Kauai New Construction Opportunities on the South Shore

The South Shore of Kauai is the place to find the most new construction opportunities on Kauai. There are at least three newer neighborhoods where you can find large-scale construction and development, with model homes to view, which I will highlight below.

There is just something about a brand new house that is very appealing. Perhaps it is the smell, the freshness, or the symbolism of something unmarred and untouched. Or maybe it is the fact that in a new home, you know just what you are getting and typically have a builder’s warranty to back it up. You can rest easy knowing there won’t be any immediate issues with the roof, heating and cooling system, or other big ticket items to repair. Perhaps it is the energy efficiency and cost-savings that are an advantage of a newer home. Unlike driving away from the lot with a new car, purchasing a new home has a definite upside. There are only so many newer construction homes available on the market at any given time. And most people don’t have the time, skill set or money to fix up an older home and deal with issues like deferred maintenance, so a new home is so attractive to many consumers. This also will serve you well when it comes to resale.

Like most housing in Kauai, there is a limited supply of new construction homes on the market. But, these projects offer some very appealing options for buyers. Here are the statistics on the newest developments being built on the south shore of Kauai right now.

Pili Mai

Active Listings Pending Listings Sold 2017 YTD Sold 2016
Number of Homes 4 23 16 20
Average Price $741,030 $764,368 $698,881 $710,127
Average Days on Market 130 79 19 102
Average Price/Square Foot $535.11 $522.79 $484.42 $485.05

Condominiums in the Brookfield Homes new construction development, Pili Mai, are selling in the highest quantities of all new construction projects on the south shore. Buyers appreciate the close proximity to Poipu Beach, Kiahuna Golf Course, and Poipu Shopping Village. Amenities on site include a resort-style pool and clubhouse. Some of the condos have small yards, and the development is pet-friendly, but the grounds and exteriors are all covered by the monthly HOA dues, which are currently $609/month. There are variations of six different floor plans for buyers to choose from. Each home has a garage and air conditioning. The price point and ability to “lock and go” are attractive to local residents and second-home owners alike. There are already a number of homes that have become active vacation rentals. Upon completion, there will be 191 homes total, and the project, being built in phases, is about halfway done. Read more from the developer here.

Pili Mai is perfect for the cost-conscious buyer who wants a low-maintenance lifestyle that allows them to enjoy the best of Kauai.

Wainani at Poipu

An extensive lanai overlooking Kiahuna Golf Course on a new home in the Wainani at Poipu Development.

Active Listings Pending Listings Sold 2017 YTD Sold 2016
Number of Homes 5 0 4 3
Average Price $1,294,200   $1,302,000 $1,289,597
Average Days on Market 199   153 44
Average Price/Square Foot $616.96   $597.38 $634.41

Built on the greens of the Kiahuna golf course in sunny Poipu, you will find new construction homes in the Wainani at Poipu development. Wainani is also located within the VDA zone of Poipu, with easy access to premier beaches, shopping and restaurants, and the Kiahuna Golf Course. Lots are approximately 8,000-10,000 square feet, many of which are located right on the fairway. There is a collection of single family homes for sale, built by Emerald Homes, the luxury division of national builder DR Horton. Homes feature great rooms, spacious lanais for indoor/outdoor living and an outdoor shower to make clean-up after the beach a breeze. There are a total of 69 home sites, and currently 3 different floor plans to choose from. If you prefer a more custom home, there are also lots available for purchase, ranging between $299,900-$450,000. Here is more from the developer.

These homes are perfect for the buyer that wants a new home on a smaller lot, at a competitive price, without compromising autonomy and square footage.


This one bedroom bungalow that is currently available comes fully furnished and offers a simple lock-and-go lifestyle. It can also be utilized as a vacation rental.

Featuring top-of-the-line appliances and large gathering spaces, a Kukui’ula Villa is a legacy property that affords owners privacy, space and full use of the club amenities.

A full wall of pocket doors open on the makai side of the house for a perfect blend of indoor-outdoor living.


Active Listings Pending Listings Sold 2017 YTD Sold 2016
Number of Homes 13 4 4 3
Average Price $4,671,538 $3,895,000 $4,643,750 $4,411,333
Average Days on Market 202 99 116 145
Average Price/Square Foot $1,702.88 $1,042.95 $1,682.71 $1,558.75


Active Listings Pending Listings Sold 2017 YTD Sold 2016
Number of Homes 6 0 2 6
Average Price $2,749,167   $2,277,000 $1,942,500
Average Days on Market 166   15 125
Average Price/Square Foot $1,913.47   $2,150.66 $2,029.13

The crown jewel of the south shore, Kukui’ula is more than just a neighborhood. It is a lifestyle. On over 1,000 acres in one of Kauai’s most premier locations, it offers a world-class, luxurious vacation experience for the most discerning buyers. Membership to The Club at Kukui’ula is part of ownership in Kukui’ula, and is currently available for a $50,000 joining fee. And what do you get for your money, besides eclat? Extraordinary activities, luxurious amenities, and down-to-earth comforts, according to their sales team. “The Plantation House is the gathering area where dining, lounging by the pools, and planning your next adventure with our Island Pursuits team come together. The Spa & Fitness center offers a host of classes and custom therapies in a tropical and tranquil setting. The award-winning Tom Wesikopf golf course offers stunning ocean views from almost every hole, and the Upcountry Farm provides a variety of veggies, fruit, and flowers to pick and enjoy at home.” There are a variety of unique and amazing experiences to be had, mauka or makai, guided by local experts. Benefits of membership include many opportunities for socialization where generations can come together to create lasting memories in these “legacy” properties.

Once complete, there will be over 800 residences in Kukui’ula. Over 100 have been sold so far, in the project that came to fruition in 2005. For most purchasers, these are vacation homes. Buyers can choose from vacant lots, stand-alone single-family residences, villas, cottages or bungalows, which are smaller in scale and feature zero lot-line yards for low-maintenance. Read more from the developer here.

Kukui’ula is the perfect place for the luxury buyer who wants the best the island has to offer.

For a personalized tour of any of these new construction offerings, or more information on any of these projects, call new construction expert Brenna Harrington today!

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Anette Tsuchiura

October 8, 2017

Hello, just wanted to inform you that we had a great vacation at Marina de Bolnuevo in August of this year. We flew into San Javier and hired a car from the airport for the short drive to Bolnuevo. The beaches are perfect, most of them awarded the Blue Flag. The restaurents were great, with paella on the beach a must and managed a day on the nudist beach there. Very liberating. We also visited the Big Guns, The Roman Mines and the Sand sculptures. Will be returning there again in 2018. Thanks for reading Nikki.

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