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
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.