USA Hawaii Kauai Kapaa Listing #50263

Pono Kai Resort J101 - Kapaa, HI

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11 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Queen Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Pono Kai Resort Condo w/Free WiFi, Shared Pool, Shared Grill-Close to Beaches!

Pono Kai Resort is the perfect choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and its prime location close to great restaurants and attractions, Pono Kai Resort makes it easy for travelers to enjoy the best of Kapaa. All condos have a flatscreen TV, a kitchenette, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with the free WiFi. You will love taking advantage of the pool, and Haena Beach Park is a popular attraction within walking distance. Come and discover the beauty and tranquility of this oceanfront resort offering the perfect blend of spectacular location, conveniences, and fun!

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: Go directly to Pono Kai front desk to receive your parking permit and pool key. There is no designated parking for this unit. Open parking available. 

Other permit number: 450070020197

State/province tax number: TA-073-707-1104-01
State/province tax number: GE-073-707-1104-01

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining









DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Boogie board

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Plunge pool


Gas grill : Shared


Beach towels


11 reviews

Kayla S. Aug 2021
The condo was simple and in a perfect location close to downtown Kapaa, markets, and the airport. The beach was stunning and not too crowded. I enjoyed the free parking as well. The bed was a little small and very soft and there was no AC in the bedroom, but our host dropped off a cooling tower to us without us asking. Would recommend as its a great value!
Tyler L. Jul 2021
This condo is in a perfect location, situated in the heart of downtown Kapa'a and easy walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Highly recommend trying the Oasis by the Beach for a luxurious dinner. Very comfortable with the in-unit A/C (not very common on the island).
You are a quick walk to the Ke Ala-Hele Makalae Multi-use Path, affording an amazing way to see the beaches and viewpoints that Kapa'a offers. There is also a bike rental shop just half a block away.

We hope to be back very soon!
Julie D. Jun 2021
We loved this resort. The condo is very comfortable and everything worked perfectly. A few cosmetic things would give you a better first impression. I was very happy with my stay. It seemed as though the owners took great care at providing the necessities and things were very neat.
Brigitte . Oct 2019
Location is perfect! Being located in Kapa`a is ideal for visiting all the sites on Kauai, since it`s in the middle of the island. The beach is right through the condo property, and across a sidewalk. It`s really RIGHT there. We used the beach chairs that were left behind by other guests (a little broken, but conveniently there), and there`s even some snorkels and umbrellas, so that`s really nice. Also, Kapa`a downtown is RIGHT there. You can walk on the paved beach path or on the sidewalk next to the road to get to all the restaurants and shops. I don`t think there are any condos closer to town, so walking to go out was a cinch! Now for the bad, when we first entered the unit, it smelled like cigarette smoke. Immediately I was worried, but we turned off the weird AC fan that was on, and it went away. We could still use the AC and the smell went away, but the first night was gross! The unit is definitely older (musty shower, old cabinets, musty in general). Contains THE MOST TERRIBLE COUCH OF ALL TIME. Each of us staying there probably broke our tail bone twice a night. Could you find a unit in the same condo that`s had more updates, for the same price, probably, but this one did the job of having a great location and nice little extras to make it a fine place to stay. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Andrea . Apr 2019
Pros: The unit had a key pad front door lock, where you enter a code to get in. No having to bring keys to the beach! :) The bed was very comfortable and had a nice overhead fan with a remote. There was also an AC wall unit in the living room. On the days the trades weren`t blowing and it was humid, it was great to have AC! Nice kitchen with a dishwasher. There were 3 beach towels, 2 beach chairs and a beach umbrella in the unit too. The condo rental company was very responsive. I asked for an earlier check in time and they accommodated that request. The front desk has a locked room you can ask to store luggage in also if you arrive before you can check in your unit. Con: The couch was uncomfortable if you didn`t sit square in the center of the cushions but comfortable if you did...I`d recommend replacing it as it was the only con. FYI, This unit currently only works for couples as there`s only one bed (and no pull out couch). I`d recommend owner look into adding a Murphy bed in the livingroom. This unit is ground level of one of the two back buildings. The view from the patio was pretty and it was very easy to walk out the living room onto the grounds. Being on ground floor It sometimes sounded like elephants were living above us lol! Thankfully everyone adhered to the quiet hours so by 10pm it was always quiet and wasn`t an issue. The Pono Kai Resort: Good central location on the island. 1 minute walk to ocean and bike trail/walking path. In downtown Kapaa so can walk to shopping and restaurants. There`s laundry in all the buildings. The front desk is super friendly and helpful. There`s grills and picnic tables on the grounds as well as tennis court, croquet, putting green, pool, etc. We have stayed at the Pono Kai many times and we always enjoy our stay here! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Deborah . Apr 2019
Diese Unterkunft ist an einer Hotelanlage angeschlossen und erhält somit den Komfort einer schönen Anlage. Doch damit wirds natürlich auch unpersönlicher. Auffallend ist die Küche, welche super eingerichtet ist und auch die Sauberkeit. Echt top. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Renee . Mar 2019
This condo was great - everything we were hoping for! Everyone was nice, the condo was clean and there was even laundry facilities available. What we loved most about the condo was that we were able to just open our patio and walk straight out to the garden and ocean! We would definitely stay there again! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Peter . Mar 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Pono Kai resort. It is centrally located, making it an easy day trip to anywhere on Kawai, from the Waimea Canyon in the south to Hanalei Bay in the north. Better yet, the resort has amazing amenities, which are all included in the rent, from a tennis court, ping-pong table, putting green, croquet and bocce to a swimming pool and hot tub. The grounds include a lovely koi pong and even an herb garden. There are gas grills located around the property if you want to grill. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and well appointed, with a fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV and DVD player, beach towels and mats. It even has snorkeling gear and sun block. The only thing missing was shampoo and conditioner. The apartment is decorated in a bland nondescript hotel style, so if you`re looking for a place with charm or local flavor, this is not it. It`s also on the ground floor so there is not much of a view and it is near the main road, but far enough away not to be affected by traffic sounds. The unit is a short 5-10 minute walk to nice beach. If you want a really spectacular experience ask if there are any units available overlooking the ocean. The resort office is open virtually around the clock if you have any problems or questions. All in all, an excellent experience. I would recommend to anyone visiting beautiful Kawai. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Virginia . Mar 2019
Great location on Kauai. It was close to restaurants and other amenities that we could walk to (a choice of restaurants, shops, markets, bike rentals and a lovely bike path). Also, it was centrally located on the island so that we could get to the northern or southern parts of the island quite easily. `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Joseph . Feb 2019
A great mid point within Kapaa town. Beach is right there with a great walking path `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`
Sean . Dec 2014
Great unit in a great location. We stayed there with our 7 month old daughter and had a great time, the kitchen is well stocked, we didn`t find anything missing. The bed is comfortable, the unit was quiet. Really nice complex with shared bbq`s and a pool. We walked up the street to buy groceries and visit the great Java Kai coffee shop. We had an amazing time in kaua`i. Stay there! `This review was submitted while the home was managed by a different property management company.`