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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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Perfect sunset location

This beautiful beach that is literally at the end of the road is well worth a visit just before... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Beautiful Secluded Beach

Hideaways is a lovely beach -- nice shade, beautiful water, and very picturesque. Even though it's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bay Area, CA
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Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This beautiful beach that is literally at the end of the road is well worth a visit just before sunset. The beach is sandy and clean, with plenty of perfect viewing locations to watch the sun set behind the rocks

Thank trautmaa
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hideaways is a lovely beach -- nice shade, beautiful water, and very picturesque. Even though it's located right in Princeville, its limited parking access makes it usually fairly quiet. Good snorkeling on calm days.

Thank jrp113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first enjoyed this secluded beach nearly 40 years ago when it was a handful to reach from the parking lot. Today it's easy and as beautiful as ever.

Thank zeising
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best to go in the afternoon because it’s shady in the morning. Saw a ton of fish and a sea turtle. The beach is pristine and worth the trip.

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The parking lot for this beach is easy to miss and often full. I lucky enough to snag a parking space around 3 PM on a Thursday. The walk down was a bit of a trek but nothing too dangerous - what makes it difficult...More

Thank Sadie H
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The beach is directly behind the condo. project. Parking is a challenge. The access is very steep and hard to climb down. HOWEVER, it's worth it! Shallow reef. lots of rock and small fish. In the winter it can be rough. Summer is like a...More

Thank Grouper1951
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

2  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

2  Thank TrvlHawaii
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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