Fortieth Anniversary trip
For almost 40 years I have been singing “ I want to go back to my little grass shack…” to my children and grandkids at bedtime. Without a doubt the Cottages At Waimea Plantation are about the closest you can come to that wonderful quiet and peaceful experience in Hawaii today. I know there are many people who prefer a swanky posh upscale resort with all the bells and whistles who may disagree with me but the quaint well appointed 1920s cottage with amazing wide open windows was exactly what we were looking for. We fell asleep and woke up to the sound of waves lapping at the shore. We walked through gardens, across lawns and beach combed the black sand beaches each day and finished the day watching the most glorious sunsets over Niihau. Our cottage contained period pieces that took our breath away. The hand carving on several pieces was exquisite. We loved puttering in our fully stocked kitchen fixing breakfasts and even a dinner.
It would be difficult to find a more picturesque breakfast or Happy Hour view than the view from our Lanai. We enjoyed the birds and lizards who joined us, even the chickens. Something fun about hearing the roosters crowing.
Thank you to all the staff who made us feel at home. You were the end of our amazing anniversary vacation but we know that we will have to return again. There is too much wonderful that we still need to enjoy. Mahalo nui loa!
So glad we stayed here
This turned out to be the perfect place to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We had a beach view cottage and it did not disappoint. We awoke every morning to a view of the serene beach and slept with our screen doors open to the sound of the waves. This is not for those looking for white sand beaches but the beach is great for long walks and no crowds. We had great weather as this is the drier side of the island. Although I wouldn’t rave about the restaurant, it was nice to have for at least one meal where we didn’t get in the car. The town is rustic and has a funky vibe but not a lot of food choice. There was a wedding while we were there and it looked like a wonderful event beneath the banyan trees.
Stayed here for my daughter’s wedding. Our cottage was darling! Attention to detail made a real plantation “feel.” Each cottage has a history.The grounds are meticulously maintained. There is a small graveyard and church. Close to town (walking distance.) The beach is beautiful with lots of driftwood. Spend an evening watching the sun set in a hammock. We had a beautiful rooster in our yard who made sure we were awakened bright and early. Also a couple of friendly anole lizards stopped by. This is an incredible venue for a wedding. The huge Banyan tree near the beach is amazing. Be sure to eat at the bbq restaurant too.
Hiking with Family
We stayed at the Waimea Plantation for 1 night while exploring the inland beauty of Kauai. It is a fabulous location to explore the Waimea Canyon and the Napali Coast from the Mountain tops. The garden and the beach front is fabulous, and I wish we had more time to simply relax on the grounds. I would happily have stayed longer.
A great place
This was our second trip here. If you do not want the hype of the north coast this is the place for you. Very laid back. With the addition of the restaurant we did not have to wander very far to eat. We will be back.