You are on the beautiful island of Kauai and have spent a day walking along the shoreline of the ocean with the waves splashing around your legs. You wonder if there is a place where you can enjoy the scenery and the salt water without getting seaweed wrapped around your legs every time the tide comes in. You should check out Queens Bath in Kauai and Queen’s Pond.
Queen’s Bath is a tide pool that sits on the north side of Kauai. It is officially located in Princeville. It is a sinkhole surrounded by lava rocks. It contains both saltwater and fish from the ocean and is a popular place to go swimming during the summer. During the winter it can be rather dangerous, as strong waves have been known to knock swimmers off the lava rocks.
Queen’s Pond is on the far west side of the Island at Polihale State Park. It is very shallow and safe and makes a great place for kids to swim as it is surrounded by a protective reef. Polihale State Park is a long stretch of beach that is one of Kauai’s most remote public areas.
The History of Queens Bath in Kauai
There was once a Queens Bath on the main island. It formed when a lava tube collapsed and filled with fresh spring water. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in 1987 by a lava flow. The new location became known as Queen’s Bath shortly thereafter. As the name would imply, these tide pools were where stressed out Aliʻis (Hawaiian royals) came to relax, unwind and bathe. The waters were originally considered sacred.
The current Queens Bath is a place where you can see plenty of petroglyphs, which are ancient cave pictures. You can also see ancient temple ruins at Polihale State Park.
Where to Stay
Travelers to Kauai have many options where accommodations are concerned. You can try one of the rooms that a discount travel service has to offer, but you may find yourself with a view of a parking lot or a wall. You can take you chances with a home sharing service, but your housemates may include vacationing sorority girls who have just discovered alcohol or a rock band whose members insist in rehearsing at all hours—you just never know! Why not let the vacation experts at Ahh! Aloha Kauai Vacations find you the perfect place to stay? Book online or give us a call at 866-922-5642 today.
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