Kenomene Beach, better known as “Hideaways Beach,” is a small private beach off of the St. Regis Resort Coastline in Princeville. The waters in the summer are typically shallow. They’re great for snorkeling, but be careful of the sharp coral reef. It is recommended to wear some rubber reef tabis while exploring the waters. During the winter season, the sandy areas become smaller and the waves do get massive.
To get to Hideaway beach, drive on Ka Haku Rd in Princeville. Turn right onto Ka Haku Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and stay on Ka Haku Rd. There will be signs and people coming in and out of the condo area, so if you do get lost, just ask around. Here’s the path that leads down to the beach. Can you see it as we fly over?
Hideaways has a hiking trail that comes down from Puu Poa condos closer down toward the St.Regis, but it’s not recommended for first time visitors. There are sharp edges and metals to steer away from. The best way to get to Hideaways is to stay on the concrete path that starts at Pali Ke Kua Condominiums. You will see a parking lot, but its first come first serve. Be prepared to pack light and drive a compact car. Here’s a map to guide you in safely.
If you are not into snorkeling, or taking selfies, you might want to bring your binoculars; Honus (turtles) are often spotted. But its understandable if you just want to bring a towel, an umbrella for shade, and just, as the locals say it, “chillax,” (A combination of the words chill and relax).