The Paradise of the Pacific
Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Commonly referred to as the Aloha State and/or the Pineapple State, Hawaii is the "Paradise of the Pacific." The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of natural beauty and wonders. It is understandable why people flock to Hawaii year after year for fun in the sun and for the “Mainlander’s Memento” (a Lei).
The Hawaiian Islands are known for their beautiful beaches and the Hapuna Beach has ranked among America’s best beaches as rated by Conde Nast Traveler. The beach is a long stretch of pristine white sand with a little cove nearby where the waters are sheltered and clear. On any given day, giant sea turtles may drop in for a visit. Otherwise, it's the perfect place for swimmers and snorkelers to explore at their leisure. You can also enjoy all of these ocean activities: swimming; snorkeling; scuba diving; sailing; body-boarding; kayaking; catamaran riding; whale watching; and deep-sea fishing.Credit: Introspective Pics
The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
One of the premier hotels on The Big Island was built into the bluffs above the number one rated beach. The hotel opened its doors in 1994 and has been a popular destination for mainlanders and locals alike. Located on the sunny Kohala Coast, the hotel is the second phase in Rockefeller's creation of the Mauna Kea Resort, and shares 1,839 acres of oceanfront paradise with the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
A major feature of the hotel is the presence of a series of underground springs. In ancient times, during seasons of heavy rainfall these springs would bubble to the surface creating natural artesian fountains. The resultant streams would provide a source of respite and renewal for travelers along the otherwise dry and barren Kohala Coast. Thus the area was named "Hapuna" or "Spring of Life" in the Hawaiian language.
The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is a flowing, contemporary design with a Hawaiian style that allows guests to experience the true essence of rejuvenation. It's features include 350 guest rooms, with 36 oceanfront suites; The Hapuna Suite, an 8,000 square-foot freestanding luxury estate; 32 oceanfront acres; laundry and dry cleaning services; on site resort shopping ; on site swimming pool & whirlpool; an 18 hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay; privet access to the Hapuna Beach, natural white sand beach; signature restaurants offering Hawaii regional and Japanese cuisines and special dining events ; the Paul Brown Salon and Spa; on site fitness center ; the Ricoh Business Center; 14,800 sq. ft. of indoor function space; 71,000 sq. ft. of outdoor function space; State-of-the-art fitness facilities; Internet Access High-speed wireless; parking valet & self parking available (daily fees apply); and reciprocal signing privileges and tennis courts at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
Room and Resort Amenities
Guest room amenities include nightly turn down service; in-room mini-refrigerator, in-room coffee maker with Kona blend coffee; complimentary locking safe; complimentary shampoo, conditioner, body lotion; complimentary use of hair dryer; complimentary use of bathrobe and slippers; in-room iron & board; and high-speed wireless Internet access (service fees apply).
Resort amenities include beaches; The Hapuna Beach State Park; and Mauna Kea Beach. The Hapuna Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay; there is a driving range; putting and chipping greens; practice bunker; and a PGA instruction program. The Mauna Kea Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and it includes a driving range; putting greens; a pro shop; and a PGA instruction program.Credit: Introspective Pics
All children receive a special gift bag at check-in with age-appropriate amenities such as rubber duckies and story book (ages 0-3 years); Hide & Seek in Hawaii picture game book and beach ball (ages 4-7 years) and playing cards and Hawaiian word book (ages 8-12 years). *Please note, however that special gift bag contents are subject to change. The hotel also offers babysitting services and seasonal children’s programs. The Keiki Club for children ages 5 through 12 offers the hotel’s younger guests a place to have hours of fun participating in activities such as Hawaiian arts and crafts; Sandcastle building; Hula dancing; T-shirt painting; Beach treasure/scavenger hunts; and movies. You can relax by the pool or out on the beach, play a round of golf at the Mauna Kea or Hapuna golf courses, all while your children have fun.
Family Friendly ActivitiesCredit: Introspective Pics
Hawaii is also a great place to shop and here you will find resort shopping at its best. Browse and enjoy sundry shops, men's and women's resort apparel and swimwear, golf and tennis pro shops, jewelry and specialty boutiques for logo items and unique gifts.
Stargazing is one of the most popular activities available at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. The sky is consistently clear over Kohala that even in mid-morning, the moon can still be seen hanging over the ocean. Guests can stargaze using a high-powered telescope is set up for you to view the Hawaiian skies with the guidance of professional astronomers.
Another popular adventure is the helicopter tours and the Mauna Kea Resort is the only Kohala resort with its own helipad on property. Sunshine Helicopters owns and operates a fleet of six "Black Beauties" equipped with five video cameras and are also cushioned, making them virtually soundproof for comfort. Activity desks at both hotels make sign up easy whether you want to see Kilauea Volcano to the South or the lush valleys to the East and everything in between. Private charters are available
Other guest activities include hiking, jogging, tennis, fitness and spa, and you can play golf at any one of the resort's two world-class golf courses: Hapuna Golf Course and Mauna Kea Golf Course. There are also many other attractions offered on the Big Island outside of the hotel.
Located on The Big Island of Hawaii
Credit: Introspective PicsThe Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is located on beachfront property, on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island. The hotel is 30 minutes from Kona International Airport; 20 minutes from Waimea; 40 minutes from Kailua-Kona; and 2 hours from Hilo.
If you would like to experience the "Paradise of the Pacific" in a way you won’t soon forget, stay at The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii, you’ll be glad you did. Aloha!
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