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Queen's Bath

Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Underwhelming, no parking, and too many people!

After exploring and hiking the seemingly limitless wonders of Kauai, our family was completely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elizabeth B
Austin, Texas
No parking

This place is terrible. do not go. There are no parking spaces. If you park on the street, they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Saratoga, California
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Natural pool carved into a lava shelf, the size of several large swimming pools.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“be careful” (131 reviews)
“on the rocks” (58 reviews)
“low tide” (60 reviews)
Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After exploring and hiking the seemingly limitless wonders of Kauai, our family was completely underwhelmed by Queen's Bath. Parking was terrible and there were way too many people at the location. That being said, the sea turtles were wonderful. Go VERY early in the morning...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is terrible. do not go. There are no parking spaces. If you park on the street, they will fine you $50. Plus, the place is dangerous and nothing to see. I do not recommend to go this place. Pictures look much better.

Thank shoshosho
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very pretty area and worth a visit. Parking is a huge pain, there are less than 10 spots available and residential neighborhood around VERY unwelcoming to visitors so you're forced to walk 3/4 of a mile to get to the actual trailhead. However, still beautiful...More

1  Thank Sarah K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place last June. The water in it was murky. We were told not to go in there because of dirty water. We passed the bath and went snorkeling on the other water area that has cleaner water and better place to snorkel.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

very dangerous... guide books should not be directing tourists to this spot... we have frequent rescues and often too late to save lives...

1  Thank MimsyB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I come to Kauai north shore, I visit Queen's Bath. This time I was treated to the sights of 7 turtles frolicking tighter in the surf at low tide. Just as I was about to leave, a pod of 20-25 dolphins arrived about...More

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike down to Queens bath can be treacherous. Wear good water shoes with tread. Flip flops can be dangerous. There were several people wearing muddy clothes and skid marks from falling. Parking is scarce, so be prepared to get in line and wait for...More

Thank urbaneyedoc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking was very limited. We parked at a golf course nearby and walked to Queen's Bath. The trail down wasn't that difficult. The views were spectacular. There were plenty of sea turtles. Some looked like they were posing for pictures. The ledge to jump into...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an amazing spot to go for a swim. There are a few spots that lead directly into the ocean until you reach the Queens Bath. These spots that went into the ocean had people swimming in it, but you need to be a...More

Thank Clarissa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every winter people drown in Queen's Bath or put life guards and local people in grave danger because they have to rescue even young couples with small children when they are swept off the rocks into the ocean. Take your children to safe beaches with...More

1  Thank Senger3
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20 May 2017|
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Response from Krpelj | Reviewed this property |
It is not that far but you also have a parking at the entrance to queens bath. Enjoy it
Rochelle L
20 March 2017|
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Response from Holly R | Reviewed this property |
It's only maybe 10 to 15 minutes but it is steepossible and can be muddy. If you are not an avid hiker count on about 20 so you can take your time and be careful :)
The League o
13 March 2017|
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Response from Marlaarellano | Reviewed this property |
My husband jumped in, he was fine but I was nervous because the waves can be unexpectedly big. Yes, people have died sadly. If you aren't sure don't get in.