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Queen's Bath

Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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The hike down to Queen's Bath was more muddy and treacherous than I had anticipated. Once I got... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sadie H
Too difficult to traverse down

Rainy weather keeps this steep path too muddy and dangerous to get down to the beach and bath. Red... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Des Moines, Iowa
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“be careful” (131 reviews)
“on the rocks” (59 reviews)
“low tide” (63 reviews)
Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The hike down to Queen's Bath was more muddy and treacherous than I had anticipated. Once I got down to the rocks, I wasn't sure which direction to follow. The trail just ends and I saw people walking along the rocks in both directions. I...More

Thank Sadie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rainy weather keeps this steep path too muddy and dangerous to get down to the beach and bath. Red gooey soil will stain your shoes and clothing. Would be nice if the island could fund a safer route. Disappointed to not see.

Thank Janea26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Queen's Bath located in Princeville in the residential area, is beautiful and mostly safe in the summer, although it is recommended to stay away in high surf advisories. DO NOTventure out there in the winter, it can be terrifying, and have life threatening surf rolling...More

1  Thank hawaiianmusicstore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, the trail down was too slick and the Queen’s Bath was sort of anticlimactic. There are so many nicer (and less dangerous) places to go.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large tidal pool. There is only limited parking in a residential area of Princeville. The hike can be tricky and difficult if it has rained. There is 1 spot where it is a bit difficult up and down. You do pass a...More

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No Hawaiian Queen has ever bathed in "Queen's bath. Very dangerous area especially in the winter months with high and dangerous surf conditions. Many rescues by the first responders and life guards. Why put them in danger and yourself??

Thank Norman S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can be a little slippery after if just rains, but so worth it. We went just before sun set and watched a little of it before we ventured back to our car!

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must do!!! Warning, make sure you go at a decent time. This place is located in a housing development.They have about 8 or so parking spots. It's a small but beautiful hike to the ocean cliffs. You see about 3 waterfalls on the way down...More

Thank dthollybrown1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our trip to Kauai this year, my wife and I read about a swimming hole called Queen's Bath. After reading about it, we had to go. Oh man, it is amazing! The short hike down is fun when it's dry and tricky when it's...More

Thank james1628
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Queen's Bath is a wonderful natural pool carved out of the lava rock at the base of a Princeville cliff. It is a terrific place during the summer months -- deep enough for jumping off the adjacent rock ledge and big enough for swimming, with...More

Thank Jim R
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7 December 2017|
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Response from OBillyHill | Reviewed this property |
Here's my honest opinion: it's worth the hike, any time of the year, and not a great spot to swim, anytime. Rain, anytime of year, will make it slippery. If you can, go a few hours after rain. If it doesn't rain overnight... More
Jennifer K
26 September 2017|
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Response from tripper098 | Reviewed this property |
It's a tough hike if it's wet after a rain. Definitely not for your mother in law. I personally would not take a 3 year old unless you are comfortable with holding onto them the whole way. There were many places where we... More
21 May 2017|
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Response from Krpelj | Reviewed this property |
It is not that far but you also have a parking at the entrance to queens bath. Enjoy it