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Waimea Plantation Cottages

9400 Kaumualii Highway | Waimea, HI 96796  [SEE MAP]Waimea, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Cottages include fully-equipped kitchens and ocean or garden views
No on-site restaurant
Removed from the more crowded resort areas, the Waimea Plantation Cottages are located on the southwestern side of Kauai. Modeled after the original sugar plantations that covered the island in the 1800s and early 1900s, Waimea offers 61 authentic plantation-style cottages that range from studio garden view duplexes to four- and five-bedroom oceanfront cottages. Each spacious accommodation is outfitted with Internet access, a flat-screen TV and a full kitchen with a host of appliances. Recent guests do warn that most cottages don't come equipped with central air conditioning, but said that the fans and window units worked well to keep the accommodations cool. While the plantation does not have a restaurant, the cottages do have full kitchens. Waimea offers a pool but not much else, which is why past visitors said it's the perfect place for those seeking little action and lots of R&R. Recent guests said they found the accommodations to be charming and clean, and the simple surroundings allowed them to take in the natural beauty of the area.
Waimea, HI
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 61 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Historic


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Critic Reviews



Serenity now: That's what you’ll find at this 30-acre oceanfront enclave of restored vintage cottages, spread among large lawns dotted with coconut palms, banyan trees, and tropical flowers.



This is a truly unique property, but it's very modest and does not have the usual resort amenities.

Travel + Leisure


A former oceanfront sugar plantation on the western side of Hawaii's 'Garden Isle' is a perfect base-camp for travelers who want to explore Kauai's natural wonders, including the nearby Waimea Canyon and the geologically magnificent Na Pali Coast.



The restored, historic 1900s cottages recall Hawaii's plantation era and are furnished with mahogany, wicker and rattan combined with modern amenities on attractively landscaped tranquil grounds.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1163 have reviewed the Waimea Plantation Cottages, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1163 reviews 4.5 (based on 1163 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Waimea Plantation Cottages comprises spacious, tastefully decorated bungalows with colonial-style furnishings and tropical touches like mahogany wood furniture and locally sourced artwork. Private lanais and yards with chaise lounges and barbecue grills make each historic cottage feel like a truly private retreat. All units include fully equipped kitchens, separate sleeping and living areas and cable TVs.
  • Accommodations with up to five bedrooms available
  • $25 daily resort fee includes complimentary Wi-Fi, beach access, in-room coffee and tea, use of self-service laundry facilities and more
Nightly resort fee$30
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on the southwest coast of sunny Kauai in an oceanfront coconut grove, the Waimea Plantation Cottages is a collection of colonial-era bungalows that originally served as living quarters for sugar plantation workers and their families in the early 1800s. The quaint town of Waimea is small and friendly, with an array of souvenir shops and local markets for basic shopping needs. Many tour operators also have shops nearby, several of which are run by local residents. Due to the somewhat rugged nature of this region and the resort’s distance from the closest airport, a rental car is highly recommended.
  • Complimentary guest parking available in front of each individual cottage
  • Lihue Airport is 25 miles to the east
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Waimea Plantation Cottages does not have an on-site restaurant or bar, however, each guest cottage features a kitchen, dining room and outdoor grill. Several grocery stores and farmers markets are within a short drive for purchasing items to prepare in the guest cottages. The small town of Waimea also has a handful of casual restaurants that offer fresh seafood and various local fare.
  • Farmers markets schedules available at front desk
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The oceanside pool at the Waimea Plantation Cottages is situated in a sprawling lawn area surrounded by coconut palms. Chaise lounges dot the concrete patio surrounding the pool and hot tub. Hammocks are draped among palm trees between the pool and the beach. The black sand beach in front of the resort offers a stunning spot for watching sunsets, sunbathing and stargazing. However, the property's beach is not suitable for swimming.
  • No on duty lifeguard
  • Beach chairs, towels and toys provided free of charge
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Waimea Plantation Cottages doesn’t offer much in the way of formal business services. However, casual corporate groups may use the dining rooms in the spacious guest cottages for meetings and presentations. There are also a variety of outdoor event spaces for cocktail parties and team-building activities, including the pool deck, the beach and an expansive lawn that can accommodate up to 300 guests. An event coordinator can help arrange local audiovisual equipment rentals, catering and decorating services as necessary.
  • No on-site business center
  • Discounted group rates available
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Waimea Plantation Cottages can host large groups of families and friends for weddings, reunions and other celebratory gatherings. What the resort lacks in amenities it makes up for with its picturesque surroundings, friendly service and an authentic Hawaiian atmosphere. Wedding ceremonies and receptions are typically held on the beach or beachfront lawn, which can be setup with a tent, tables and chairs to accommodate up to 500 guests. More intimate social events can also be held at the larger guest cottages or by the pool.
  • Events manager available for coordinating vendor services and guest activities

Maximum wedding guest capacity500

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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