Waimea (Kauai)

Waimea is on the southwestern coast of Kauai. The small town has 2,000 permanent residents, but it is a major hub for tourists who come to hike or ride mountain bikes in the nearby Waimea Canyon. Visitors can also take a helicopter or prop plane ride along the coast and over the canyon. The town itself has architecture inspired by Hawaii’s paniolo cowboys, and it boasts casual shops and cafes that serve local specialties such as ahi poke (Hawaiian ceviche) and shave ice. The West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center offers historic walking tours and exhibits that explore Waimea’s agricultural and colonial past. You can use Suiteness to find the best accommodations for your stay in the Waimea area.