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It seemed as if we just closed our eyes for a second and the summer was gone. Life goes by so fast the older we get, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying every minute of every day that passes; it just makes us more determined to wrestle every bit of fun out of too short time on Earth! If your summer plans involve coming to Princeville for Labor Day Weekend, we’ve included this guide to all the fun Princeville activities can partake in to say farewell to summer on our island paradise. Labor Day Weekend signifies the end of summer, but it doesn’t signify the end of fun!

Lihue Sunshine Market, August 30th from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Vidinha Stadium

While not typically considered a Labor Day Weekend activity, our version of a farmers’ market makes it easy for guests to stock up on foodstuffs for their private celebrations. Featuring local produce, sweet smelling flowers, and a variety of other products that you never knew you needed until you saw them, the Lihue Sunshine Market is one of our favorite ways to kill a few hours on a summer afternoon!

Free Hula, Coconut Marketplace, August 31st from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM

There is nothing more Hawaiian, or more fun, than a hula show, and if you’re in the Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa doing some shopping or just exploring, take an hour to enjoy this free show! Offering a family-friendly way to enjoy your respite from work, don’t be surprised if your own little ones decide they want to learn to hula themselves after watching the dancers on the big stage!

Take a Walk Back in Time

The history of our island is a fascinating one, and while you’re taking the time to say farewell to summer, signing up for a walking tour of Waimea promises to be an unforgettable experience. Offering a fascinating glimpse into the past, it covers Captain Cook’s original landing spot and the history of our agricultural landscape. Guests can sign up at the West Kauai Visitor Center for this free activity (donations are accepted and appreciated).

BBQ/Pool Party in Your Princeville Labor Day Escape

Sometimes the most fun moments are the spontaneous ones you experience with no planning at all; hanging by the pool can be all the excitement you need! Grill the fish you caught on your morning fishing expedition, pick up your favorite beverages at the local grocer, and sit back and let the magic begin! But remember, you won’t have this much fun just anywhere. Reserve your Princeville Vacation Rentals vacation home away from home today!

Named after Prince Albert Edward Kauileaouli, Princeville is located on the wetter side of Kaua‘i, giving the area that rainforest look that is always breathtaking to see. If you’re planning on spending at least 48 hours of your stay here, we can promise they will all seem like paradise! What was once a genteel sugar plantation is now an exciting and vibrant community offering more than what you would expect from an island. Here’s some Princeville adventures to enjoy during your stay in our island paradise!

Day One Princeville Adventures

Chances are you may be too excited to eat on your first day in Princeville, but we hope that you will at least try a sweet treat from the Village Snack Shop & Bakery; it will help keep your energy levels high for the adventures you will experience! Starting out with a visit to the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge, where the best viewpoints are located along the Kuhio Highway, this blissful retreat is a safe place for all the wildlife that make their home here on the island. From there, you can head to Hanalei Bay for more breathtaking views and an afternoon of frolicking on the beach. Kayak Hanalei rents beach equipment, or, if you’re feeling daring, why not schedule a kayaking tour for the afternoon and experience Hawaii the way people have for thousands of years? All that paddling will help you generate quite an appetite, so dinner and drinks at Happy Talk Lounge Restaurant and Bar is the perfect way to finish up day one of your Princeville adventures.

What Does Day Two Have in Store for You?

Each day is better than the last in Princeville, and your second day will be all the proof you need! After starting out your morning with coffee and a crepe from 5-5190 Kuhio Highway in Hanalei, the day will stretch out before you filled with endless possibilities! Your final day will be all about the beach. From Hideaways Beach, to the historic Hanalei Pier, to Lumaha’i Beach, we will be exploring, swimming, and possibly just sitting and watching the waves crash against the shore. There are no rules on how best to spend your beach day, except one: You are ordered to have fun!

Dinner at Home?

Our Princeville Vacation Rentals homes are designed to give the feel of family, and sometimes you may just want to stay in and relax with your family—we don’t blame you at all! Grill leftover fish or order some pizza for takeout and let your last evening be the best one of all. Reserve your stay today!

The island of Kauai and its northernmost community of Princeville may not seem like places where you will need to find refuge from the heat, and for the most part that is true, as the area enjoys moderate temperatures rarely surpassing the 80s throughout the year. But specifically in the summertime you can count on endless sunshine from which you may need a break from time to time. The following are the best Princeville activities to keep cool while still having an amazing time.

