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When Timbers Resorts sought a paradise for its first residential endeavor, it set its sights on the southeast shore of Kaua‘i—and never looked back. Now, Timbers Kaua‘i - Ocean Club & Residences emerges as the showpiece of Hokuala—the island’s last master-planned resort community of its kind, whose name means “rising star” in Hawaiian. Deservedly, when one considers its orbit: ocean views, a mountainous flank and a prime shoreline of pillow-soft sand and cerulean surf. Needless to say, the residential newcomer presents one of the most impressive real-estate opportunities to come down the pike—island, mainland or fantasyland.
"The wine iist, said Federico Galligani, general manager at Castello di Casole – Timbers Resort in Casole dʻElsa SI, Italy, "is often a direct reflection of the restaurantʻs overall quality and reaffirms guestsʻ thoughts on wheter they chose the right place to dine.
This may be a children’s pizza-making class but Alessandro takes his mission seriously. I am standing with my five-year old son next to the singeing heat of a 200 year-old pizza oven in Castello di Casole’s Pazzia restaurant and we watch as the Neapolitan chef produces a box of smooth dough balls he made the day before and has left to prove for 18 hours.
This solid castle and its stone 'borgo’ (hamlet) stand in a private, 4,200-acre estate of rolling hills and far-reaching vistas, offering a bucolic, luxe-rustic experience with all the bells and whistles. The wedding service here is a slick affair with an in-house wedding planner and there’s no shortage of space for blessings and receptions; a deconsecrated church and an amphitheatre-with-a-view, two restaurants (one high-end, the other an informal pizzeria), the lovely main courtyard of the castle plus extensive terraces and gardens.
Hokuala, a $800 million development project, is expected to create 700 jobs on the island. “It’s exciting for Lihue, for people to have a job where they live,” said Mike Cuthbertson, managing director of Timbers Resorts. “People won’t have to commute long distances, so they can be outside and enjoy the island.” Based in Colorado, Timbers Resorts specializes in boutique, private resorts, hotels and residences in the world’s most sought after destinations. They have properties in Italy, California, Florida, Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Strolling hand in hand under the Tuscan sun through a light dappled grove of olive trees before a picnic in a vineyard sounds like the stuff of romance novels. It’s a reality, though, for guests at Castello di Casole, which was voted the Most Romantic Hotel in Europe in our annual World’s Best list. After all, Castello di Casole—A Timbers Resort sits on 4,200 acres of grape vines, olive trees, and a game reserve on a property that traces its roots back to the 10th century.
Timbers Resorts is expanding its brand to Kauai, with plans to develop and manage 450 acres on the island’s southeast coast at the former location of Kauai Lagoons. Its development, Hokuala (which means “rising star” in Hawaiian), will become the newest resort in Timbers portfolio.