Pono Kai Resort

4-1250 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, Kauai, HI  96746

Located in the quaint town of Kapaa, Pono Kai is situated on 11 beachfront acres.  You’ll enjoy a mile-long beach, easy access to shopping and dining.  Pono Kai Resort offers a variety of recreational opportunities.  You’ll find this resort exceptionally well-maintained.  Amenities include lighted tennis and shuffleboard courts, a lighted croquet lawn, and lighted barbecue areas, Pono Kai accommodates guests of all ages and activity levels.



Beach/Pool Towels available


Fitness Center

Front Desk (24 hour)

Game room

Guest Services

Handicap Accessible

Hot Tub / Sauna

Internet / Free WiFi Lobby & Pool

Laundry facilities

Meeting room

Movie Rental

Non Smoking

On-call Maintenance

Parking (Free)

Parking Garage

Pets allowed

Pool (Indoor)

Pool (Outdoor)

Safe deposit box (in room)

Security (6PM-6AM)

Suitable for Children

Tennis Courts


3   Floors

240 Units

22 Units owned by VI


Air Conditioned

Bath (Full)


Cable/ Satellite TV

Clock Radio

Coffee Maker

Coffee/Tea/Sugar (2 each)

Dishwasher and soap

Hair Dryer

Internet / WiFi Fee *

Iron and Ironing Board

Kitchen (Full set dishes/pans)

Laundry (Washer and Dryer)

Linens Provided

Maid service (daily)


Non Smoking

Oceanfront **

Paper towels/Kleenex


Refrigerator (full sized)



Soaps (Bath and Kitchen)

Telephone (free local)


Towels (Bath and Kitchen)


View (Ocean) ***

Washer / Dryer

* $8.95/day, $20.00/month  
** (1) one bedroom, (1) 2 Bedroom   ***  (1) One Bedroom, (1) Two Bedroom  Units aren't pre-assigned.
Unit information 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom
Sleeping 1 Queen & Full Sized Wall bed 1 Queen, 2 Twins and 1 Queen Wall Bed
Occupancy 4 6
Size (Square feet) 794 1063
Additional Amenities   2 Full Baths, Patio or Balcony

 Why rent from us?  You'll save some money to enjoy on your vacation or to spend a few more nights.  Our units are in excellent condition, with quality furnishings and fully stocked.  We are flexible with dates.  Rent for as few or as many dates as you wish to stay.   

  If we don't have space available, please consider Kapaa Shores, just a short ways away.  

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Please add a reservation cleaning fee of $40 to the "Under 40" day rentals and $50 to the rest.  Tax (13.4%) is included in the below rates.  Other than an Internet fee, there are no other fees or charges.  

Basketball Courts


Bike Rentals

Bike Paths


Charter Fishing


Fitness Center

Golf Course and Pro Shop

Grocery Store

Hair Salon


Historic Sites

Horseback Riding


Medical Facilities

Movie Rentals





Para Sailing

Pool (Outdoor at resort)






Shuttle Service





Tennis (at resort)



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If you request an availability calendar, we'll provide one for you.  The up to date calendar is on the Vacation Internationale secure site so we're unable to post or link to it.  About 70% of our business comes from cancellations and from "fills" from waitlists we request for our guests.  So even if we don't have availability right now, we very well may be able to accommodate you.  

Our rates include all fees and taxes.  Rates depend on whether your visit is during low or high season and how many days in advance of arrival that you book.  See links to the left for a rate calculator. A one time reservation/cleaning fee of $50 is applied to all reservations.  Discounts  are available to military, veterans, some seniors, and those who are disabled.  We want everyone to be able to afford a vacation.  Low Price Guarantee:  (for low season rates only)  If you are able to find a comparable unit for less, right up to your day of arrival, we will beat that price by 5%.  For all other rates, we will strive to beat any other price you find for a comparable unit. For a rate quote, either use the rate calculator or contact us. Prices below do include the 13.4% Hawaii State tax.





1 Bedroom Days from booking to arrival
From To Over 60 Under 60
15-Dec 30-Apr $235 $179
1-May 30-Jun $185 $140
1-Jul 31-Aug $204 $155
1-Sep 15-Nov $185 $140
16-Nov 14-Dec $204 $155


2 Bedroom Days from booking to arrival
From To Over 60 Under 60
15-Dec 30-Apr $264 $201
1-May 30-Jun $207 $157
1-Jul 31-Aug $228 $174
1-Sep 15-Nov $207 $157
16-Nov 14-Dec $228 $174






Photo below courtesy of one of our guests, Bree.
Photos below courtesy of our guest Marissa (Click for larger image)

 2/21/12  I just wanted to say thank you soooo much for everything. The Pono Kai Resort was absolutely wonderful. Great staff, very clean, and just pleasant all around.  I had an amazing time by far. I will definitely be doing business with you again.....hopefully soon! Again, thank you!


3/1/12  OH MY GOSH!!!!!! We stayed at the place in Honolulu about a week ago and it was gorgeous!!!!  I took a ton of pictures for you but only have my iPad so when we get back to Alaska I will email them to you.  That whole night I kept telling Paul we had a garden view room at the next stop (Pono Kai) but we would be close to the ocean.  Guess what?  WE WON THE LOTTERY!!!!  Our room was on the bottom floor and was oceanfront. It was absolutely perfect and I wish we would have stayed there the entire time.  I will always book my rooms through you in the future.  Pictures in about 2 weeks.  Thanks again it far exceeded my expectations!!!!  Kelly


 It is very important that you read through the Important Information. CLICK HERE TO READ


Pono Kai   (Detailed information and sample unit photos)  For important check-in information, click on the "Check-in Info" link. DO NOT CONTACT VI DIRECTLY (If you haven't read why, please read this now. (Click here)

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For reservations, you must respond to the ad as only owners can book units.


Resort and unit information verified and updated by resort staff 2/9/14

Know Before You Go (updated 11/7/2015)


Elevator Closure:  

The Ponokai

2012 Renovation Project:  A major renovation project in the VI condominiums will begin at Pono Kai in May 2012 and run through October 2012. More information will be posted here as the project date draws closer.  THESE UNITS ARE NOW ALL RENOVATED!

Seawall Repair Fall 2015

The County of Kauai is getting closer to starting the seawall repair project. We anticipate the project to begin on September 8, 2015, last 60 days and be localized to the ocean pathway, affecting the VI 2 waterfront units (a 1 bedroom and a 2 bedroom). It is likely that they will also be using a portion of the beach front area as a temporary detour for the beach front path. We anticipate some noise and dust from 9 am to 3 pm, with heavy equipment coming through Kapaa Beach Park.

Renovation project changes: all beds are now Queen beds and all units contain a safe for your use.  There are no washers or dryers in the units but a coin-op laundry is onsite.

Accommodations/Lodging Tax: As required by state and local regulations, this nightly tax rate is based on condominium size and season.

Telephones:  Telephones are provided in all apartments.  A refundable $100 deposit or credit card imprint is required. 

Internet access is available in each condominium.  Fees apply.

Third-party Management:  This resort location is managed by a third party, not VI.