of the best features of our condos are thier location.
You really do have the best of both worlds. The condos are away
from the crowds, but you still have the option of traveling
to Honolulu and Waikiki for a day of shopping and sightseeing.
When you return, you will find the uncrowded beach and the
ocean waiting for you.
The view of the ocean from our condos at the Hawaiian Princess
is nothing like the ocean right in front of our condos.
Whether you decide to try to surf, boogie board, snorkel or just
watch others as you sun on the beach, you have it all. And best
of all, you don't have to fight the crowds. In fact, if you decide
to go for an early morning walk, you may find that you are the
only one on the beach! Below you will find links to other nearby
beach to the North of the Hawaiian Princess is Makaha Beach where the International Long Board Surfing
Championship takes place each winter.
Short drive to the north from the Princess will take you to Yokohama Bay and
the end of the road. Bottlenose and Spinner Dolphins can
be spotted feeding in the waters off the shore. On the way
back, stop by Makua Cave which is just off the side of the
you want to see fish Hanama Bay is a must. The ancient volcanic
crater is one of the most popular attractions on the island.
It is about a 90 minute drive from the Princess. Plan on
traveling early in the morning to get a parking spot.
Makaha Resort Golf Club is a short
drive from the Princess
are two award winning golf courses within a mile of
the Hawaiian Princess and another world class golf
course just a few miles away. For more information
follow the links below
RESORT GOLF CLUB
Makaha Resort Golf Club was recently named "The Best Golf
Course on Oahu," by Honolulu magazine. It was also rated
one of Hawaii's top 10 by the readers of Golfweek. This course
designed by William Bell is set against volcanic cliffs and
has a breathtaking view of the mountains and ocean.
OLINA GOLF CLUB
Marriott Ko Olina Golf Club is about 10 miles from the
Hawaiian Princess. It is one of Oahu's premier golf courses.
This course designed by Ted Robinson has hosted both the
Senior PGA and the LPGA. Proper dress attire which includes
collared shirts is required for this course. After a round
of golf, dine at the club's fine restaurant, Niblicks.
VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB
Makaha Valley Country Club lies on the eastern slopes of Makaha
Valley just up the road from the Hawaiian Princess. It was
constructed on a former ranch and offers spectacular views
of the mountain and ocean. The trade winds and cries of the
peacocks add to the ambience of this magical setting
Dining at the Makaha Resort Restaurant
the finest dining experience anywhere on Oahu is
on your own lanai. After all, there is no better
view anywhere on the island. Enjoy dinner cooked
on the gas grills in the picnic area as you watch
the sun set over the ocean. If however, you decide
to dine out, there are several choices in the Makaha
the Makaha Golf Resort Club, Kaiona Restaurant features
Classic American food in a serene setting. Dine indoors
or outdoors on the course.
84-626 Makaha Valley Road
Waianae, HI 96792
Tel. (808) 695-9544
you prefer to grab something on the go, there are several
fast food restaurants from which to choose. They include:
- open for dinner
Terrace - open for breakfast, lunch, dinner
Grill (Continental) open for lunch
(Japanese) open for dinner
The International Market Place
Makaha area has one small mall nearby as well asa drug
store and several grocery stores. The basics are readily
available in the area, but for a real day of shopping,
you will need to travel to the city which is less than
an hour away. As a tourist you will want to visit the
following "Shop till you drop" places.
ALA MOAUNA CENTER
mall is Hawaii's biggest shopping center. It is located near
Waikiki at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd. It hosts 230 stores—including
Neiman Marcas and Macy's. There are also more than 50 dining
choices and free local entertainment.
THE ROYAL HAWAIIAN SHOPPING CENTER
Newly Remodeled and conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is perfect place to enjoy the day in Waikiki. There are over 110 shops and restaurants on three blocks of Kalakaua Avenue. Besides the many shops and restarants there is complimentary cultural enrichment classes including ukulele, lei-making, hula, or Hawaiian quilting.
ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET
you are looking for souvenirs or trinkets for family and
friends then this is the place to go. Where else could you
get ten tee shirts for $20.00? Most vendors sell new items.
The swap meet is held every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday.
THE WINDWARD MALL
If you are staying on the North Shore and don't want to travel over the mountain, the Windward Mall in Kaneohe has a variety of shops and restuarants as well as theaters.
THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET PLACE
This outdoor shopping favorite is built around 100 year old banyan trees. Vendors sell a variety of goods. HINT: Never pay full price for anything. The vendors expect to bargain and will usually adjust the price by 50% or more
AIR AND BY SEA
Cruise from Waikiki
people would not think a trip to Hawaii complete without a cruise
or fishing trip. The following will give you a few ideas of where
to go to find the best boat trip for you. You can
also book a helicopter tour by following the links below.
probably notice that often there are many boats out in the
deep water in front of the Hawaiian Princess. That is because
some of the best fishing on Oahu is right in front of the condo.
If you would like to try your luck at catching a tuna or Mahi
Mahi, the Waianae
Harbor is just down the road. There you will be able to
book your big adventure.
several dinner cruises that are available from the docks near
Waikiki. These cruises start at about $25.00. Dinner and entertainment
is usually included. These cruises usually take you out in
front of Waikiki for another view of the city. There is usually
plenty of room, but you may want to plan a couple of days in
advance. Be sure to allow plenty of time to drive to the city. Also, a Dolphin Cruise sighting cruise passes by the Princess daily. It is a must for anyone wanting to see the best of the sea life along the leeward coast.
the best way to see Oahu is by helicopter. You can find several
companies that offer this breathtaking option. The biggest
helicopter touring company in Hawaii is Blue Hawaii Helicopter
Tours. They will teach you about the history and culture of
the region as well as show you Hawaii from the air.
The Pool at the Hawaiian
course there are many other things to do on Oahu. The
number one tourist attraction is the Polynesian
Cultural Center. Here you can learn about
the culture and traditions of the people of the South
Pacific. Also, what trip to paradise is complete without
the traditional luau? Paradise
considered Hawaii's best place for a luau and it located
just a short drive from the Princess. You may want to
take an Eco tour, kayak or mountain bike. Whatever you
choose on your visit to Oahu, you will be happy to return
to the peace and serenity of the Leeward side of the
Island and the true spirit of Aloha at the Hawaiian Princess
at Makaha Beach!