Travel Updates & Maintenance/Construction Schedules

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR 'OHANA:

The Chase 'N Rainbows 'Ohana appreciates that the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented, challenging times for everyone. Our aim with this web page is to provide you with the most updated and accurate information possible.  We appreciate your patience as our staff addresses the questions and concerns of each and every guest.  For the quickest response, please email your message to mauireservations@chasenrainbows.com. Our staff is using best efforts to respond within 24 hours.

Please note the following important information:  

IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATES AS OF 11/19/2020: 

New Policy - IMPORTANT!  PLEASE READ!!

Starting on Nov. 24, travelers wanting to bypass Hawai‘i‘s 10-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 10 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.  As such, if you do not have your negative test results in-hand prior to your flight's departure to Hawaii it is strongly suggested that you reconsider flying into the state.

Governor Ige announced that the launch of pre-travel testing program will now begin on OCTOBER 15, 2020.  

The Pre-Travel Testing Program is scheduled to begin on October 15. Travelers who, upon entry into the state, provide written confirmation from a state approved COVID-19 testing facility of a negative test result from a test administered to the traveler within 72 hours from the final leg of departure, will be exempt from the 10-day mandatory quarantine.

Travelers with Pending COVID Test Results Upon Arrival to Hawaii

As of Nov. 24th, Hawaii visitors with pending coronavirus test results will no longer have chance to bypass quarantine.

Governor David Ige announced today that starting next Tuesday, Nov. 24, travelers wishing to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine must have their COVID-19 test results – from a trusted testing partner – prior to departure for the State of Hawaiʻi.  If test results are not available before boarding the final leg of the trip, the traveler must quarantine for 10 days or the length of the stay, whichever is shorter.   

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.  As such, if you do not have your negative test results in-hand prior to your flight's departure to Hawaii it is strongly suggested that you reconsider flying into the state.

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 10 days or their entire stay whichever is shorter. The traveler must stay in a designated quarantine property. By law, Chase ‘N Rainbows cannot accept guests subject to quarantine restrictions. By law, Chase ‘N Rainbows cannot accept guests subject to quarantine restrictions due to failure to participate in the pre-travel Covid testing program.

 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/#/  

MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN MAUI COUNTY:  With the reopening of trans-Pacific travel, Maui County officials are reiterating mandatory mask rules. Anyone over age 5 must wear a face mask or facial covering in public, except when eating, drinking, smoking or engaging in strenuous outdoor activities. Masks or facial coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth; have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric; and fit snugly against the sides of the face without gaps. Pleated, multilayer, disposable masks are allowed.Recently banned materials include neck gaiters and bandanas, according to county officials. Other restricted coverings are masks with exposed external valves and face shields without a permitted mask underneath.  Here is the full text of the rule: https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/124797/County-of-Maui-Public-Health-Emergency-Rules-Amended-November-9-2020?bidId= 

  

RESORT MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION:

Please be advised that NOT ALL of these projects apply to your stay.  Please check the applicable resort/condo where you are booked. 

WEST MAUI BEACH EROSION INFO: https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/03/14/kahana-bay-condos-aim-fight-erosion-with-beach-nourishment-plan/  

 

 

AINA NALU:

NEW - NOTICE RECEIVED FROM RESORT 1/7/2021

The following is timeline estimate is for the Upper Walkway Project for Buildings A through D. We will try our best to adhere to the below schedule but due to things beyond our control changes may need to be made and you will be notified of these changes should they occur. There may be some touch up work that may go beyond the scheduled dates during the transition from building to building. Working hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. Please notify your guests of the scheduled work that will be taking place in those areas.

  • Building D will finish around Friday, January 15.
  • Building C Monday, Jan 18-29 for major work
  • Building B February 1-12 for major work
  • Building A February 15-26 for major work
  • Intersection of A/B/C/D March 1-12 for major work

HALE MAHINA: 

Exterior Painting Resort-wide June 1 - approx. November 2020 (posted Nov. 5, 2019; Updated 1/12/2020 and 5/12/2020).    Update as of 11/20/2020:  Remainder of project postponed to 2021.  A new scheduled is forthcoming.

Unit A103 Kitchen Remodel (Posted 9/11/2020): Approx. Jan. 4 - 31, 2021 - Expect moderate noise at adjacent units.

 

HOLOLANI:  There is no beach access on the property and resort staff strongly recommends you use an alternative beach access within walking distance for most.

See: Beach Conditions

 

HONUA KAI RESORT & SPA:  

All pools, Hot Tubs, and BBQ’s are now open and fully operational! Pool & Hot Tub Hours: 9:00am—8:00pm and BBQ Hours: 12:00pm—9:00pm.

Security Hours of operations: 24/7 With the travel restrictions, Security will be confirming the quarantine status of all guests entering property. All guests, except Vendor guests (Dukes, Hoola, etc), must be registered with Honua Kai, and, at this time, guests may not host non-registered guests or friends at Honua Kai common areas.

