Tucked along the scenic southern shores of Hawaii’s Kauai island, The Lodge at Kukui’ula offers something special: a secluded slice of island paradise with spacious, standalone homes. Offering the privacy of an upscale neighborhood paired with the amenities that the resort’s clubhouse has to offer, the Lodge is a one-of-a-kind stay.
And when Laura B., her husband, and their four kids, ranging in age from 6 to 17, set off to Kauai for a getaway to kick off the summer in June, they were looking for a home with space big enough for the entire family. They found that in the Lodge’s Three Bedroom Cottage—it had plenty of room for everyone, and the teens appreciated having their own space in the detached guest cottage, she said.
The goal had also been to enjoy a more “hands-off” vacation, with a clubhouse offering dining and activity options that didn’t require a lot of planning. The Lodge turned out to be a perfect fit. With the outfitters, Laura and her family were able to book a day at Kalapaki beach, as well as surfing lessons, scuba diving, and more.
We booked almost everything through the outfitters … they were awesome, just extremely helpful and super responsive. And they kind of know the Inspirato caliber of vendors, which is also really nice, because you know you’re gonna get a really good experience.Laura B.Inspirato member
And when it came time for the more relaxing activities, the Lodge was perfect for those, too. The family took advantage of the Lodge’s complimentary breakfast every morning, as well as all of the on-site offerings, like a pingpong table, tennis courts, and rentable watersports equipment like paddleboards.
But what she especially appreciated were the Lodge’s wellness offerings.
The whole family even enjoyed a group yoga class together, 6-year-old included: “He actually fell asleep on his yoga mat,” she said with a laugh.
As for the Hi’ilani Spa, “they really hit the nail on the head,” Laura said, noting that it was one of her favorite parts of the trip. She opted for a scrub, masque, and massage, and loved how the staff paid such great attention to detail. They asked her which scents she preferred and had her test out different exfoliants to pick the one she liked best. After her treatments and an incredible outdoor shower, “I felt like a whole new person,” she said.
And as the trip wound to an end, Laura and her family found that they were thinking the same thing.