Pono Kai Resort 2 Bedroom


Rates: $325 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bed types: KQTT (sleeps 6)
Reviews: 4.60 (from 102 reviews)
Enjoy beautiful sunrises and all the luxuries that accompany beach side living. This two-bedroom ground floor condominium in Pono Kai is steps from a mile-long, sandy beach. This beautiful condominium has been privately owned, cared for, and enjoyed by us for many years. We take pride in the quality and decor of our island home.

The two bedroom, two bath condominium comfortably sleeps six people. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, the second bedroom has two twin beds, and a queen-size hide-a-bed is in the living room. It is well equipped with dishes, pans, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, air conditioning, and Roku/cable TV. We provide a starter kit of paper products and 2 bath towels per person. Guests are responsible for their own laundry. Coin operated laundry facilities are conveniently located near our unit. Registration Number: 450070020077, TA-007-427-4816-01, GE-007-427-4816-01

Pono Kai Resort 2 Bedroom Reviews



Paul M.
February 2024
We really liked this property’s location, close to Kapa’a (walkable) and the Pacific shore. The owner was responsive to a minor question about a tv problem and the property was in good condition. We would rent it again, and Kauai is beautiful!


Linda F.
January 2024
This was perfect for our family. Everything we needed was provided. Would definitely stay here again.


Joyce H.
December 2023
Beautiful condo, well stocked kitchen. . Would of liked a sliding door on bathroom sink area


Michelle F.
December 2023
Overall, we were comfortable. Beds not great, but worked for a week. Could not get the TV and DVD to work in master bedroom. The coffee pot needed to be replaced during our stay…it was taken care of…not as quickly as we would have liked. The walls are thin and we could hear everything around us. The location is amazing. We loved being directly on the beach and near lots of restaurants. The walking path is amazing. Lots of resort facilities, but we didn’t partake.


Terry O.
November 2023
EXCELLENT !!!


Barbara R.
October 2023
Feels like Hawaii to me, not a hotel experience. Love the Kapaa location, very nice condo on the water.


Rachel S.
October 2023
Just as stated in the ad, right on the beach. Beautiful sunrises. Ad reads accurately. Had enough TP which was great. Only negative I felt was that there isn’t an air conditioner in the second bedroom and there wasn’t any coffee for the first morning. After a long flight, it would have been nice not to have to run out first thing in the morning to get coffee. ❤️


Matthew C.
September 2023
The grounds were clean and well maintained. The staff was very nice and the check-in and check-out was easy. The unit had more amenities than I had anticipated. This was within easy walking distance of Kapaa. After having stayed at other places on the island, I was very pleased with the location. It was close to town but the grounds give a sense of being further away.


Ryan C.
July 2023
The condo is located on the east central coastline, PERFECT for launching to any destination in Kauai. Room was clean and has all amenities you'd need for 2 people. You can walk out back porch to a great shoreline/beach or get in your car and go see it all. 15 minutes away from Lihue Airport. Highly recommend this property. If Air Conditioning is a concern for you, you'll be happy with this condo.


Jamie P.
July 2023
The location of this condo is perfectly situated across the bike path from the beach. The sunrises were amazing from the lanai and even better from a beach chair on the beach. The grounds at Pono Kai were well-maintained with plenty of activities, green grass, beautiful flowers, and even banana trees. We enjoyed the basketball and pickleball courts, the exercise room, the pool/hot tub, and even bocce ball. The koi pond with waterfall was beautiful, also. Downtown Kapa'a was a very short walk to the north with several dining and shopping options. Groceries were a short drive to the south to Big Save or Safeway or Costco in Lihue. The Coconut Marketplace was a nice shopping area with the best ABC store on the island that we found. The condo was a little small for 6 adults, but it would've been comfortable with 5 adults. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and more. The bathrooms were outdated with stains in the tub areas which surprised us a bit after it was updated in 2019. The 2nd bedroom does not have AC, so it did get warm even when the 1st bedroom did not shut the door at night and the 2 tower fans and ceiling fan were running. The condo has several items to use on the beach (chairs, towels, boogie boards, and snorkel gear) which made it a great vacation on the beach. The owner, representative, and Pono Kai staff were very attentive to our needs. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!! Mahalo!!!


Bronwen J.
July 2023
Fabulouse location and beautiful view. Spacious Condo. In need of updating and plumbing work. If you are ok with a little grungyness this place is awsome.