Bell Services are currently available with limited hours of 10am—9pm. (subject to change) 

The fitness center is open daily with limited hours between 6:00am—2:00pm. There is a maximum capacity of 8 guests at one time and guests must wear a facemask at all times while using this facility.

 

KAHANA OUTRIGGER: Resort Improvements + unit updates

>Exterior Dry Rot Repairs {Notice UPDATED 6/4/2020}:

  • Building 4 -Sept 13 -Oct 8, 2021 The work on the back lanais was completed in May 2020 so all that is left are the front entry decks.  There should be minimal impact on the property or guests.

 

LAHAINA SHORES: 

Building Operations from November 15

  • Front Desk – Increased daily staffing from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Guest Arrival Times are Required – The arrival time is required when submitting reservations to Lahaina Shores.  Please inform your guests of the after-hours telephone number (808-633-7163) if their arrival time is outside of the front desk hours.
  • Lobby Front Doors – Locked from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Entry into the building with the Saflock unit key cards can be through the service entrance door in the porte cochere or through the stairwell exit doors on the north and south ends of the building.  We are awaiting installation of a Saflok card key reader on the lobby front doors.  As soon as that is completed, entry through the service door will not be necessary.
  • Lobby Sliding Doors at the Pool Deck – Locked from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  During the hours the front desk is not staffed (6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.), the sliding door closest to the front desk will be partially open.  The sliding door closest to the concierge desk will remain locked.
  • Public Area Cleaning – The Housemen staff will constantly clean and sanitize all high touch surfaces from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

LOKELANI BEACH RESORT: Resort & unit improvements

Posted 10/17/2019:

Lokelani has been exceptionally fortunate with its seawall longevity thanks to foresightful decision-making by its association 20+ years ago.  Seawall erosion has been a major and ongoing issue in west Maui over the past several years, with several area resorts having experienced major losses and months-long reconstruction projects.  In addition to normal wear and tear, changes in climate patterns and rising sea levels are believed to major causes of accelerated seawall and shoreline decline.  The upcoming Lokelani seawall project will involve 14-21 days of drilling and repair preparation necessary to ensure that our seawall remains strong and sustainable well into the future.  While there will inevitably be some noise and other contractor activity around this project, we do not anticipate any issues with access to Lokelani facilities or the beach.  The condominium building and units will not be involved in the repair.   We feel fortunate that this effort is comparatively minor thanks to the original, environmentally-sensitive seawall design and construction.

The Lokelani Board has approved the following forward steps:

** Q2/Q3 2020:   Lokelani will be engaging in a comprehensive painting project in summer/fall 2020.   At this writing, we do not anticipate that this project will negatively impact Rental.   We are attempting to schedule the project for September 2020, but are still negotiating with vendors.  Thus, this is an advisory communication only -- we will share an update when a vendor contract has been finalized.

The board approved a proposal from Performance Painting, which will be executed beginning Monday, Aug. 17.   The entire Lokelani facility will be painted, including doors and railings.   The project will begin in C building for approximately two weeks, then B and A building also for two weeks each (weather permitting).  Buildings will remain accessible during the painting process, with specific units addressed on a solitary day.  (Example:  A103 windows and patio doors would be taped with plastic protection a specific Wednesday).  Our site manager will update owners/guests regarding their unit's "painting day''  throughout the process. 

PAINTING UPDATE AS OF 11/2/2020: The painting project is approximately 2/3 complete.

Cleaning the second-floor walkway will be completed during the first quarter.  It will likely be resurfaced later this year.

 

MAHANA: Resort Maintenance and Spalling Repair - POSTED SEPT 17, 2020:

Buildings have rebar in their structure, which is a metal bar, that runs through the buildings.  Over time, the concrete will start to have small cracks that allow the salt air and moisture to penetrate the buildings.  When that happens, the rebar will start to rust and will expand, causing more and more damage to the concrete and that is referred to as “spalling”.  The only way to “fix” the problem is to –

1)      Cut around the spalling to remove the damaged and loose concrete

2)      Repair the reinforcing rebar by cleaning it and removing the rust

3)      Apply an anti-rust paint

4)      Apply a bonding agent

5)      Cover with new cement

6)      Cover the area

The spalling (exterior concrete) repair project launched earlier this month with work on the Molokai building, Makai (oceanside), starting at the North end (09) stack and continuing South.  Repairs will continue on the Molokai building Southward and then wrapping around the building to the Mauka (mountain side). Spalling repairs will then move to the Lanai building. The summarized spalling repair plan follows.   As in prior spalling efforts, the plan is subject to change due to the magnitude of the damage uncovered, the weather, etc.  Swing stages are being utilized, not scaffolding, so interference with lanai use is minimized. 

**SCHEDULE UPDATE PROVIDED BY RESORT ON 01/10/2021**:

Note that the plan is subject to change, has changed, and is likely to change again based on the discovery and repair of previously unknown damage. You should consider the near-term plan to more likely to proceed as shown while the longer-term plans are more likely to change. We have encountered a number of areas of damage not previously known including some damage that requires work "inside" of units and , in some cases, blocked lanai access. All efforts are being made to move repair work forward but delays and revisions to the plan are inevitable.

