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One of the things that people may not realize when looking at a google map of Princeville vacation rentals is that Princeville is 100 feet above the ocean. So your Princeville rental house with a pool may be in the heart of the north shore but ultimately might not have its own beach. The amazing thing about staying up on the bluff is the perspective you get overlooking the rolling waves and reefs below. It’s magic!

There are a few cool Princeville beaches. You can walk to St. Regis beach which is public, just don’t expect to be able to use their chairs or pool. Many travelers go down to the St. Regis for the day and buy drinks and food from the beachside bar and hang out on the white sand just out front. In Hawaii there are no private beaches so if you want to hang out there you are absolutely welcome. Here’s a pro tip: when passing the entrance guard shack to the St. Regis look left. There’s a path and stairs that run around the back side of the hotel and down to the beach.


There’s also Sealodge beach. This is probably one of the coolest beaches on the island and absolutely my favorite spot to “get away from it all”. You can find detailed information as to how to get to this spot via our page on Sealodge which is located just below the popular ocean view Princeville rental condos appropriately named… Sea Lodge :). Here’s the page.


Then there’s Anini. Miles and miles of white sand dotted with beachfront vacation rentals and other villas. It’s gentle, shallow waters make for one of the best beaches in the world if you as(k) us. It’s been dubbed the mini ‘Great Barrier Reef’ thanks to the putter reef that takes the brunt of the wave action and allows the inside waters to be swimmable and pretty safe for families year round. It’s a must see while on Kauai and even walkable from your Princeville rental condo or home if you walk down the back path from the Westin. To find the path drive down Wylie road until you get to the end of the road and instead of bearing left to enter the Westin property, head right by the tall poplar trees and down the super steep grade. It’s a bit of a hike on the way back up but it’s well worth it. When you get down to the beach hang a right and walk all the way down to the boat ramp and the pavilions. Keep your eyes peeled for shells on Anini. It’s one of the places you can find Hawaiian shells and other treasures.


Here are some of the luxury rentals we have on Anini 🙂


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If this doesn’t sound like enough like your dream vacation and you HAVE to have some sand without a walk… Searching for Hanalei vacation rentals will likely be best. Luckily we have those here on the Princeville Vacation Rentals website so fear not seeker of the aloha :). We have your back!
As always please just pick up the phone if you need anything or have questions. Our reservation staff is eager to help you find the perfect Princeville rental.
With Aloha,

Billy O’Sullivan
CEO | Kauai Real Estate Group
Realtor® Lic # RS-76085

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