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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI
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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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Royal beauty at its best!

We arrived at Queen's Bath at 6:00am and found plenty of parking. We attempted to go the day before about 3pm and there was no parking available. There are only about 8 spots to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived at Queen's Bath at 6:00am and found plenty of parking. We attempted to go the day before about 3pm and there was no parking available. There are only about 8 spots to park, so we decided to go early and enjoy the sunrise. Definitely worth getting up for! The hike down is only a third of a mile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

At first I thought that this was more of a scenic location. Maybe stop by for a few minutes and take some pictures. We were lucky enough that someone was just leaving the parking lot as we arrived. (The parking lot is super tiny). There is a little trail down. It starts with a wooded area, then you need to... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Depending on the time of year this can look different. There is a pool of water where the tide rises and falls and we watched sea turtles graze once. Another time we went swimming in it and depending on the tide that can be a very stupid idea. Now that's not Queens bath, Queens bath is a little further past.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very little parking so get there early and at low tide. Small hike down, slippery when wet but easy to do in flip flops. Locals aren't fans of tourists going but be nice and WATCH THE WATER! Dangerous at high tide and can sweep you to sea. But great water views and soo many turtles!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It's true - keep walking all the way to the end, as far as you can go, and the small bath is on your right. When we were there it was completely enclosed and the two of us had the bath to ourselves! We were there during low tide (I think) so possibly that helped it feel very safe. Wished... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My wife and I went to queen's bath yesterday and had an ok time. The pools weren't full and therefore not very fun/safe to swim in. I'm sure it's a different story when they're full, but they didn't look very big even if they were full. I would ask someone who is hiking up their status, and decide to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It took me a few times to get this right! You have to skip your way across the rocks all the way to the THIRD POOL. That's the actual "queen's bath." You will know you are at the right one when you see the fully enclosed pool. When its calm, you can see all the way to the bottom. The... More 

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Glendora, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went here expecting a calm beautiful oasis...it was not. Parking was a nightmare. There were people double-parked and the police were there...but the police said they didn't actually have jurisdiction over the parking. When we finally got parked, we walked down the winding treacherous hike to the "bath". It was not a clam place to swim.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was a really neat hike! Definitely wear the right shoes. I had on flip flops and I wish I had better shoes on. There were giant turtles on around in the ocean and the baths were neat. Definitely worth our hike down!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I enjoyed it for the scenery. The mountains in the background. The sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. The clear water in the pool. Even enjoyed walking the trail to make it there. But I thought it looked dangerous. While I was there, a massive wave crashed and washed two people sitting on the rocks. They were laughing... More 

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Address: Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Princeville

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