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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Description: Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming...
Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
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Worth the steep path to get there

Great place to swim and enjoy the breath taking surroundings. A bit rugged to get there. Wear good shoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to swim and enjoy the breath taking surroundings. A bit rugged to get there. Wear good shoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really a remarkable piece of heaven on earth. Thankfully our timing was right, so after the medium length hike from the parking area, we were able to set up shop and jump in. If you go at the wrong time of the day relative to the tide, it can be dangerous. Don't be stupid here, people can die. But if... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went early in the AM in August and spent about an hour before getting on with our day. Our kids especially enjoyed swimming and the hike down wasn't bad at all.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Queen's bath can be dangerous if the ocean is rough, but during the summer, its a great place to swim and enjoy the ocean view. There is a short hike to get to the bath and its fairly easy, but can be slippery when it rains. TIP: bring a packed lunch and enjoy your food on the rocks while watching... More 

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The only bad thing about this, is the parking. I would recommend coming earlier in the day if you can. We ended up waiting for someone to leave so we could park. The hike to the bath isn't bad. We loved the views from the lava rock you walk along to get to the Queens Bath. Definitely wear swimsuits and... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Go early and wear good shoes, the paths are slippery and steep, but worth it! If you go early enough, you will beat the crowds, find a parking spot and be able to swim with sea turtles!

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Berlin, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Queen's Bath is a MUST see when in Kauai! Don't be scared off by descriptions of the sort "hike" to the baths. It really is a walk through the woods rather than a hike. Good gripping shoes are recommended especially if it is wet because the trail would be slippery. There are 2 beautiful waterfalls on the way and the... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a nice hike down to the Queen's Bath. It is not too difficult of a hike if you are mobile. We did not go in the Queen's Bath as the tide was out. It was still very nice to walk down and take photographs. Parking was easy and it was easy to find.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We drove here as it started to rain, so as we arrived the track was extremely wet and slippery. Easy enough to do, just needed to slow down and take your time and be prepared to be covered in red mud! Really nice views and pool to swim in at the end, just be mindful to watch out for the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After a very easy hike down a short mountain trail, you come upon the lava rock cliffs of northern Kauai. At low tide you can hike past tiny pools created by high tide until you come upon Queens Bath that offers the best snorkeling around. High salt content, but kids loved seeing fish up close. The sea turtles even swam... More 

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