Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages
This property actually was a working plantation up to the 1930s, and now offers 48 well-crafted bungalows that are traditional and cosy. It feels quite retro but elegant, and is wonderfully secluded. The pool looks out onto the ocean and the hotel has recently added a spa to the facilities.
The scenery here is somewhat more dramatic than the other islands, with vast caverns and chasms surrounded by typically scenic beaches. There are several small and charming historic towns to discover on day trips. Be sure to spend time at Poipu Beach and Hanalei Bay.
Ways you can help in Kauai Island
Kauai has a problem with many homeless cats. There are several volunteers who trap, neuter, return and feed them. They also rescue kittens and try to find homes for them after they get them fixed. In many cases kittens and cats can’t go back to where they were found. In those cases, they try to re-locate them to […]
The Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii (“BGCH”) clubhouse in Kapaa, on Kauai Island needs extension and much renovation. On Kauai, BGCH serves more than 300 children per day and over 1,200 youth per year. Kapaa Clubhouse and Waimea Outreach serves youth who reside in “disadvantaged neighborhoods”. Unfortunately, more than half of those residents are Native Hawaiian. […]
In 1994, two years after Hurricane Iniki devastated the island of Kauai, the local community came together to build Kamalani Playground, a 4,000 square foot wooden playground in Lydgate Park. Over the ensuing years, the community developed a master plan for Lydgate Park that included the creation of sports fields, overnight camp sites, 2-1/2 miles of walking/bicycling path, and […]
This Community Farm is situated on a long term lease at Wai Koa Plantation. This land hosts the 2-acre Kauai Food Forest project, the 42-plot Kalihiwai Community Garden, a livestock pasture and a 2-acre chicken and vegetable farm. When this land project is complete, these will contribute to a fully integrated 7-acre education and research site for modeling […]
There are four Hawaiian Charter Schools on Kauai, which are located in the West, Central and East sides of the island (2 in Kekaha/West, 1 in Puhi/Central, 1 in Anahola/East). These schools receive less funding then public schools, have no state sponsored food programs, yet have the highest concentrations of economically challenged native Hawaiian students […]