The pool is a large sinkhole surrounded by Lava rocks and depending on the tide
and wave it is allowing ocean water to get inside.
note 1: Very nice place to visit, recommended early morning or late afternoon
(nice sunset view) where there are less people. You will also have parking
spots at the very small trailhead parking lot.
note 2: you should park in small lot in Kapiolani Loop Rd. (only 13 legal
parking spaces), do not park where it is not allowed! your car will get towed.
note 3: Fence was locked but everyone just walked through a large hole in the right
side of the fence.
note 4: WARNING: this can be very relaxing and enjoying place to swim and enjoy
the ocean but at high tide and wave this can be very dangerous place. The water
pools become almost invisible due to the strong winter currents and wave so do
not get into the water during such conditions. Several people already died/drowned in this place, stay safe.
note 5: Overall, this can be a 2 hr visit depending on how long you want to say
at the water pools.
thoughts: I really like visiting this place, it was early morning when I got
there so not so many people. Nice large ocean water pool inside the lava rocks.
your car at the small parking lot and follow the narrow trail in the dance tropic
vegetation. The trail will take you down the cliff all the way to the ocean
always in Kauai the trail can be wet, muddy and slippery so walk slowly.
a very short hike but because it is messy it will take you less than 30 min or
so to get down, the last 50 feet are more challenging but absolutely doubles.
are many water pools along this section. The Queens bath is a closed sinkhole
that is located towards the left side of the rock shelf.
reaching the ocean level rocks you can explore this area, swim and safely enjoy
the sinkhole pool.
of the muddy trail on the way back it is recommended to bring a change of
clothes or shoes and towel for the seat.