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“Queen's Bath”
Review of Queen's Bath

Queen's Bath
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Princeville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
Reviewed October 19, 2013

Beautiful hidden gem, but it can be dangerous getting there some times of the year and finding the path to it can be tricky as it is not an advertised tourist attraction.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is just neat to visit even if you don't swim.

The hike can be muddy/slippery. It's a quick hike and quite pretty, but requires some minimal climbing and good balance. Parking can get crowded...not sure when to tell you to go! BUT, is worth the stop.

1  Thank Charles C
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This is exactly what you expect to find in Kauai all those beautiful pictures you have looked at with exotic places and beautiful tide pools. Well this has to be the most amazing tide pool in the world. the size of a huge swimming pool super clear water warm waves from the ocean splashing and spilling into it.
Its a little bit of a hike to get to but not bad and its really worth it. You pass a small waterfall on the hike down the trade winds keep you cool on the way down. This is one of those places you really should see while in Kauai

1  Thank blushingbath
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Waters were high so we weren't able to get in but beautiful to see. I will recommend to see it, just be careful if you want to swim in it.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is worth visiting if you are an outdoors person in good shape and enjoy natural beauty. It is not an official attraction, and there are no services of any kind.

The parking area is small. There is room for about 8-10 cars depending on how people park. This parking area is at the trail entrance, and is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. You cannot park anywhere else nearby, as all of the signs in the neighborhood will remind you. If you don't see an open spot, it is best to either wait for a spot to open up, or park further away and walk.

The trail down to the water is an unpaved dirt trail. There are many tree roots and large rocks all over and part of the trail. You want to have good footwear if you aren't doing it in bare feet. If there has been any recent rain (and it's on the north shore, so odds are good there has been) and the trail is muddy, you will need to be very careful and go very slowly. This is not a good trail for people who have poor balance or difficulty climbing over rocks.

Once you make it down the trail to the rocks, things are much smoother. At that point, you're just walking over the enormous rocks, and it's not too difficult to pick out a path to the most popular area. You will need to watch your step at all times, though. The ground is entirely rocks, with many depressions and holes.

Sea turtles hang out in the water close to the rocks. There are some great photo ops, but you need to be very careful if you get anywhere near the edge of the rocks. Large waves can break at any time, with little warning, and take you over the edge. There is a reason they have a "people who have died at Queen's Bath so far" sign at the start of the rocks. That reason is because people die there.

The popular bath area requires decent motor skills to negotiate. To get down to the pool, you need to climb down the rocks. If you are in good shape, this is not a problem. If you are not in good shape, you will want to take your time or not go in.

I'd recommend QB only for people in good or better physical condition with excellent situational awareness. I would not recommend QB for people in average or worse physical condition. I would not recommend QB for people who are easily distracted or who cannot maintain awareness of their surroundings while focused on something else. While you can bring children here, it's almost certainly not a good idea as you'll need to keep an extremely close eye on them at all times, and it's very easy to get into a life-threatening situation. This place is beautiful, but it's very dangerous.

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