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The resort next door, The Valley Isle Resort, has restarted the rebuild of the porte cochere, the lobby, the walkway to the high-rise and the separate building housing the health club which were destroyed in a fire. We anticipate this to be a 9-10-month project so as of right now we believe construction will be completed in May or June of 2021. Work hours for the project are schedule for Monday through Friday 8am-4pm.
The project taking place at the adjacent Valley Isle Resort may impact some guests, particularly those in condos on the south end of the property.
Dec 24, 2020 @ 3:06pm PST
Short Notice of Beach Preservation Work Opportunity.
Beginning Dec 28, 2020 through the first week of January 2021 the Royal Kahana requires heavy equipment on property to complete emergency sand bag replacement and additions. The first work occurring on the pool side of the building using our construction road. The second phase requires north side access on our portable tracks all the way to the pool deck. Work hours begin at 8am though 5pm.
Larry Hansen General Manager
IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATES AS OF 11/19/2020:
New Policy - IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!!
Starting on Nov. 24, travelers wanting to bypass Hawai‘i‘s 14-day mandatory quarantine must have COVID-19 test results, from a trusted travel partner, prior to departure to the islands. Gov. Ige made the announcement this afternoon at a news conference.
“We’re taking this added safety precaution now in response to the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases on the mainland and around the world. The health of our residents and visitors is our primary concern, particularly with more people traveling to Hawai‘i over the holidays,” said Gov. Ige.
If a traveler’s test results are not available before boarding their final flight segment, the traveler must quarantine for 14 days or the length of their stay, whichever is shorter.
The new policy applies to domestic transpacific flights and international flights departing from locations in which the State of Hawai‘i has pre-testing programs in place.
Because short-term vacation rentals are prohibited by law from hosting guests subject to quarantine, guests arriving without their negative pre-travel Covid test results in-hand must find alternative accommodations at a hotel and quarantine there. Please reach out to Dan or I with any questions.
October 20, 2020
I just returned from Maui! What a pleasure it was to experience the site, sounds and people of Maui after an absence of 6 months. If you can, I encourage you to travel over! The timing is perfect - the pace is slow, the visitors are slowly returning, the whales are back, and the weather AmAzInG!!
It was so easy to travel over by following the steps the Governor, Govenor Ige has set forth. Read below. We look forward to welcoming you our homes at the Royal Kahana. Reach out today!
The Governor of Hawaii had announced the initial steps in opening up the Hawaiian Islands to visitors.
The current proclamation states (not verbatim), allows for trans-Pacific travelers to avoid the 14-day quarantine if they produce a negative corona virus pre-test, taken within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii. If you take the covid-19 test and do not have the test results upon landing on Maui, you will need to quarantine at a hotel until the test results are received and can than move to a vacation rental (Royal Kahana). If you have taken a test and have the test results in hand upon landing on Maui, you can go straight to our vacation rental. We will need you to text a copy of the test results before we can give you access. Texting information will be sent to you before your scheduled arrival.
Travelers with Pending COVID Test Results Upon Arrival to Hawaii
Travelers who submitted to the test prior to their departure but did not receive their test result upon arriving to Hawaii, you will need to quarantine at an approved hotel until negative test results are received and can than move to a vacation rental (Royal Kahana). The traveler must stay at the designated property, as defined by the State of Hawaii and County of Maui, until the traveler receives the negative test result. Upon receiving a negative test result, the guest can move from the quarantine property to their Royal Kahana vacation rental after submitting proof via text or email to us.
Travelers Without Negative COVID Test Results Upon Arrival to Hawaii
Travelers who did not submit to a COVID test prior to their departure must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days or their entire stay whichever is shorter. The traveler must stay in a designated quarantine property. By law, Royal Kahana resort cannot accept guests subject to quarantine restrictions.
We would be happy to reschedule your visit to a later date. We cannot offer you access without proof of a negative test result for each person in your traveling party.
We understand that this is not ideal, far from it. We have all been impacted in one way or another by this pandemic. We are all in this together. We thank you for your patience today and as we move forward into this unchartered path.
We are hopeful that the Islands will continue opening up. We are waiting, watching and praying.
Mahalo, Shelly and (Dan) Williamson
For the safety and well-being of both residents and guests, the State of Hawaii has established a multi-layer testing and screening process for all incoming travelers.
