These simple "kaukau" (plantation slang for food) flavors are the inspiration for Oahu-born executive chef Tylun Pang's menu. He uses the island's fresh produce, meat and seafood in upscale preparations of authentic family recipes that have been passed down for generations in Hawaii.
Sugar cane is still being grown on Maui, but it is rather extraordinary to think that now you can dine poolside at Kō under the stars at this fine restaurant enjoying the flavors of meals prepared by those who tended the land not very far from here, over a hundred years ago?
The all-suite and villa property rates without a package run from Best Available Mountainside One Bedroom $579 to a Deluxe Ocean View at $809 or a Kilohana Suite a bit far from the ocean but with superb panoramic views for $909. The Ocean Villas start at $1,750 and are steps from the sand and include a car rental. All packages and rooms rates are plus taxes. Extras vary greatly and are numerous so please see website for details.
And here is a little HC secret: You can enjoy Kō's 3-course menu for only $49 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. daily. That's ono (delicious)!