Waimea Plantation Cottages

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(800) 716-6199 or (808) 338-1625
9400 Kaumualii Hwy

At this 27-acre former plantation, peace and privacy are yours—the trade-off is relative isolation given the location on the extreme west side. There is much feeling of ‘ohana (family) here, and you will definitely experience the aloha spirit. With their location so close to the mouth of the very reddish Waimea River, swimming in the murky ocean water is pretty poor at this marginal beach. The coconut grove, banyan trees and hammocks scattered about add to the quiet charm of this property, and this is a good place to watch the sunset over the private island of Ni‘ihau.

Many of these cottages were once plantation workers’ homes, and each is as different as their former owner’s tastes. We had a hard time coming up with adjectives to describe the rooms. They have old-style floors and furniture, just like from the plantation days. Units vary tremendously in decor, price and proximity to the ocean. Rooms have been refurbished with modern amenities, but they retain the old-style feel inside, without feeling too old and worn. They are very clean. Most bathrooms have showers only, so if you need a tub, request one when booking. All rooms have a full kitchen.

There’s a mandatory $25 per day resort fee, which covers local and long distance calls, internet, room safes, daily coffee and dvd rentals and many other items you may have thought were included anyway. Prices have come down with the new management making this an easy Solid Gold Value. Studios (300 sq. ft.) are $139–$199, 1/1s (approx. 594 sq. ft.) are $195–$429, 2/1s (approx. 726 sq. ft.) are $239–$465, 3/2s (approx. 1,088 sq. ft.) are $279–$499, 4/3s (approx. 1,250 sq. ft.) are $399–$599, 5/4s (4,020–4,240 sq. ft.) are $659–$839. Discounts available.

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Resort at a Glance

  • 59 units
  • Pool
  • Keiki pool
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi throughout with a computer in lobby for guest use
  • A/C in most bedrooms
  • DVD rentals
  • Room safe
  • Laundry facility
  • A conference room
  • A small shop
  • BBQ areas and also charcoal grill upon request
  • Volleyball
  • Housekeeping every three days

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