• Mahiholo Dry Cave Kauai
  • Features

    Scenic Stop, Photo Opportunity

Maniniholo, Waikanaloa & Waikapalae Wet Caves are located off the main road in the Haena State Park and are easy to get to. Maniniholo Dry Cave is located directly across the street from Haena Beach Park. This large opening dry cave can be explored easily and is fun to explore with children. Bring along a flashlight for your cave exploration.

The Waikanaloa Cave and Waikapale cave are located a bit further up the road from the lifeguard beach and involve a quick hike to observe the beautiful cave. The caves are not safe for swimming. The water that fills the cave comes to form an underground spring that eventually feeds into the ocean. The water level in these caves is affected by the tide.  The best time to visit the cave is when the sun is just north of Haena, giving the cave a blue glow from the light reflecting off the bottom of the cave.

The Waikapalae cave was used in the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides.

When entering Haena State Park a small roadside Cold Pond is fed from the cool mountain waters and is a great place for cooling off after a hike along the Kalalau Trail.