A deferential retreat emerges from the remnants of a storied hideaway, breathing new life into a place frozen in time.
Nestled on sacred lands, where lava fields and coastline converge, this beloved resort embraces both tradition and innovation. As technology advances and tastes evolve, the enduring mana—the special energy of the site—remains safeguarded, enshrined by the architecture once again.
In perfect harmony with the landscape, guests are enveloped in an archetypal island experience that is distinctly Hawaiian. Hales are loosely clustered throughout, strategically sited to follow the contours of the gathering lawns or water’s edge, enhancing the resort’s convivial, camp-like spirit.
Shelters rest lightly on the land, preserving the integrity of the surrounding landscape. The gently sloping roofs draw the eye toward the vast ocean just beyond the front door. Meticulously chosen locations capture the trade winds that have traversed the island for centuries, ensuring a timeless connection to nature.
Thatched roofs, artfully crafted from recycled plastic, balance tradition and sustainability. The earthen hues of textured siding, which evoke the husks of fallen coconuts, are further enhanced by richly shaded wood, paying homage to the historic character of the original 1965 design.