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Queen's Bath

Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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A Must See!!

Every time I come to Kauai north shore, I visit Queen's Bath. This time I was treated to the sights... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark J
Gainesville, Georgia
via mobile
Beautiful, but potentially dangerous

The hike down to Queens bath can be treacherous. Wear good water shoes with tread. Flip flops can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“be careful” (131 reviews)
“on the rocks” (58 reviews)
“low tide” (60 reviews)
Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time I come to Kauai north shore, I visit Queen's Bath. This time I was treated to the sights of 7 turtles frolicking tighter in the surf at low tide. Just as I was about to leave, a pod of 20-25 dolphins arrived about...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 3 days ago

The hike down to Queens bath can be treacherous. Wear good water shoes with tread. Flip flops can be dangerous. There were several people wearing muddy clothes and skid marks from falling. Parking is scarce, so be prepared to get in line and wait for...More

Thank urbaneyedoc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Parking was very limited. We parked at a golf course nearby and walked to Queen's Bath. The trail down wasn't that difficult. The views were spectacular. There were plenty of sea turtles. Some looked like they were posing for pictures. The ledge to jump into...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing spot to go for a swim. There are a few spots that lead directly into the ocean until you reach the Queens Bath. These spots that went into the ocean had people swimming in it, but you need to be a...More

Thank Clarissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every winter people drown in Queen's Bath or put life guards and local people in grave danger because they have to rescue even young couples with small children when they are swept off the rocks into the ocean. Take your children to safe beaches with...More

1  Thank Senger3
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the tides are right this is a very nice tidal pool, probably a bit smaller than an olympic swimming pool. You can have a nice swim though beware of people jumping off the rocks. And if you're one of those, beware that only part...More

Thank 1poorguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could've stayed and watched the waves roll in for hours and hours. It was spectacular. A little brush with fame as we were leaving. A woman carrying a surfboard came walking by me with a photographer in tow. I asked her if she was...More

1  Thank Proofinthepudding
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike down, though a bit slippery, was worth the beautiful views and the pools in which we swam. Wear solid shoes instead of flip flops, and expect to traverse lava rock. We had a great time and even saw a ton of sea turtles.

Thank Grrlie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Queen's bath and saw so many turtles up close and personal. The parking is horrible, but you can walk in from outside the neighborhood. It's a bit if a hike down to bath but not too bad if it's not too muddy. We...More

Thank susanmM4221MD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view and setting isn't as spectacular as some might try to convince you. We had on sensible shoes. Same shoes used for the hike at Waimea Canyon. While we didn't fall, we did witness other hikers take a tumble during this treacherous hike. Not...More

1  Thank Jeepers123
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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
Rochelle L
20 March 2017|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
It's only maybe 10 to 15 minutes but it is steepossible and can be muddy. If you are not an avid hiker count on about 20 so you can take your time and be careful :)
The League o
13 March 2017|
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Response from Marlaarellano | Reviewed this property |
My husband jumped in, he was fine but I was nervous because the waves can be unexpectedly big. Yes, people have died sadly. If you aren't sure don't get in.