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Historical Traveler Reviews Hawaiian Princess Resort Waianae
Very nice place
We stayed here for a week and never had a problem, very nice place and very secure. The only drawback is the drive but that wasnt a problem, just took a little time. The people at the resort were very helpful and always friendly. The beach is beautiful and saw turtles every morning when i got up early. Very nice place and a beautiful view from all sides, we stayed on 10th floor and never had to wait on elevators. Dont think i would have liked staying in all that traffic and noise in town.
WOW! It sums up our stay at the Hawaiian Princess in Waianae. It's not Wiakiki but that's the point. A beautiful almost private beach with sunsets that are out of this world. We saw whales the first two mornings and turtles just about every day. The Princess is very clean and very secure. We stayed in room 304 and had the best possilbe view. Our boys ages 10 and 7 loved boogie boarding on the somewhat high surf. We took daily trips to Diamond Head, Haunama Bay,and the North Shore. Yes, it's a drive but it's nice to return to our oasis every day. Just one bit of advice...get to Haunama Bay EARLY - by 9am the won't let any more cars in. Not much fine dining but many stores to buy food to prepare at the condo. Many markets have fresh fish to grill out back at the Princess. We met many nice people from all over just standing by the grills cooking dinner. For good pizza try The Red Barron just a few miles down the main drag. Aloha!
My husband and I spent a week at the Hawaiian Princess celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We had a first floor unit with a great view and beautiful beach. Although it was a 45 minute drive to Honolulu, we enjoyed the time together.
Princess is Great
My wife and I visited the Hawaiian Princess on Sept. 24, 2004 thru Oct. 1st, 2004 and we loved it. It is not a posh, fast-paced resort, but is very
pretty, clean, well-managed and has a great private beach. It takes about 45 mins. to drive into Honolulu (about 1/2 longer during rush hours), but the drive itself is beautiful and the road is either 4 lane or 8 lane most of the way. There are numerous fast food places, groceries, and other beaches within 5 mins drive. Rita, the condo mgr. was very helpful. Some have commented on the safety and low-income area, but we had no problems. The condo is fenced, gated, and guarded and all of the locals we met were very,very nice!! The view from our lanai (all have ocean view) was spectacular and the view out back of the condo
(of the mountains) was great also. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Honolulu/Waikiki is way too touristy, crowded, and looks like Chicago or any other big city. I recommend staying farther out and driving in. You get more of the real feel of HA. Would definitely go back to Princess anytime and will highly recommend it to others.
Beautiful, quiet, wonderful!
We stayed in unit 902 September 6-9 and like others, were stunned by the beaufiful location and view. Each unit has a lanai that is oceanfront. You can't find anything like it in waikiki area. The beach is a private cove with a somewhat rocky bottom but once you get past the surf line, it's fine. We didn't see turtles but the sunsets were to die for. each night more locals sat outside and blew conch shells as the sun set. It was incredible. The peace, tranquility and solitute (we never saw more than 6-7 others on the little private stretch of beach) were so wonderful. Our unit was comfy, cozy with full amenities - we liked it so much we stayed an extra day. True the drive to North Shore was a bit long but the east coast trip (to Kailuah and Lanaki beaches was easy). It is a bit off the beaten path but that's why we chose it! Lots of local flavor here, not much night life or any fancy restaurants to chose from but other amenities more than compensate. We would defintelty stay here again and again.
We stayed here July 1 - July 7, 2004. Very clean place to stay! Everyone very friendly staff as well as residents. Very safe gated community! The view was awesome from the balcony! As well as the view from the front door! The water was unusually rough the first couple of days but got better towards the end of the week. Older kids do fine in the surf. Not many people at pool or on the beach! Was great for private time with spouse or with family's looking for quite place where you don't have to worry about the crowds. Enjoyed watching the residents at sunset gather on the beach with their chairs and drinks and blow in their shells at sunset. Made me want to move there and join them! Only downfall was the drive each day to Honolulu or the North Shore. With the traffic took about an hour each way however we did enjoy the ride in the convertable we rented for our stay! I had read a review that the first thing to do was to rent a car and head out of town! This is true however you do want to go shopping in Waikiki and eat at Kobe's! Just watch out for the parking charges at some of the places. Our condo was supplied with maps of the area, places to eat in the area, grocery shopping places, beach chairs, snorkling equipment, as well as spices in the cabinet! If you want to see the surfing on the Pipeline plan your trip in the winter! If had the chance would stay here again no question about it!
