Pono Kai Resort Rental

Rates: $240 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed types: KQ (sleeps 4)
Reviews: 4.60 (from 67 reviews)
The Pono Kai Resort sits on 12 acres in the quiet town of Kapa`a on the east side of the island of Kaua`i. The Resort is right on the beach, which is perfect for wind surfing, kite surfing or wading and frolicking in the waves. This condo is not ocean view but koi pond or tennis view.

This mini suite condo in building K comes fully equipped with a King size bed in the master bedroom and a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room/kitchen area and one full-size bathroom. The unit is completely tiled except for the bedrooms. The fully equipped kitchenette is great for preparing meals and snacks. Flat screen television in the living room and bedroom. Complimentary Wi-Fi connection, each condo with its own router and modem. The bathroom is furnished with starter soap, shampoo and conditioner, along with a hair dryer. There is an iron and ironing board within the unit as well. We manage several condos at Pono Kai and all mini suites are in Building K, floor will vary depending on availability at time of check in.

Pono Kai also has a communal swimming pool, and Jacuzzi, a croquet lawn, bocce ball, cornhole, two putting greens, shuffle board, tennis/pickleball court, basketball court, fire pit, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. The outside amenities are lighted and well maintained to entertain active guests as well as those seeking rest and relaxation. The resort also has a Concierge Desk available for guests to make the most of their stay and book activities while on the Garden Island.

The resort is located in the historic town of Kapaa, Kauai. You can catch the sunrise in the morning over the Pacific Ocean or even see whales during migrating season. The resort is within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, shopping and grocery stores.

You can rent bicycles within walking distance and we are located within 5 minutes from all water activities; canoeing, kayaking, surfing, etc... Registration Number: 450070020114, GE-126-997-7088-01, TA-126-997-7088-01

Pono Kai Resort Rental Reviews

Sandi W.
February 2024
We have stayed at this property 5 previous times, and last time was with the same owner. When I reserved this year, the photos of the type of unit I reserved were the same as the previous year, and similar to all other units we had stayed in. It was "advertised" exactly the same as before, and I even requested the same unit if possible. When we arrived, we were put in building "K", which is right on the street. Not only that, but after seeing the unit and discussing it with management, we found out we were in the only building that had NOT one bedroom suites, but instead, "mini suites". There was a kitchenette, tiny eating area and "living" area. The furniture was very uncomfortable. The only thing on the patio (which overlooked the parking lot) was 2 small plastic chairs and a TINY end table. The bathroom sink was leaking, some things didn't work, the a/c was loud, etc. This was NOT what we paid for. Management informed us they couldn't do anything about it, and that IF we wanted to pay an upgrade fee and a cleaning fee MAYBE they could move us in 4 days. I have tried to figure out how to contact the owner, but that information is hidden from me. We believe we deserve a refund of at least half. This rental was mis-represented to us and not satisfactory. We do still like Pono Kai, but don't EVER stay in building K. It was built later than the rest of the resort, but NOT to the SAME standards!!!

Roy C.
February 2024
The condo was very nice. Not very big but okay for two people. The resort is wonderful. The staff are great. The amenities are numerous and the location is perfect.

Tim N.
December 2023
First of all, pictures online are not the actual room that you receive. All rooms are chosen at the corporate level, you get what they chose for you. Aside, the place has a variety of games/activities for the family to enjoy on the premise. The boardwalk along the beach (note, not a swimmable area for a few miles) gives stunning views to the sunrise. Very centrally located to travel along the island.

Elisa M.
October 2023
The grounds at Pono Kai are lovely and very well maintained. The unit we rented was perfect for 2 people, but it would have been too crowded for 4. There are many options for family activities on-site, as well as shopping and restaurants within walking distance. This area is very, very busy with traffic and pedestrians, and the neighborhood is filled with locals going about their daily lives. This is the place for you if you love shopping and being around lots of people.

