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 A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $30.00 per room, per day, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. The fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees they may be responsible for but not a guarantee of the final amount due. For detailed description of what’s included in the mandatory fee please see hotel policies.

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 $30 includes the following guest amenities: 

• No check-out cleaning fees

• Self-parking at your cottage

• 2 shell leis, 2 bottles of water, 2 packages of Kauai Cookies in cottage

• Recently released DVD rentals for playing in cottage

• Wi-Fi in cottages and in the lobby area

• Guest laundry facility (no coins required)

• Use of gas BBQ stations around the property

• Full kitchen with refrigerator, oven/stovetop, blender, toaster, rice cooker, 

pots, pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, plates, bowls, glasses

• Pool cabanas and lounge chairs at the oceanside swimming pool

• In-room coffee and tea

• In-room safe

• Local and long-distance calls

• ‘Pack and Play’ upon request 

• Hammocks throughout the resort

• Loaner beach chairs and umbrellas 

• Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Garden Isle newspapers at front desk

• Business station with computer and printer

• Sand volleyball Court, Shuffleboard Court and Bocce Ball area

• Board games (upon availability)

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 1318 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Rustic, uncomfortable, remote

    Remote, quiet, beautiful grounds, but...our 1 bedroom cottage was sweltering hot during the day and not well kept up. (Missing/moldy grout, scratches all over walls, uncomfortable furniture, terrible pillows, odd musty smell) Pools was freezing cold. Mediocre food at sports bar. No housekeeping service for 4 day stay. Not very welcoming staff. Very few dinner options in the tiny town of Waimea. Can't swim in ocean. We actually wondered why anyone would stay here. Especially for the high prices. Maybe the more expensive ocean front cottages are nicer, they did seem better kept.

    Jan 19, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Highly Recommend

    Having never been to Kauai Waimea Plantation Cottages helped our first experience be a great one. We are not ones for luxury resorts so this was perfect for us with the property and cottages being exactly what we wanted. The views sitting on the lanai are unbelievable and was great to be able to have a short walk to the pool and to the beach (especially for sunset). Was great being close to the small town of Waimea and it’s fun lunch options (not many dinner options) and was great having the restaurant on property, which was good for a relaxed and super easy option. Was great being so close to Waimea Canyon and we loved being no too far from Salt Pond Beach, which was great for our kids and for snorkeling.

    Jan 16, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice and Peaceful!!!

    We were so glad we were able to book our 3 bedroom cottage at the Waimea Plantation Cottage back in August of 2022. Our stay was for a week and it was the perfect place to stay. Great amenities which included most of the kitchen appliances we needed, a BBQ grill, towels, patio furniture, etc. It made our stay very pleasant! The only thing that was a deterrent were the mosquitos. I am a mosquito magnet and it showed on our stay there! LOL! No biggie, we bought bug spray at Big Save down the street. (the local grocery store) A back story - my God Parents used to run the plantation cottages before back in the 1990's. I was there in 1991 and again in 1993 and visited them after Hurricane Iniki hit the island. they were doing good back then and luckily, they were not damaged from the storm like the resorts on the north and east shore of Kauai. I have a history on the island of Kauai, born at the Waimea Veteran's Memorial Hospital in 1963. It was right down the street from WPC. I would definitely book another stay there!!!

    Jan 14, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nature and old Hawaii

    Amazing and peaceful place. A Bit pricey but it’s worth it. Book a ocean front cottage and you won’t regret it. The kitchen allows you to have breakfast on the front porch. The cottages are definitely dated but the atmosphere is unique and real.

    Dec 31, 2022
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful time in Hawaii

    We loved everything about waimea plantation cottages. Our 2 bedroom ocean view cottage was charming and clean. We enjoyed a great kitchen, comfortable beds, 2 private patios and easy parking Staff is excellent. I really felt like we were in old Hawaii, without the crowds. Good location, with the ocean on one side and wonderful waimea canyon state park up the mountain. Highly recommend .

    Dec 08, 2022
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