A nine-thousand-acre, master-planned destination resort, Princeville includes one hotel, golf and tennis facilities, a commercial area, community park, public library, fire station, police station, and numerous luxury homes and town houses. In the nineteenth century, the lands were developed as a coffee and sugar plantation by Robert C. Wylie. Following a royal vacation by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma in 1860, the area became known as Princeville, in honor of their son. Coffee growing did not do well, but sugar was raised until around 1900, when ranching became the primary use for these lands. In 1969, Consolidated Gas and Oil of Honolulu commenced development of this vacation community.
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