As the water grows warmer and the drinks grow cooler, there is only one way to officially kickstart summer at Kukui’ula. How, you ask? The week long celebration Nani ‘O Kukui’ula! Beginning Tuesday, this week long event focuses on sharing all aspects of the Aloha Spirit with Kukui’ula’s treasured members. From kayaking and dancing to wine tasting and ukulele lessons, the best activities have been thoughtfully selected to showcase what living on Kauai is all about.
Each day members are immersed in the island culture, whether through incredible food & drink, entertainment, carefully tailored adventures or learning new and fun Hawaiiana skills. Let’s take a look at the jam-packed schedule, mixed with the perfect combination of tournaments, escapades and some luxurious rest and relaxation. After all, the best part of living on Kauai is leaving your worries at the door and grabbing some sunscreen on your way out.
Tuesday marks the beginning of Nani ‘O Kukui’ula’s Kayak Fishing Tournament! After a deluxe, farm-to-table breakfast, Members enjoy fishing off the lush Hawaiian coast in breathtaking blue waters with Kukui’ula’s expert team of local guides, Island Pursuits.
Following this engaging tournament is a luxurious Morning Spa & Wellness Activity at Kukui’ula’s world class Spa. Members enjoy the finest amenities and treatments, allowing for a state-of-the-art experience in a one-of-a-kind place. After re-energizing themselves, it’s time for Lei Making & Coco Frond Weaving! A large part of island living is learning to craft beautiful creations using the tropical resources around us. Kauai is not only beautiful, but generous with an abundance of natural materials. Learn to take fresh cut flowers and long green Coco fronds and turn them into fragrant and visual works of art.
Lunch will be at the stunning Makai Pool. Nestled between Plantation House and the Pacific, the Makai Pool offers an unique swimming experience and sweeping views. Succeeding lunch is the Golf Equipment Demo Day to gear up for our 4th Annual Member’s Guest-Golf Tournament. Our passionate knowledgeable Golf staff walk members through the newest and exciting Golf equipment available. Another five-star treatment at the Spa follows, allowing for members to thoroughly relax their worries away.
Heritage Night is one of the most highly anticipated nights at Nani ‘O Kukui’ula. Highlighting the unique and diverse ethnic cultures found on Kauai, Kukui’ula’s world renown Chefs come together to create a spectrum of Hawaiian cuisine bursting with an array of flavors, aromas and colors. A truly exceptional treat for anyone to experience. Dancing and special entertainment follow!
Wednesday, the exciting Kayak Fishing Tournament continues for its second and final day. Guests enjoy the magical blue waters of Kauai and the dazzling rainbow of fish and sea life. Following is the lavished Morning Spa & Wellness Activity, which will leave members feeling brand new. Next, members are given the chance to learn Hawaii’s most popular instrument and dance with private Ukulele & hula lessons! Perfect for all ages, the enchanting music and dance of Hawaii are timeless staples that are as fun to learn as they are to watch.
Lunch will be at the Plantation House, at the Club at Kuku’iula. After, a Designer Trunk Show & Sale. Kauai is filled with artists, jewelers and creative individuals. The perfect way to showcase their local style and allow for members to take something special home. Families are also welcome to enjoy the rest of the luxury amenities in the Plantation House such as the game room!
Ladies, grab your best and biggest hat! We will hold afternoon tea in the Spa, and (in true tea party fashion) we will dress to impress! In the warm afternoon we will explore the Culinary Market along The Shops at Kukui’ula. The perfect way to explore the local island flavor through exotic produce, meat and more! A music and chef demo will be held highlighting the local Chefs and talent.
Today, members will get to enjoy a fantastic Zodiac ride! Snorkeling and swimming through the wild and gorgeous waters of Kauai, exploring sea turtles, fish, secret caves and waterfalls! Something out of your everyday that is sure to leave guests feeling connected with the beautiful bounty of wonders.
The Morning Well & Spa Activity follows along with Lei Making & Coconut Frond Weaving. Lunch will be at the Makai Pool. The 4th Annual Members Guest-Golf Welcome Reception is today! We welcome guests to our exquisite 18-hole Tom Weiskopf course. Winding the vast width of Kukui’ula, through 216 acres with paspalum turf and sand-plated fairways. Holes play through orchards, gardens and native landscape with panoramic ocean views.
The day’s not over yet. Unwind at the Spa and get ready for wine tasting! Master Sommelier Chuck Furuya will walk members through the different waves of earth tones, citrus notes and tannins. Discussing which wines pair best with which dishes and more. Leading into Kukui’ula’s fabulous Chef Invitational – Hawaii Guest Chef’s Night! This incredible event features live entertainment and three outstanding Chefs; Chris Kajioka of Honolulu, Top Chef winner Sheldon Simeon and pastry Chef Neil Koep. Prepare your taste buds for the next level in divine gastronomy!
One of the most drawing factors of Kauai is the majestic cliffs and unmatched hiking trails. Members will hike with Kaua’i Expeditions in the vibrant green jungle-like mountains to find some of the best kept secrets on Kauai. The 4th Annual Member Guest Golf Breakfast will follow before the official first round of the tournament! This highly-sought after event allows members to join together under the swaying palm trees and play on one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. After, guests can spend the day relaxing, enjoying a baking demonstration from Neil Koep and a reception at the gorgeous Kula Makai.
Nani ‘O Kukui’ula soars by fast with so many activities and sights to see, and soon we are already looking forward to next year! But not so fast! Saturday, the final round of the 4th Annual Member Guest-Golf Tournament will be held. Winners take home custom trophies and a lifetime worth of memories.
To further celebrate the end to this incredible week, Kukui’ula will hold Denim & Diamonds, the closing Gala, featuring dinner, dancing and live entertainment from The Green Stone Project. Nani ‘O Kukui’ula holds a special place in our hearts as it brings together the best aspects of both Kauai, Kuku’iula, and our amazing community. Being a member at Kukui’ula is so much more than just a title, it is a true lifestyle.