St. Regis Princeville Resort: Kauai's Best Luxury Resort

Poolside the St. Regis Princeville Resort

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Taking up residence along the North Shore – settled between the bounty of Hanalei Bay and Kauai’s rugged coastal slopes, the St. Regis Princeville Resort celebrates the natural beauty and luxury of an island getaway.


Blending the hues of earth and air, the St. Regis Princeville is simply incomparable. Situated on Kauai’s North Shore, the 252-room, the 51-suite property is greater than the sum of its parts. In combination with the 2009 refurbished St. Regis brand’s sophistication and the Hanalei Bay’s breathtaking locale, the two icons are fused into one, creating a luxury resort unlike any other. With a 300 foot promontory, the towering cliffs of “Bali Hai” – also known as Mt. Makana, and the celebrated expanse of a Pacific sunset, the visual display is “life-changing,” to say the least.

St Regis Princeville room view

An extravagant claim for a resort, Chris White of the St. Regis Princeville, stands by it. “Sitting where the resort sits, the location cannot be duplicated,” he says passionately. Between the iconic St. Regis exclusive brand and Kauai’s singular beauty, White describes the property as creating a marriage. “We’ve taken the best sophistication of Manhattan and joined it with the roots of the Hawaiian culture on Kauai, celebrating both of them.” Pausing briefly, he adds, “Most people may not know that Kauai is [actually] the birthplace of the Hula.” And it does not get more authentically Hawaiian than that.

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And so it is that the totality of St. Regis Princeville Resort speaks exquisitely to the blending of St. Regis’s incomparable service to Kauai’s cultural expression. All 51 suites receive the signature Butler Service that has established the 18 worldwide St. Regis properties. “It’s like having your own personal concierge,” says White. “They handle anything from unpacking service to arranging tee times for golf.”


Additionally, guests take pleasure in the weekly Mailani Dinner hosted at sunset, sharing the best of Kauai’s culture. With an intimate gathering of 80, guests “celebrate the end of the day and the coming of the evening with a toast as the sun goes down,” notes White. It is a profoundly Hawaiian ritual, steeped in meaning, tradition, and reverence.

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Makai Golf Club

“There’s more going on here than just a hotel too,” White adds. “The Makai Golf Club sits on this unbelievable piece of ground; it’s an awe-inspiring location.” Indeed it is, as golfers play on the state-of-the-art turf with vistas revealed in such sharpness, it is impossible to not be inspired and forever changed. The beauty, the culture, service, and activities fuel White’s final thought: “every day I drive to work is a humbling experience; it’s an amazing place, all of it.”

Course details

  • Dramatically inspired, golfing at the St. Regis Princeville features some of the most challenging and breathtakingly beautiful golfing on earth. 
  • 27-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Makai Golf Club at the St. Regis Princeville, which includes a 9-hole Woods Course. 
  • 18-hole Prince Golf Course, also Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed, ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest (2009-10).

Halele’a Spa

  • The Halele‘a Spa honors the ‘Spirit of Aloha’ by offering guests the tailored and personalized service of St. Regis while embracing Kaua‘i’s pure, natural resources and authentic Hawaiian healing traditions.
  • 10,000+ square feet of blissful escape. 12 treatment rooms, including a couple’s room and a VIP Room with a fully contained spa experience.
  • A variety of massage treatments, including specialty therapies that incorporate Hawaii’s indigenous fruit and flowers.
  • 24 hour athletic center with state-of-the-art cardio, weight equipment, and yoga.

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