A beautiful, narrow sliver of soft white sand, Hideaway Beach, also known as Pali Ke Kua, is tucked away on Kauai’s desirable north shore, as the name suggests. Accessed by a steep path, you will have to put in some effort to enjoy Hideaways, but the crystal clear turquoise water waiting for you at the end will be well worth it.
Accessing Hideaways will be an adventure in itself. The 0.3 mile path leading down to the beach is very steep in some sections, although there are ropes in place to steady yourself. Especially after rain, this path can be quite muddy and slippery. After 10-15 minutes, you will reach the bottom, where a perfect expanse of sand leads down to the tranquil water. Especially during summer, this is a very calm beach for wading and you will likely see green sea turtles swimming about. You will definitely want to pack your snorkel gear, as the reef here provides excellent snorkeling with rainbowfish, butterfly fish, sea cucumbers, green sea turtles, and other tropical wildlife swimming alongside you. In winter, the waves here can be too big to swim or snorkel safety, although the scenery still makes it worth the trip.
Planning Your Excursion to Hideaway Beach in Hawaii
The path down to Hideaway Beach in Hawaii is located just before the gate house of the St. Regis Hotel in Princeville. Parking is extremely limited, so get there early to snag a spot. Or make parking a non-issue by staying in one of our vacation rentals located within a convenient walking distance to the beach. Hideaway Beach is located right in front of our Pu’u Poa condos, Hanalei Bay Resort, and Emmalani Court condos. Make one of our beautiful condos with an ocean view your home away from home while on Kauai, and spend your days lounging on Hideaway’s soaking up the sun.
Around the Area
Hideaway Beach is located just east of the quaint Hanalei town, which offers a plethora of surf shops, boutiques, and restaurants.
We have rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our north shore properties will allow you to enjoy Hideaway Beach in Hawaii. Browse some of our rentals located right in Hanalei and Princeville, all offering luxurious amenities and the highly desirable north shore location. Contact us to learn more about activities in the area and to get started with planning your ideal Kauai getaway.