On the sunny Kona Coast of the Big Island of Hawai`i lies Kohanaiki, a private residential club community that is setting a new standard for island luxury. Located just five miles from the town of Kailua-Kona and two miles from Kona International Airport, Kohanaiki offers 450 acres of pristine oceanfront living.
Its 1.5 miles of spectacular coastline comprises some of the best surf breaks, fishing and diving anywhere. A Rees Jones golf course, featuring six spectacular oceanfront holes, meanders through ancient lava flows and natural anchialine ponds. The crystalline waters are your backyard, offering a year- round island experience for all ages.
Kohanaiki is the first new development of its kind on Hawai`i’s Big Island in more than a decade; it represents an evolution of the private club experience, instilling a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable lifestyle that is reflected in the warm and graceful attentiveness of the staff and the sense of genuine community among members.
“There hasn’t been a new development of this scale on the Kona coast in years,” says Joe Root, President & CEO. “We believed there was an opportunity to create a new private residential community that meets the needs of today’s buyer in terms of service, amenities, and quality of homes, while staying true to the authenticity of this place. The result is something truly unique in Hawai’i.”
This philosophy of authenticity is evident in Kohanaiki’s commitment to cultural preservation and environmental restoration. Kohanaiki is situated on land that has been inhabited for many generations and the team here embraces their role as stewards of this land, diligently and expertly replanting and maintaining indigenous vegetation, protecting cultural sites, conserving natural resources, and strictly adhering to eco-sensitive building practices. Thanks to careful preservation and restoration of historic sites, members can get a true sense of what life was like for Hawaiian villagers in the 19th century.
Amenities include a Rees Jones-designed golf course, beach club and restaurant, sports complex, full-service ocean adventure team, Tracy Lee-designed spa, and a spectacular 67,000-square-foot Clubhouse opening later this year.
A world-class food and beverage program featuring the freshest and most in-season ingredients available and a wine list showcasing premium wines not typically available in Hawai`i rounds out the exceptional service offerings at Kohanaiki.
“From a development perspective, our goal was to build homes that blend modern design & luxury with an authentic casual Hawaiian beach home experience,” says Scott Bedingfield, VP of Development. “The homes here need to take cues from traditional Hawaiian architecture, integrate with the natural landscape, and be of the absolute highest quality of construction.”
The development team at Kohanaiki has brought together some of the West Coast’s and Hawai`i’s most renowned architects to help realize their vision for Kohanaiki.
San Francisco based Zak Architecture was one of the first firms involved at Kohanaiki and has lent its expertise in the design of a number of custom single-family homes and the new Kohanaiki Clubhouse, quite possibly the largest private club facility in the United States.
Warren Sunnland-designed Hale Mai’a and Hinahina Residences offer a modern take on the traditional kama’aina beach house, with a refined yet relaxed atmosphere. These two-story paired homes offer spacious interior living spaces and expansive outdoor l?nai for entertaining and taking in the famous Kona sunsets.
Jim McLaughlin, one of Sun Valley’s most notable names, has also brought his talents to Kohanaiki with a modern single-family home design that highlights informal living and entertaining with today’s modern amenities.
The newest offering at Kohanaiki, Hale ‘Alani, has been designed by San Francisco architect Khoi Le of Glazier-Le Architects. These single-level detached and semi-attached homes were inspired by the?natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, and showcase spacious interiors that blend seamlessly with expansive outdoor l?nai and private yards.
Kohanaiki offers single-family homes and custom estate lots priced from $3 million to $25 million. The Kohanaiki Club is an invitation-only private club offering owners and members exclusive access to the best in class amenities and experience at Kohanaiki.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
888.489.5603 I kohanaiki.com