Really enjoyed the Hawaiian Princess
My wife and I really enjoyed our week at the Hawaiian Princess. It is located quite a distance from Honolulu, but that resulted in a beautiful, quiet location with little traffic and adequate amenities such as local supermarkets and restaurants. The views from the lanai were fantastic and the accomodations clean and comfortable. After a day of touring and traffic, it was a relief to get back and enjoy the peace and quiet.
The Princess in Makaha is a nice condo complex. Many locals live there year round. The condo I stayed in was complete and very well decorated.
The ocean out front isn't the best place to swim as it is quite wild but beautiful to look at and listen to and view the activities in the ocean from turtles to locals body surfing. Our unit was comfortable except the air conditioning didn't work. But otherwise, the visit went well. Most of the time you don't need air conditioning at all, but we did have one hot day in our visit and we could have used that ammenity we paid for but wasn't delivered. The entire Waianae Coast grows on you! Your first impression of the area isn't your last.
Best Vacation Ever
Immaculate, Secure, Private, Off the beaten path. Excellent views of Ocean sunsets and Mountains. Super waves and the Turtles came on the beach every day. The local Hawaiian teens came on the beach and were friendly, even showed my boys how to spear squid and boogie board
Been a Princess fan for many years!
My first visit to the Hawaiian Princess was in 1984. It is now our destination of choice on Oahu, simply because it is secluded, the beach and view are FANTASTIC, and the building/grounds are kept beautifully. It's a quite a jaunt from the airport, but if you're looking for a nice quiet place to enjoy paradise, this is it. We go to visit every other year or so, both to see family and to relax and enjoy ourselves. You can watch the sea turtles in the morning as you look down from your lanai, especially from the higher floors. This building is set in a rural area with a few grocery stores in town. It's not exactly a hoppin' nightlife kind of place. If you are looking for that, stay in Waikiki.
The pool area is connected to the beach by way of security gate. Just a short walk on the golden sand, and you're right there. We've enjoyed the times when the managers have a sort of "happy hour" set up in the game room for all tenants. This is fun and you get to meet people from all over the world. The condos we've rented have all had full amenities and were quite clean and comfortable.
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... with Mom so that was good, they just got out of a haunted house at Six Flags, the usual.. but really.Then the shuttle took us back to the port and we spent the last 20 minutes on the beach. I had my suit on and went all the way in. It felt great! The water was amazing and so clear! Natalie took a picture of me and two guys and a girl photo bombed it so we were laughing with them and got to talking. They just arrived here in Kona for a mission trip and the ...
... market our guide deigned to introduce himself! We were out with Rob from Ireland - the guy that ran the desk when we checked in. He told us we had 15 minutes to look round the market before we were setting off again. It was mostly food stalls with lots of pineapple and we decided on a shaved ice. This is pretty self explanatory in a description - they put loads of ice cubes into a machine that shaves it up, roll it up into a snowball and put it in a tub ...
... my burning legs were thinking, "Ummmmmm I signed up for a hike, not a CLIMB". Luckily I really do love exercising, so I didn't mind it all that much. Plus people kept coming down and promising that the uphill struggle was totally worth it, so on we went. About 3/4 of the way up I was literally going into full on panic mode, though, because I HATE heights (and we were highhh). Not only were we high, we were not necessarily "safe". I mean we weren't necessarily "unsafe" either, but ...
... corner. To say that Hawaii is expensive is an understatement. Because of the the cost of food, I spent more time in ABC stores than any other shop around. I bought my food there, my beach towel there, my souvenirs there, and even some clothes.
After eating an egg salad sandwich and pineapple juice on the beach, I swam in the ocean for the first time in my life. The water was 78 degrees. I fell in love with the ...
4.30am wake up was excruciatingly painful for me especially as I was feeling a bit queasy (hence my slightly delayed blog post as I wasn't feeling 100%). Anyway Ken and I went on a tour with dolphin excursions and it was pretty awesome! We saw 8 whales and swam with 3 pods of dolphins. It was so amazing because these are all animals in their natural habitats and they are absolutely stunning! The first pod there were 12 dolphins and one of them was a baby dolphin that was barely ...