Kukui'ula, the first new luxury residential community in Hawaii in over a decade, has opened on the southern coastline of the island of Kauai.

The 1,000 acre community is being developed by an affiliate of A&B Properties, Inc., a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. of Honolulu, and DMB Associates Inc. of Scottsdale, Arizona.

A private $100 million clubhouse serves as the social and recreational centerpiece of the community and includes the main clubhouse, known as The Plantation House, a spa, the Kukui'ula Golf Club, a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole championship golf course and an elaborate array of swimming pools.

Kukui'ula also debuted its Mauka and Makai neighborhoods, with the first model home, a three-bedroom plantation-style Makai Cottage, available for viewing.

Till date, the place has sold around 81 home sites, mostly through a pre-development sales opportunity offered prior to major construction. With first phase construction complete and recreational amenities open, the developer is now resuming active sales efforts.