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(all images courtesy Kukui‘ula).

Anyone who’s spent time on Kaua‘i has already felt elements of magic dancing through the palms of this special place—the oldest, fourth largest, northernmost and westernmost of the major Hawaiian islands. We’ve discovered a hidden gem within a gem on the “Garden Island”— Kukui‘ula, a members-only private club located on the southern coastline, about 15 miles southwest of Lihu‘e. The best news of all? Thanks to The Parish Collection, non-members can now also take advantage of these luxury accommodations set on the edge of paradise.

Situated near the middle of the state highway, the 1,010-acre resort community offers easy access to both the north and west sides of the island as well as nearby draws like the Po‘ipu Beach Resort area, the National Tropical Botanical Garden and historic Old Koloa Town. The property features venues designed by world-class architects; think hillside homes with stunning panoramic views of the mountains and sparkling Pacific Ocean as well as fortuitous glimpses of migrating humpback whales.

Luxury residential accommodations located at the entrance to The Club at Kukui‘ula include Club Cottages, Club Bungalows and Club Villas, offering one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom options with plenty of space for the entire family. Each beautifully curated site captures the best of indoor-outdoor island living, thanks to sunlit hues and original art inside and lush tropical landscaping outside. Other perks range from generous communal spaces, state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens and dining areas to roomy lanais and private alfresco garden showers. Here you’ll also find yourself within walking distance of The Club and its alluring services.

This unique hospitality offering also grants exclusive access to The Club at Kukui‘ula’s private amenities, typically available only to residents. Each home is owned by a Club member and placed in the Lodging program managed by The Parrish Collection Kauai. Staff members warmly greet guests upon arrival and provide a thorough tour of their new home away from home; the Club Concierge also makes reservations for dinners, golf tee-off times, spa treatments, Huaka‘i Guide adventures and other activities guaranteed to enhance any stay.

While on-site, guests take advantage of The Club House, a social and recreational community hub; The Shops at Kukui‘ula, and Hi‘ilani Spa + Fitness as well as an inviting collection of swimming pools featuring a (manmade) beach and sand-pit volleyball court, plus Upcountry Farm & Lake and orchard park area. An 18-hole Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course winds through the verdant neighborhood marked by custom homes and Plantation-inspired beach cottages and is surrounded by plumeria, fruit trees, waterfalls and walking paths.

We already knew that the spirit of aloha was alive and well on otherworldly Kaua‘i; now we’ve found even more reason to sink into this sun-kissed land for an exclusive experience you won’t soon forget.

For more information, visit kukuiula.com or parrishkauai.com.