Princeville is located on the north shore of the island of Kauai, right in the town of Hanalei. Sitting on the spectacular Hanalei Bay and its distinct Sea Cliffs, Princeville enjoys a close proximity to Waimea Canyon and Napali Coast. It is the northernmost settlement in the Hawaiian Islands. Once upon a time, Hanalei and its lush valleys were farmed by locals prior to the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1778. In the 1800s, the Kingdom of Hawaii’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, a Scotsman named Robert Crichton Wyllie, established a sugar plantation near Hanalei, naming it “Princeville” after Hawaii’s young Crown Prince Albert, who once visited the grounds in the company of his parents, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. It was in 1895 that Princeville was transformed into a ranch upon its acquisition by Albert S. Wilcox. Princeville Ranch and its green pastures still survive to this very day.
Princeville Homes for Sale, Condos and Vacation Rentals
Princeville is the first master-planned community on the island of Kauai and it is a vibrant and modern community that is culturally diverse and peaceful. This 23-acre master-planned community offers potential homebuyers plenty of housing options whether it is by the beach, up on a hill, or tucked away in the Hanalei valleys. Residents and vacationers in Princeville get to enjoy exclusive amenities, verdant landscaping, and architecture that is uniquely Kauai.
Princeville is home to world-class resorts such as the Princeville Ocean Resort Villages and the St. Regis Princeville Resort. Princeville’s Shopping Center offers residents and tourists plenty of dining options, from standard American cuisine to fusion Asian flare. Sample some delicious shrimp scampi and grilled rib eye steak at Roy Yamaguchi’s The Tavern at Princeville, which is located in the Prince Golf Course Club House just east of Princeville Shopping Center. The area’s gorgeous coastlines and pristine waters lets you enjoy water sports such as swimming, snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. If you’re more comfortable on land, ride a horse around the green pastures of Princeville Ranch. Off-road tours that showcase the Princeville backcountry are also offered to residents and tourists. Golf enthusiasts can practice their golfing skills at the Mini Prince Par 3 Course or the Prince Golf Course.