Embrace the spirit of aloha at Waimea Plantation Cottages - an oasis of calm in the heart of one of Kauai's most distinctive regions. Our secluded resort is set on 43 oceanfront acres of lush tropical landscaping. Settle into one of our 59 one-to five-bedroom, authentic, heritage plantation homes which feature garden or ocean views. The cottages were built in the late 1880s to 1930s. Lovingly refreshed, the cottages still retain their rustic charm; each offers a fully equipped kitchen and private lanai.
Cool off with a swim in the oceanfront pool, play lawn games or relax in one of the hammocks around the property.
While not swimmable, our private beach is perfect for walking; wander the two-mile expanse of black sand and feel your worries melt away.

Housekeeping Service: on request with 24-hours notice


Kauai Island, HI, USA - Lihue Municipal Airport (L : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1980
Last Renovation: 2009
All rooms non-smoking: 61
Floors: 1


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The following mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out. Resort fee: $35 Plus tax per room, per night Mandatory hotel-imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change, this is an estimate of what you will be charged. The hotel can provide current fees and inclusions when you check-in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment. 

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee: Mandatory hotel-imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

A daily resort fee of $35 includes the following guest amenities: 

?Wi-Fi in cottages and lobby area

?In-room coffee, tea and condiment packets

?Shell leis, 2 bottles of water, 2 packages of Kauai cookies in the cottage

?Propane BBQ stations around the property

?Use of guest laundry facility; free soap at front desk

?Current movie DVDs for in-cottage viewing

?Loaner beach chairs and umbrellas

?Hammocks throughout the resort

?Daily newspapers in the lobby

?In-room safe

?Local and long-distance calls

?Pack ‘N Play with advance request 

?Shuffleboard, Bocce Ball, and sand Volleyball courts and equipment

?Computer station with a printer in the lobby

The above list may not be comprehensive. The hotel can provide current fee and inclusions when you check-in.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1345 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Place to Stay

    Beautiful clean cottage with beautiful views of the water. Staff was friendly, attentive, and went above and beyond. We had a lot of privacy and loved having our own dedicated parking spot. The beach is quiet and the pool was clean. We will be returning!

    Apr 11, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not for Us

    We were intrigued by these cottages, having driven by them many times, and decided to give them a try. Despite the charming setting and lovely grounds, the Waimea Plantation Cottages did not quite live up to our expectations. First, be aware that the units are not ADA accessible and most, if not all, have stairs. Our cottage was clean, but there was a terrible stain on the floor of the shower - a maintenance issue rather than one of cleanliness. The sofa and chair were so uncomfortable as to be unusable. We were extremely cold the first night, but eventually figured out how to control the thermostat. I would suggest that the front office mention this at check-in, as it seems to have been a problem for other guests, as well. On the positive side, our cottage had a nice porch with a table and two chairs and featured an ocean view. The property is convenient to Waimea Canyon, but restaurant and shopping choices in the area are extremely limited. If you want remote and quaint, this might be the place for you, but having satisfied our curiosity, we will not be returning.

    Mar 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Charming stay in an individual cottage

    Charming collection of old cottages on site fronting a quiet beach. The cottages are all slightly different, but well equipped, comfortable and clean. It is charming and understated. There are beautiful sunsets and the grounds are lovely to walk in. The property does have an independently run restaurant and bar on site. Close to the Waimea Canyon, so you can get a morning head start on other visitors.

    Mar 11, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Yes, loved it!

    We absolutely loved the cottages- each time we came home after an adventure, we breathed a sigh of relief as we pulled into this peaceful place! And luckily, we saved a few free days to just hang out and absorb the beauty of this property, too. We understood ahead of time that there's a great walking beach here but no ocean swimming, which was fine for our needs, and that the cottages are historic, meaning not sparkling new & modern. We found our cottage to be clean and comfortable, and LOVED the ocean front views. Ocean Front and & Ocean View cottages are recommended, but if you're further back, you can still sit by the beach in the many comfortable chairs and hammocks. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and having a restaurant on property for breakfast, lunch and dinner was super convenient. The town of Waimea is definitely off the beaten path and the only true destinations here are Waimea Canyon and these cottages. You'll probably travel west to Polihale Beach and east and north for most other things, and traffic can be harsh with one main road around the island. But if you love historic hotels like we do, if you love peace and quiet and perhaps more of a true Hawaiin living experience, you'll love Waimea Plantation Cottages! If you're looking for Four Seasons luxury, it isn't for you!

    Feb 12, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very pleasant place to stay

    The cottages seem to be fairly old and modest in character -- bathroom and kitchen haven't been updated recently -- but mine was nevertheless very enjoyable to stay in -- cozy, comfortable bed and chairs, clean and well furnished, with a lovely lanai -- in my case, with a view of the ocean and black sand beach (about 200 yards away), palm trees, other cottages and large lawn. Good ventilation, and the minisplit a/c worked well. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good restaurant/bar -- Chicken in a Barrel -- is on the premises, and a good grocery store less than half a mile away. Very peaceful --Blessedly, there was no rooster (or other) noise, unlike the more luxurious condo I had rented in Princeville.

    Feb 08, 2024
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