Kauai – Kukuiula
In addition to having the sunny southern Poipu coast just outside their doors, Kukuiula owners can get back to the land at the community upcountry farm, where breadfruit, pineapples, bananas, papayas and taro are harvested. Or they can get in touch with the island’s wild side with an Island Pursuits team member who can create a custom adventure. But the heart of this 1,000-acre resort community is the Plantation House and Great Lawn, with neighborhoods and enclaves fanning out around them. Kukuiula has a large number of property types, from plantation-style cottages to luxury bungalows to single family villas available for sale and resale, as well as ocean-view lots. Amenities include the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course and the Spa at Kukuiula.
Currently, there are 92 homes with 38 still under construction, all of which can be entered into the rental pool for The Lodge at Kukuiula. The homes are decorated in a modern Hawaiian style that takes full advantage of the Garden Island, with open-walled living areas, tropical landscaping and panoramic views of the Pacific. Home prices start at $1.8 million, while resale prices range from $2.3 million to $3.9 million; lots range from $700,000 to $12 million. The next neighborhood is Kainani: 16 home sites and 20 villas with four-plex homes that have two-to four bedrooms. Prices start at $2.5 million. kukuiula.com
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