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Address: Kapiolani Rd, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
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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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Hike and swim

We loved Queens bath but make sure you are there during low tide because it can be dangerous! The hike down can be a little challenging and muddy so be prepared you will probably... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dana B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Queens bath but make sure you are there during low tide because it can be dangerous! The hike down can be a little challenging and muddy so be prepared you will probably get a little dirty. Wear good hiking shoes because it's difficult in flip flops! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So we went there not knowing what to expect and it was absolutely beautiful. There were a lot of people swimming but be careful as rogue waves can come in and take you away. It's a fairly easy walk to get to, we did it in flip flops. Spectacular scenery. Make sure when u hike down the trail you go... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So we went here after reading many scary tales. I'm sure they are true. The day we went the seas were rather calm so I was not too fearful. It was beautiful and one of the ladies in our group jumped in one of the baths fully clothed. We had a lot of fun, but I can see where this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The thunder of the crashing surf yesterday was almost deafening at times. Be prepared for a slippery, muddy descent and accent back out. Once down near the ocean, the walking is almost like boulder hopping on lava. The trail parallels a small stream with waterfalls along the way. You could fill the more in your camera with pictures at this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty dicey trail when my wife and I went. Probably not suitable for people that don't have the greatest balance. Once we made it down the slippery slope… Queens Bath was a trek worth the chance of a broken hip. Much easier ascent than the decent.

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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked with friends to this spot and usually, it is difficult to get into the Queen's Bath due to the waves and high surf. On our visit, it was low tide and the pool was accessible. It was clear, warm and a wonderful experience. There were a fair number of people there but it wasn't overwhelming. We saw sea... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quick, easy hike that you should definitely do if you are in Princeville. My wife and I did the hike early in the morning as we learned if you go later than it is more crowded and you may not find a parking spot. There are 5 parking spots or so and there is a sign to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for the faint of heart, Queen's Bath is a beautiful, local, hidden soaking pool that is fed by ocean waves. Don't be deceived - the water can turn treacherous in a moment so do not turn your back on the ocean. But it is a lovely spot that allows you to imagine what life might have been like before... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are on our honeymoon and thought this place looked beautiful and adventurous....we decided to jump into Queens Bath and the high tide pulled us under. It was one of the scariest experiences of my life! Please please be careful and do NOT jump in with high tide!!! It's a beautiful spot...but I'd have been much happier... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it. The moderate trail leads to Queen's Bath but it is worthwhile. You will see raging sea and pristine spot where you can swim. Lava rocks also make this spot very interesting and good for capturing nice photos. However, there will be always some tourists, which can make the place a bit crowded but not too much.

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