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Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

62-100 Kauna'oa Drive | Kohala Coast, HI 96743 [See Map]
#6 in Best Hawaii - The Big Island Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 1600 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 350 rooms, 9 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Like its name implies, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is privy to one of the best beaches on the Kohala Coast, offering easy access to aquatic activities like bodysurfing, cliff diving and (if you're lucky) swimming with sea turtles. But you don't have to stray too far from the hotel itself to experience the benefits of a Hawaiian getaway. Sharing a large swath of coastline with its sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel offers visitors access to an 18-hole championship golf course (designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay), as well as the soothing treatments offered at the Hapuna Spa. Although some travelers note that a stay at this hotel will set you back a good chunk of change, many agree that the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel lives up to its rates. The property's 350 guest rooms and suites are outfitted in relaxed island decor and come with private furnished lanais (balconies). And previous visitors say that the fresh seafood served at the on-site restaurants is delicious (albeit expensive). But for many travelers, the highlight of this Big Island hotel was the excellent customer service.

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Fodor's

“More reasonably priced than its neighbor resorts, this hotel occupies the northern corner of the largest sand beach on the Big Island. All of the rooms face the ocean, creating an expansive property with long walking distances. ”

Travel + Leisure

“For the ultimate underwater experience, rent fins, masks and snorkels from the beach club next to the 6,858-square-foot Hapuna Beach pool, and head out to the rocky points at either end of the beach in the early morning, when the water is calm and crystal clear. ”

Frommer's

“The 8,000-square-feet Hapuna Villa, a four-bedroom residence with butler service and pool, is another hidden gem, albeit one that starts at a princely $7,000 a night.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Other Awards:
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The rooms at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel start at a spacious 600 square feet. Tropical woods and wicker, along with Polynesian-inspired fabrics and traditional kapa print artwork exude an authentic, yet understated, Hawaiian ambience. Complimentary amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Kona coffee, minifridges, robes and all guest rooms feature a private lanai with ocean views. Although there is no mandatory resort fee, expect to pay premium prices for Internet service, parking and additional amenities.

  • No mandatory resort fee but you can purchase a splash pass for $24 per day that includes Internet and self-parking
  • In-room Internet for $11.95 per day

Standard room size:

600 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is situated on 32 oceanfront acres on the northernmost end of the big island. Laurance Rockefeller followed in his father's footsteps and developed the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel as the second phase of his creation of Mauna Kea Resort. Hapuna Beach shares 1,839 acres of oceanfront with the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and guests at Hapuna Beach have access to many of the amenities at the sister hotel, including beaches, dining, golf, the spa and a variety of resort activities.

  • Not much within walking distance
  • Complimentary dining shuttle to sister property Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Kona International Airport about 25 miles south

  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($15)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Dining

Guests at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel have five on-site dining options, as well as access to the eateries at the sister resort, Mauna Kea. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients at the Coast Grille Big or authentic Japanese cuisine from sushi to dim sum at Hakone Buffet. The casual open-air Ocean Terrace overlooks Hapuna Beach and features a daily breakfast buffet and a la carte menu. The poolside Beach Bar offers light fare including salads, sandwiches and fresh island fish and Café Hapuna in the lobby is the place to grab a quick snack for breakfast or lunch, offering pastries, coffee, pizza and calzones.

  • Room service 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Complimentary evening dining shuttle operates between Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel from 5:50 to 9:45 p.m.

Number of restaurants:

5

Cuisine types:

Buffet, Asian, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has a heated freshwater pool overlooking the ocean with a whirlpool. While the pool has an attendant, there is no lifeguard on duty.

  • Complimentary towels
  • No children's pool amenities or dedicated areas

Number of pools:

1

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Hapuna Spa features a full line of body treatments, facials and massage, as well as a full-service salon for hair care, waxing, manicures and pedicures.

  • Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Couples massage available
  • Indoor and outdoor treatment areas

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel offers both "Kids Eat Free" and "Kids Golf Free" packages, and the Prince Keiki Club provides supervised activities for children including Hawaiian arts and crafts, sandcastle building, hula dancing, movies and beach scavenger hunts. The full-day program includes lunch.

  • Children's menus available
  • Cribs and highchairs available

  • Kids club ($90)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Hapuna's fitness center, equipped with LifeFitness strength machines, yoga mats cardiovascular equipment, is located at the Golf Clubhouse with complimentary access for hotel guests. A variety of fitness classes ($20 per class) including yoga, Pilates, zumba, spinning and body sculpting, are available. Recreational activities at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel are focused on outdoor amenities, including the two championship golf courses, tennis courts, and a wide variety of water sports like snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing.

  • Children younger than 14 not permitted in fitness center workout areas
  • Key card access 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel offers more than 85,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including six conference rooms, numerous breakout areas and the Hapuna Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 900 guests. There is also a full-service business center. Outdoor venues include the poolside terrace, golf course pavilion and oceanfront lawns.

  • Extensive audiovisual services available

Number of meeting rooms:

8
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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Golf

Guests at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel have access to two world-class golf courses, the Hapuna Golf Course and the Mauna Kea Golf Course at its nearby sister property.

  • Golf package includes three days unlimited play both courses for $600
  • Arnie's Clubhouse overlooking Hapuna's 18th hole, offers casual food and drink
  • Complimentary bottled water and practice balls provided with golf round

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

With six indoor and six stunning outdoor wedding venues, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is a popular venue. Outdoor settings include the pristine white-sand beach and The Courtyard with 8,000 square feet of manicured lawn surrounded by Hong Kong orchid trees. The Hapuna Ballroom is the resort's largest and most versatile indoor space, accommodating up to 900 banquet guests or partitioned into two junior ballrooms for smaller receptions. The adjoining pre-function space features a built-in bar.

  • Wedding packages for 25 guests and up
  • Professional wedding planners and catering
  • Bridal spa and salon services

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

900
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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62-100 Kauna'oa Drive | Kohala Coast, HI 96743 [See Full Map]