After 5 years I finally made it back to Hawaii, although this visit came a bit quicker than expected due to the tragedy caused by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. Originally, I was planning to visit the British Virgin Islands after a stopover on Sint Maarten, but both were devastated by Irma. I hope the people there will be able to rebuild their lives again and I plan to visit the region as soon as possible. Since we were already planning to visit Oahu this winter, we expedited our plans and were thrilled to check in at the Prince Waikiki.
After a long flight from Europe with a short stopover in LA, you can imagine how thrilled we were to be greeted by a friendly receptionist with cold towels and a lovely drink to freshen up. A quick check in later, we whizzed up to our rooms in the glass elevators on the outside of the building that I like so much: as we shot up, we saw the green mountain range behind Waikiki appear before us.
The Prince Waikiki was recently renovated and with it came some really magnificent improvements. Every room has a wonderful bed and a spectacular ocean view overlooking Ala Moana harbour, offering beautiful sunsets. Our room was bright, spacious, with light colours and nifty touches like automatic window blinds and curtains. I particularly loved the floor to ceiling windows, that could open all the way to let in the tropical ocean breeze. The large bathroom had a separate bathtub and shower and high quality toiletries. You may have caught on to my obsession with those fancy Japanese-style toilets that are luckily now popping up all around the world. We have seen them in Switzerland and Korea and now in Hawaii at the Prince Waikiki!
THE POOL //
I started our first day at the Prince Waikiki early at the fifth floor pool that overlooks the harbour. The Prince Waikiki is not a beachfront property, but the pool plus the easy walking access to Magic Island make this a fantastic spot to enjoy your vacation on Oahu.
I usually don’t spend a lot of time in malls, but I have to admit that having legendary Ala Moana Mall, repeatedly voted best mall in the Pacific, across the street was actually very practical. There are some amazing stores there that wouldn’t be out of place in Ginza or Beverly Hills. Other practical perks were the free parking and fast wifi that were included with the resort charge. The Prince Waikiki offers a shuttle service into Waikiki, its golf course and the Ala Moana shopping center, if you think the 5 minute walk is too far with heavy shopping bags 😉
Location // Prince Waikiki
98 thoughts on “Princess of Waikiki”
Hawaii is next on my list to go! Looks so beautiful! 🙂 x
Such a magical place ! Love all these photos !
Hope you’re having a great week !
wow! The Hotel and all your pictures are incredible beautiful! Hawaii is definitely on my bucket list. It looks so beautiful. I have to check out your Insta because I think it’s exactly what I like to see and inspires me!
Kisses, Verena from http://www.somehappyshoes.com
Your photos are beautiful! It’s one of my dream places to gox
LAURA | Laura Thinks About
Glad you were able to make the best of the change of plans. I love waikiki! Everytime I see photos I miss for the 4 years I lived in Hawaii.
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I hope to visit Hawaii asap, this place sounds magical!
This place looks absolutely stunning. I really wish I could be there right now. I loooved the floral print on you ❤
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Oh Hawaii has been on my bucket list for the longest time ever and your photos gave me the biggest wanderlust.
By the way that hotel looks stunnig!
xo | Cindy Elena
This looks like an amazing trip!! I’d love to go to Hawaii!
This place looks like a true dream!! I’m also very sorry for all the people that got hurt by Irma… But I’m happy to see how much you enjoyed Hawaii! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com
Very nice, the pictures are amazing!
See! This is how everyone should live their lives! haha! Nice Photos!
L.E.N.A | Revealed
A place I definitely wanna be!! Great salivating shots here. Amazing!
I would love to visit Hawaii there! Looks so beautiful!!
What a beautiful place to stay. You look amazing .
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Amazing place, Merel! The pictures are dreamy and the location even more so! Hope you had an amazing time ❤️
Saida | She talks Glam
What a stunning resort! Loving your coverup too.
Your pictures are so dreamy 🙂
Stephanie | theFantasia.com
Wow, this hotel is stunning! I love the view from the room! Gorgeous photos!
your photos are so breathtaking!!
kisses from the sandpit ❤︎
What an amazing place, I want to go in that pool
Beautiful hotel from inside and outside. I absolutely love the view from from the room,
What an incredible place!
Love all the photos,
Wow!! Such amazing views, in love 🙂
Such a wonderful place! Thanks a lot for sharing!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
These photos are heaven!
You’re giving me major wanderlust
Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings
That place looks amazing! Beautiful photos 🙂
xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY
Beautiful pictures!!! Must have been a great vacation 🙂 !
Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful photos! This looks like an amazing hotel!
What GORGEOUS photos! Would love to stay there someday. 🙂
What an absolutely stunning resort!
Le Stylo Rouge
looks so lovely!
It looks like such an amazing place! I always love your travel photos x
x Kara | http://karascloset.net/
A gorgeous trip! You take such amazing photos, it feels like a dream!
Oh how beautiful does this resort look! I’m sure you had the best time. I’ve never been to Hawaii, though it’s on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!
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Oh wow what an incredible view! You take the most amazing travel pics!
Jenny | Geeky Posh
Ahhhhh SO much love for Hawaii! We love Oahu so much. The colors of that sunset are insane and this looks like such a beautiful hotel. Hope you guys had an incredible time!
Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com
Wow, paradise found!! The views are incredible and you take the most breathtaking photos!
~ Cat L.
Beautiful pictures and your hair looks amazing in a braid!
Waikiki looks so beautiful! Seriously can’t wait to go there with my hubby! Photos look stunning babe, hope you enjoyed our time.
Such amazing photography, you look gorgeous!
Anika | anikamay.co.uk
Oh you really are a Waikiki Princess Merel! Those pictures are AMAZIING – and they make me wanna go to this beautiful place asap ❤
Have a great weekend!
xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com
Such beautiful photographs! I have always wanted to visit Hawaii! I love your bikini top!
Marianne x https://mariannesophia.com
Wow, it’s simply stunning! I dream of going back to Hawaii one day xx
the hotel looks amazing! would love to visit one day
xoxo style frontier
Beautiful photos! You look amazing! 🙂 xx
This looks like heaven! Beautiful pictures 🙂
The Prince Waikiki looks so luxe! Fab photos!
I’m packing my bags! This looks like the ideal place to stay in waikiki =o)