Pono Kai Resort
Pono Kai Resort: Paradise at Your Fingertips
Pono Kai Resort is set in arguably the most beautiful place in the world. Set on Kauai’s Coconut Coast, you have access to the miles and miles of warm sandy beaches and emerald waters. Kauai is also one of the most diverse landscapes you can vacation to as its beauty extends far beyond the waters.
Choose comfort in the mini-suite or 1- and 2-bedroom suites. These suites range in size with master bedrooms, full kitchens and bathrooms, separate living and dining areas, and balconies. With this kind of space, every member of your crew can comfortably spread out and call a part of the suite their own. Traveling can sometimes bring on too much time together and it’s important that everyone has a little time to let themselves reset.
With the privacy of separate rooms, you will not have to disturb each other on your downtime. If people have different sleeping schedules, you can accommodate accordingly to ensure everyone’s getting a rested night’s sleep. The beds are dressed in top-of-the-line sheets and supportive pillows are placed on top. These small details make the world of a difference because what is a vacation without the relaxation that comes from a good night’s sleep?
In these suites, you will also enjoy the economy of a fully equipped kitchen. This provides the option to eat a few meals at home. Not only does this save some money but it allows for some moments where unforgettable memories can be made. Even if you don’t prepare a full meal here, storing some leftovers or a few snacks is always nice. And a fresh cup of coffee every single morning is even better!
You can take this cup of coffee onto your private balcony and have a few moments all to yourself. This balcony gives you your very own view of the ocean to wake up to every single morning. As you pull up a chair, sit back, and breathe deeply. You are on island time now! The sounds of the waves crashing onto the shore and the sea breeze in the air will put your mind at ease. Catch up on that book you have been meaning to finish or pull out your journal. This vacation is about investing in you and allowing for pure rest and rejuvenation.
After you are all settled in, come and explore all that the resort has to offer. If aquatic adventure is what you seek, you have come to the right place! Grab your boogie board and some goggles and run out into the ocean water. The resort is conveniently located in front of these turquoise waters so spending time here is just a few steps out of your door. Bring your towel out and lay across the warm sand. Get your daily dose of Vitamin D under the glorious Kauai sun.
If you’re feeling more like you want to lounge around on a pool chair, come and enjoy that sun poolside. This outdoor pool is perfect for everyone. For ultimate relaxation, head over to the luxurious hot tub and slide into its warm waters. As you enter, you will feel your body instantly relax. The heat will relax your anxieties and soothe all of your sore muscles. You can also head over to the sauna for yet another rejuvenation service.
However, you decide to spend your time here in Kauai, we won’t judge. Everyone needs time to just kick back their feet and relax. We recognize how hard you’ve worked to deserve a vacation and we will make sure this doesn’t go to waste. This resort allows for the ultimate relaxation and time to invest in yourself!
All the Action in One Spot.
Pono Kai Resort is your one-stop spot for all things activities! During vacation, things happen. Reservations get canceled, the weather is bad, you name it, we have heard a reason for it. This is why the resort provides things to do all throughout. Because what’s a place to stay worth if all you can do there is sleep?
Looking for a little competition? Head on out to the tennis, volleyball, or shuffleboard courts for some real game. Here you can challenge your opponent and go head-to-head. Gather a few other vacationers and get a tournament going and see who ends up on top. If you’re looking for more of a low-key activity, check out the croquet and putting greens. Perfect your form for your next game and become an unstoppable force.
Hawaii is a state with a deeply rooted culture, and it is important when visiting to respect that. Here, you can engage in local customs with hula or enjoy lei-making lessons. You can even check out local arts and crafts vendors by the front desk. Traveling to new places means new cultures and there’s so much to learn from every new person you meet! The resort also offers a weekly island orientation to inform guests about local attractions and activities.
There’s a world of opportunity on your next vacation to Kauai. It will instantly bring you into a new world of all the best things in life. Discover how you can plan the perfect four-day getaway with TZort!
DAY 1: A HEAVENLY ADVENTURE
42.1 MILES VIA HI-50 W
Being in Hawaii is all about immersing yourself in the gorgeous nature that this state holds. Waimea Canyon State Park is the perfect spot to introduce you to some of this beauty. Dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, this is a sight too beautiful for words alone.
Throughout the canyon, you can find tropical cliffs, many lookouts, and some breathtaking waterfalls. If you’re in the right spot, you will even see a few rainbows. The landscape is a mix of pink and green and the time of day will significantly change what you spot. The park has multiple designated trails that will lead you to some of the best spots in the park.
Be sure to pack a swimsuit as the waterfalls provide a calm swimming and picnic spot. The best part about it all is that it is so massive that you can choose exactly where you want to go. If you find yourself needing a little assistance, multiple tours are given and are a great way to learn more about the park.
0.3 MILES VIA HI-56 N
Since 2016, The Local Kauai has been serving their farm-to-table fare to locals and visitors alike. Their menu features locally sourced ingredients and freshly squeeze cocktails. They believe in the ethical side of dining and want this to be an experience that gives back to not only you but their community.
