Hawaiian Princess Resort
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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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Travel Blogs from Waianae
We left Australia at 6:30pm on the 28th December, and arrived 11 hours earlier at 7:30am on the 28th December. After checking into our hotel, having a shower and breakfast, we set out to stretch our legs and started to revisit some our 'old haunts'. The last time we were in Waikiki was in January 2005 and although we did expect ...
... unshaved. Next it was of thru museum and then into a history of Japanese invasion of pearl harbour which both graphic, moving & rewarding. After fighting off the local bird population we boarded the barge to visit USS Arizona memorial which, was again very moving, but rewarding. Once back on dry land we headed off to Pacific Aviation Museum, which to our surprise had an Australian plane. After this we continued ...
... to wait another 10 minutes before 12.30 pm and the food was ready, burgers, hot dogs, chicken breast and salads. We were pretty peckish and had a burger with everything. We ordered a bucket of Hawaiian beer to sample. Deal is you get the sixth bottle free and pay the normal cost of each bottle. I like d the Longboard beer, very light and easy to drink. We also signed up to the soda deal which is $6.50 a day per person unlimited soda. We both got the diet lemonade. I suggested we move ...
... Hilton Hawaiian Village resort where we are staying was fun. It's big and bright, there are lagoon pools right next to check in. The room we booked was just basic lead in resort view, but after checking it out we decided to upgrade to the Ali Tower which is the most modern luxurious one right on the beach. This resort is huge with 2800 rooms over four towers, but is still sold out. It's a but like 4 hotels in one, with lots of pools and gardens in the middle, lots ...
... to see the volcanoes on Big Island. We made our way to Hawaii tour and travel which seemed to be a mother and son run operation out of their living room! But they were very friendly and extremely helpful. After breaking the news that there were no more spaces on the volcano tour until next week (after we had left) they recommended the island circle tour which included a lot more than just the volcanoes for the same price. So that was that, we were booked on the ...