Looking upward.outward.toward the sea.

Welcome to Nānā Kai.


This is the beginning of a beginning. Here on a hillside of South Kohala, we’re planting the seeds for real community. Named for its unique vantage point, Nānā Kai looks out toward the sea. What’s emerging here is a vibrant new place where people come together around the things they love. Food. Music. Wellness. Nature, in all the ways that only the Big Island can serve it up. With long views of mountains, ocean and sky. Long trail runs and longer trail rides. And maybe best of all, long evenings on the lanai, sharing a meal and swapping stories as the sun drops into the sea. Whoever you are, whatever you love … welcome.

Presales of our first homes anticipated to begin late summer 2024



  • 78 homes (in our first neighborhood)
  • A village center with amenities and conveniences
  • 867 total acres
  • Neighborhood pools and parks
  • A wide-wandering trail network

Nānā Kai means “looking toward the sea.” And yet from this elevated ground, your view also takes in the peaks of Kohala and Mauna Kea, embracing both makai and mauka, and all the ruggedly beautiful lands in between. To the north, Maui rises majestic above the horizon. And to the west, you’ll see some of the Hawaiian Islands’ most awe-inspiring sunsets.

From here, Kona International Airport, the Kohala Coast, the charm of Waimea and the whole island are at your fingertips.

our cornerstones

True community

This is about honesty and inclusivity. Real life as well as resort life. Vacation and connection. Creating the kind of place that draws people together around shared experiences and a deeper set of values.

Regenerative and sustainable

In Hawaiian culture, the giving of a paddle acknowledges a great accomplishment, something done for the good of the many. We want to lighten our impact on the world (small footprint) and help restore the land (big paddle).

meaningful design

In Nānā Kai, design means more than architecture. It means a complete community. With a mix of experiences and homes that honor the beauty and diversity of the Big Island. Giving everyone a stronger connection — to nature and each other.