Come home to Kukui’ula, Kauai
Loved for its undeveloped feel and raw natural beauty, Kauai is nicknamed the Garden Isle for the rainforest covering much of the ancient island. Along its South Shore is Kukui’ula, a private community spread out over 1,000 acres, formerly the home of McBryde Sugar Plantation.
A mix of Plantation-style residences—many with glorious ocean views—populate the verdant hillsides and epic coast, with prices starting at approximately $2.4 million for a condo and upwards of $13 million for a five-bedroom custom home. Non-members can book stays at The Lodge at Kukui’ula, which offers a stylish mix of cottages, bungalows and villas, all in the Plantation vernacular.
The heart of the community is the Clubhouse, a $100 million home base where one can head out to play 18 holes on the Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course or book a treatment at the wellness retreat—an ocean-view oasis where fresh herbs and botanicals sourced from Kukui’ula’s 10-acre farm formulate its one-of-a-kind products.
One can lounge on the sprawling green of the club’s Great Lawn or head to the infinity pool—a family-friendly spot adjacent to the property’s network of idyllic saltwater pools connected via cascading waterfalls, a waterslide and manmade beach. Other family fun is had on island excursions and onsite cultural activities led by an honorary kupuna (elder), from storytelling to stringing leis. kukuiula.com
Written by Constance Dunn
Photographs: courtesy of Kukui’ula