Hokuli’a on Hawaii’s coveted Kona Coast is luxury redefined.
Growing up in the Midwest, we spent most of our family vacations at a lake cabin or hopping in the car to visit family. The pace of life slowed down while laughter and adventure revved up.
Great memories were made and, what I have come to understand, these experiences were my first glimpse of what it meant to have the luxury of time. Pausing, standing still, or reflection have never been personal strengths, but as I stand on Hokuli’a’s rugged coast and sip fresh coconut water, I observe a community that is both luxuriously slow-paced and simultaneously overflowing with activity.
A couple leisurely strolls along the lava-laced walking path, golf enthusiasts assess a drive, and a little girl learns to swim at the clubhouse pool. I begin to see why families—most of them multi-generational—call Hokuli’a home, whether for a week, a summer, or year-round.
Hokuli’a’s Red-Hot Real Estate
Living in Hawaii is a luxury in and of itself. But Hokuli’a, on the coveted Kona Coast, is luxury redefined.
No other residential community matches Hokuli’a’s combination of seclusion, beauty, dedication to the local culture, and sustainable living. Plus, with showstopping views, architectural masterpieces, resort-style amenities, and an intense connection to the local community, it’s easy to understand why this oceanfront residential development is red hot.
Founded on the principles of stewardship and community, the lots at Hokuli’a are generously sized from one to two acres, allowing homeowners the opportunity to construct contemporary Hawai’i dwellings that embrace the unique typography of the land. Each lot comes with its own agricultural easement.
Hokuli’a member Judith Soltz says the area offers the most perfect climate and sunsets in the world in addition to a unique opportunity to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and even coffee.
“Here we enjoy apples, bananas, Tahitian limes, meyer lemons, navel oranges, tangerines, and rambutan,” Soltz adds. “We planted a variety of gardenias that provide fragrance all year long and we have a series of cascading fishponds with small algae eating fish and beautiful water lilies.”
Hokuli’a’s lengthy shoreline slopes gently from sea level to an elevation of 1,250 feet at the property’s highest point. Development has been carefully planned to optimize ocean views from all 538 residential home sites, and the community currently offers various ownership alternatives from fully supported design-build opportunities to move-in ready property listings.
The developer, SunChase Holdings, enlisted Hawai’i Life to lead sales and marketing for the community in December 2020. There have been 23 closed sales since Hawai’i Life took over sales and marketing for the development, with most buyers coming from the West Coast of the continental U.S. There are currently 40 properties for sale within Phase I & Phase 2, averaging around $2 million. Lots start at $375,000 and range up to $7.995 million.
“Hokuli‘a offers authentic Hawai‘i living as it was meant to be. It is a special place with a great sense of community, and the central Kona Coast location encourages exploration of all that Hawai‘i Island offers,” says Carrie Nicholson of Hawai‘i Life, the exclusive listing agent located at the Club at Hokuli‘a. “The expansive lot sizes coupled with unmatched amenities and effortless, sustainable living puts Hokuli‘a in a class all its own.”
Though Hokuli’a is a residential enclave—secluded and private—it is packed with amenities across 1,260 acres with parks, beaches, and a golf course. Whether you want to do yoga in an open-air pavilion, play the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf course, or watch the sunset from the resident-only Pavilion Restaurant, Hokuli’a has something to satisfy anyone looking for a new home in the center of a tropical paradise.
My most memorable experience at Hokuli’a, though there were many, would likely be the afternoon spent hiking the property’s rugged coastline, guided by Mike Vitousek, president of Parks & Cultural Sites Association. The hike was relaxed and his stories—both of his own family heritage and the local community—evoked the nostalgia of a slower pace and a place to build memories.
It’s clear why demand for real estate here is high. Hokuli’a embodies the luxury of time.