The lesser-known Hawaiian island of Kaua’i is a place where shoes are often optional, board shorts may pass for business casual, and the nearest luxury car dealership is the next island away. If you shipped your new Mercedes over from the mainland and need certified work done, you will have to ship the car to the dealership in Honolulu for servicing. However, the absence of a cosmopolitan city is for many, one of the most attractive features of affluent living with a Kaua’i style. From that comes a sense of being caught up in days gone by, with a likelihood that it will be a country road taking you home. Make no mistake, it’s remarkably progressive with plenty of charging stations on the island for your Tesla!
One doesn’t vacation or live here for the shopping and fashion scene of the rich and famous, though the rich and famous do vacation and live here. With its own quintessential brand of affluent living, a custom-crafted lifestyle easily unfolds for the dream weavers. You can find chic boutiques, world-class gourmet cuisine, and high-end art galleries, tucked in and about like a favorite Oxford button down on an informal Saturday afternoon.
When the need for special pampering arises, this remote island accommodates the desire to amuse and delight oneself. Within the breezy beachside bustle of Kauai’s largest town Kapa’a, you can find the perfect luxury gift for that special someone at Jim Saylor Jewelers, Master Goldsmiths since 1976. His pieces are truly one of a kind works of wearable art. Custom crafting is also an honored specialty.
“Rhodolite” at Jim Saylor Jewelers. Photo courtesy of Jim Saylor Jewelers
If you are a collector of fine art, you may want to add a piece from the photographic landscape photography of Kauai resident Aaron Feinberg. The pieces are both award-winning and world-renowned. His ability to find the perfect light with an eye for composition allows for him to freeze a moment of natural beauty in time. Visit the aFeinberg Gallery at the St. Regis Resort in the north shore community of Princeville or on the south shore at The Shops at Kukuiula in Poipu.
Limited Edition of 30. Artist Proof of 3. Photo by courtesy of aFeinberg
Nestled away on your own private sanctuary it can feel as if you are out of reach from the modern world. As wonderful as that may be, some things, some people prefer to have conveniently at hand. For your aesthetic touch-ups, Kauai provides its residents with the most advanced, state of the art medical spa services. These can be found at the clinic of Melinda Menezes, MD, located in the town of Lihue. She is one of Hawaii’s most experienced and sought-after medical aesthetic practitioners. Dr. Menezes’ goal is to keep Kauai looking natural and beautiful.
Live the Golfing Life at the Exclusive Kukui’ula Club
When looking for the height of exclusivity, it only seems fitting to place yourself in the most remote location in the world. And so, the planners of the exclusive, luxury Kukui’ula Resort Community did just that. Located on Kauai’s sunny south shore, this members-only golf course was designed by architect Tom Weskopf. It is said to be the worlds most elite golf course. You will have to own property in the Kukui’ula Resort Community or be the guest of an owner to discern that claim for yourself. The world-class Kukui’ula Clubhouse affords quite a dynamic day of pampering and play. The exclusive club experience at Kukui’ula includes services and treatments at the Hi’ilani Spa and Fitness center, Rebound Ace-surface tennis courts, Makai swimming pools, locker rooms, and dining at either the Umeke Kitchen and Bar or the Makai Grill and Bar.
Affluent Living Kaua’i Style in the Private Sanctuary of Kauai’s North Shore
For those that prefer their resort style residence to be more private, we can look to Kauai’s dramatic north shore. There are currently several options for acquiring a residence that is essentially your own private beachfront resort, complete with guest villas and your own organic farm. You can appreciate one such property here.
Tunnels Beach on Kauai’s Majestic North Shore
Affluent living anywhere includes affording oneself a state of ease and convenience. Real estate clients of mine are offered concierge services as it is my pleasure to arrange for the finest of the island to come to them. The international and eclectic Kaua’i community has hidden within it many highly skilled and trained personal service professionals. At home or at play, privacy is the most valued commodity afforded to the residents of Kauai’s north shore.
“The island of Kaua’i is where the world ends and your connection to the Universe begins.”
I digress, Kauai’s most valuable and priceless treasures are found in its raw beauty and charm, its magic and mystery, and in its powerful mountain mana. The island of Kaua’i is where the world ends and your connection to the Universe begins. You cannot put a price on meeting God, as some would say. And, many would say that they have met God and it was on the island of Kaua’i where the moment happened. Rubbing elbows with the Divine is at the top of affluent living with a Kaua’i style.
Be it a modest ocean view condo or your own private beachfront resort, it would be my honor to help you acquire your own residence. Like a tailor, it is my skill to create custom fits for my clients that suit their style of living the Hawaii Life on Kaua’i! It would be my pleasure to become acquainted.
I would also like to invite you to enjoy my article on the growing popularity of owning and operating an artisan farm in Hawai’i. Kaua’i is an ideal place for a good artisan winery to be born. Perhaps it will be your name on the next bottle of a local fruit wine being poured at Bar Acuda Restaurant in Hanalei. Let’s talk if you like the sound of that!