Golf, gym, yoga lanai, beach club. In rooms: kitchenette with oven, microwave and dishwasher; washing machine and tumble dryer; barbecue; WiFi throughout; LG LED TV; iPod docks; Comfort Zone toiletries.
It’s compass points and views that make the difference here. Go oceanfront at Kaiholo Residence for prime Pacific panoramas; choose Maliula to be near the kids’ club and family-friendly pool. Ask for a west-facing two-bedroom Maliula apartment for sunsets to savour.
An enticing duo of dips awaits: there are uninterrupted Pacific views from the split-level, heated infinity pools near Kaiholo Residence, and the livelier ‘ohana’ (family) pool awaits at Maliula, with its enticing waterfall. Both have Jacuzzis on the side, of course.
Distinctly Hawaiian in looks and treatments, The Spa at Timbers Kaua'i specialises in massage and facials, and uses Hawaiian plant-based oils to soothe, relax and boost a sense of wellbeing.
Beach-friendly glamour is a remit you’ll want to cover, leaving you perfectly attired for oceanside sunset cocktails.
Two of the Maliula three-bedroom premier villas are suitable for wheelchair users.
All ages are welcome. The set-up for all suites is family friendly, with at least two bedrooms and generous living space. Cots can be added to all suites, and babysitting’s available with 24 hours’ notice from US$35 a night (for a minimum of three hours).
Over-6s, able to enjoy Keiki Club and all the outdoor adventures Timbers Kaua'i and the surrounding resort have to offer.
Any of the suites at Maliula Residence put you in prime position for access to the kid’s club, family-friendly pool and games lawn.
Bikes and helmets can be borrowed for family cycling around the resort. The Farm at Hokuala runs children’s activities such as painting pebbles or planting papaya. An indoor play room beside the gym is your saving grace should rain stop play. Keiki Club is Timbers Kaua'i’s kid’s club, where camp counsellors tailor indoor and outdoor activities daily to suit the interests and ages of the group. Kalapaki Beach is home to the Timbers Kaua'i Beach Club, which has surfboards, paddleboards, snorkelling equipment and kayaks.
The infinity pool and the family pool both have shallow ends. The waterfall pool with a natural volcanic rock design at Maliula, besides a games lawn, is a better option for Smiths junior.
Hualani’s has a children’s menu and is happy to heat milk or baby food on request. Crayons and colouring books come with the menus for junior diners. Highchairs are provided and there are baby-changing facilities at the restaurant. A fully equipped kitchen, including a fridge and microwave, makes life easier for staying in.
Bookable with 24 hours’ notice, from US$35 an hour (for a minimum of three hours).
No need to pack
There are toys, puzzles, books and arts and crafts available to borrow in resort. A selection of age-appropriate DVDs are yours to watch on your in-suite DVD player.
Guided nature trails, lei-making and ukulele lessons are just some of the activities on offer to put your family in touch with Hawaii’s natural and cultural heritage.
Much of the hotel’s produce is grown on site at the Farm at Hokuala or sourced locally. Light bulbs throughout are energy efficient and the resort uses Seven Generation eco-friendly cleaning products.