Living in the moment on the Island of Kauai
Kauai has been blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and breathtaking sights, but that’s not all. There’s a rich history here and nothing exemplifies the peace and serenity many visitors seek more than charming, mellow Waimea Town. Period architecture, quaint shops, memorable eateries, restaurants, and galleries line Main Street and right here, at the crossroad of things to do and places to see, is where you’ll find Waimea Plantation Cottages.
The secluded two-mile stretch of beach fronting our resort is ideal for peaceful, rejuvenating morning “Pier to Point” walks and romantic sunset strolls, from historic Waimea fishing pier to Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor.
And right in front of our resort is the entrance to Waimea Canyon, often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Koke‘e State Park offers stunning vistas of the 2-mile wide, 3,000-foot deep gorge. Painted in vivid hues of ocher, russet, and amber, Waimea Canyon offers different palettes as the light changes throughout the day.
If you can tear yourself away from the majestic landscapes, Waimea’s vibrant little community holds events year-round to give you a delightful glimpse into island life. From rodeos with our Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboys) to the annual Town Celebration with great local food, crafts and entertainment, there’s always something to pique your interest.
There is no other place in Hawaii that bridges the old and new in such a warm and friendly fashion, and in such rustic charm. Because of the unique treasures of Waimea, the National Trust for Historic Preservation® awarded Waimea with being among the “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” in 2006.
Hanapepe Town – Friday Art Night
Join Us! There are over 16 Art Galleries that are open to the public. Meet Kauai Artists and enjoy local music and wonderful food.
Kauai Festivals And Events
What makes a festival on Kauai so much fun for malihini (visitors) and kamaaina (residents)? Well, they have interesting cultural themes, there’s always good food and good music, shopping is varied and reasonable, they’re easy to find, and there’s entertainment and activities for children too. And of course, there’s plenty of aloha for everyone!