Scott B.
July 2023
The good....Overall, this was a great option for my family. The ground floor unit makes it easy for the kids to access the beach and the grounds. The central location made it convenient to drive to everywhere on the island from the north (Princeville) to the south (Eleele). Love being able to walk to restaurants and shops that didn't feel super touristy. The AC works great too. Now for the not so great. The unit is a bit old and dated, especially the bathrooms. There's also a musty smell in the unit. Had to kill a couple of cockroaches in the kitchen, despite being very careful not to leave food out and to wipe up crumbs. The grounds seem well maintained, though the buildings are looking tired. Despite all of that, I'd say the unit is still a good value given the location.


Jody T.
June 2023
We have enjoyed staying in this unit many times. Being ground floor and steps from the beach make for a picture perfect vacation. We also like being right in the middle between North shore and South shore. The unit is equipped with everything you need for a day out snorkeling, boogie boarding or just lounging on the beach. If it’s raining or you’re too sunburn to go out, you’ll find lots of games to keep you entertained. We absolutely loved our stay and hope to come back again soon!


Rhonda A.
May 2023
Property grounds were great. We had beach front unit, ground level D-102. When booking I noticed the listing stated Fully renovated in 2019. The unit did not appear to be renovated especially shower/tub unit. This was not a tub I would have placed a child in for a bath. Unit seemed clean with a musty smell. Size was adequate for four adults.


Kristen U.
April 2023
Cannot say enough good things about this wonderful property. Excellent location. Many dining options. Adjacent to beach and beach path. Well stocked. Property manager very responsive. Will definitely return.


Liane N.
April 2023
Our group of four had plans all over the island. The location of this unit was convenient for us to drive to either end of the island and to the grocery store quickly of needed. The condos location to downtown kapaa also allowed for us to walk to restaurants and shops on main street. The actual property that the condo is on was immaculate and just a few steps from the beach. The beacb was quiet and had very few people on it so it felt luxurious. The hot tub was the only facility we used and it was very clean, as were the main office and grounds. The actual unit was clean and habing a second bathroom was something we were looking fkr but proved to be an added bonus. We spent the majority of our time, when at the unit on the beach or sotting in the lanai enjoying the smell of paradise and the un obstructed views of the ocean. This location also provided a place to observe amazing sunrises.


Lynn K.
April 2023
We enjoyed our stay here. The property met our expectations. The WiFi didn't always work and an outlet in the guest bathroom was not working. Other than that it was just fine. The view from the Lanai is amazing and really enjoyed the walking path to town. Great location centrally located.


Mark L.
March 2023
Great spot, very convenient, condo had all necessities.


Michael T.
March 2023
We had a ground floor oceanfront unit. We were about twenty yards distance from the beach. I didn't realize that the spray from the ocean necessitated wiping the windows of the lanai door clean a few times each week. The unit was comfortable. Previous occupants left behind little things in the kitchen. They must have half a dozen salt and pepper shakers. No complaints. Close to groceries, gas stations, restaurants and shopping. There even ss an ABC store about two blocks away. I would rent the unit again.


Mark H.
March 2023
We loved our week in this lovely home! So tastefully decorated and well supplied with all we needed to enjoy a week in this beautiful location. We loved being on the ground floor and the ease of walking out to enjoy the 8 mile paved walk along the coast. We had a few days of rainy weather and succeeded in putting together the surfboard puzzle provided.


heather p.
January 2023
The unit was everything we needed it to be. The beach is just feet away and perfect for watching sunrise every single morning. There is a paved bike path that runs through resort so rented bikes for kids all week. Ground unit was perfect so could bring bikes in every night. Desk staff helpful and check in easy. Haldy way between Poipu and Princeville soakea a great base camp. Food trucks, ABC store, and restaurants within walking distance. Great time by everyone


KERI F.
January 2023
We stayed with a group of 5 adults and the 2 bedrooms and pull out couch worked great. Perfect location along the bike path in Kapa'a with beach front views. Property had pool, hot tub, games and bbqs and hammocks all over. I loved the little garden where guests were welcome to pick fresh herbs from. Highly recommend!


Nancy T.
January 2023
The condo was very clean and roomy. It had everything we needed during our stay plus some great bonus items. The cards and games were a hit as well as the beach chairs and snorkel masks. The best part was sitting on the front patio and taking in the sunrise every morning, what a beautiful view!! We had such a great vacation, thank you so much for allowing us to share your paradise!



