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The Hawaii Prince Hotel, The Place to be in Waikiki
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Tom Landers
 
By Tom Landers
Published on 09/22/2008
 

The Hawaii Prince Hotel ... The Place to be in Waikiki
There are a million reasons to enjoy yourself in Hawaii.  The sun always shines, the water always feels just right, and there are more things to do than a hula dancer can shake a grass skirt at.  Why settle for just a good time, though, when you can have a great one?  Enter the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Waikiki’s finest in luxury accommodations.


If location is what you’re after, the Hawaii Prince delivers in spades.  Oahu’s most popular attractions are within minutes of the resort, with easy access available to the Aloha Tower Marketplace, Iolani Palace, Pearl Harbor, and much more.  Situated just a stone’s throw from the ocean, the resort also overlooks one of Oahu’s famous stretches of pristine coastline.  The hotel features 521 oceanfront guestrooms that include a view of crystal clear Pacific water and the hundreds of luxury yachts that traverse it daily.  

The views from the hotel aren’t the only ones that will make your eyes wide.  Hawaii Prince Golf Club, Waikiki’s only resort-owned golf course, is composed of 27 holes of Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay-designed goodness against the breathtaking backdrop of the Waianae mountains. The course’s meticulously maintained fairways have been carved out of coral rock, and they wind through a layout fraught with peril.  Golfers will have to avoid the devilishly placed bunkers that await nearly every approach shot while steering clear of the ever-present water that comes into play on most holes. Of the three nines, it is the A/C combination that may be the most attractive, where water comes into play on 11 holes. Perhaps the most dramatic hole at Hawaii Prince is the par-5 No. A2 hole, this downhill hole requires a tee shot aimed at the outside of the slight dogleg right. The second needs to be played to the left side of the fairway to avoid the water protecting the green’s right side. The B course, in addition to normal play set-up, has a set of far-forward tees for juniors of all ages to enjoy. It is a nice touch on a course that has gained a reputation of consistently providing rewarding experiences for its customers.

Nothing caps off a superb round of golf better than a relaxing afternoon on one of the world’s best beaches.  Vacationers will dig their toes into the warm sand and order their favorite cocktail as they soak in the hot Hawaiian sun, just steps outside their rooms.  Nearby Ala Moana Beach Park is a popular spot to enjoy the outdoors, with white sand beaches, swimming, surfing, and paths to walk or jog throughout the day.  Be sure to cap your day by dining in one of the Hawaii Prince’s signature restaurants to indulge in the very best in native Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine.
With world-class accommodations, food, beaches, and golf, the Hawaii Prince will be responsible for the smile on your face long after you leave.


100 Holomoana Street
Honolulu, Oahu, HI
(808) 956-1111
 
www.princeresortshawaii.com