This Waterfall Swimming Hole In Hawaii Is So Hidden You’ll Probably Have It All To Yourself

From Kauai to Hawaii Island and everywhere in between, the Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible waterfall-fed swimming holes perfect for an afternoon spent relaxing and splashing around. Some of these spots are more popular than others, and while we love Maunawili Falls, there’s another waterfall swimming hole nearby that’s off the beaten path just enough that you might just find you have the dreamy destination to yourself, depending on when you visit, of course.

Before we dive into this waterfall-fed pool, I’d like to issue a friendly reminder about safety. Because this incredible waterfall is stream-fed, it is important to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, never swim here if you have open wounds, and to always watch your step.

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