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Waimea Plantation Cottages Review
History buffs will adore these relocated and refurbished sugar-plantation cottages, which were originally built in the early 1900s. The one- to five-bedroom cottages are tucked among coconut trees along a lovely stretch of coastline on the sunny Westside. (Note that swimming waters here are often murky, but morning and evening strolls on the black sand is special.) It's a great property for family reunions or other large gatherings. These cozy homes of different sizes are replete with porches and feature plantation-era furnishings, modern kitchens, and cable TV. Guests can also use the swimming pool, barbecues, and hammocks on the grounds. This is a truly unique property, but it does not have the usual resort amenities. Waimea town has limited shops and restaurants, but it's close to Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park.
Serene Sugar Shacks
You certainly don't have to be a history buff to fall in love these charming little pastel bungalows tucked tidily into coconut grove on the island's sunny side. This salvaged sugar plantation and the grounds around it are a far cry from the rest of island's hyper-manicured resorts, and that's exactly where Aston Waimea's charm lies. Peace and serenity are the order of the day here—not hard to achieve with a long, undeveloped beach that begs for sunset strolls right next door. Pop into the on-site Grove Café for a sampling of all of the islands' brews.
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