Whether your island vacation is focused on relaxation or adventure, or perhaps a balance of both, the newly renovated boutique accommodations at Prince Waikiki offer a perfect oasis to call home during a getaway to Honolulu.
During my recent holiday, I loved the convenient location of Prince Waikiki in proximity to beach and business attractions. Prince Waikiki is less than a ten minute walk to mega shopping mall Ala Moana Center, a little over half a mile to the Hawaii Convention Center, and—perhaps most important for beachgoers—a short scenic walk to Kahanamoku Beach and Waikiki Beach. Just follow the boardwalk along the beach and you’ll find immediate access to your favorite dining, shopping, and beach activities. Or, hop on the hotel’s Prince Waikiki Shuttle Service when you need a lift.
Formerly Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, the all-new Prince Waikiki offers luxurious boutique accommodations with a host of modern amenities and services. Guest rooms have floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views of the harbor and ocean. Spacious marble bathrooms offer separate showers and tubs, complete with toiletries made by Kauai-based Malie Organics. Guest rooms showcase attention to detail in every way, too, from an abundance of charging outlets to comforting linens and hand-painted Nai‘o flowers on the walls. Enjoy free WiFi and free daily self-parking without any mandatory resort charges. Every detail at Prince Waikiki rings of Hawaiian hospitality.
There are a number of fabulous dining locations on site, including gorgeous island cuisine at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar, and the convenience of Honolulu Coffee in the lobby. Hinana Bar offers poolside refreshments for those seeking sun on the rooftop deck. There you’ll find an infinity pool overlooking the harbor and ocean.
For golf enthusiasts, you’ll want to book tee time at world class Hawaii Prince Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, for a one-of-a kind golfing experience along the waterfront. Beach bound? Sign up for surfing lessons with TY Gurney Surf School on Waikiki Beach.
The location of Prince Waikiki really is unbeatable. On site, I found every amenity and service I needed for a comfortable stay, and when it came time to explore Waikiki I was thrilled to be so close to everything. With less than a mile walk, I was at one of my local foodie favorites, Pauhana Market Waikiki—a food truck market with shrimp plate lunches at Five Star Shrimp and authentic loco moco at Loco Moco Ohana. Another favorite, Lappert’s Ice Cream, was just around the corner from the beach boardwalk. In many ways, Prince Waikiki is the gateway to all the fun on Waikiki Beach. I loved every minute of my stay and can’t wait to return.
For more information on visiting Waikiki, visit http://www.gohawaii.com.
Photos © CT Shier, except Prince Waikiki entrance © Prince Resorts Hawaii.