Pick from any one of their delectable menu items. From fried chicken to salads to pizzas, they offer it all. Try their sweet corn + queso fresco empanada for a refreshing meal. This features local sweet potato, sweet corn, and their house-made cream. A meal here is an experience like no other and is the perfect way to start your day off here.
DAY 2: SAIL ON!
26.1 MILES VIA HI-50 W
Captain Andy’s Sailing Adventures have been a favorite of visitors since 1980. For years they have been sharing their knowledge of the beautiful waters of the Na Pali coast. They offer their tours on three different boats including yachts, sailboats, and hull rafts.
Each boat offers something different depending on what you are looking for. If you want a more relaxed sail through the waters, we suggest the Star Na Pali Sunset sail. This trip is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing cruise at sunset. It is a rejuvenating experience with a freshly prepared meal and a luxurious coast through the waters.
The Na Pali cave patrol option is perfect for adventure seekers who still want to enjoy the beauty of nature. You will take the custom 24’ rigid hull raft right out to the caves where you will encounter waterfalls, rock formations, and even get up close with some of the sea life. It is three hours of non-stop exploring and you will get to immerse yourself right into these sights in nature.
0.6 MILES VIA HI-56 N
After a day of adventure, Sam’s Ocean View restaurant is just what you need to end the day perfectly. This waterfront restaurant allows you to take in those gorgeous views even while enjoying a delicious meal. They serve locally sourced ingredients and fresh, never frozen fish.
They know how important the nature here in Hawaii is, so they practice their dining in the most ethical way possible. Their menu is a globally inspired, fresh selection of all the chefs best. The small plates are the best place to start as it will introduce you to some of the flavors of your main meal. Their entrees are well prepared meats and seafood with flavors that will delight both the mind and soul.
DAY 3: FALL IN LOVE WITH NATURE
3.4 MILES VIA KAAPUNI RD
The Ho’opi’I Falls are the ultimate adventure into nature. Pack your bag for a day in the water and be sure to charge up your camera. The sights you see here are almost impossible to describe with just words.
Once you arrive, the two-mile trail will take you through its canopy of trees that make up the small jungle here. A few scenes from Jurassic Park were filmed here and we can see why. Stepping on to the trail feels like being in the movie itself. It is an immersive experience and really awakens the soul. This trail will take you to the first waterfall where you will find the rushing water on the rocks and a narrow pool below. It is a great spot to stop for a little refueling and rejuvenating in its waters.
After making your first stop, continue on to the main waterfall. This trail is a new side of this green wonderland as it has huge trees with ferns and vines all around. The trees form a sort of natural cover, but the sunlight still gets to peek through and shine on these gorgeous trails. Arriving at the main falls is a breathtaking experience. They are a bigger set of falls than the first and provide a much larger lagoon for you to explore. There is even a rope swing to play around on! A day touring these falls is a day well spent and one we just know you cannot pass up.
3.9 MILES VIA KAAPUNI RD
JO2 Restaurant is the fusion of many international cuisines. With influences from the French, Japanese, and Hawaiian culture, you will be taken to new places with a simple bite of your meal. Their dishes incorporate the locally grown vegetables and locally caught seafood to ensure optimal freshness.
Their cocktails are made with freshly squeezed citrus and are crafted by the bartenders here. A meal here is not just an experience for the tastebuds but for the eyes as well. These well-crafted dishes taste amazing and have the looks to back them up! They incorporate the beautiful colors of the scenes here in Kauai. Choose from any one of their entrees and you will be satisfied with every single bite.
DAY 4: AN ALL-IN-ONE EXPERIENCE
5.2 MILES VIA OLOHENA RD
The scenic coastal Kauai Path is the perfect way to end out your time here in Kauai. It is miles and miles of marked path just for you to hike, bike, or run through. The best part about this path is that it will give you a vantage point of the coast that you cannot always see from a car.
You can rent a bike for a fair hourly price and ride around town enjoying the wind through your hair. This path will take you towards Kapa’a point where you can see the friendly wildlife that inhabit this area. Both sea turtles and dolphins are frequently spotted here and love to pop out and say hi. As you continue throughout the path, you will notice it takes you to multiple beaches. Be sure to pack a swimsuit and lots of sunscreen because it will be a day filled with fun in the sun!
6.0 MILES VIA STATE HWY 580/KUAMOO RD
For the past 40 years, Bull Shed Restaurant has been offering its customers the best in fine dining. The restaurant is set right on the Royal Coconut Coast and is the perfect place to catch some beautiful ocean sights. With choice cuts of steak and the freshest catches of the sea, you will get to indulge in one last delectable meal.
Their drink menu features island-style cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a vast array of beers. These are a great way to start off your meal and a true introduction into the care that is put into the food here. For your main meal, choose from the expertly prepared seafood, surf and turf, and choice meats. These dishes are prepared with their natural flavors in mind and are seasoned to perfection.