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Hulemalu Rd., Niumalu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There isn't a whole lot to see here, but take the time to read the sign that gives you the information about the pond. It is amazing at the ingenuity of these ancient peoples. The built a pond beside a stream and put a gate...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to do or see here, but it can be worth a quick stop with the right weather. On a sunny or partly cloudy day it's quite pretty. Full clouds and it's just meh. The overlook area is obviously a frequent place for people...More

Thank EmBentley
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I revisited the fish pond for the first time in 50 years. It was interesting to see 50 years of change (dramatic) and then put them into a historical context. The pond is on a road that you might normally drive, so it isn't like...More

Thank grouse2017
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Took a side trip here, a little off the beaten path but unless I missed something it is more about the legend of it's formation than the beauty of the actual site. If you a traveling past here worth a stop but not worth a...More

1  Thank Amyloidbeta
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This is our third summer in a row to Kauai, and we finally made this a priority. It was worth it just to say that we’ve seen it and know the cool history of it. I’ve seen negative reviews about it, which is strange to...More

2  Thank monicaredfox
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We were actually looking at the map and found a backway from Koloa into Lihue via Hulemalu Road. This Fish Pond has a great view from an overlook on the side of the road. Great views of the mountains surrounding areas around the pond. Nice...More

1  Thank Trav_LN_now
Reviewed 20 June 2018

A quick pull off along a country road. Located near Lihue, a historic Hawaiian site. A mythical people were said to inhabit the island before Hawaiians did and they are said to have made this fish pond. You can not see fish as you are...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Not a bad view of the pond, but nothing compared to so many other overlooks on the island. There is a plaque that explains its significance, but it was hard to read.

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Just happened to be driving down the road by chance and came across this beautiful lookout. There isn't much to see but it is a beautiful place to stop and take a quick picture. I wouldn't go out of your way to go see it,...More

Thank nickjesspetritz
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a bit out of the way for the average traveler but it's not that hard. From the resort area, you'd simply take the alternate route to Lihue. On that route, you will bump into an overlook and it's quite beautiful. It's one of...More

Thank Paul K
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