When people look back on their lives, they rarely remember traffic jams, carpools and laundry—but they do remember special times with family and friends. If you’d like to make some memories with your loved ones, consider Hale Hali’a: house of “cherished memories and fond recollections.”

This light and airy beach house is a stone’s throw from Poipu Beach on Kauai’s eternally sunny south shore. With a modern, spacious kitchen, four bedrooms and three baths, there’s enough room to bring the whole gang. After a hard day of snorkeling, you can relax in the bubbling hot tub, fire up the grill, barbecue some fresh caught ono or ahi, and watch a glorious sunset over the Pacific.

When you do venture out, you’ll find everything from burgers to bikinis at the new Kukui’ula Village Shopping Center. The Living Foods Market & Café, a gourmet grocery, serves wood-fired pizzas, salads, specialty coffees, and desserts. And for a special evening out, everyone is raving about Josselin’s new Tapas Bar & Grill.

Of course you can’t visit the “Garden Island” without checking out one of our almost daily Farmer’s Markets. Every Wednesday afternoon, Kukui’ula Village hosts a “Kaua’i Culinary Market” – where you can pick up fresh-from-the-farm food — right from the people who grow it.