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. Sharing a large swath of coastline with its sister hotel, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel also 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 understated 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.
Kohala Coast, HI
Hotel, 350 rooms
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups
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Lonely Planet Recommended
A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1930 guests have reviewed the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: | 4.5 (based on 1930 reviews)
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)
Guest rooms with patios and balconies
Adjoining rooms available
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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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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