Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
At the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, the saying “go big or go home” is taken to heart. The hotel’s gigantic, columnated lobby is nearly as sprawling as its 32-acre oceanfront property, which features an 18-hole golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, an on-resort shopping mall, two beaches, a state park, helicopter tours, and fitness and spa facilities. For those seeking luxury (and with the pocketbook to handle the steep price), the 8,000-square-foot Hapuna Suite villa offers personal chefs, butler service, and private driveways. Named after the area’s underground springs (“hapuna” means “spring of life” in Polynesian), the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is a highly sought after and budget-conscious destination on the Big Island.