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”
Always giving me so much wanderlust! Now I need to go to Waikiki!
This place looks unreal, wow!!!
Hawaii is a dream! So beautiful. There isn’t a thing I don’t like. Take me there now 🙂
really really amazing! I wish be there. so beautiful pictures.
Love your post!
Amazing photos dear!
waoo its awesome..! realy girl place are amazing… 🙂 you looks beautifull… 🙂
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OMGGG! These pics are amazing!!!
OMG Hawaii is still in my bucketlist and after your post – more than ever!!!
This place looks just amazing, and what a great hotel ♥ Would love to escape rainy Berlin right now and go there 🙂
I love exploring new hotels. This one is beautiful with amazing views as well!
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This place is amazing 😉 love photos so much!
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Lovely photos! I am so in love with the place, I want to visit there!
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These pictures are beyond gorgeous!!! LOVE!
Happy Wednesday, babe!
sooo lovely that maxi bow
Obsessed with your bathing suit girly! Also love how fresh and bright this room looks. So cute!
Hawaii suits you well, I will most definitely be adding this to my must see places
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The Princess Waikiki looks like the most stunning hotel. The views of that marina are unreal and the resort looks like utter paradise. Loving all of your outfits too.
As usual, your photos from Hawaii look amazing. I actually visited Hawaii so many times as a kid and it’s still to this day, one of my favorite places that I’ve been to.
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wow the hotel, the place and the views are just spectacular. I would love to visit there one day!
I am such a huuuuge fan of your photos – they look so beautiful!!
Wow Hawaii looks beautiful!! I love all of your photos and the views from your room look amazing!
It looks marvelous♥♥
Love these photos!
Wow that place is pretty awesome! Amazing photos Merel! Gorgeous as always!
Amazing place! I love your photos.
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Your photos are sooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing this amazing experience, I really enjoyed reading this post. 🙂
Oh my gosh! What a truly stunning place! You look incredible too!
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Beautiful photos! It looks amazing! 🙂 xx
I’m thinking about getting married in Hawaii! My fiancé would love this hotel as he’s obsessed with sailing. x
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Gorgeous, gorgeous shots as usual!
Alya / moorizzla xx
I love Oahu. Did you get a chance to go to Northshore? Shaved ice at Matsumoto is my favorite.
Your photographs are always SO stunning! I haven’t visited Hawaii before but it looks like a wonderful place to unwind and relax, and absorb beautiful views!
Such amazing photos!
What an amazing hotel Merel! Now I know where I stay on my next visit in Hawaii! I love your photography and you look stunning and totally in harmony with the place!
Amazing pics. Hawaii is still on my bucket list. Could imagine how great it was after such a long flight to be with cold towels and drink. 🙂
Your pictures are surreal real babe. I would love to visit Hawaii once! Sound like such a relaxing vacation!
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I leave Waikiki! I am planning a trip there for January. I’ll be in Oahu too!
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Love these photos, you look absolutely amazing!
Oh my gosh! That looks like an incredible place!
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Omg!! That place is perfect! So dreamy! Thanks fir sharing all those beautiful photos! I feel like Iwas there with you.
Your photos are stunning and now I want to take a trip somewhere. Love this!!!
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Wow it’s so luxe! I’ve always wanted to visit, these photos are beautiful.
Literally such a gorgeous post with so many wonderful phtoographs!! YOU ARE KILLING IT!!
We loved reading about the Princess of Waikiki! We recently just got back from Hawaii a couple days ago and experienced the same wanderlust. Check out our post about Hawaii, if you’re interested. 🙂
What a fabulous location. The view outside looks goregeous.