Before traveling to Hawaii – we strongly recommend that all travelers visit Hawaii’s official tourism website GoHawaii.com for the most current, up-to-date information and travel procedures.
Around your resort, signage and sanitizing stations are continuing to be installed. Limits will be in place for the following: pool usage 8 guests, one hour time limit; grills will be limited to three guests at a time; the fitness center will be limited to three guests and a time limit of one hour. These limits are imposed to allow for social distancing as well as creating time to periodically sanitize the equipment. While swimming, grilling, dining, or exercising, mask wear is not required. The lower lobby will remain closed until we can figure out the best way to keep the upholstered furniture clean and sanitized. The Surf and Reef Rooms will also remain closed.
Keep in mind that these modifications will be changed and amenities continue to open
The project taking place at the adjacent Valley Isle Resort (described below) may impact some guests, particularly those in condos on the south end of the property.
NEW: Valley Isle Resort - Commercial Building Project - Beginning August 17, 2020 through approx. May or June 2021 (Update as of 6/18/2020):
A start date for the rebuild of the porte cochere, the lobby, the walkway to the high-rise and the separate building housing the health club which were destroyed in a fire, has been set for August 17, 2020. We anticipate this to be a 9-10-month project so as of right now we believe construction will be completed in May or June of 2021.
An area at the Valley Isle has been built to stage materials, installation of a dust fence, and to lessen potential for noise. There is a temporary construction office, and contractors coming and going throughout the day. We will do our best to keep them at a minimum. Remember this will be a live construction site for months so expect all that comes with that.
Good evening, I am currently listening to a press conference held by the administration in the State of Hawaii government. Finally, we have some good news to share.
The Hawaii Government is allowing trans-pacific travel beginning October 15. We feel confident that this is the first step to being fully opened to our guests. We will continue monitoring the news and keep you posted of any updates. .
Here are the details:
Governor Ige announced that the launch of pre-travel testing program will now begin on OCTOBER 15, 2020. The pre-travel Covid-19 test program would have allows for trans-Pacific travelers to avoid the 14-day quarantine if they produce a negative coronavirus pre-test, taken within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii.
HAWAII DEPT. OF HEALTH TRAVEL FAQ'S: https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/#travel-FAQs
MANDATORY STATE OF HAWAII TRAVEL AND HEALTH FORM: https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/
The State of Hawaii and County of Maui does not permit Transient Vacation Rentals (TVRs) at Condominium units zoned hotel to those subject to the 14-day quarantine. THEREFORE, OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS THAT ARRIVE IN MAUI COUNTY WHO DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PRE-TRAVEL COVID-19 TEST PROGRAM MUST COMPLETE A 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE AT A HOTEL OR MOTEL PRIOR TO RENTAL OF A CONDOMINIUM, BED AND BREAKFAST HOME OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL HOME.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR VALUED GUESTS:
GUESTS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE NOW TO NOVEMBER 1, 2020, please contact us to reschedule.
AT THIS TIME, MOST OF OUR AMENITIES; POOL, TABLE TENNIS, BBQ AREAS ARE STILL CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE OF HAWAII PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTIVES. A FACE COVER IS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC PLACES AND PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE AND DISTANCING.
Currently, testing partners include CVS and Kaiser Permanente. Lt. Gov. Josh Green said arriving passengers will remain in quarantine until they get their test result back. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of their test.
The plan was originally set to launch in August, but has already been pushed back twice. This third delay is 15 days beyond the previously announced Oct. 1 date the governor had announced last month.
Governor David Ige this afternoon announced a delay in the start of the state’s pre-travel testing program to October 1, 2020.
This pushes the previously announced Sept. 1 date to October 1, 2020 at the earliest. Gov. Ige said he will continue to monitor key markets on the mainland and here in Hawaiʻi.
Thank you for your patience. If you currently have reservations with us, we have reached out to reschedule your vacation. Please always feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com
UPDATE AS OF 7/13/2020:
Governor Ige announced the delaying of the launch of pre-travel testing program until September 1st.
The pre-test program would have allowed for trans-Pacific travelers to avoid the 14-day quarantine beginning in August if they produced a negative coronavirus pre-test, taken within 72 hours of departure to Hawaii. Unfortunately, there has been a surge in infections on the mainland, including in some of the markets that travelers to Hawaii typically come from.
