Development continues at one of Hawai‘i’s most private and spacious club communities, Hokuli‘a, a luxury residential enclave on Hawai‘i Island. As an influx of new buyers continue to penetrate Hawai‘i’s luxury market, Hokuli‘a has announced the release of Phase Two Nalu Kai real estate, comprised of 20 premier oceanside lots with commanding views and direct ocean access spanning three miles along the shoreline. Owners enjoy 1,260 uncrowded acres to roam free and relax, as well as unsurpassed resort amenities including a world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that has been ranked among the best in the state. A peaceful shoreline park provides on-site hiking trails, nature viewing platforms, picnic areas and a canoe landing for water adventures.
The Hokuli’a Real Estate
Situated along Hawai‘i’s famed Kona Coast, 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. Phase Two includes some of the property’s most coveted lots, ranging in price from $4.25 to $7.5 million.
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. Sheltered by the Mauna Loa volcano, the setting has long been favored by Hawaiians for its temperate climate, gentle breezes, year-round sunshine and nutrient-rich soil. Each lot comes with its own agricultural easement, and owners have the ability to tap the Hokuli‘aCommunity Association to assist with cultivating, harvesting and marketing their bounty.
As consumer interest in unconfined spaces outside of metro areas increases and demand for real estate across the state skyrockets, Hokuli‘a embarks on its next chapter. The developer, SunChase Holdings, has enlisted Hawai‘i Life – the only statewide, locally owned and operated, full-service brokerage – to lead sales and marketing for the community. Hawai‘i Life represented 15 percent of the total buyers and sellers of luxury property in Hawai‘i in 2020 following a record-breaking year with $2.17 billion in sales. Yes, that’s ‘billion!’
“Hokuli‘a offers authentic Hawai‘i living as it was meant to be, away from the island’s densely populated resort bubbles. 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,” said Carrie Nicholson of Hawai‘i Life, the exclusive listing agent located at the Club atHokuli‘a. “The expansive lot sizes coupled with unmatched amenities and effortless, sustainable living puts Hokuli‘a in a class all its own.”
The Hokuli’a Lifestyle
The exclusive Club at Hokuli‘a is set in a tropical oasis and includes a full-service private clubhouse, providing luxurious resort amenities and services across a peaceful, open-air setting. Designed by DeReus Architects, the Club at Hokuli‘a consists of nine interconnected pavilions with Polynesian and Pacific Rim-inspired design, incorporating simple, natural materials like the local ʻōhiʻa tree.
A robust wellness pavilion provides a tranquil spa with massage facilities, state-of-the-art fitness center, private men’s and women’s lounges, elegantly designed locker rooms, a golf pro shop and open-air yoga pavilion. Outside, a three-lane lap pool, Har-Tru tennis courts and bocce ball round out the sports center. The Pavilion Restaurant serves both casual fare and fine dining in an alfresco, ocean-view setting, while an outdoor bar features sweeping views and refreshing cocktails. An abundance of ocean activities are available from the shoreline including snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.
One of the most coveted amenities is the spectacularly designed Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, which was masterfully planned to maximize the dramatic ocean views at nearly every tee box and green. Sheltered from the strong winds that affect golfers in many other areas of Hawai‘i, the course enjoys gentle ocean breezes and warm temperatures year-round. Consistently ranked among the best private golf courses in Hawai‘i, the impeccably designed fairways follow the gentle slopes and naturally undulating topography of Hokuli‘a’s oceanfront locale.
Stewardship is both a responsibility and privilege for the community that is located on one of the most special stretches of land across the state. The Hokuli‘a Parks and Cultural Sites Association aims to preserve and maintain the historic areas surrounding the property and offers activities for residents. Hokuli‘a is equipped with its own catchment wells and a photovoltaic system, which provides usable solar power to the Club at Hokulia. As part of its stewardship, the property established Hokuli‘a Shoreline Historic Park, which spans 140 oceanfront acres and features a cultural interpretive center, hiking trails and some of the most significant archaeological sites on Hawai‘i Island.
Located 20 miles (30 minutes) south of the Kona International Airport, with direct flights to and from major U.S cities, Hokuli‘a is situated near the town of Kailua-Kona. Filled with charming shops and great restaurants, the town is also widely recognized for hosting the annual Kona Coffee Festival, Ironman World Championship, World Cup Blue Marlin Championship and the world’s largest outrigger canoe races.