Affordable Seaside Inns
Courtesy of Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages
Waimea Plantation, Waimea Town, HI
From $239 to $269 high season
A former oceanfront sugar plantation on the western side of Hawaii’s “Garden Isle” is a perfect base-camp for travelers who want to explore Kauai’s natural wonders, including the nearby Waimea Canyon and the geologically magnificent Na Pali Coast. The Waimea Plantation Cottages once housed plantation workers and have been renovated to retain their authentic Hawaiian roots: furnishings are made of wicker and rattan, and the upholsteries feature cheerful aloha prints. A hammock suspended between two palm trees offers the best seat to watch the sun set. With lanais and barbecue grills in each cottage, dining in is equally enjoyable.
Insider Tip: Visit the on-site microbrewery, which serves handcrafted beers like the Wai ‘ale ‘ale Ale as well as pub food with a Hawaiian twist.