Attention, campers, hikers, and backpackers: This is the ideal spot to stay before or after conquering the Na Pali Trail, or if you just want to spend a few days lounging on fabulous Haena Beach. This Y campsite sits right on the ocean, on 4 grassy acres ringed with ironwood and kamani trees and bordered by a sandy beach that offers excellent swimming and snorkeling in the summer (the ocean here turns really rough in the winter). Camp Naue has two bunkhouses overlooking the beach; each has four rooms with 10 to 12 beds. The facilities are coed, with separate bathrooms for men and women. There's no bedding here, so bring your sleeping bag and towels. Large groups frequently book the camp, but if there's room, the Y will squeeze you into the bunkhouse or offer tent space. Also on the grounds are a beachfront pavilion, and a campfire area with picnic tables. You can pick up basic supplies in Haena, but it's best to stock up on groceries and other necessities in Lihue or Hanalei. Remember, this is the Y, not the Ritz: They only have one employee who handles all the bookings, plus everything else related to the Y activities. The best way to find out if they have space available is to call (do not e-mail, do not send a letter, keep calling as they cannot return long distance calls). The Y simply is not set up to answer mail. Instead, a few months before your trip, call and they will let you know if there is space in the campsite or if the bunkhouse will be available.
- © Frommer's 2013
- tel: 808/246-9090
- On Kuhio Hwy., 4 miles west of Hanalei and 2 miles from the end of the road
- Haena, HI 96766
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