|The Pono Kai
Resort is located on the island of Kauai in the quaint town of Kapaa and
situated on 12 beachfront acres. Perfect sunsets, unspoiled tropical
beaches cascading mountains and the "Grand Canyon" of the Pacific are some
of the highlights that make Kauai unique. Surrounded by swaying palms,
you will find your own Hawaiian Paradise at the Pono Kai Resort.
In 1877, King
Lelei-o-hoku died and the reign of King Kalakaua of Hawaii began. He took
advantage of the opportunity to set up a mini-court on the island of Kauai.
There had been a chorale group of 15 or so individuals, called the Ka-wai-hau
Hui. The name Ka-wai-hau means ice water and was originally given to a
white woman residing in Honolulu. She would not partake in the fiery gin
that the King preferred but would sip ice water. The word Hui is used to
describe a group of people and the word is still used frequently in every
day language in Hawaii. The Ka-wai-hau Hui was sent to Kauai to establish
agriculture benefits in the District of Puna, which covered the majority
of the east coast of the island. That very same year, the Puna district
was divided into several small sections called a Ahupua'a. One of these
were Kapa'a Pono.
The word Kapa'a
can be literally translated to mean; solid . Pa'a Pono can be interpreted
as a definite commitment or steadfast uprightness. A figurative meaning
for this phrase would be to do the right thing with meaningful intentions.
Not much is known
as to what was actually at the Pono Kai prior to 1913. It may have been
a fishing ground. In 1913 a land grant was issued to Hawaiian Canneries
for their pineapple cannery. The cannery was called the Pono Cannery. The
cannery operated for forty-seven years and was closed down in 1960. The
cannery provided full-time jobs for many Kauaians and summer jobs for teen-agers.
It's surprising to learn that so many people on the island today remember
the expansive cannery. They speak fondly of watching the pineapples zip
down the fields pulled by the mini-train. The lobby at Pono Kai has photographs
of the cannery and other bits of interesting Hawaiian history. Plans to
build the condominium project at Pono Kai began in 1975. The prefix Pono
(constant) together with Kai (seas) formed the name of the 241-unit complex.
The resort today is a majority of one and two bedroom timeshare vacation
units and some whole ownership. Situated on beachfront property the resort
has much to offer the Malihini (visitor) and the Kamaiana. The grounds
of Pono Kai cover approximately 12 acres. Please stop by and visit our
beautiful resort the next time you are on Kauai.
As a multi-use property, understanding
all of the groups at the Pono Kai can be challenging. Here’s a brief
explanation of each group and their involvement at the resort:
Pono Kai Interval Owners
Comprised of 150 timeshare units (multiple
units in all buildings – A-K, which includes every unit in Building K),
and 2 commercial units (Laundry and Housekeeping), PKIOA represents 59.9437%
of the ownership. PKIOA is responsible for the maintenance of each
of their 150 units.
Pacific Fantasy Time Share
Owners Association (PFTSOA)
Comprised of 17 timeshare units (1 unit
each in B, C, G and H Buildings, 2 units each in A, D and F Buildings,
3 units in E Building, and 4 units in J Building), PFTSOA represents 7.0936%
of the ownership at the Pono Kai Resort. PFTSOA is responsible for
the maintenance of each of their 17 units.
Association of Apartment
Owners of Pono Kai (AOAO)
AOAO is the “master” association at
the Pono Kai. Within the AOAO there are 74 wholly owned units/apartments
(multiple units in buildings A-J). These units are not timeshare.
An individual or organization owns each unit in the AOAO. There is
only one permanent resident in the AOAO, with the remaining units being
utilized as second homes or vacation rental property, many of which are
involved in a rental pool which is managed by Condominium Rentals Hawaii. There
is also a commercial unit, located near the lobby (where IVC is providing
activity services). The AOAO is responsible for all building exteriors
and the common areas (pool, tennis courts, lobby, walkways, landscaping,
etc.) The 74 wholly owned units in the AOAO represent 32.9627% of
the total ownership.
Every owner at the resort (including
PKIOA and PFTSOA owners) is a member of the AOAO.