The Best New Private Club in Hawaii - Kohanaiki
Nestled along the Kona Coast on Hawaii’s Big Island, a new private club community - Kohanaiki - is taking shape, representing an evolution of the private club experience built around luxury, sustainability and world-class amenities. The community emphasizes the beautiful natural features of the 450-acre property, and the design vision for Kohanaiki’s homes is meant to complement the environment.
Many of the homes at Kohanaiki feature a pod-like design, with several separate structures - as many as 18 - on an individual property. This allows for a truly indoor-outdoor living experience, with no hallways and the opportunity to create smaller, more spatial garden areas.
Architect Khoi Le, who designed Kohanaiki’s newest community, Hale `Alani, focused on materials and finishes that enhanced the beauty of the surrounding site. “When viewing these homes from above, they seem to nestle into the landscape without overpowering it,” Le said.
Living at Kohanaiki today reflects a life centered around the land and the sea that has defined the property for generations, with plenty of added comforts. Members have access to golf on a Rees Jones Championship course, deep-sea fishing and all the amenities of a 67,000 square-foot clubhouse including a movie theater, bowling alley, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center and holistic spa designed by Tracy Lee.