In the 1800’s a young man by the name of Hans Peter Fayé traveled from his native Norway to settle on the island of Kauai. In addition to sugar, Fayé also owned a copra (used to extract coconut oil) plantation. It is on 30 of those acres that Waimea Plantation Cottages reside today. The town of Waimea itself is altogether different from any other town on the island.
Like a living time capsule, Waimea and the Plantation are tucked away on the westmost banks of the island of Kauai. It’s the place the locals go to slow down and relax – and travelers should do the same. In fact, relaxation is a major activity at the resort. Scattered among the paths along the property, guests will find benches and lawn chairs for resting, reading or just taking in the views.
And when you simply can not rest any more, there are beaches for strolling or jogging, and refreshing pools for swimming. If you ever manage to pull yourself away from the relaxing atmosphere, you will find the Waimea Plantation Cottages are close to the Waimea Canyon (a must see!) and the Napali Coast.
The plantation features authentic plantation homes that have been restored with period-inspired condition – but with all of the amenities today’s families desire.
While each cabin contains it’s own unique layout and personality, some of the common amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, cable, ceiling fans and air conditioning, a flat screen TV with cable, and of course – free WI-FI! Each cabin also comes with a barbecue and outdoor dining area which creates the perfect excuse to get the family outdoors.
With it’s old wooden floors and period inspired decor, the cottages ooze charm, but it’s all the things that can not be photographed that will bring my family back to the cottages. It’s the way each night I laid my head upon a comfortable bed and listened to the waves crash along the shore and the way roosters greeted the sun each morning, my natural alarm clock. The Waimea Plantation Cottages is a place designed for families to escape the bustle of life and really connect on the island of Kauai.
Thank you to the Kauai Visitors Bureau and Waimea Plantation Cottages for hosting my stay, all opinions are my own.