Meet The Team Behind Kukuiula’s Accounting
The devoted staff of Kukuiula is a collection of wonderful adventurers, chefs, pioneers and storytellers- just to name off a few. Their goal is to share the beauty and diversity of island life, all while showcasing the 1,000 acres of sunny south shore community we call home. Get ready to meet a few of the stars of the show! Ginny, Robin, Toni, Michelle and Jennifer make up the fabulous accounting team at Kukuiula. Listen as they share their favorite bits and pieces of island living.
Meet The Accountants
Combined, these amazing women have worked for Kukui‘ula for a total of 32 years: Ginny Agena since 2004 and Robin Medeiros since 2007. Jennifer Heu joined in 2010 and Michelle German and Toni Malina in 2011.
Getting In Touch With Our Roots
Michelle German, like everyone on the team, loves Kukui‘ula Farm. “It’s so peaceful and the view is awesome,” she says. “You can see a lot of the coastline from up there. It’s beautiful in the late afternoon. The Farm features incredible produce, fresh flowers and even eggs and fish. Members and guests can enjoy everything from fishing for Peacock Bass in the 20-acre lake to custom sunset dinner celebrations on the sprawling lawn. The options are endless.
Bigger Fish To Fry
On her days off, Toni Malina heads out with her family from Nawilwili to fish. “We’ve been trying to catch Ahi, but no luck so far,” she says. “Just Mahi-mahi and Ono.” Just as equally delicious!
The Island Pursuits team at Kukuiula recently caught this 200 lb Marlin off the coast of Poipu while trying out the new Kukuiula boat, the Mahealani Kukui‘ula. The boat will be used for excursions stretching from around the south side all the way to the Na Pali Coast.
Home Sweet Home
Of all the places on Kukui‘ula, Ginny Agena likes looking out an ocean or mountain view from inside a completed home. “I feel a sense of pride. It’s a serene, calming experience for me.”
Our Featured Listing: Hale Kaimana – Mauka #27
The design of this custom home takes full advantage of the naturally sloping landscape and sweeping panoramic ocean views from all levels of this southwest facing lot. The main living spaces, accessed primarily by an elevated entry bridge, hover ten feet above the lower level to provide enhanced views of the Pacific Ocean from the living room and master suite. Tucked underneath, the lower level bedrooms, pool, recreational room and two lanais offer moments of quiet retreat or family entertainment.
Riding Into The Sunset
Robin Medeiros is a fan of the arena at CJM Stables on Kaua‘i’s south shore. “It’s the one place where you can watch a rodeo and see whales jumping in the ocean at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds.”
One of the best ways to experience Kauai is on horseback. The first horses to ever arrive on Hawaii showed up around the early 1800s and ever since then we’ve had “Paniolos” aka Hawaiian cowboys. The rodeo legacy, nearly two-hundred-years old now, has become a huge part of the Hawaiian culture and can be enjoyed on Kauai through annual horseback riding events and celebrations.
The CJM Country Stables are on the south side of Kauai and act as a popular venue for several organizations and events including the Kauai Keiki High School Rodeo. The annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo kicks off during the summer months and is an all-day rodeo featuring a wide range of horseback riding competitions and other fun entertainment. Kauai All Girl Rodeo Sundays are held around six Sundays a year at the CJM Stables Arena and free to the public. It’s a great way to take a peek into this unexpected side of the island’s diverse background.
A SECLUDED GETAWAY
Peaceful, hidden Maha‘ulepu is Jennifer Heu’s favorite beach getaway. Much loved by locals and prized by windsurfers, Maha‘ulepu also has a well-known heritage trail. The clifftop paths are perfect for Jennifer, who enjoys hiking and running.
Maha‘ulepu’s name comes from a legendary battle that occurred in the 1300’s when ruler Kalaunuio Hua made an attempt to take over all the Hawaiian islands. However the beach today is nothing but peaceful and serene. It’s usually quiet (if not vacant) with the exception of passing horseback tours and a handful of snorkelers.
Just before the beach guests can visit the Makauwahi Caves, home to the the largest limestone cave in all of Hawaii. At around 10,000 years old, the cave was used as a grave site by ancient Hawaiians. Modern archeologists have also discovered at least 45 different species of bird life here. Daily tours are available and highly recommended!
Kukui‘ula, a private club community on the sunny south shore of Kaua‘i, is made up of homesites, custom homes, villas and bungalows. We offer our owners and their guests an incredible Spa, expansive farm, Tom Weiskopf golf course and a community clubhouse where families gather for dining and socializing.