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Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)

Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-464-0840
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The walk down is tough, but go for it!

Two sections, one accessible by a steep slippery path that starts next to the Pu'u Po'a condo pool... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Boulder, Colorado
via mobile
Dangerous climb down if raining...not sure if worth the view

This was on our must see list from the ULTIMATE KAUAI GUIDEBOOK. We went early June, it kept... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Lupita O
West Sacramento, California
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Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Two sections, one accessible by a steep slippery path that starts next to the Pu'u Po'a condo pool and tennis courts, and another via a paved path from Pali Ke Kua condos. The second path is much easier, but the first beach is better, and...More

1  Thank jadwin79
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This was on our must see list from the ULTIMATE KAUAI GUIDEBOOK. We went early June, it kept raining that day every 30min or so. The hike down becomes a mudslide despite the "safety ropes" in place. Wear hiking shoes and normal clothes for the...More

Thank Lupita O
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This beach was down the road from where we were staying in princeville. It’s easy to find by just following the road to the St. Regis. There is a dirt path that takes you around the side of the resort which then turns into a...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The path to Pali Ke Kua (also known as Hideaways Beach) is before one gets to the Princeville Hotel gate house. Look around for the tennis courts for a path to the right. The trail down is OK if it hasn't rained a lot--it can...More

1  Thank TrvlHawaii
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I went to about 5 beaches on Kauai and this was my favorite. Very limited parking (8 stalls). Super clear blue water and since there's only 8 parking stalls, there was hardly anyone on the beach. Tons of shade on shore as well thanks to...More

Thank Fresno_Guy
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great little hike down to the beach. Get there early for parking and a spot on the beach. Tide gets high later in the day.

Thank boyofbuckeyes
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This was my favorite beach until Trip Advisor and social media ruined it. We used to be able to snorkel over the reefs and see the most amazing fish but it appears that the overuse of this beach has destroyed the reef and the overcrowding...More

1  Thank Dee M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The climb down is a bit daunting but we found this is the easiest and least cloudy place for snorkeling from Princeville. All types of fish and turtles are present.

Thank Plumeria17
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Parking can be a problem so Arrive early and park in the small lite top to the fence. The hike down is steep and moderately difficult with ropes to assist your descent. The hike out is actually easier. If it's wet, avoid and come back...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

An unforgettable week in Kauai (the 'garden island') with my husband and children aged 8 and 6 respectively. We landed in the dark at little Lihue airport... our baggage arrived in the semi outdoor hall, we felt the gentle warm breeze and with chickens at...More

5  Thank gemlafferty78
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21 January 2017|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Hideaways was an awesome experience - very cool secluded beach. The walk down is a little steep but very doable and there is a rope that you can hold on to for support. For parking, I'd recommend parking at the St... More
Konrad B
14 December 2016|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
Waves can get bigger in winter but still safe to swim and snorkel. Water temp is still ok As far as clouds, all depends on weather. The north shore gets its fair share of rain but than a half hour later it's a rainbow and... More