January 2023
We spent 9 days here and 14 days total on Kauai. The resort had great amenities: pool, ping pong, giant connect 4, and bag toss to name a few for kids. They also have grills scattered throughout. There is laundry facilities at each building. Cost $1.50 per wash and per dry. Condo unit had everything we needed: beach chairs, umbrella, binoculars, beach towels, regular towels, everything we could think of for kitchen utensils. The beds were comfy and the view amazing! The location was perfect for walking up to dinner and shopping. The staff there were very helpful and nice when we had any questions. We will definitely be staying here again shall we come back to this island. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.


NANCY H.
November 2022
I love the location, the size and layout, views, etc. I plan on returning!


Chris M.
November 2022
Excellent location Exactly as described Well stocked Perfect vacation.


Sarah W.
October 2022
Great location, walking distance to restaurants, the beach, shopping. Kapa’a is perfect for being in the middle between the north and shouts shores. The condo was great and had everything we needed. The property owners were great to work with!


Ashish V.
October 2022
The place was perfect for my family of 4 (2 kids - aged 11 and 13). It was clean, well-stocked with all the cooking utensils, plates, pots, pans,etc. Plenty of room for the 4 of us, with each kid having their own bed. Literally right off the water in Kappa. Walking distance to downtown Kapaa which made it fun to get shaved ice. There is a Safeway nearby to stock up with food. Location was perfect so you could get to the North beaches and South beaches easily. Only 2 things to make this even a stronger rating (keep in mind it is already a perfect 5 for us) - perhaps updating the guide left in the condo with new instructions - for example, the instructions for tunnels beach was not accurate but we figured it out. One other small thing would be to encourage the Pona Kai mgmt to not require parental signatures for teenagers who want to play ping pong. But these are small things - overall we would come again to this place next time we are in Kauai.


BECKLYN W.
October 2022
All very good .many blessings getting to stay in our room condo.tjsnkbyou for it all .the roos had everything been needed thank you again .hope to come back..One day soon.


Chris T.
September 2022
We just returned from our trip to Kauai and staying at this property and had a great time. The condo was clean, the rooms were large, and the location was great. Not only is the condo centrally located on the island AND so close to the beach, but there are plenty of food and shopping options nearby. If I was returning to the island my first choice would be to book this condo again.


Laurie B.
July 2022
We stayed in this same condo five years ago, and we came back to it again for many reasons. One of my favorite things in life is to sit on this lanai and watch the sunrise. The condo is equipped with the basics you need, furnished appropriately, and has an AMAZING location. We love staying in Kapa’a because it is somewhat central on the island between north and south. This is the perfect home base for anyone visiting Kauai. It’s walking distance to shopping and restaurants in Kapa’a, and the north or south shore are only about 30-40 min away depending on traffic. We’ll be back!!


Kanokwan N.
July 2022
Beach front resort, best location, many beach stuff in the room like beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler, boogie boards, such a fun time at the beaches


Cassie A.
July 2022
Great place for a family of 4. Loved that we had chairs, an umbrella and snorkel gear to use! Very pretty view on the patio, we drank coffee out there every morning.


Sandra M.
June 2022
GREAT VIEW OF THE OCEAN NICE POOL CONDO HAD LOTS OF SPACE AND THINGS OF USE NEEDED SOME UPDATING AND MORE CLEANING


Lupita T.
May 2022
Good location and well equipped.


Rob L.
April 2022
By Hawaii standards this was an affordable condo for a family of 4 with a great central location in Kapa'a. The Condo is truly 100 feet to the ocean. Very pragmatic space with beach chairs, mat, umbrella, boogies boards and water noodle in the closet. There is plenty of closet and drawer space for a family of 4. Kitchen is well stocked with utensils/dishware. Town of Kapa'a is a short 2 minute walk away with restaurants and shops. Kapa'a is on the east side of the island so you have bright sunrises and are half-way between the north shore and south shore for various day trips. North shore is more scenic and quaint. South shore beaches tend to be more touristy and commercial but also less rain. We really liked being halfway between both plus there are nice waterfalls and tourist opportunities (kayaking, Hawaiian Luan's, Bike Path along the coast, kid friendly beach, short-medium hikes to waterfalls) near Kapa'a. I like how the condo's master bedroom had a king size bed (hard to find) and the 2nd bedroom has 2 separate singles so our daughters didn't have to share a bed. The condo complex has a 24 hour help desk that's always manned. There's a pool and coin operated laundry just 30 steps from the condo. Gas stations and grocery stories are a short drive and you're just 20 minutes from the airport in bad traffic, 15 minutes in light traffic. Hosts were very responsive to any questions I had. Very pleased with our weeklong stay at this condo.


