If a quaint little place on the beach sounds like an ideal vacation plan, book now and start counting down the days.
Field trip: Hike Waimea Canyon, or drive along the cliffs of the Na Pali Coast.
Night out: The 20-mile drive from Waimea to Poipu is worth it for wasabi-crusted snapper at the waterfront Beach House Restaurant.
Contact: 808/338-1625 or waimeaplantation.com
(published April 2010)