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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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Challenging access for great snorkeling and gorgeous beach.

If you can handle the minor hassle of valet parking at the St Regis and a 10-15 minute walk on a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Doron B
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Austin, Texas
My favorite Kauai beach for snorkeling!

We only saw a few people snorkeling from above, but the water was so beautiful that we braved the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wilma437
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Denver, Colorado
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“favorite beach” (18 reviews)
“small beach” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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+1 808-464-0840
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"great snorkeling"
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"favorite beach"
in 18 reviews
"small beach"
in 18 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 17 reviews
"paved path"
in 13 reviews
"coarse sand"
in 7 reviews
"lovely beach"
in 10 reviews
"steep climb"
in 14 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 16 reviews
"st regis"
in 21 reviews
"a small parking lot"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful water"
in 5 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 8 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"public access"
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"parking spot"
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"north shore"
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Reviewed yesterday

If you can handle the minor hassle of valet parking at the St Regis and a 10-15 minute walk on a very steep hill, you will be rewarded with a gorgeous sandy beach with excellent easy shore snorkeling. The hill has some old rope rails...More

Thank Doron B
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Reviewed yesterday

We only saw a few people snorkeling from above, but the water was so beautiful that we braved the steep hike down. Best decision ever! Hideaway Beach is truly a hidden gem. The snorkeling was awesome. We saw some fish we hadn't seen elsewhere. Loved...More

Thank Wilma437
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We love this beach so much for snorkeling. We have been there twice and both times not very crowded. Challenging climb down to visit but lots of coral, fish and even and octopus to see!

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are spectacular and the water is warm. The Beach is a great place to relax and enjoy a chat, a drink, and let the world go by.

Thank Kenneth_Smith
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must do when in Princeville. There are two parts of this beach, one just before the Pinceville Resort (cool way down) and the more secluded one that can only be accessed via the Pali Ke Kua condomniums (much nicer, less crowded, turtle snorkling 😊)

1  Thank AK24Mio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was tough to locate because google map is not accurate. You need to drive pass the Hideaway Pizza Restaurant and the Small parking lot is right next to a tennis court. If you see St. Regis, you went too far. We got there...More

2  Thank TravelBug4702
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the pictures don't do this unit justice. I have been going to Kauai for the last 10 years, always use VRBO. stayed in Kapa'a 4 times, always drove to Princeville. next stay was in Princeville. Pala Ke Kua unit 245 is the best I have...More

1  Thank bobu732
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome secluded beach. It's a steep hike down but there's a rope to help you stay on your feet. People of all ages made it down. Definitely worth the views. We went snorkeling while there. The water was very clear (much clearer...More

Thank Ashley E
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The water was still a bit cloudy from the recent heavy rain and wave action but was still clear enough to snorkel in and view a fair amount of fish and coral. The waves break quite a ways beyond the beach so it was quite...More

4  Thank pnplibi
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was a cool off the beaten path beach. No one around, super secluded. Great for some quiet time and private time!!!

1  Thank craigsd619
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Brenda h
3 June 2018|
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Response from AK24Mio | Reviewed this property |
Drive to the Princeville St. Regis. 50 yards before the hotel to the right is the very small parking lot (8 cars). You can not miss it.
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RainLoriE
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.
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shylene
19 April 2018|
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Response from JoAnne826 |
Princeville was not damaged as it is on a high plateau overlooking the ocean and a planned community with grading that channels rain water run off. Hanalei had flooding but most of Hanalei town is back up and running and the... More
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