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Turtle Cove

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3800 Edward Rd, next to Queen's Bath, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5340
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Beautiful, generally not crowded

Beautiful, generally not crowded. Check Ocean conditions as they vary. Great spot enjoy! Again it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CoeFamily
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Columbus, Ohio
Turtle Cave

So there’s a reason this is not in the guidebooks and if you are thinking about going here, then... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magr0ne
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Tamuning, Mariana Islands
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“sea turtles” (3 reviews)
“edward” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3800 Edward Rd, next to Queen's Bath, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722-5340
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"bring a flashlight"
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"sea turtles"
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"edward"
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"cliffs"
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"condo"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, generally not crowded. Check Ocean conditions as they vary. Great spot enjoy! Again it depends on the Ocean conditions but you can do a lot here!

Thank CoeFamily
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So there’s a reason this is not in the guidebooks and if you are thinking about going here, then please consider this: Both ways down are difficult. It’s not a “hike”, it’s a steep path with ropes. It takes 5-10 mins tops. And if it...More

3  Thank Magr0ne
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Still "closed" when we tried to go last week (April 19). :( Some people are making their way down to the water but we saw pictures of the cave blocked by a fallen tree and the turtles are staying out. Locals are staying out of...More

4  Thank slashby
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The floods of April 2018 wrecked havoc on Kauai and the landslides were numerous. One of the smaller events involved this turtle cave and its trail from Alii Kai I in Princeville. The cliff fell down depositing trees and red clay with boulders on the...More

5  Thank JoAnne826
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

This was a fun but slippery hike down. Going up is so much easier. The views are amazing and be sure to bring a flashlight and go all the way back into the cave to see the sea turtles.

5  Thank Chalsey N
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

wear good shoes! You will need them, as well as an adventurous spirit and hiking ability. Prepare to get muddy and I would say wear a swim suit so you can enjoy the beach when you get there! Also- bring a flashlight so you can...More

7  Thank Nadia C
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Couple of things to be prepared for if going here, very very limited parking, and usually a muddy trek down to either Queens Bath, or Turtle Cove.

3  Thank Patrick O
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

Great Family activity for children and parents. Not as many turtles as 15 years ago, but still exciting to visit.

Thank jscriv2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Well it just so happens that this little gem was right next to our condo in Princeville. My husband and I were up at about 5 am because of the time change and we decided to follow the path down the cliff right by our...More

12  Thank smileynvp
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

I rarely would give a bad review for a place like this. I love to hike and have done many of the difficult Kauai hikes. However - in this case we stayed in a condo literally overlooking the trailhead at the end of Edward Road...More

14  Thank Brenda M
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michellesteinke6017
December 14, 2017|
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Response from JoAnne826 |
The surf and currents make getting into the cave dangerous. There is no beach, just a short stretch of black lava rocks that the large winter swells crash over. The turtles mate and lay eggs in the sand in the cave in May... More
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CinciPatron
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Your son is correct - if he was on the path at the end of Edward Road it's a very difficult climb down - this is not an exaggeration at all. There is a second path in Ali'i Kai as mentioned above. This is to the left as... More
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Brenda M
July 13, 2017|
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Response from brandonevansjr | Reviewed this property |
Not at the end of Edward rd. Make sure you DO NOT take this trail. View my other post with correct location
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