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“Great Place for Sunset View and Live Music”

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Beach Bar
Ranked #13 of 67 Restaurants in Waikoloa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$50
Dining style: Casual Dining
Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were staying in nearby Waikoloa and was looking for a place to have a light dinner and listen to live music. The Beach Bar seemed to fit the bill. Walking into the hotel, it was a little overwhelming as this is a large hotel with many different levels, all visible as you walk into the lobby. We asked the front desk how to get to the Beach Bar and she gave us directions on how to get there. We walked across the lobby and took an elevator down to level 4 (the lobby was level 8 which gives you an idea of how many levels this hotel has!). We walked out the elevator and came to a series of walkways with signs directing you to different areas. We followed the signs to the pool and Beach Bar. It was a series of walkways and short stairways to get to the Beach Bar. I'm sure there was an easier way to get there, but for the way we went, it's not recommended for anyone with physical issues handling stairs and angled walkways.

Once we reached the Beach Bar, I ordered a Lava Flow drink, which was good, but not very much rum in it. We also ordered the calamari, which was good--tender and crisp the way it should be. It came with a sriracha mayo and salsa. For dinner, my husband had the Loco Moco, a local favorite--rice with a hamburger patty, topped with a fried egg and covered in brown gravy, while I had the Hapuna Burger, an angus beef burger with Swiss cheese, bacon, and avocado. Portions were generous and the food was good. Service was a little slow, but it was busy that evening for dinner and we were in no hurry.

According to the online entertainment calendar, the music was supposed to start at 5:30 and we arrived at 6:15 but there was no music. We asked our server about the music and she said he was running late that evening. About 30 minutes later, a musician arrived and started setting up but it was not the scheduled performer. We didn't mind and once she started singing, she had a beautiful voice. Her partner was running a little behind and came along a few minutes later. The performers were Tani and Duane and they performed a variety of old and new Hawaiian music, and my husband and I knew most of the songs and were able to sing along. After the first set, during the break, we were able to chat with Tani and Duane and found that they were filling in and normally play on another night, but we were happy they were there because they were so much fun! We enjoyed their music so much that we stayed till the end.

Since the Beach Bar is located by the pool, we had a nice view of the beach. Sunset was beautiful and with the live music, the whole experience was wonderful! Food was good, servers were nice, and the live music was the perfect end to our day!

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed everything at Beach Bar from the drinks and food to the entertainment. We apologize for the challenges of getting to Beach Bar and delay in music, but are so glad you were still enjoyed your time. until next time, aloha!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The pool bar had everything we needed! Terrific food selections, wonderful drinks and lovely staff! The drinks were delicious and our kids enjoyed the non alcoholic pina coladas and daquiries.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your review. We are thrilled that everything was to you and your families satisfaction. We are glad to hear about the wonderful service that you received from our staff. We hope you dine with us again!

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Expensive, but very convenient. The tacos. appetizers, and entres were consistently delicious. Every night they had performers, who really make the experience. The duo with the man with the bass and the woman with the ukulele really made our trip with some of their songs. Still have them stuck in my head, in a good way. Delicious smoothies here too.

Thank Jason B
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to share your great feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience with delicious food and excellent entertainment. Mahalo!

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

We grabbed lunch here while we were staying at the hotel. The Poke Bowl was excellent, I highly recommend it.. I also had the fish tacos for one meal - a bit greasy but tasted great. Get the Classic Mai Tai - you won't regret it. Boozy and fresh, keeping with the original recipe. It was delicious! Also, thes taff was great.

Thank QuinetteTX
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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Aloha and mahalo for sharing your review. We are thrilled to hear about your great dining experience with great food, drinks, and service!

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Great place for Lunch and Drinks. Good food at reasonable prices, large portions enough to share. Food was fresh and filling.

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MaunaKeaResort, Guest Services Team at Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

We are glad to hear about your recent dining experience and we are happy to know that everything was to your satisfaction. Mahalo for your review!

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