Tropical Style

  • Kitchen: Resort-Like Home on Hawaii’s Big Island

    A large kitchen with a granite-topped island has become the most social room in the Sunderlands’ home. “Two ovens and three countertops allow the entire family and friends to cook and spend time…   See the Image

  • Front Entrance: Resort-Like Home on Hawaii’s Big Island

    The front porte-cochere features classical columned porticos and hand-chosen lava rocks.   See the Image

  • Dining Room: Resort-Like Home on Hawaii’s Big Island

    The dining room was designed to display beauty in every direction. Curved windows face northwest toward the Pacific Ocean, while a handcrafted skylight reflects rainbows of color onto the white maple…   See the Image

  • Blue Room: Resort-Like Home on Hawaii’s Big Island

    Homeowner Jeanne Sunderland chose the color of this room to reflect the water and endless sky you can see from every window of their home. “Our blue room is full of peace and tranquility,” she says.   See the Image

  • Master Bedroom: Resort-Like Home on Hawaii’s Big Island

    The master bedroom is separated from the main house by the Venetian chandelier hallway. “This offers privacy and separation from the ‘main house’ activities and boasts the best views of Maui. The…   See the Image

  • Bathroom: Resort-Like Home on Hawaii’s Big Island

    Homeowner Jeanne Sunderland feels the bathroom is the most important room in the house, as her family loves taking baths. “We created this bathroom to offer a spa-like atmosphere, with upscale…   See the Image

  • Yurt: Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia

    In addition to the 10 main suites, the retreat offers seven cozy yurt bungalows for a simpler way to commune with nature. Located near the spa facility, the yurt village provides easy access to the…   See the Image

  • Yoga Room: Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia

    The main yoga/event room is a place for relaxation and clarity. This room overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and sliding doors open to create an indoor-to-nature experience. Overlooking the north shore of…   See the Image

  • Spa: Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia

    The spa buildings overlook the saltwater pool oasis. These spaces double as relaxation rooms and exercise rooms. The hotel often hosts hula classes here that overlook the pool and the sacred valley.   See the Image

  • Private Cove: Hawaii Island Retreat at Ahu Pohaku Ho'omaluhia

    This is a view 130 feet above the shore of the private cove at Hawaii Island Resort. A 15-minute walk through the sacred valley and past native Hawaiian trees will take you to the shore of the cove.…   See the Image