Where: Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii
What it costs: $2,300 per night
What’s inside: A collection of four-bedroom villas opened its doors to non-homeowners this past July in the private luxury real estate community of Kukui’ula. Best in Show is a four-bedroom unit with a guest house that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and the Tom Weiskopf-designed championship 18. Measuring a roomy 2,700 square feet, the villa sleeps up to eight people, with two master suites, a third suite with twin beds and a separate guest cottage. Both master suites roll out a king bed, walk-in shower with additional outdoor lava rock shower and a flat screen TV. The villa features a living room, dining room and a kitchen with sliding pocket doors that open to a covered lanai with dining and seating areas. A private plunge pool with water tanning edge also awaits. Granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are kitchen highlights. Other attractions include surround-sound stereo, all new designer furnishings, built-in gas BBQ, washer & dryer and a large private courtyard entry with two-car garage.
What else you get: Guests have full access to the amenities at this five-year-old private development, including a player-friendly, oceanside Tom Weiskopf layout that GOLF Magazine named Best New Private Course of the Year in 2011. Other enticements include a stunning 18,000-square-foot spa with outdoor massage treatments, an upcountry farm and lake and the Plantation House, a handsome clubhouse with a pool, game room and restaurants. An on-site concierge can assist with beach and water activities on- and off-property. Situated on Kauai’s sunny south coast, Kukui’ula provides guests easy access to Poipu’s myriad attractions five minutes away.
For other budgets: Two- and three-bedroom cottages at Kukui’ula start at $1,000 per night. Other four-bedroom villas start at $1,700 per person.
Book it: 855-939-3131, lodgeatkukuiula.com