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Cool beach

Alternative to closed queens bath, it’s near by-come out take a right and the beach lot is right... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2019
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Absolutely perfect

This is a private beach with access you can only get to if you are staying in Pali Ke Kua. The... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2019
Grantville, Georgia
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Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Alternative to closed queens bath, it’s near by-come out take a right and the beach lot is right before the guard shack on your right, the trail is along the fence in the parking lot! This is not somewhere anyone can go, it requires a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank JohnnyGalek
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Secret Beach is near the Princeville St. Regis hotel. In fact we valet parked at the hotel and then embarked on the steep climb down to the beach. What a disappointment. The beach is very small and it was a lot of work to get...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

This is a private beach with access you can only get to if you are staying in Pali Ke Kua. The other half of hideaways that has public access is cut off from this half of the beach. Beautiful views. Almost no one around. Sometimes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 302nathanielp
Reviewed 16 January 2019

It is a long way down a terrible trail, steep and slippery. Be super careful. It is nice when you get there but don't go when the surf is big and expect to swim there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank S1713BGpierreb
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This beach was by far our favorite beach that we visited on the island. It was spectacular! The pathway to the beach is very steep and if the ground is wet it could be very slippery. There is a rope to hang onto which helps...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank KellensMom
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Staying in Pali Ke Kua Beach. The beach access is a very steep trail, which could be very dangerous when wet (slipping risk). When I got to the bottom of the paved trail, there was a nondescript picnic area, from which I found my way...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NormanSantaFe
Reviewed 10 January 2019

Close to Princeville resort accessible via a beaten path and about 100 meters downhill slippery muddy hike down a hill (only a rope for support) Down hill is very treacherous uphill climb is easy. What a reward for the effort. lovely crescent beach with soft...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 6736anoo
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Took the concrete path in the condo complex to get down to the beach.. didn't swim but just walked around and gazed at the sea, the waves, and the volcanic rocks. No one else there.. super beautiful, transquil, relaxing place. But don't recommend for after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Steep short walk from our condo. Small secluded beach, especially at high tide. Limited parking near St. Regis Hotel and a longer walk, just as steep.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ERSK1988
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach, it is a trek To get there Not sure I want to give a good review it may cause many people to visit I think I was among six other people on the beach when I was there can’t beat that

Date of experience: May 2018
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10 December 2018|
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Response from Ken T | Reviewed this property |
There were some concrete steps with a rope. When we went it was after it rained a lot so there was more mud than usual. Take your time and it will be worth the effort. Its beautiful. BTW. Hideaway Beach is much nicer... More
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3 June 2018|
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Response from TrvlHawaii | Reviewed this property |
AK24Mio did a great job of describing how to get there. The path down the cliff which can be rather slippery if it has rained a whole lot. After finding the beach, do be careful about entering the nearby stream after a big... More
22 April 2018|
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Response from tkerbs2018 | Reviewed this property |
we went 2 days before storm, but still plenty of rain and High Tide warnings, so the water was not real friendly and nice, so we chose to look at rather than possibly get swept away in it.