Explore the Queen’s Bath in Kauai
The Queen’s Bath located in the north shore of Kauai around Princeville area is a beautiful spot to relax and contemplate nature and the gorgeous coastal areas there. The pool was named after Queen Emma who was the mother of Prince Albert (Where the name Princeville comes from). During the summer months the pool is calm and accessible but do not try to visit in the winter when conditions are not safe and dangerious.
How to get to the Queen’s bath
When you are in the Princeville area, go down Ka Haku Road and make a right on Punahele road about .4 miles to Kapiolani and into the trail head entrance. Parking is limited so the best times to get there are early in the morning or late afternoon timeframe.
Hike to the Queen’s Bath
At the trailhead you follow the trail on a moderate level trail for about 25 minutes until you get to the end with a lookout point to the baths and coastal areas. The trails are typically muddy and slippery so wear appropriate foot wear to avoid any falls. Along the way to the bath is an area with a stream and waterfall that is a good break point or just to take a few photographs.
Arriving at the Queen’s bath
There are many small pools around the area, but the Queen’s Bath is a large sinkhole that is protected unlike some of the open pool areas that do have strong currents and conditions that are not advisable to enter. The ponds are relatively safe during the calm summer months, but in winter it can be turbulent so pay attention to the wave action and conditions before you consider entering the baths.
Do check the local surf report to see how conditions are along the coastal areas and whether it is safe to hike and enjoy the Queen’s Bath
The Queen’s bath is extremely dangerous in the winter months and very rainy/wet conditions and should not be visited.
Don’t hang out between area of the rocks and ocean barrier that can get unsuspecting waves to come crashing into the rocks and pond
Do not attempt getting into any of the open pond or pool areas that ocean waves can enter and also have strong currents dragging anyone out, these are extremely dangerous.
Make sure you leave no valuables or things in the car for anyone to see and break into.
Bring a hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent for the short hike
The pool area is not that deep so don’t attempt to jump into the pool from the surrounding rocks
Other things to do in the area around Kauai’s North Shore area
Visit the secret beach
Check out the Kilauea lighthouse point and seabird reserve
Enjoy the sunset views from Princeville
Stay the night in the Princeville area
Check out Hanalei Town
Explore the Napali coastline and hike Kalalau trail
Check out a local farmers market in the North Shore of Kauai
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