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Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)

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Address: Princeville, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840

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Keep It Hidden!

One of our favorite beaches in Princeville, Hideaway's Beach has a steep trail that takes less than 10 mins to hike down to a beautiful beach. Good snorkeling on a calm day, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael W
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorite beaches in Princeville, Hideaway's Beach has a steep trail that takes less than 10 mins to hike down to a beautiful beach. Good snorkeling on a calm day, we saw a plethora of fish and sea turtles. Great place to relax...so keep it hidden!

Thank Michael W
Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Amazing..parking for at the most 8 cars. Well, that might be right because 8 cars full of people is too many for the beach. Good snorkeling but try and get a spot or your towel. Get over it.

Thank KauaiBlueJay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Nice beach with lots of shade. Good snorkeling right off shore, but tricky entry to ocean due to rocky shore line. Access is down a very steep paved path at Pali Ke Kua condos. Sign indicates residents only, but I've never had an issue.

Thank TravelHoundUtah
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This beach is accessed by a "private" paved trail in the condo units called Pali Ke Kua 9or snorkeling/swimming from Hideaways). The beach is quiet, often empty, great snorkeling and swimming. Can access Hideaways beach if tide is right by walking around black lava rocks or you can reach it by snorkeling/swimming. Absolutely lovely. A real gem.

Thank Colleen W
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited June 2016, Totally worth the trip. Very little parking at top, and steep slick, sightly muddy path down with rope assist. I suggest do not carry too much stuff down, only snorkel gear and a water and grass mat to lay on. Wear a backpack and keep your hands free to use the rope for the 5 min steep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We went here 2x while in Princeville and it was the best snorkeling we found in the area! There is a very small parking lot right by the tennis courts before the St Regis that only has about 6 parking spots, so come early or be prepared to wait. There is no other public parking nearby. The hike down is... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This beach is a bonus for those staying at the Pali Ke kua Condos. The trail down is steep but very doable. Several carved benches along the path to rest. Very quiet and restful spot..

Thank travelgirl123403
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Just a short distance from our Condo, this beach is very beautiful and secluded. The walk down is well built. Coming back up can be a trial if you're not up to hiking steep cliffs. You need to take care getting into the water because of the rocks and reefs off the beach, but it can be done and enjoyed.... More 

Thank bilewis
Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

One of my favorite beaches on the island but on a nice day you wont be the only one that had the idea to go to hideaway beach.

Thank FaithSteller
Cypress, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We bought water shoes and snorkels for under $30 at the Longs Drugs after reading the great reviews about the Hideaway Beach (Pali Ke Kua) and decided to check it out. The small parking lot near the start of the steep narrow trail path was full. We just valeted at the St Regis. The stairs/steps to the beach were challenging... More 

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