Caylee W.
March 2022
Great condo! Waking up to the beautiful sunrise every morning was amazing. Location is great with shops/restaurants next door and easy to get to anywhere on the island. Plenty of parking and resort has tons of yard games to play and amazing staff. Perfect set up for my family with young kids. Condo itself was in great condition and had all the essentials we needed. Would highly recommend!!


Michelle M.
January 2022
We enjoyed our stay here very much. The view from the porch is amazing. Loved watching the sunrise every morning. Kitchen is well stocked, beach chairs and coolers available. Beds comfortable. The pool and hot tub were great. Kids used mini golf and shuffle board equipment from the facility. Great centralized location with lots of eating options in walking distance. We would highly recommend staying here!!


Carrie W.
December 2021
Had a great visit. First time to island. Great walking path out lanai door. Nice pool amenities. Units are not well sound proofed, can hear every step people in unit above take.


Mary S.
December 2021
Breathtaking. The unit was exactly as pictured. Homey. Everything clean and comfortable. Nicely furnished kitchen with newer cabinets and appliances. A few issues were solved almost immediately by the owner. Unit smelled musty/closed up when we first arrived. Opened the back door and aired it out with a fresh tropical breeze. Perfect. Can't wait to go back!


Karen R.
November 2021
Great oceanfront unit, perfect setup for our family. No cable, just Roku TV, so not easy for low tech folks. Written instruction sheet would help. AC in main living area & master bedroom most appreciated. Will definitely return & recommend this unit.


howard c.
October 2021
Everything went smooth


Rajeev S.
October 2021
The location is excellent. Groceries, restaurants, beach right there. Lovely walk, bike path right outside. Our family had a great time.


Maria K.
September 2021
Everything was great, except for the pillows in the master bedroom. The pillows smelled like pee and when I took the pillowcases off, they looked very dirty and stained. You need new pillows, they were gross.


Kirby W.
September 2021
The views and physical proximity to the beach were exactly as advertised. Loved the property, because it was beautiful and had many activities. The only issue was we had a need for basic supplies. We were told we could not get more supplies. This was not only disappointing, but the communication came much later than our request was made. Overall, wonderful experience and would do it again without hesitation.


Jennifer G.
July 2021
Ocean front condo for our family of 4 was perfect for walking to eat and shop in Kapaa, 100 steps to jumping into the ocean, watching daily sunrises, exploring east Kauai including lots of nearby beaches, waterfalls adventures of Wailua, and Waimea Canyon touring. We used the ping pong table, the barbecues, the pool and jacuzzi, and the hammock; if we stayed longer we would have taken long bike rides along the route right in front of the condo and played lots of other games available through Pono Kai.


Elise E.
July 2021
We are a family of 6 ( two adults and four teens) and we loved this condo. The location is the very best on the island to see everything amd we loved being close to downtown Kapa’a and all the cute shops and restaurants. Also loved being on the bottom floor where we can walk right out to the ocean at any time!! Loved it all!!


Anne (Kit) W.
June 2021
We stayed here for 2 weeks with our 3 young adult children and very much enjoyed our stay! The location was awesome - ground level (definitely worth it to be on the ground level), right on the ocean. It was amazing to watch the sunrise from the patio every morning. Much to do right at the condo but, more importantly for us, it was very centrally located to all the other things we wanted to do on the island. Many restaurants and shops within walking distance. We rented bikes, kayaks and surfboards right up the street. The paved path along the ocean right outside the condo was perfect for biking, jogging and walking. There is a relatively small but nice beach area right outside the door. The complex was well kept and had a nice pool with tennis, horseshoes, croquet, ping pong, a putting green and several other games as well as barbecues. There was a concierge too although we did not use this service. The property was as advertised and worked out perfectly for our circumstances. It was clean, modern and equipped with everything we needed. No housekeeping services but washer and dryer basically right outside the door (not sure if this was because of COVID or always this way) - not an issue for us. The sleeping accommodations were more suited to a group of 4 adults or family with younger children but it worked for us. The host was very responsive and most accommodating. Overall, perfect choice for our stay! Mahalo!


