Pono Kai Resort

4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii, 96746, United States | 2 star resort
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Nice weather

A travel blog entry by briankmcarthur

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spent a week , played some golf but decided to come home early...

No one ever mentions Kauai's roosters

A travel blog entry by dan.melanie

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In October Melanie's parents came to Hawaii to visit. We met them on Kauai and had a lovely time exploring a new island. Some of the highlights are represented in these pictures.

Kauai family trip

A travel blog entry by dbachdoc

Gary, Carole, Mom Betty and I spent a fun week, rest, scuba and family!

Football at the Ninth Island

A travel blog entry by david.pierce

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Contrary to the day before, I do remember this day but I would have a pretty good excuse if I didn't. Every season, this is my favorite Sunday of the NFL Football season as it is the day of the Conference Championships with each winner of this day's games advancing to the Super Bowl. Since Ron and Brendan don't have cable, I was "forced" to go to a bar. Twist my arm why don't you.

Now granted the first game ...

Swimming with the locals

A travel blog entry by crazyann8

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... huge Hawaiian hunk with long whiskers. Nope, not a guy, better than that... a monk seal!! He swam right past me about a couple of feet away and then dragged himself onto the beach for a lay down in the sun. The life guards immediately staked out a fence around him as they are endangered species and we're not allowed to get to close to disturb them. I did get some pics though. Amazing!

I stayed at Ke'e way too long on what must be the hotest day in ...

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Location

This 2 star resort, located on 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, is near Coconut Marketplace, Coconut Coasters Beach Bike Rentals, Ho'olalaea Waterfall, and Hiva Pasefika Luau.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsPono Kai Resort Kapaa

    Reviewed by briankmcarthur

    good value

    Reviewed Dec 1, 2012
    by (11 reviews) Vancouver , Canada Flag of Canada

    Rooms are large but somewhat tired and dated. Could use an update. Otherwise good amenities and close to the ocean witha great walking path

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Pono Kai Resort Kapaa

    Description was misleading

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    My wife and I stayed here for our 25th anniversary; the room was clean, but the description on the BlueGreenrentals web page led us to believe we would at least have a couch. We ordered a studio, which showed a couch, but all we got was a Murphy bed to sit on, and it was well used! The bathroom was huge,almost as big as the room, I sure would have rather they put the extra space in the living area. The grounds were very well kept and spacious, but not enough to make up for the short comings of the room. I will not stay here again! They also charged 50 cents for local calls, however modem connection speed was good.

    Location great if only the sun could find it!

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    We are used to all-inclusives with all the amenities, including huge beautiful pools. This was not lavish by any means, but certainly comfortable. Nothing was broken in A104, but we would hesitate to bring another couple if they had to sleep on the sofa bed - it was awful. The location was wonderful - oceanfront and a short walk to town, which was important as there is no restaurant on site. One problem was the noise upstairs - several nights it sounded as if the people up there were moving furniture all night, and you could hear everytime they opened a closet or drawer. Other than that, it was very quiet, even with the neighborhood gathering place for locals to drink on the beach just a few hundred yards south. The pool was very small and cold and a strict security guard threw another couple and us (we are in our fifties and are very quiet -we just weren't ready for bed yet) out of the hot tub right at 10:00pm. There is NO night life. Also, we were Global Connections Memebers, and the management tended to treat us like second class - no maid service at all, extra towels would cost us $12.00. All in all, it was a nice place - we just had to go South to find the Sun as it rained in Kapaa almost every day we were there. (March 27-April 3)

    Wonderful

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    We enjoyed a 10day stay at the Pono Kai during the end of March, 2004.The grounds are lovely, our 2 bdrm/2 bath condo was VERY spacious, tons of storage and closet space, and super clean. The kitchen is well appointed also. And talk about clean! The unit was immaculate and housekeeping came 3 times during our stay, more than we had been told.

    Very friendly staff - all in all a great bargain for a wonderful resort. We booked this through Pleasant Holidays and were very pleased with this choice. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay at a reasonable price.

    Relaxing in Paradise

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    We spent 7 days in paradise! The Pono Kai was one ingredient that made it worthwhile. It is perfectly situated in the middle of a bunch of excellent restaurants and points of interest. We had a 1 br deluxe with an ocean view. While the resort is a little older, we thoroughly enjoyed being able to sit on the balcony to read or have meals overlooking the uncrowded beach. The beach is one of the rougher ones as far as swimming goes but who cares when you're the only one on it and and all you had to do is walk right out your room door? Every night we'd open our patio door so we could wake to the sound of the ocean.

    Kauai is an amazing place and I think Pono Kai was Kauai personified - laid back. Before we boarded the plane we were already plotting on how to return to Kauai!

    A nice place

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    We stayed at the Pono Kai on a 25th anniversary trip in late July 2003.

    Great Overall

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    We were able to receive the Pono Kai resort as part of a package. If you go through Pleasant Hawaii, they are able to give you better deals for this place, than the Best Western down the street which is not an ocean front property. We stayed at a delux 1 br ocean front property, on the ground floor with the sounds of the ocean and waves soothing us to sleep every night. Only the living rm has air conditioning, but the br has a ceiling fan which was fairly adequate since it was not too hot at the time. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the amenities.

    Great location and wonderful experience

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    This is our first trip to Kauai. We were able to get a 1 bedroom here last minute by using our timeshare. I really didn't know what to expect. But am very glad we stayed at the Pono Kai. We would like to stay here again. The location is great. Everything's accessible---restaurants, shopping, post office, grocery stores, tourist attraction etc. We were lucky enough to be assigned an ocean view room and it was marvelous. My son loved playing at the beach which is very close plus we loved the fact that it was like our own private beach. The rooms are a little bit out-dated but it is very clean.

    Wonderful place to stay!

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    There were not many reviews of the Pono Kai available when I made my reservation, so I was a little apprehensive; but as it turned out, there was no need to worry. The Pono Kai is a wonderful place to stay in Kauai. They have clean, well-maintained, attractive facilities, friendly and helpful staff, reasonable rates, a variety of activities available, and a gorgeous beach location right on the ocean. Units are air-conditioned, which was not really needed in December, but was necessary for our family because of our allergies.The location in Kapaa is great for shopping, dining, and access to other activities, although the traffic in front can get a little heavy during the day. We had absolutely no complaints and would return anytime; may even purchase a timeshare there. We highly recommend the Pono Kai to anyone.

    Worn out condo...

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    We rented an ocean front condo with a great view (unit A 306). However, the room was very well worn...especially the bed. The mattress was almost bad enough to sleep on the hideaway bed (if the hideaway bed wasn't broken). The microwave door was stuck and the TV didn't work.

    The blinds in the bed room was sporting some broken slats and the lack of AC made some nights too hot to handle. However, we did notice that other units had AC (non-Marc units?). We were also influenced by neighbors who stole our newspaper and talked on their cell phones in the walkway on front of our bedroom. Mostly this is a very worn out condo.

    You can't go wrong

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    It is a beautiful setting with so much to do you can't help but enjoy all they have to offer. Most of the rooms have a view of the ocean except for a few toward the front of the establishment. We we're there for a week of fun and excitment in 1999 and plan to return next year to the pono kai. We have been to kauai many times and love it. This place is the place we'll use again. You can't go wrong, your at the center of everything in Kauai.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Pono Kai Resort Kapaa

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good