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Experience old Hawaii in authentic, plantation-style home at Waimea Plantation Cottages on Kauai

Experience old Hawaii in authentic, plantation-style home at Waimea Plantation Cottages on Kauai

Sponsored by Waimea Plantation Cottages

Originally a working sugar cane plantation in the 1800s owned by the Faye family, Waimea Plantation Cottages is the only resort in Hawaii where guests can stay in authentic, plantation-style homes. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is on Kauai getting a tour of the unique resort.

Waimea Plantation Cottages is the perfect place to host weddings, family vacations, wellness or yoga retreats, and even small business groups. The resort features 61 plantation homes on 43 oceanfront acres. Each has been refreshed to reflect modern tastes while respecting its vintage feel. Cottages feature comfortable Hawaii-style furniture with antiques or period-inspired accents. Each cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen and private lanai for lounging or dining.

Families can unplug at Waimea Plantation Cottages. There’s no worrying about adjoining rooms, as families can reserve a two- to five-bedroom cottage and stay together. There’s even large lawn areas for children to run around and play. The resort offers an oceanfront swimming pool, a black sand beach, a sand volleyball court, gas barbecue grilling stations and hammocks strung about the property. If you’re not in the mood to cook, you can also grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant Chicken in a Barrel.

During your stay, explore the west side of Kauai. The resort is located at the gateway to Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park, so if you’re looking for an adventure, put hiking on your list! Just a few minutes away by car is Kekaha Beach, the longest white sand beach in Hawaii. At the activities desk, guests can book nearby zodiac tours of the spectacular Na Pali cliffs, along with snorkeling and helicopter tours. Guests can also slow things down and explore the shops and eclectic eateries of Hanapepe and Waimea.

In the evening, guests are treated to spectacular sunsets with the island of Niihau in the background. Then when the sun is down, stargaze and enjoy an amazing view of various planets and constellations.

Waimea Plantation Cottages offers kama’aina rates up to 25 percent off its regular rates. There are also special offers for honeymooners, anyone over 50 and active or retired military.

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