants. There are many to choose from - every style, price, and taste. Bamboo Bamboo: We received a $50 gift certificate from listening to the timeshare presentation to use at a restaurant/store of our choice. We choose Bamboo Bamboo. The restaurant is decorated completely with bamboo, including the chairs, glasses, plates, and tables. The food was delicious. My daughter and I shared seafood pasta. The average cost of a meal $20. Children menus were available. I would recommend returning to this restaurant. Visit their website at http://restauranteur.com/bamboo/. Polynesian Cafe: This is located in the Hanalei Shoppi...Read More

Boogie Board

Story/Tip

Snorkel Depot Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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We found a fun family activity to do while on Kauai - boogie boarding! The only things you need are a boogie board and some waves. The best place to rent a boogie board is at the Hanelai Activity Center. Cost is $5 for 24 hours.

The best place we found to boogie board was Hanalei Bay Beach. This is a great place for all ages. Several surfing schools conduct their instructions in this bay. The water is perfect and the sand bottom is soft, so you do not have to worry about lava rocks cutting your feet. It’s a great activity for all ages!!!

Dry Cave Photo, Princeville, Hawaii
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There are many beautiful places to visit on the North Shore of Kauai. There are caves (wet and dry), taro fields, a guava plantation, and a lighthouse. Beautiful. The caves are at the end of the road near Tunnels Beach. The Taro Fields, Guava Plantation, and Lighthouse are close to Princeville. Make sure you make it to the Guava Plantaion and Lighthouse before 4pm, because the plantation and wild bird sanctuary close at 4pm. The plantation and lighthouse are 5 minutes from each other. They are two great places to stop in and visit when you have a little time.