Vanessa W.
August 2019
This was exactly what we wanted for our first stay in Kauai! Location was ideal, property was well maintained with extra amenities, and our lanai opened right up to the beach!!


Ben S.
July 2019
Nice Property, A/C was a plus, Close to shopping Kapa'a town, close to beach side walking path. Beach equipment available to use.


Heather T.
June 2019
The unit met all of my expectations! It was in a convenient location, had all the amenities, extremely clean and comfortable.


Michelle G.
April 2019
My family of four had a beautiful stay at this property. The accommodations are spacious and the grounds are fun for the whole family. The lanai is only steps from the ocean and a short walk to the restaurants and shops of Kapaa. We would love to return!


Brenda B.
April 2019
Balcony door didn't look. Needs new bedding and kitchen renovation. Only one key for 4 people. Not very clean. Very nice location 😊😊😊


Heather S.
January 2019
Absolutely loved being so close to the ocean! So relaxing to sit and enjoy such a beautiful view. Even saw whales off in the distance. It was nice to be in Kapaa, rented bikes, and enjoyed the quaint shops. It's a nice central area to be, making it easy to travel to either side of the island to explore all the sights.


cheryl b.
December 2018
If location, sunrises, and oceanfront are your priorities, this condo is perfect. The only thing between you and the water is the coast trail for walks and biking. "Downtown Kapaa" is only a couple blocks away making it easy to stroll the shops or walk to dinner. Ono Ono shave ice is right across the street - definitely recommended - and top it with Li Hing Moi (lee hee moy). We sat on the lanai every morning with coffee to watch the sunrise!! The owners are very responsive - the coffee maker had an issue and we had a new one delivered that afternoon. There are other reviews that reference bugs and cleanliness - my comment on this is that 'this is the tropics!'. I have been visiting Kauai/Kapaa almost annually for the last 40 years, and this condo very much represented what I expect from a hawaiian condo. It is not a 5-star resort, I wouldn't want it to be! I would definitely rent this condo again!


Debbie P.
November 2018
We stayed at Pono Kai last year and wanted to stay there again because of the location and the resorts amenities (pool and hot tub specifically). It was difficult to get into this resort and found this 2 bedroom unit when we only wanted a 1 bedroom unit. We liked it was on the first floor and being ocean front, definitely selling points. It is a very large unit with generous room sizes. The unit itself needs an updated kitchen and newer furniture (stained and older). The bedrooms and baths are decent. The unit manager (Grace) is very accommodating and willing to do what she can. I did give her feedback I thought would be useful and she seemed receptive. If you have any problems, start with her first which I did not so that was my fault. Had limited extras like beach towels, coolers, beach mats, but no chairs for the beach.


Randy N.
October 2018
We have rented several condos thru VRBO. We enjoyed the condo but thought that they could have provided more amenities such as hand soap, etc. Also, the spare bedroom needs a ceiling fan and/or air conditioner vents as the room was very warm.


Caitlin M.
October 2018
This is a decent place to stay if you don't want to spend a huge amount of money. The location is pretty good, and it's a nice view from the lanai (though the beach isn't really a swimming/laying-out kind of beach, and there are some homeless encampments off the trail nearby). There are some cute shops and local restaurants just steps away, which is really helpful when you don't want to drive somewhere. The condo itself is in dire need of updates. The bathtub drain is corroded so you are forced to take a shower (my mom likes to take only takes baths) and the place wasn't particularly clean (dust bunnies hanging from the ceiling, dirty lamps, smudges on the glass doors, dead bugs and geckos in the light fixtures, floor gritty when we walked in and took our shoes off as requested). Almost everything looks like it was original to the condo or updated back in the 90's. The cushions on the furniture were stained. Basically it seems like a place that the owners use mostly as a rental and just do the bare minimum to get by with what they charge. I know it's also hard to do quality control with the cleaning when they are in California. We also had a confusing time with the check out - in one place it said check out was 10am (which is pretty early as far as check-outs go) and another place it said 11am. When I asked the owner through a message about the discrepancy a few days before checkout, she never responded. Then the last day we figured we would get ready to go by 10am just to be safe, and at 9:55am there was some guy knocking on our door telling us we had to leave in 5 minutes. A little unprofessional. There are SO many other rental options on the island that I think for next time we'll look for a different place - we wouldn't stay here again.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

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