Blink and you’ll miss the entrance to The Big Island’s most luxurious resort area.  Kukio’s beauty and elegance is accessed by a very ordinary looking entrance from Queen K Highway, but the 24/7 manned security gate is a key indicator that you’re heading somewhere very special. Kukio is an area of vast contrasts: black, rolling rock, formed by lava flows hundreds of years ago surrounded by manicured greens and colorful foliage; rich blue hues of waters rolling into pristine white sand beaches, and ancient volcanoes towering over an unending ocean.

Unlike most of The Big Island’s other resorts, Kukio is Member’s Only, which means no hotel and no vacation rentals. Exclusivity is key to homeowners and their guests and with just 142 home sites and 31 cottages set on 675 lushly landscaped acres, one can understand why ancient Hawaiians made the area their own favorite vacation locale.  Realtor Lotus Golden R(B) has one of the more beautiful homes available for sale at Kukio at 72-3021 Uluweuweu Hema Pl. This opulently-appointed 4BD, 4.5BA home is more than 4,174 sq. ft. under one roof (close to 21,000 sq. ft. lot space) and is located in a private cul de sac — a true getaway from the everyday.  In addition to a private pool and hot tub, the home also boasts:

  • Ocean views from living room, dining room, lanai, both master suites, and kitchen
  • Indoor and outdoor showers for each bath
  • Guest suite features separate entrance, laundry area and a mini fridge
  • Designated office space

Kukio property owners may apply to the Kukio Golf & Beach Club.  This private ocean front club offers members such world-class amenities as a Tom Fazio designed 18-hole Championship Golf Course plus the 10-hole short course, two clubhouses, private dining, a sports complex, and  luxurious indoor and outdoor spa.