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Queen's Bath Pond
Mother nature constructed this natural swimming pool right in an ocean side cliff. This is a popular spot with visitors, and is quite unique to anything you've probably seen. It's a medium size pool... Read More
Mother nature constructed this natural swimming pool right in an ocean side cliff. This is a popular spot with visitors, and is quite unique to anything you've probably seen. It's a medium size pool right on the water, and the amount of salt water that fills the pool depends on the mood of the ocean. The trail down alone is a nice walk/hike and follows a small stream. On the way down you'll see the stream, a small pond, and at the bottom a waterfall. This is where you take a left. After you follow along the cliff's edge for a couple of minutes you'll see the pond with majestic Hanalei Bay in the background. It's essential to make it clear how very dangerous it can be here in the winter months when the waves are often large. Nearly 20 people have died here which is marked on a plaque at the bottom of the trail. Queen's Bath is an amazing place, but you need to be careful and use good judgement. If the waves are big they wash right into the pond, and if you're in there you'll soon be out to see. It's best to visit from March or April through August. To get here take the trail on Kapiolani Road in Princeville.