Susan B.
October 2023

Mildred T.
September 2023
Property was clean and nice pool and spa.The location right inKapa'a is ideal.The town is small but tasteful and close to the airport and convenient for drives to dofferent parts of the island.Staff is friendly and helpful

September 2023

DeAnne R.
July 2023
We stayed at the Pono Kai resort for a week to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary . It was a great location. The condo was good. Our only complaint was that we did not get the unit we reserved on VRBO. The unit that was listed that I reserved said it had a king bed in the bedroom. We were given a unit with a queen size bed. They would not/could not give us a unit with a king size bed. We were disappointed but made the best of it. Since it was just the two of us it worked out. I hesitate to rent from here again if we come with another couple for fear we won’t get the unit we would reserve. The grounds are beautiful, the pool is nice (small for a resort the size of Pono Kai). It was great that they have an on-site place to rent beach chairs, umbrellas, etc…We would recommend this resort to others.

Nick D.
July 2023
The property was very nice…good access to the ocean…needed ceiling fans in room.

jacqui y.
July 2023
The location is awesome, very central to everything. Definitely need a car to be able to explore everything Kauai has to offer. Great shopping and decent restaurants within walking distance. A grocery store and an ABC store are close by. Very close to the airport too. The property is older and is more of a hotel than a resort. Every room does have a kitchen or kitchenette. Some of the the rooms are not updated, but they are clean. Our host, Tammy, was very accommodating and very prompt in replying to our concerns.

Beverly P.
May 2023

Joseph N.
March 2023
Renting was easy, very helpful staff, will stay again

Edwin A.
March 2023
was quite had room to park had elevator had sunrise view in jan. pool was warm not as many roosters as other years had room housekeeping twice a week

Nick S.
January 2023
We like the location, free parking, clean property, hammocks, hot tub, small pool, great concierge service, and easy check in and out.

Teri K.
December 2022
Pono Kai is close to everything. You don’t even need to leave the resort if you don’t want to. Plenty of amenities. There was one issue with the wrong name being attached to my reservation, but the property management office handled it quickly. I’d stay here again.

Julie O.
October 2022
We really enjoyed our week here. Close and easy to walk to shopping and dining in Kapa'a. Beautiful, peaceful grounds. The pool and jacuzzi were great at the end of the day and very well kept. We cant wait to come back.

Rich L.
October 2022
Best to stay in this property.

James B.
September 2022
Central location to the south shore. Close to airport, Wailua river and golf. Great accommodations. Check in process took some time, as they appeared to be training and had some confusion regarding taxes. After that, no further issues.

Isaac R.
August 2022
Awesome stay. More than enough room for myself and my wife. Comfortable furniture Central AC. Full kitchen. Amazing staff. Even though our room had a garden view from the balcony, we could still see the ocean. Central location made getting ro the north or south side of the island easy. Property is bordered by a walking path that goes along the beaches of the east side of the island for miles. 10/10 would recommend and stay again.

Rebecca R.
May 2022

Heidi G.
May 2022
Our condo K205 had everything we needed and was true to the description. The Pono Kai was a beautifully landscape complex, offering a variety of activities for everyone. The staff was excellent! We chose this location because this was our 1st time visiting the island and we wanted easy access to explore beaches from the north shore to the south shore. It was also super convenient to stores and restaurants. We would definitely stay here again! Mahalo!

Teresa B.
April 2022
Generally positive experience at Pono Kai. Started off rocky as front desk had deleted our reservation and weren’t super helpful about fixing it. Had some trouble communicating with host as app wasn’t working properly and host was a 6 hr time difference away. Otherwise the rest of the week went well and we found Kapa’a to be a good central location for exploring the island.

Kevin B.
March 2022
Property is in great shape and centrally located

sherry b.
March 2022
Loved being by the ocean-view bike trail and the resort activities like tennis, putting greens, pool, etc. Walking along the beach was very scenic, too.

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

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