Tucked away, hidden carefully so only locals can find it, Sealodge Beach is the perfect secret getaway for anyone staying in Princeville on the Island of Kauai. You either need to be a local or make friends with a local to discover this beauty tucked away behind a few homes on the north side of Kauai. And I’ll give you an important hint now: Google Maps won’t really know how to get you there appropriately.
As you look for this secret spot in a local neighborhood, you will see a trail tucked away in the trees that leads you quickly down a muddy, forest slope and out to the seaside. Especially going down, it’s important to hang onto the trees around you to keep yourself from sliding down the trail. From there, you follow a narrow, rocky path along the side of the water. And it’s important to stop here and admire the beauty of nature, of this natural rocky scope on the edge of the calm, blue waters. Finally, as you round around the island on the rocky, muddy trail, you will begin to see a serene little perfect beach slowly and magically reveal itself to you in the distance.
Sealodge Beach is a small, local beach that consists of a semi-circle of sand surrounded by a lush, tropical green jungle. The sand here is soft and full of shells. The greenery is indescribably vibrant, and the water is warm and inviting. Best of all, since it’s a pretty hidden beach, this gem is relatively ignored by the public and tourists, making it relatively private for you.
There’s a cute rope swing dangling from one of the trees. There’s plenty of shade in the trees if it starts to downpour (which it regularly does in Kauai). And there’s true serenity. In my mind, a place like this only really existed in movies, but it was real. It was something beautiful I got to enjoy, and it became a spot for me to meditate at regularly, a place where I could connect with nature. In Hawaii, there is a lot of respect for the land. They say to give back to the land because it gives so much to you. With land as beautiful as this, there’s no way not to admire and respect it with your whole heart.
If you’re in Kauai, I encourage you to follow in my footsteps and adventure out to find Sealodge Beach.