What a Great Weekend at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

I had the opportunity to stay at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel this weekend courtesy of the folks at the hotel as well as the folks with the Big Island Film Festival.  I’ll post about the film festival a bit later but this one is all about the hotel!

All I can say is wow! When you first enter the lobby you see this great view of the Pacific Ocean and Hapuna Beach.


I arrived Friday about 1:00 and waited a just a bit for a room to be prepared for me as I was offered an early check-in time.

During this time that I waited, I took a few pictures of the place since I didn’t know where or what my room would look like.

I got my card key(s) and then proceeded to my room which was located in the third tower.  My room is in the picture below above the one with the towels hanging on the rail.

I’m not sure why they were hanging towels on the rail because on the lanai there was actually a rack to hang clothes and towels.

I was impressed by everything in the room.  I’ll just start off with the bathroom because that’s the first thing that you see as you go in the door.

I don’t think I’ve ever stayed at a place that had such a fancy bathroom!  I mean you know it’s fancy… when the toilet has it’s own phone!

Across the hall from the bathroom you have a closet that comes with two shower robes and two pairs of comfort slippers.

I had a room with one king size bed so the room seemed even larger then it would be with two beds in the room.

And the view(s) from my lanai

Each morning I took a walk along the world famous Hapuna Beach.

I really enjoyed my stay there and I just wanted to say thanks to them for putting me up for the weekend.  All the staff was great…

… Although I did come across one total turkey!

I almost forgot to mention that they are currently offering a Kama’aina rate of $139.00

Feel free to click on the pictures below or above for larger views of them and Mahalo to the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel for hooking me up as I had never ever stayed there before!

Big Island Lady in Running for Pepsi’s Good Idea Contest

Let’s support Big Island resident Rose Acevedo in her quest to win the Pepsi Good Idea Contest.

Rose Acevedo

Pepsi Co. Refresh Project is offering a million dollars every month for great ideas that support local communities.

My idea, FRUITBUSTERS, to help feed the hungry in Hilo was approved by Pepsi on May 1st.  The goal of FRUITBUSTERS is to develop a small crew who will rescue all the ripe fruit from trees whose owners can’t do their own picking.  This abundance of fruit will then be donated to food banks and meal programs in our area.

The grant money will be awarded to those ideas that have the most votes.  FRUITBUSTERS is a finalist, so I have all of May to get as many votes as I can!

We need your support, so please log on to: http://www.refresheverything.com/fruitbusters to find out more, register and vote.  Everyone who registers can vote EVERY DAY until May 31.

Muchas gracias!

Rose Acevedo


Breathtaking Breakfast View at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel