Written by me, Christine Ciarmello
“Read” the slideshow at Fodors.com here.
Publication: Originally published on Fodors.com. Picked up on Business Insider
Issue date: Went live April 2014
Why I wrote this story: Hawaii has to be my new Caribbean, because I live in San Francisco. I love you, Caribbean, but you are so difficult to get to from the West Coast. In my experiences in Hawaii, condos and compound resorts filled the shores. I think these are great for families and even the super lazy quick getaway. But I’m more a hotel gal who doesn’t like to be behind a gate. So when I go to Hawaii, I find the original charm. These are the places I found.
Here’s a photo of the interior of Waimea Plantation Cottages