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Kauai: A Stunning Place to Stay

June 4, 2011

I never recommend a place to stay at a destination, for all the obvious reasons.  This web site doesn’t shill for anyone, and anyway, properties change and what is a good deal one year may not be the next.

But now I will make an exception to the otherwise practical rule.  In the island of Kauai, in the town of Waimea, we have found the most wonderful set of cottages.  Originally my son, who lived in the area for a year and a half, showed us the place.

1) The beach and Nihau from Waimea Plantation Cottages

Originally part of a sugar plantation, the land drips with history.   The people who built the hotel moved cane workers’ cabins from various places and also several management buildings into position to recreate an authentic picture of a Hawaian plantation circa 1900.  Many of the trees at the cottages are over a hundred years old.

Rather than describe the property I will let photos do the talking.

2) The main building and front desk from the beach side

3) The manager’s house; yes it’s for rent

4) Banyan tree

5) Our cabin – we’ve stayed here twice

6) An Australian pine borders the pool

7) The beach – given its proximity to the Waimea River, swimming is not advised. Oh, well…

8) Sunset from our lanai

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