Wake up in these amazing condos in Princeville Kauai to the sound of the waves crashing, spend the day by the pool, hit some tennis balls at the Makai Tennis club or hang out in the recreation area. This property has beach access to Turtle Cave and Queen’s Bath. Please use extreme caution if you plan on swimming at Queen’s Bath, it isn’t recommended any time of year and especially not during the winter. There is no lifeguard on duty there.
Hanalei Bay is just a short drive to the north and offers protected swimming year-round, plus huge expanses of sand where kids and grownups alike can build monuments in the sand. Shade and grassy areas make this a perfect family beach outing. While our North Shore beaches don’t always have ideal swimming conditions due to large waves, another popular swimming beach nearby is Anini Beach, known for its calm waters. For scenery, don’t miss Lumahai Beach – famous for its role in the movie South Pacific – and its stunning cliffs, empty sands, and powerful ocean waves. The view from the road above is magnificent, and one of the better beach photo ops on island. You can also explore Makua Beach (also known as “Tunnels”) which is equally scenic but also boasts excellent snorkeling in the summer months.
Of course, the best views on island are of the magical, rugged Na Pali coast. Just a short drive from your condo, these towering sea cliffs are splashed in vibrant hues of green and red and yellow. Admire them from afar at Ke`e Beach, or start down the undulating Kalalau Trail to experience their majesty close up. The first two miles of the trail are relatively easy, navigating up and down ridges and meandering through the forest. After you reach the first stream at Hanakāpi`ai you can relax at the beach (in summer only; in winter, the high surf washes all the sand out to sea) or cool off in the stream. Continuing along the coast requires a permit (even if you are not camping), but if you don’t want to head back there is a short 2-mile hike along the stream to the beautiful Hanakāpi`ai Falls and the cool waters of its collecting pool. No matter how you experience it, the Na Pali Coast is a must see. It’s even worth leaving the stunning views on the grounds of Ali`i Kai.
About The Area
When you’re out and about, you can pick up groceries and other items at the Princeville Shopping Center, grab a book to read at the beach from the Princeville Library, take yoga or tai chi at Princeville Community Center or take a nice walk or jog at Prince Albert Park.
There is also a community walking/jogging path that runs for 2.1 miles through the heart of beautiful Princeville and along one of the scenic golf courses. Take a stroll or borrow a bike, and explore our charming community to your heart’s content.
If you want to explore Hawai‘i of yesteryear, head up to the Hanalei Overlook above the highway and take a look at the patchwork taro fields in the valley below Princeville’s plateau. This is the magical town of Hanalei, and a perfect stop for a day of exploration or just a lazy afternoon spent in town and at the farmers’ market. To get there, you turn off from the highway and cross a one-lane bridge over the river, but it is well worth the trip (and it’s only a few minutes to drive). Stroll the boardwalk and walk around the town square, then grab a bite to eat at one of the delicious restaurants that offer fanciful and innovating flavors even as they blend into the natural tapestry of this quiet town. Sip a coffee, nibble on some fresh baked goods, enjoy the people watching, and picture yourself living here in this relaxing land that time forgot.
Now, let’s take a tour through one of these amazing condos in Princeville Kauai on the bluff in full 3D. Make sure to use the Floor Plan option inside of the model. The dollhouse function is nice too so you can really understand the spaces. The first model is of one of the best possible locations in all of Princeville. It’s an unbelievable old Hawaiian style condo that is comfortable with no stairs but because you walk across the flybridge from the parking lot into 5.202, you actually end up on the second floor!
Here’s another condo in the 6 building which is the only single story building here at Alii Kai 1.
Now that we’ve seen one with an ocean view here’s a great example of the mountain view options from buildings 1 and 2.
Both are quite amazing for different reasons but what’s really special about Alii Kai is the whole package! Here are some videos of the property. We don’t think there is a bad condo here to be honest. They all have special views and great trade winds.
This bluff also has some hidden gems like this turtle cave below buildings 4 and 5. The trail is closed now but we took some footage for you to gaze at its beauty. Contact us to learn more about some of the best condos Princeville Kauai has to offer!