In Hawai‘i, we enjoy a slower pace and a laid-back lifestyle while prioritizing our relationship with our greatest resource: nature. Whether visiting for the first time or the twentieth, we ask that you explore and experience Kaua‘i or another Hawaiian island while respecting the ʻāina and the community that calls it home.

Mālama ‘Āina

Mālama ‘āina, or caring for and protecting the land, is a cultural cornerstone in Hawaiʻi. Adventurers enjoy winding trails from mauka to makai (mountain to sea), boasting some of the most breathtaking views in the world. While exploring our delicate ecosystem, it’s important to respect the surrounding flora and fauna by staying on designated trails and obeying all posted signs, in addition to following Leave No Trace principles. There are also many unmarked native Hawaiian burial grounds off-trail which should remain untouched and sacred. Respect, honor, and protect the environment and all who inhabit it.

Respect the Locals

Sustainable living is a way of life here, and many endangered animals call this special place home. We are lucky to call Hawaiian sea turtles, monk seals, and many bird species our neighbors! When you encounter these special locals, please observe from a distance — at least 50 feet is recommended. As part of our effort to protect these animals, feeding or interacting with them is highly discouraged, and can even impose hefty fines. We are delighted that many nēnē — a Hawaiian goose and our state bird — frequent Timbers Kauaʻi and Hōkūala as a safe haven, so you will be sure to see them during your time on the property.

No Rain, No Rainbow

Kaua‘i’s beauty is a result of the various ecosystems in our tropical environment—prepare for rain, sun, and wind! During our winter season, you will experience wetter conditions than at other times of the year, though temperatures typically stay between 70 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If you plan to hike and explore the outdoors, proper footwear and outdoor gear are critical, as trails can become slick and muddy. Be thankful for the rain, because with no rain, there are no rainbows.

Join Us in Our Kuleana to Kaua‘i

Kuleana is to appreciate the privilege of responsibility and caring for something. This word means a lot to us in Hawaiʻi and at Timbers, as we take our kuleana very seriously in caring for our home and our visitors. We welcome visitors with aloha and lead by example, encouraging guests to connect with the land and community during their stay. With many opportunities for voluntourism, visitors can best get to know our island by pitching in. Whether supporting Mālama Kauaʻi with food distribution or joining a Surfrider beach clean-up, there are many ways to support the local community and land. 

Visiting Soon?

If you’re not sure where to start, Owners and guests to Timbers Kaua‘i are encouraged to reach out to our concierge team, who will gladly point you in the right direction. Mahalo for your kokua – we’ll see you soon.