THEREFORE, UNTIL AT LEAST SEPT 1, 2020, OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS THAT ARRIVE IN MAUI COUNTY MUST COMPLETE A 14-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE AT A HOTEL OR MOTEL PRIOR TO RENTAL OF A CONDOMINIUM, BED AND BREAKFAST HOME OR SHORT-TERM RENTAL HOME.
25 June 2020
Governor David Ige today announced that as of Aug. 1, the state will implement a pre-travel testing option for travelers to Hawaiʻi as an alternative to the 14-day travel quarantine.
Out-of-state travelers arriving in Hawai‘i must get a PCR test prior to arrival from any testing location approved by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawai‘i. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport.
DOH is still in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. Travelers will be required to provide printed or emailed pre-test certification as evidence of a negative test result. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test.
Travelers who receive a valid negative PCR diagnostic test, 72 hours prior to their trip to Hawai‘i, will not be subject to the 14-day mandatory quarantine.
24 July 2020Maui Now
Testing site locator (we do recommend contacting your health care provider. This is just for information
10 June 2020
It is with such sadness that I share with you news received from a news briefings with Hawaii Governor Ige. The Governor has extended the travel quarantine through July 31, 2020.
We feel very optimistic that we will see trans-pacific travel opened up the first part of August. We will continue monitoring the news channels for updates.
We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Shelly and Dan Williamson
Maui News Now
June 10, 2020, 2:56 PM HST
Governor David Ige has extended the mandatory 14-day quarantine for international and out-of-state arrivals into Hawaii through the end of July, 2020.
The extension is part of the governor’s Ninth Emergency Proclamation relating to COVID-19.
A separate quarantine in place for interisland travel will be lifted next week Tuesday, June 16, as previously announced. This applies only to air travel within the state, and anyone arriving into the state would still be subject to a 14-day quarantine through at least the end of next month.
03 June 2020
Dan and I are eager to get back to business and welcome you to Maui. We had great news this week when the Governor opened up Inter-Island travel beginning June 16th. An announcement is expected in the next week regarding travel from the mainland and international. We plan on offering specials to welcome you and thank you for your patience as we all work through this crisis. We pray that you, your family and loved ones are well.
A letter from our homeowners office
There is a lot going on at Royal Kahana as we work toward re-opening. Using the latest guidance from County, State, and Federal sources, we will soon begin is a program of sustained disinfecting and sanitizing of all common areas, develop ways to control traffic flow in and around the lobby and other gathering places, and work with the numerous housekeeping services to insure they too are carrying out the steps necessary to properly disinfect the individual units as well.
The pool project is complete. Once open, the pool will be available from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, seven days a week. Occupancy will be limited to six persons or one larger family unit. A limited number of lounges will also be placed around the pool as well. Guests will be directed to use their own personal towel to cover the lounges. Masks and footwear will be required when transiting to and from the pool. In order to comply with social distancing, three grills will be made available.
Hand sanitizer stations will be installed throughout the building with an emphasis on the entrance/front desk areas and elevator lobbies on each floor. Various signs will be used to maintain social distancing in and around the elevators and front desk. The fitness room will be open from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. Staff will disinfect at certain times during the day and guests will also be provided disinfecting wipes and asked to disinfect prior to use. Fewer pieces of equipment will be available in order to comply with social distancing. The Ping Pong table will not be available during the early stages of reopening. More information will be made available as the reopening program moves forward.
14 May 2020
Slowly the Islands of Hawaii are opening Today the quarantine for incoming traveler's (tourists and locals) is still in effect. Dan and I are watching and participating in news briefings held by the Governor, the Maui Mayor, the Hawaii Tourism Board and others.
Over 100,000 Hawaiian's are employed in the tourist / Hospitality Industry; hotels, airlines, and secondary jobs (ground transportation, hair dressers, restaurants, tours, breweries etc...).
This morning beaches were opened up previously people were able to access the beach for exercise but lounging was not allowed. Today that changed; small groups may gather.
Things being considered are adequate health care, and testing capabilities among other things. Discussed today was "Travel with Aloha", this link will take you to the online meeting that was held today with Lieutenant Governor Josh Green.
We also encourage you to keep up-to-date at https://mauinow.com/category/coronavirus/
PLEASE CHECK THESE LINKS FOR UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION: