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Pali Ke Kua Beach (Hideaway s Beach)

Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-464-0840
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BEST Beach on the Island

There is a short and steep hike down to the beach so wear footwear with some treads for grip. the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
Careful on the hike

Beautiful beach at the end of a difficult hike. Slippery and steep at times. Better to drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Todd H
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Ka Haku Road, Princeville, Kauai, HI 96722
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a short and steep hike down to the beach so wear footwear with some treads for grip. the ropes heading down are helpful. Bring a boogie-board some chairs and your snorkel gear. Saw some fish and a turtle just beyond the reef. Beach...More

Thank sckmommd50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach at the end of a difficult hike. Slippery and steep at times. Better to drive there early in the morning as you can easily spend the entire day enjoying the calm ocean and snorkeling.

1  Thank Todd H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited Kauai for a 9 day vacation and visited many beaches. This was my very favorite. If you are driving your car here there is only about 6-8 parking spaces, so get there early (before 8) or hope you get lucky. There is...More

2  Thank smileynvp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been wanting to visit Hideaways but last time we came to Kauai in November conditions were not ideal. Finally we were there this summer and could experience the beauty and amazing snorkeling of this "hidden" beach. First you have to find parking in the tiny...More

Thank mwellsVenice_CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit for all day snorkeling or picnic or just or take photos. Small intimate beach with limited beach

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little parking at the trailhead to reach the beach, so be prepared for a little wait! The walk down is a fun one - you're guided by broken steps, frayed rope and the odd metal pole sticking out the ground. We did it in flip...More

Thank TheForrestGump
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time to Hideaways Beach. The hike down to the beach is a little daunting but it was georgeous. We went on a Saturday and it was VERY crowded as it is the smallest beach we have been to on Kauai.

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best beaches ever to snorkel. Very nice that you just get in the water and can start snorkeling. Usually not to crowded partly because the hike down. It is extremely steep and you really need both hands to hang on...More

Thank MikeBooker
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Hideaway is more known these days, but because of the somewhat challenging descent (and following ascent) to the beach, it doesn't attract too many at once. Located on the east side of the St. Regis parking lot, look for the dirt/mud trail left of the...More

2  Thank Kristy O
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

There's a short yet steep hike down to this paradise. Luckily there are some steps and rope to help, but definitely wear hiking "sports" sandals so you don't lose your footing. The water is crystal clear with lots of viewable reefs. Water shoes or your...More

Thank Kelly V
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20 January 2017|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Hideaways was an awesome experience - very cool secluded beach. The walk down is a little steep but very doable and there is a rope that you can hold on to for support. For parking, I'd recommend parking at the St... More
Konrad B
13 December 2016|
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Response from Frostieone | Reviewed this property |
No! its not cold... In mid December. however you will get a bit of rain from time to time. There could be rip tide warnings.