Puu Poa Resort Condominiums
Pu’u Po’a Condominiums are some of the most desired vacation rental accommodations on Kauai’s North Shore. Pu’u Po’a is a luxury oceanfront resort located in Princeville, Hawaii on the North Shore of Kauai, in the Princeville Resort. It is perched on a spectacular ocean bluff overlooking Hawaii’s blue Pacific Ocean and Hideaways Beach.
Pu`u Poa’s amenities include spectacular direct ocean views, dramatic design and architecture, large expansive lanais, soundproof, poured-concrete construction, dramatic cantilevered ceilings, tennis courts and a cliff-side pool. The quality of the resort and the incredible location in Hawaii’s premier vacation destination make Pu’u Po’a one of the most sought after resort vacation properties on Kauai.
Pu’u Po’a offers one of Kauai’s most desired direct ocean views many of which offer the sought-after, Bali Hai, sunset view as well. Pu’u Poa’s architecture focuses all attention on its incredible oceanfront view. Each of the 56 spacious units were designed to take advantage of the amazing ocean views, while still providing maximum privacy and comfort.
Pu’u Po’a has awesome views in almost any direction and unarguably, one of the best views on Kauai’s North Shore. You will enjoy the show from gorgeous sunrise to gorgeous sunset every day! Start your day with a cup of Hawaiian kona coffee and local tropical fruit out on your private lanai. Finish the day with cocktails while you take in the changing colors of the beautiful Pacific Ocean waters. Whatever the time of day, you may relax and enjoy the incredible and always changing panoramic views.
Pu’u Po’a is ideally located next door to the St. Regis Princeville Hotel & Resort and very near the Makai Golf Club, the Princeville Center and several of Kauai’s most popular beaches and attractions.
Pu’u Po’a is located next door to the world class St. Regis Princeville Hotel & Resort. There, Princeville Vacations’ guests who are staying at Pu’u Po’a are welcome to enjoy five-star fine dining, shopping and the St. Regis’s incredible signature spa & salon services. Be sure to take in a St. Regis sunset cocktail. They serve drinks and pu pu’s (appetizers – bar menu) on a huge covered lanai over-looking Hanalei Bay and the famous Bali Hai. The views and atmosphere are beyond great. They often have live music. Do not miss the sunset and be sure to bring your camera!
There are steps leading down from the St. Regis to Hanalei Bay Beach. They are located to the left of the main entrance as you pull up. The steps are equivalent to about nine flights of stairs. Precaution ~ you will definitely feel a burn on the way back up! If you have a health condition or knee problems, you should plan on driving down to Hanalei.
Pu’u Po’a is within a short walk to Makai Golf Club. The Makai Golf Club is spectacular. They have a renovated and redesigned oceanfront course that is the stuff of legends. There is also an amazing Woods course is beautiful, extremely challenging and very rewarding too. The Woods course is less played so it can feel more private.
Guests of Princeville Vacations enjoy taking part in Makai events and classes. Makai Golf Club has a very popular junior golfer day camp. This instruction group for kids is very popular with our guests who have children.
Pu’u Po’a is convenient to Princeville Center and all of Princeville Resort. Princeville Resort is nestled ideally between the lush sea-cliffs of Kauai’s north shore mountains, the Princeville Ranch and the Makai Golf Club. You will enjoy views of legendary Bali Hai and may even catch sight of Kaua’i’s ancient Taro fields.
Princeville Center is located right in the heart Princeville Resort. It is one of the North Shore’s favorite gathering places. Princeville Center has a wonderful selection of offerings including grocery shopping, a hardware store, boutiques, restaurants and live music! Princeville Center is a comfortable gathering place and rest stop while for locals and visitors of Kauai’s North Shore. There are several great restaurant options in the Princeville Center. You can order take out or stay to enjoy the live music while dining on the huge covered lanai. You can catch their live music Sunday thru Thursday evenings in the food court pavilion area, usually from 6-8pm.
Just a three miles away is world renowned Hanalei & Hanalei Bay. The short drive only takes a few minutes. Keep your eyes open. You might spot buffalo. Just outside of Princeville town center you will bank a hard left and start your descent into Hanalei. Just at the turn you will see a huge vista open up. Be sure to stop and take some pictures. The view is one of the best on the island!
