We are just back from Kauai, having spent four glorious days on the grounds of Timbers Kauai. While it is fresh in our minds, we wanted to accurately capture the allure of this 5-star Timbers Resort and the immense panache of Lifestyle Kauai’s LLC property -- Laola #1004.
Where to start?
Let’s start with the sunrise.
Imagine starting each day watching the sun rise above the blue of the Pacific Ocean, creating a spectrum of colors that cannot be accurately describe and hope the above photo, taken from my iPhone, can capture. In the foreground of the sunrise is the historic Ninini Lighthouse, an iconic view from the Laola villa and on certain mornings, the lighthouse is magically illuminated by the colors of the sunrise.
This is how the day starts and it only gets better!
From the villa's oceanfront lanai, a nonstop parade of interesting vignettes play out in front of you, including the whales just offshore. There are tugboats pulling out to sea fascinating vessels, ranging from cruise ships moored in Lihue to commercial fishing vessels. And there are small fishing boats, catamarans, even the occasional paddle boarder.
It is free entertainment and it occurs all day long. And with the high-end Nikon spotting scope on the lanai, you can make out the logo on the fishing boat’s hat. There is people watching and that is always great fun. But whale, boat and ship watching?! We couldn’t get enough.
There is world-class golf. In fact, the 15th green is just below the villa) at the Nicklaus Ocean Course. The Timbers Beach Club is at the bottom of the hill where staff sets up beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, even paddle boards and snorkel gear for owners, all at no cost.
The gym is fabulous with state-of-the-art, brand new equipment, the spa is 100 steps from the villa with a wide variety of pampering services.
The main resort area boasts not one, but two beautiful infinity edge pools overlooking the ocean. And though there is a heated private pool at the villa, these resort pools are fabulous and framed by the rugged coastline with waves rolling on shore and the beauty of the A’pua Mountains demanding your attention as they are simply glorious.
But wait….there is more.
Owners and their families get free breakfast every morning and there is a talented, caring short order cook at the pancake and omelette station making whatever you want!
The restaurant and bar is all open air, overlooking the infinity edge pools and ocean and the food, drinks and service are 10 on a 10 scale.
With all this, it is possible one could have the vacation of a lifetime and never leave the grounds of Timbers Kauai. But when you add the visits to Princeville, the hikes at Waimea Canyon that overlook the Na’Pali coast, Hanalei Bay and the local restaurants, like JO2 that are fabulous, there is simply not enough time to soak it all in. Which means you need to go back, over and over again, for the next 8 years, and call this place home....which is exactly what you can do when you invest in this Kauai LLC.
And I most surely cannot leave this out when describing the endless reasons to be at Timbers Kauai: when you get off the flight from the mainland, after 5-8 hours, depending upon where you originated from, there is a Timbers Suburban or luxury coach waiting for you at the curb. Heavenly. And from the moment you sit down and say hello to the driver to the time you pull up to the luxurious open air lobby, it is 5 minutes.
And for those who are investors in Lifestyle Kauai, LLC, starting mid-February, there will be a new SUV in the garage for your use when at Timbers Kauai. No car rental shuttle van, no line at the counter, and no cost for the vehicle.
It doesn’t get any better than this.