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A Custodian of Kauai’s Secrets

Robert Miguel, 35, works for Kukui’ula, a second-home development on Kauai in Hawaii. Q. Your title sounds like anyone else’s vacation. What exactly do you do? A. I do feel a little guilty about it, but what I do for a living is what I would do if I did not have a job. It’s […]

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JetSet Magazine: Pearls of the South Pacific

WHERE TO LIVE AND PLAY IN PARADISE Few regions on earth can compete with the pure, unadulterated pulchritude of the South Pacific.  The region is a lush paradise, offering much to be seen and discovered.  Whether you are looking to renew your wedding vows on the while sand beaches of Tahiti or construct your dream […]

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A taste of pampering at Hawaii’s spas

Where the flavors of Hawaii are smoothed on in the treatments Pineapple, papaya, coconut, coffee – the ingredients can make Hawaii spa menus sound like the breakfast buffet. As with restaurants, some spas make an effort to distinguish themselves through the artfulness of their island-sourced concoctions, the refined quality of their service and the comfort […]

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Peaceful Paradise – San Francisco Chronicle

Although they had vacationed regularly for two decades on Kauai’s South Shore, Silicon Valley attorney Terry McMahon and his wife, Cindie, made a bold move in late 2007 when they decided to be founding members of the Garden Isle’s most luxurious resort community, Kukuiula. The couple put down a check for a custom house lot […]

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Kaua’i: Island of Discovery

By Terry Tremaine Photos By Connie Ekelund “Time spent here will be stress free”   Kaua’i is a remarkably laid back island. To us, it felt like Maui must have a decade or so ago. The inhabitants are so easy going. This volcanic island is the oldest geographically, and the fourth largest in the chain […]

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Hawaii Modern Luxury

The Vibe: At Kukui`ula, Kauai’s premier luxury community, Hawaiian-style barefoot elegance reigns supreme.  So, shelf your worries and just enjoy the view.   The Decor:  Think plantation era, but with plush updates.  The cottages include tony features, like backyard private fire pits. The Crowd: From the cottages, head over to the Plantation House to hang […]

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The demand for second homes is rebounding

“Homes Improvement: The demand for second homes is rebounding. When Kay Constantine and her husband, George, first began looking for a vacation home, they had a list of “must-haves” in mind, including a place close to a golf course, a mountain view, a swimming pool and most of all, warm weather.  The Seattle couple, owners […]

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