Get in the Water

This one is almost painfully obvious, but we must include for the sake of being thorough. You can always count on the beaches near Princeville as both a place to heat up and cool down. The water remains incredibly refreshing throughout the year, ranging from 70 degrees to 83 degrees Fahrenheit. A trip to Princeville is simply incomplete without taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity that this provides.


Kayaking may not seem like the best way to keep cool, but if you choose to take adventures along rivers throughout the interior of the island, you can benefit greatly from shady valleys and cool conditions thanks to endless vegetation and moisture. And you can always take breaks to take advantage of constant swimming opportunities. Kayak Kauai is a company that offers kayak rentals and guided tours perfect for the whole family!

Check Out a Museum

On the rare occasion that you need a break from the sun, there are many amazing museums throughout the islands that you can visit and have an amazing time. The Kauai Museum is one of the most renowned in the area, as it chronicles the entire history of the people of this island. Find it in the town of Lihue along Rice Street. Everyone is sure to enjoy this because it provides an awe-inspiring perspective of this place beyond the beautiful beaches and wilderness.

Chase Waterfalls

Spending some time around one of Kauai’s many waterfalls is the best way to stay cool because there is shade, a cool mist in the air, and the opportunity for a refreshing dip. There are many options, but one of the most magnificent is Wailua Falls. You can find it about three miles north of the town of Lihue just off of Highway 56. This is sure to be everyone’s favorite stop on the trip.

Horseback Riding

This is a great way to stay cool because it mitigates some of the intense effort of hiking while providing an even cooler way to explore the area. Specifically, horseback riding along the Hanalei River Valley through a company like Princeville Ranch is something you will never forget.

Relax After Princeville Activities in an Amazing Vacation Rental

Along with endless beauty and Princeville activities, the area also offers some of the most comfortable and luxurious accommodations. You will not find a better example of this than the ones provided by Princeville Vacation Rentals, one of the most celebrated vacation rental companies on the whole island. With one look at our selection, you will see why we should be your first choice when you are looking for the perfect place to stay in Kauai!

While there are many hidden treasures on the islands of Hawaii, the town of Princeville, located on the island of Kauai, is one of the best kept secrets. Located on the northernmost point of the island, Princeville is a wonderfully secluded development that has become the favorite vacation destination for more and more people every year. While it is not difficult to find all the excitement that you can handle, it is predominantly a place of unparalleled relaxation. Here are some of the most relaxing Princeville activities you must try!

Horseback Riding

One of the most popular ways to spend a relaxing day in Princeville is by taking a leisurely horseback ride along the beach. Wonderful temperatures, cool breezes, and astounding views are made all the better by the gentle push forward of the horse.

Relax on the Beach

Of course, it goes without saying spending a day on the beach is one of the most relaxing things you can do. This is especially true for the long stretches of white sandy beaches in Princeville. Whether you find relaxation in sinking your toes in the sand, going for a nice surf, or frolicking through the clear waters, the beaches in Princeville will be the perfect place for it.


Princeville is home to that iconic Hawaiian terrain that you have seen showcased in countless films. Large mountains covered in endless vegetation slope right down to the blue waters of the Pacific. Taking advantage of this amazing spot on the earth is as easy as taking a casual hike throughout the vast network of trails here.


While golf might not be the most relaxing sport when you are having difficulty hitting the ball as you want it, there is nothing that can ruin a day on one of Princeville breathtaking courses. It is in a place like this when a day spent golfing offers so much more that the events of the game. Temperatures are perfect year-round, and the beauty that flows in and outside of the course is something that makes for a relaxing day.

Shopping and Dining

There is nothing that breaks a day up quite like relaxing for a delicious bite to eat and wondering through some unique shops. Here, you will find unique little shops as well as national chains, and the dining experiences are certainly something that you have never experienced before.

For Even More Princeville Activities Suggestions…

Reach out to our team! We will recommend the best Princeville activities for you and your family and also help you book your stay in one of our beautiful vacation rentals. Princeville offers everything you could ever want in a Hawaiian vacation. But it also offers something unique and intangible that visitors cannot quite put their finger on. While it is difficult to explain much of what is special about this place, it is not difficult to find intense relaxation.