Welcome to waimea plantation cottages

Experience the serenity of Kauai, Hawaii

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.

With spectacular sunsets and starry nights away from city lights, Waimea Plantation Cottages offers an ideal remote location for an intimate couple's getaway, and open spaces to share for family vacations or life’s most celebrated occasions. 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.

Sample local, seasonal dishes and the island’s tastiest BBQ at Chicken in a Barrel before heading out to explore the area – from the awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon and the Swinging Bridge at Hanapepe to water sports, hiking, cycling and countless other outdoor activities. Consider hosting your wedding with us, and treat your guests to the experience of a lifetime. Whatever your reason for joining us, rest assured that total rejuvenation awaits.

Sanitized for your safety: Find out more about our commitment to cleaning and disinfecting to safeguard our guests and Ambassadors against COVID-19, norovirus, and influenza. View Coast Clean.

Need help in finding the perfect cottage? Our beautiful island oasis is a rare gem, once lived on and loved by people who helped shape the Garden Isle’s future. While every historic plantation home is unique in design, furnishings, and layout, all of them contain fully equipped kitchens, living areas and private lanais. Each cottage is well-preserved while still retaining the charm and rustic quality of plantation homes. Should you not find the type of cottage you want to reserve on our booking engine or would like to inquire about our four or five bedroom homes, please call us direct at 808-338-1625. We will do our best to accommodate you for your dream Kaua’i vacation .


Add Value to Your Stay


Anything but Ordinary

Our unique, historic cottages are brimming with Hawaiian charm and offer private lanais, full kitchens, wi-fi and TVs with DVD players.

services & amenities

Everything You Need
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    oceanfront pool
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    activities center
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    chicken in a barrel

frequently asked questions

Find answers to your questions about our hotel

Our hotel is located about a 45-minute drive west on Kaumualiʻi Highway (Hawaii Route 50) from Lihue Airport (LIH). Get directions from the airport to Waimea Plantation Cottages.

If you find a better rate online, Coast Hotels will not only match the price but will take an additional 10% off the room reservation backed by our Best Rate Promise. See full Terms & Conditions to submit a claim.

Cool off and take a dip in our oceanfront swimming pool. However, please be aware that there is no hot tub. Visit our services and amenities page for more information.

Free parking is available at each guest cottage. Additionally, parking is provided around the lobby for check-in and check-out, as well as in front of the restaurant for diners. Please be aware that parking directly adjacent to the pool or on the beach is not available. To access the pool or beach, you must walk across the grassy lawn.

We recommend is to call our Central Reservations line at 800.716.6199 or email us at info@coasthotels.com if you need to modify your hotel reservation. Please have the confirmation number ready which can be found on the reservation confirmation email.

Our Coast Rewards Member Rate is available to you when you join our Coast Rewards program. Savings start at a minimum of 15% off our lowest advertised price and are offered year-round. 

Our location

Unparalleled Tranquility

If you’re dreaming of getting away from it all, our resort is just what the doctor ordered. Unplug and explore Kauai’s natural wonders.

more to experience

Toast Your Love in Paradise

Plan a destination wedding on Kaua'i! Our resort is a magical setting for your dream wedding.

Enjoy Fun Casual Dining

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Chicken in a Barrel dedicates all of its profits to a special camp for disadvantaged kids.

discover Kaua'i's rich history

Our beautiful island oasis is a rare gem, once lived on and loved by people who helped shape the Garden Isle’s future.

Explore the island's fauna flora

Kaua’i is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Thanks to the bountiful sun, sparkling rain showers and vast ocean, Kaua’i is known as the Garden Isle. No matter where you go on the island, stunning plants, flowers and birds will catch your attention.

Making beautiful anniversary memories.

Peaceful, quiet, tranquil, immaculate grounds are just a few words to describe this “hidden gem”. The front desk ladies were so welcoming and beautiful! This was our annual getaway alone. First time to Kauai, but hopefully not our last to Waimea Cottages! We would love to bring family and friends back with us! Thank you, Waimea, for helping us make beautiful memories.

- Robin M.

A wonderful place to unwind.

The cottages were great. The one bedroom was the perfect size for two of us, with ocean views as promised. The resort was quiet, and the other guests were respectful of each other. It’s almost too quiet to even be a “resort” but they had all the amenities to make it one. I enjoyed the quiet and hearing birds and ocean every morning. The free-range hammocks and couples’ chairs all over the property are a wonderful place to unwind after a busy day of hiking or boating.

- Anonymous

Heaven found.

If you want to wake up in your own private cottage between the ocean and a mountain, you have found your heaven. The grounds are exquisitely beautiful, natural, a tropical oasis. The staff is professional and friendly. I woke up every morning and had my coffee on the large porch or walking on the ocean. Can't wait to go back!

- Michelle R.

Can’t wait to return to this wonderful island.

We had a lovely vacation in this splendidly positioned cottage. The stylish & comfy furnishings, well-equipped kitchen, and other amenities made it feel like home away from home; the resort grounds are quiet and beautifully maintained, and the outside porch made for relaxing mornings and al fresco lunches. The breeze through the main room and the AC in the bedroom made it comfortable even on hot days. A very short walk to the beach, hammocks, and pool area was also a plus, and the location near Waimea Canyon and not far from Polihale Beach were a big score. Staff were happy to offer help after a speedy check in, and we had everything we needed in this well-appointed cottage. Being greeted by Prosecco and macadamia nut chocolates for our honeymoon was an added extra bonus! We have already decided that we will return to this wonderful island and look forward to future stays here.

- Anonymous