Timbers Kaua'i Blog

Talk Story with Chris Gampon

We are so happy to welcome our new General Manager, Chris Gampon to the Timbers Kaua‘i at Hōkūala family. Chris was born and raised on Kaua‘i, and joined the team in March of this year. Please join us in a warm aloha and welcome to Chris as we learn more about him in this month’s Talk Story.


Royal Hawaiian Woodwork owner, Leleo Kinimaka, has been putting his mana into Hawaiian native hardwoods for decades, and now has brought his gift of aloha back to where it began.

Who better to ask where the ono grinds are than our local staff? From farm-to-table to casual dining, our concierge has fantastic options for you to taste the flavors of Kauaʻi.

With Timbers from itʻs start in 2018, our concierge extraordinaire Alyssa Olea is now our Residence Club Manager. Alyssa prides herself on establishing a special connection with each Owner and guest. Learn more about Alyssa and discover how perfectly she is suited to her new role!

Following his tenure as Chef de Cuisine, Chef Alex’s promotion to the role of Executive Chef promises to further enhance Hualani’s reputation for delivering innovative, farm-to-table dining. Marked by a vision for celebrating local flavors, global influences, and the joy of shared dining experiences, Timbers Kaua‘i at Hōkūala anticipates an exciting new chapter for Hualani’s restaurant.

From canoe crop settlers to the cultural cornerstone of the hula, Polynesian settlers have left their mark on the Hawaiian Islands in more ways than one.

From plant medicine to food and shelter, nature’s provisions have carried the community on the islands for centuries. By taking our kuleana to the ʻāina seriously, we welcome our Owners and guests onto our farm to learn about sustainable farming and the history of our sacred endemic tree species. 

The key to any summer salad is fresh ingredients. In this tropical twist on a classic Italian Caprese salad, Chef Alex utilized seasonal offerings to create a refreshing take on a summer salad.

A Worldwide Celebration of Music Comes to Timbers Kaua‘i! Hualani's restaurant is proud to be Kaua‘i's only stage for Hawai‘i's Make Music Day.

With the intention of bringing great community groups together for a common goal, Timbers Kauaʻi at Hōkūala co-hosted a volunteer event with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaiʻi on June 17th, 2023.