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 1326 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay

    I stayed in a two bedroom cottage for two nights to visit the canyon, since it's closer to the park. I didn't cook, so I didn't use the kitchen. It was very quiet and peaceful. I didn't hear rooster in the morning, The room looked old, I am not sure when it was built. If I took a wild guess, it might be built in 1930th, but I liked it. The rooms were clean. There was an air conditioning in each bedroom and one in the living room. Even though it was hot, the rooms were cool and very comfortable. There are two restaurants in the same area on site, not a lot options for restaurants nearby. The staff were friendly. The ground looked nice. If I visit the canyon park again, I will stay here again.

    May 19, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A Beautiful Location with a Soul

    Such a unique, beautiful place to stay. Amazing vibe that is rooted in the local culture. Not some corporatized resort. This is a well maintained location with a soul that is cared for with love. There’s restaurants on the property as well as a full kitchen with appliances. They also have an easily accessible laundry facility. You can get groceries and make full meals, or go out. They even have outdoor grills you can use. They have a beautiful pool and immaculate landscaping as well as a beach. It’s like you get to get to live in Kauwai while you’re there. We had a group vacation as well as with our 12 year old. Everyone had an amazing time. What’s really great about it, is when you’re done doing touristy activities, you can really chill out and enjoy your home base just as much. The down-time at the cottage is it’s own experience as well. Highly recommend!

    May 19, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Refreshing, comforting, gorgeous.

    This cottage was perfect. With the full kitchen, we were able to save on food costs. Additionally, fresh mangoes fell from mango trees each morning. Yum. It is right off of the beach but has a pool as well. Strong WiFi, clean, peaceful. They give you earplugs for the wild roosters but I never heard them early in the morning. Hammocks were an added touch.

    May 09, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous Stay At Waimea Plantation Cottages on Kauai

    This was a fantastic place to stay. Our cottage took us back in time but with internet and excellent working AC. Cottage #84 was just perfect for us. The main bedroom had the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! The cottages are arranged so that all of them have an ocean view and the spacious, covered deck was perfect for our morning coffee. The staff were very helpful and within 5 minutes of calling we would have fresh towels, coffee, tp etc. The pool was very nice and right by the beach. There are BBQ's available for use so we enjoyed BBQ'd steaks one night. There are shops within walking distance and the BEST burritos near by. The cottage was very clean and no sign of bugs ( I've stayed in places in Hawaii with cockroaches in the past ). This place was bug free:) Our family had the perfect stay with Waimea Plantation Cottages. The only downside is that the beach is not safe to swim at. We had a car rental so this was not an issue for us but you really need a car if you stay here.

    Apr 18, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing vacation!

    Wow! What a treasure we found! A beautiful location with direct access to chocolate sand beach with amazing sunrise and sunsets to see! The cottages are well maintained and comfortable despite their age. The grounds are immaculately maintained and filled with beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs! It was quiet and peaceful, the view from our lanai was fantastic (we had a garden view but could see the ocean!). Great place to read a book, go on a hike (Waimea Canyon is very close by), hit the surf at nearby swimming beaches and enjoy great food. Really wonderful vacation and we’ll definitely be coming back! Highly recommend!

    Apr 15, 2023
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