Princeville Resorts on Kauai's North Shore
Kauai's North Shore offers jaw dropping scenery
St. Regis Princeville Resort
Located on Kauai's north shore, the iconic St. Regis has an unforgettable view of Bali Hi. As the property was constructed on a hillside, most every room has a spectacular view. Even when it rains, the scenery is dramatic.
The very popular junior suites, which book early, allow for views from the whirlpool tub through an oversize window that fogs for privacy. Many honeymooners often split their stays between the verdant tropical mountains of Princeville with the sunny beaches of Poi'pu. This allows for two different geographical settings without spending travel time traveling to another island.
The St. Regis Princeville, part of Starwood's Luxury Collection , is a top choice for Honeymoons and Romantic getaways. It is one of the highest rated resorts in the state. Having said that, temper your expectations if you're used to Luxury Collection properties on the European continent..Keep in mind that the St. Regis is a beach resort on an unassuming Hawaiian island with an entirely different vibe.
Westin Princeville Resort Villas
Perched on prime Princeville real estate 200 feet above the Pacific , this modern villa complex has plenty of curb appeal. The attractive décor and furnishings are uniform throughout the all of the units, and include the chain's famous heavenly bed plus a Westin bath.
Guests have perks like a kitchens with a full size fridge, microwave, and appliances, but no stove, and a washer/dryer. On site amenities include a restaurant, bar, and a 24 hour reception desk.
The Westin's pool area is expansive, and the verdant foliage is well tended. It's definitely on of the complex's strong points. Guests have privileges at the St. Regis nearby.
Overall the Westin Princeville feels more like vacationing at a luxury resort than a condominium villa complex. The Westin is very well maintained, and was built in 2008. On Kauai, that counts as recent construction. If there's a downside here, it is that for the price many units are lacking in the view department.
The Westin Princeville is an ideal family choice. Don't forget guests at this resort have beach privileges at the nearby St. Regis, which is a more dramatic setting. The accommodating staff will even drive you over.
Hanalei Bay Resort
This sprawling 22 acre resort offers some incredible views of Hanalei Bay. Accommodations range from hotel rooms to studio, one, and two bedroom condominiums with full kitchens with dishwashers.
Note that association managed studios utilize sofa beds.
For recreation, visitors will find two pools, including the resort's famous lava rock pool. The highly ranked tennis facilities here feature 8 courts, though the lavish surrounding scenery may make it hard to keep your eye on the ball. There are 2 restaurants on property for dining,and two lounges for cocktails. A shuttle runs throughout the resort.
Best of all the Hanalei Bay Resort is beachfront, adjacent to the
St Regis. Not to be confused with the Hanalei Colony, units here are equipped with televisions.