HAPUNA BEACH PRINCE HOTEL
Distance from hotel to Kona International Airport (KOA), 26 miles (42 kms). Distance from hotel to town, 30 miles (48 kms).
Situated on the sunny Kohala Coast, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel has defined Big Island luxury since its opening in 1994. As the second phase in Rockefeller’s creation of Mauna Kea Resort, the hotel property shares 1,839 acres of oceanfront paradise with the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Perfectly nestled into the bluffs above Hapuna Beach, the Big Island, Hawaii resort presents a flowing, contemporary Hawaiian style where guests on vacation experience the true essence of rejuvenation.
A predominant feature of Hapuna is the presence of a series of underground springs. In ancient times, during seasons of heavy rainfall these springs would bubble to the surface creating natural artesian fountains. The resultant streams would provide a source of respite and renewal for travelers along the otherwise dry and barren Kohala Coast. Thus the area was named “Hapuna” or “Spring of Life” in the Hawaiian language.]]>