2022 Year in Review

December 22, 2022

What a year! From welcoming new Owners to beginning new weekly activities to participating in community events — 2022 brought many memorable moments.

Carrie Bligh, who joined the Timbers Kauaʻi ʻOhana as Operations Director in July 2021, has a unique and all-encompassing role here at Hōkūala. We caught up with her to reflect on 2022 and see what’s to come in 2023.

Carrie Bligh, Operations Director, Timbers Kauaʻi

Q: What word would you use to describe the past year at Timbers Kauaʻi?

Growing! We have added the most amazing families to our ‘ohana. 

Q: The spa officially reopened this summer. What new offerings should we expect?

The Nanea Spa at Timbers Kaua‘i is open and accepting appointments. We are pleased to have welcomed Kristine Long as Spa Manager this year and have a wide variety of thoughtfully-crafted treatments with organic products available to our Owners and guests, as well as a wonderful selection of Mālie and Eminence Organic Skin Care products for purchase.

Kristine Sy Long, Spa Manager, The Nanea Spa at Timbers Kauaʻi

Q: We all love a farm to table (or glass!) experience. What’s new at the Farm at Hōkūala? 

We started hosting our Happy Hale Hour at the Farm Hale this year where our Owners and guests can enjoy farm crafted teas and sangrias, yard games, and activities.  

Q: What new things are happening at Hōkūala? 

Our new townhomes, Lāola Nani, will be finished in the spring. We are excited to welcome all of our new owners and add to our ʻohana.  

Q: Where is your favorite spot on the property?

The Farm Hale! The rocking chairs on the porch are the perfect place to relax.  

Q: What’s next for Timbers Kauaʻi for 2023?

Youʻll have to stay tuned to find out!


We also asked some of the Timbers ʻOhana to recall their favorite moments of 2022.

“I think the highlight for me is always when we introduce new Owners to their Timbers Kauaʻi ʻOhana (staff and fellow Owners) for the first time. Itʻs always an amazing moment and typically the start of a beautiful friendship!”

– Debbie Edgerton

“Blessed to be graced with Makanaʻs artistry on our golf course with the Tee Markers and Cart Path Ocean Creature designs.”

– Hualani Duncan

“The Beach Day cleanup at Kahili Beach Preserve in Kilauea with HILT. There was so much camaraderie and mana with everyone working together. It was a day filled with so much aloha.”

– Ely Garcia

“The Japanese Lantern Ceremony in May. It was a beautiful ceremony out on our lagoons that brought so much healing and well-being to our Owners, our community, and to ourselves.”

– Joy Stedman

“My favorite part of 2022 was being a part of the team that earned Hualani’s its first Hale ‘Aina Award.”

– Alex Amorin

“The partnership with Folds of Honor and the inaugural Operation: Rising Star golf tournament at Ocean Course Hōkūala. We were so humbled to see the community come together for such a worthy cause. We canʻt wait to do it again next year!”

– Tom Freestone

“I loved it when the keiki group, Nā Maka O Kalalea, visited The Farm at Hōkūala to share their culture and aloha with us. They danced so beautifully on the grass lawn fronting the Farm Hale with lush green banana leaves creating the perfect backdrop to their Hula performance.”

– Carey Sprenger

Happy New Year!

The Timbers Kaua‘i ‘Ohana wishes you and your loved ones a safe and happy new year. We look forward to welcoming you here soon.

Check out 2021’s Year in Review.