Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is located on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island (official name: Hawaii Island). The hotel is 30 minutes from the Kona airport, 40 minutes from Kailua-Kona, 20 minutes from Waimea and two hours from Hilo.
The Kohala Coast, on the Big Island’s northwest side, was the birthplace of the high chief Kamehameha I (thought to have been born in 1736). It is also known for its world-class beaches, as well as for cultural and archaeological gems nestled between centuries-old lava fields, such as ancient petroglyph fields and the Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, one of the largest restored temples in Hawaii.
The Big Island was created by five separate shield volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Kilauea (which is located within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and continues to erupt). It is the largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago, about twice as big as the other main Hawaiian islands combined, and measures about 93 miles (150 km) across. The island’s population is approximately 185,000.