Serenity now: That’s what you’ll find at this 30-acre oceanfront enclave of 60 restored vintage cottages, spread among large lawns dotted with coconut palms, banyan trees, and tropical flowers. The black-sand beach is not good for swimming (there’s a small pool for that), but it offers intriguing driftwood for beachcombers and mesmerizing sunset views; claim a hammock or a lounge chair. The charmingly rustic but airy cottages feature full kitchens, lanais, and modern perks such as Wi-Fi, A/C (window units), and flatscreen TVs. The one- and two-bedroom units have one bathroom, while the three-bedroom versions offer two baths, perfect for families; a few larger houses are also available. Owned by the heirs of Norwegian immigrant Hans Peter Faye, who ran a sugar plantation, it’s now managed by Coast Hotels, which has poured money into tasteful upgrades. Tip: Gardenview units have the lowest rates.
Waimea Plantation Cottages
9400 Kaumualii Hwy, makai side, Waimea, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood West Side Phone 808/338-1625 Prices $188–$286 1-bedroom; $205–$346 2-bedroom; $262–$569 3-bedroom; from $515 4-bedroom; from $633 5-bedroom. $25 resort fee Amenities Barbecues; beach chairs; DVD and game rentals; gift shop; laundry; pool; free Wi-Fi. Units 60 URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/aston-waimea-plantation-cottages.html?aid=1254987 &label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Waimea Plantation Cottages Other Check for online specials. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room
Map9400 Kaumualii Hwy, makai side Waimea HI Kauai
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