The peace and beauty of ancient days still remains on the North Shore of Kauai. This lovely area is blessed with rich land and flowing rivers. It has been home to sugar plantations, a coffee plantation and cattle ranches. Hawaiians farmed the lush valley of Hanalei centuries before the British explorer Captain James Cook landed on Kauai in 1778. In 1853 an adventurous Scotsman, Robert Crichton Wyllie, served as the Kingdom of Hawaii's minister of foreign affairs, acquired land near Hanalei. In 1860, the elated Wyllie named his sugar plantation Princeville in honor of a visit by two-year-old Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Lei O Papa a Kamehameha and his parents, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. Princeville is now one of the island’s finest resort areas. Set beneath lush mountains and bordering the stunning Hanalei Bay, this quaint community is set around one of Hawaii’s best golf courses. Extensive walking trails wind throughout making this a vacationers paradise.