It was our pleasure to check into Timbers Hokuala for a three night stay. We had friends coming to visit us on the island and we wanted to surprise them with oceanfront luxurious accommodations. We set up our game plan with the staff (bellman, concierge, sales associate) to assist us in pulling off the surprise. We picked our friends up at the airport and said let’s get a quick cocktail at this new resort that opened July 1st near us on the east side. Luckily they were game and our plan was put in motion. We pulled into the circular drive and were instantly greeted by the bellman who played along well… After admiring the panoramic view from the open air lobby we headed towards the bar/ restaurant on the ground level (which is still on a cliff overlooking the South Pacific). We were greeted with the aloha spirit and four welcoming coconut concoctions that made them realize that yes, they are in the tropics. We lingered and enjoyed catching up with dear friends when our new good friend, Debbie Edgerton, came to play her role as executive sales associate that she does so well. She casually embraced them and made small talk until they started to ask pointed questions about the sales process at Timbers. Debbie said, “With both wholly owned and fractional opportunities available families are allowed to scale their level of ownership to perfectly match their lifestyle.”
Enough of this and she offers to show us a model. It’s getting late and our friends have traveled all day, so there was a bit of resistance but we didn’t pay any attention and said yes we’d love to see a model. Upon walking into a three bedroom unit at Maliula, we see an overstuffed beach bag with towels, hats, island delicacies, and a welcome card. Our friends say looks like someone is checking in and then they noticed the card is addressed to all of us. They are puzzled for a moment and then we tell them your bags have been delivered to your room and our vacation has just started. That night we enjoyed dinner in our condo, not sure where we should sit because with three balconies and an inviting interior the options were plentiful. We finally said our goodnights so we’d be ready to wake up early the next day.
True to form when coming from the mainland, it’s very easy to wake before sunrise, which we all did. So we headed out to the infinity pool wearing our monogrammed robes and waited for the morning event with coffee in hand. After enjoying the colorful ritual we realized breakfast was served so we went in that direction. We didn’t know what a treat we had in front of us! Fresh fruit, smoked salmon, cheeses, yogurts, croissants, etc were served in a chilled room. The main dining room consisted of an omelet or pancake bar and a variety of eggs, bacon, quiches, and anything else you can imagine. Time passed and we realized we were sitting there in our robes but everyone else was dressed. Ah, island living! Time to decide how to spend our precious moments which is difficult because Timbers has an event calendar at the front desk with a multitude of fabulous options: kayak into a waterfall, take a surfing or SUP lesson, golf on the Jack Nicklaus course with more oceanfront footage than any other course on the islands, play tennis and the list goes on and on. We agree to take the Timbers white bikes with baskets out to explore the 17 miles of trails and farm where much of Timbers produce is grown. After feeling like we had burned off our breakfast we were ready to relax for awhile. The day was absorbed by the pool, playing rounds of corn hole, more food, lots of sun, and we all agreed we should leave the compound for dinner. We headed to Merriman’s in Poipu where we enjoyed the tropical plantation style ambiance that they offer and do so well.
Moral of the story is that you could spend all of your time at this tropical paradise but since you’re on the gorgeous island of Kauai you still need to get out for adventures!