Kohala Coast, Hawaii
The Portofino Club
The Portofino Club boasts hundreds of properties worldwide that cater to the traveler looking for a luxury vacation and not afraid to go for the ultimate in extravagance and adventure. Founded in 2001, The Portofino Club is relatively new and currently has over a dozen residences available, with ongoing plans for expansion. Future residences are planned for Telluride, Paris and Whistler, Canada , to name just a few.
The Portofino Club's residence on the Kohala Coast in Hawaii feels like your very own private home on a spectacular golf course. The view is one-of-a-kind from your private terrace and the comfort and convenience of the location is not to be outdone. A gourmet kitchen, fully outfitted with state-of-the-art appliances and fine dinnerware will give your personal chef a blank slate from which to create fabulous culinary masterpieces for you and your family or friends. You are supplied with plush bathrobes and L'Occitane products in your deluxe bathrooms, so it's like a spa in your own home. Fine 300 thread count linens adorn the beds and the stylish, contemporary décor makes the living area a warm, welcoming setting for entertaining.
Kohala is a subaerial volcano which hasn't erupted for over 60,000 years. Diving is outstanding and with 40 ethnic cultures and 21 climatic zones this is heaven on earth. The coral is opulent and the marine life is delicious - especially with the traditional spices used on the Island . Kona coffee is one of the agricultural delights and taking coffee tours is a really great way to help the local farmers and at the same time really see and taste black gold.
While you're relaxing in Hawaii you may want to try the fantastic Dinner Sail on the Big Island via the catamaran, Noa Noa (meaning 'Feeling Free'). While the meal is not slated to be the best, the scenery is breathtaking.