Hanalei has much to offer. Hanalei has some of the best dining on the island. In addition to great restaurants, you will also find plenty of wonderful gift shops and boutiques. Hanalei has really good surf shops for clothes and equipment. It also has equipment rental shops. There are wonderful clothing, jewelry and gift boutiques; yoga studios, hair salons and more. Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. It is one of the best on Kauai and has a great selection of local craft perfect for gifts.
Nearby North Shore Kauai Beaches
Puu Poa is close to some of Kauai’s best beaches.
There is a public trail down to Hideaways Beach adjacent to Pu’u Po’a Resort. The trail runs along the far edge of the Pu’u Po’a tennis court and pool. The trail is unpaved and not well maintained. It can be very slippery and dangerous. If you do decide to use this trail, make sure both hands are free. Do not try to carry down coolers, chairs, boogie boards, etc. The trail is difficult to traverse and trying to carry anything down makes it even more dangerous. There are spots where you need to hold on to ropes with both hands to prevent falling. Take extreme precautions!
Rated the number one tropical island beach and number one destination beach for vacations and honeymoons. Hanalei Bay Beach is not to be missed! Toward the Eastern side of the bay you will find the Hanalei Pier at the mouth of the Hanalei River. This section of beach fronts Black Pot Beach Park. Here you will find gentle waves great for stand up paddle boarders and families with small keiki (children). Look out to sea and on your far right, pretty far out, you will probably catch sight of surfers catching big waves. The outside reef kills the power of the waves and protects the right-hand, Eastern corner of Hanalei Bay.
Take a walk along the miles of beautiful white sand. The lush vegetation and incredible mountain views reward you along the way. You will find larger waves rolling onto shore as you walk West away from the pier. Take care when swimming any distance from the pier.
Anini Reef is the largest barrier reef in Hawaii. The reef appears to go on forever and is quite shallow in areas. Anini provides wonderful opportunity for snorkelers of all abilities to explore.
Ke’e & Tunnels Beach are located at the North West end of Kauai’s main road, about eight miles from Princeville. Ke’e Beach is spectacular. Ke’e Beach is the gateway to the breathtaking Kalalau Trail and the legendary Na Pali coast. Along the way is Tunnels. Tunnels is considered one of Kauai’s best snorkeling destinations. Many of Princeville Vacations’ guests vote Tunnels as their favorite beach. Just follow the main road to the North West until it ends. There is public parking and showers.
You will likely see an array tropical fish. You may spot Hawaii’s state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua’a (triggerfish) and uhu (parrotfish), kala (unicornfish) and other tropical fish. Take it very slow and you might spot a flounder or helmet gurnard camouflaged in the sandy shallows. You won’t be able to detect them until you catch one move! If you are lucky, you might spot a Lionfish or Leaf Scorpionfish, tucked between the branches of the coral. Whitemouth Moray Eels are also common on the reef here.
Sea turtles will come in to feed on the seagrass beds in the reefs. The sea turtles are not afraid of snorkelers and you can get close but please give them space. Never try to touch a sea turtle! They are protected and you could be fined $1000 for disturbing them.
From your Pu’u Po’a vacation home you can spot whales during season. Humpback Whales start their migration to Hawaii in October/November and head back to Alaska in late May. The peak of whale watching season is typically February and March. They come to the warm Hawaiian water to breed. During breeding season they are more active on the surface of the ocean. This gives you lots of opportunity to see the whales breaching and frolicing in their awesome glory.
Pu’u Po’a is one of our most popular Kauai vacation rental properties. Many guests of Princeville Vacations return exclusively to the Pu’u Po’a Resort year after year. Many of these guests eventually invest in Pu’u Po’a by purchasing their own Kauai Vacation Rental. Princeville Vacations helps interested parties seek out and purchase the perfect vacation property or second home that best suits their needs and desires. Princeville Vacations can then manage your property if you like. We can rent them to visitors when they are not being used by you and your family.
Our owners and return guests become a cherished part of the Princeville Vacations’ ohana (family.) Request a tour and more information when you visit us here on the Garden Island.