The spalling repair work is, currently, underway only on the Molokai building and the Lanai building has NO Repairs Underway. That means Mahana units in the 11 through 19 stacks should have no disruption to use until mid-March 2021.

Some other things to note regarding use of Mahana units and the level of noise or disruption to rental operations.

* Work on the Makai side of either building is most disruptive. Swing stages blocking views, lanai repairs etc.

* Spalling repairs on the Mauka side of either building have not typically caused major disruptions to use; thus:

  * Spalling work on the Molokai building, Makai side, when complete, will mean less disruption to use while work on the Mauka side proceeds

  * Spalling work on the Lanai building will start during high season on the Mauka side; less disruption to use during that time

** Please be advised that Spalling Repair Work begins as early as 7am, a safety consideration, in order to take advantage of lower wind speeds on the Makai side of the building.

MOLOKAI BUILDING

Planned

Planned

  

LANAI BUILDING

Planned

Planned

 

Stack

Start Date

End Date

Status/Comments

 

Stack

Start Date

End Date

Status/Comments

09 Makai (Oceanside)

9/1/2020

11/30/2020

Finished

 

19 Mauka (Mtn Side)

3/25/2021

4/20/2021

Not Started

08 Makai

9/3/2020

12/30/2020

Finished

 

18 Mauka

4/6/2021

4/30/2021

Not Started

07 Makai

9/4/2020

1/15/2021

Paint/Finish

 

17 Mauka

4/9/2021

5/11/2021

Not Started

06 Makai

9/23/2020

1/27/2021

Paint/Finish

 

16 Mauka

4/14/2021

5/18/2021

Not Started

05  Makai

9/24/2020

1/22/2021

Pourback

 

15 Mauka

4/19/2021

5/25/2021

Not Started

04  Makai

9/28/2020

1/29/2021

Pourback

 

14 Mauka

4/22/2021

6/1/2021

Not Started

03 Makai

10/15/2020

2/5/2021

Demo

 

13 Mauka

4/27/2021

6/8/2021

Not Started

02 Makai

10/15/2020

2/5/2021

Awaiting Demo

 

12 Mauka

4/30/2021

6/14/2021

Not Started

01 Makai

10/20/2020

2/12/2021

Awaiting Demo

 

11 Mauka Side

4/30/2021

6/18/2021

Not Started

South Molokai Sheer Wall

10/26/2020

2/18/2021

Awaiting Demo

 

North Lanai Sheer Wall

5/10/2021

6/24/2021

Not Started

01 Mauka (Mtn Side)

1/7/2021

2/24/2021

Sounding Layout

 

11 Makai

5/17/2021

7/5/2021

Not Started

02 Mauka

1/7/2021

2/24/2021

Not Started

 

12 Makai

5/21/2021

7/12/2021

Not Started

03 Mauka

1/13/2021

3/2/2021

Not Started

 

13 Makai

5/21/2021

7/12/2021

Not Started

04 Mauka

1/18/2021

3/8/2021

Not Started

 

14 Makai

5/26/2021

7/20/2021

Not Started

05 Mauka

1/21/2021

3/12/2021

Not Started

 

15 Makai

5/31/2021

7/27/2021

Not Started

06 Mauka

1/21/2021

3/18/2021

Not Started

 

16 Makai

6/3/2021

8/4/2021

Not Started

07 Mauka

1/26/2021

3/24/2021

Not Started

 

17  Makai

6/8/2021

8/11/2021

Not Started

08 Mauka

2/4/2021

3/30/2021

Not Started

 

18 Makai

6/14/2021

8/19/2021

Not Started

09 Mauka

2/9/2021

4/9/2021

Not Started

 

19 Makai

6/17/2021

8/26/2021

Not Started

North Molokai Sheer Wall

2/16/2021

4/15/2021

Not Started

 

South Lanai Sheer Wall

6/22/2021

9/6/2021

Not Started

 Here is the resort's spalling website: http://board.mahanaaoao.com/spalling/ 

 

MAUI KA'ANAPALI VILLAS: 

The pools are open, but the Jacuzzi’s are closed until the resort can determine social distancing protocols.  The grills are open, but by reservation at the front desk.  The fitness center is closed but laundry facilities are open with limited occupancy.  

 

MAUI SANDS: 

Notice dated 2/13/18: Due to ongoing shoreline erosion issues the sunset deck and the stairs next to it have been closed indefinitely.  There is a stairway to ocean access at the north end of Building #4.

Maui Sands will have Mid Pacific providing Pest Control on the following dates/times in 2021:

Friday, Feb. 26, beginning at 8AM

Friday, April 9, beginning at 8AM

Friday June 18, beginning at 8AM

Friday, August 27, beginning at 8AM

Friday, October 8, beginning at 8AM

Wednesday, December 29, beginning at 8AM

 

 

PAPAKEA BEACH RESORT:  

Common Area Rules as of 10/08/2020:

Until occupancy increases, the plan is to keep the facilities operating as previously reported with minor modifications where possible (copied below). Government restrictions, safety of occupants, occupancy level, owner/guest expectations, and financial impact to owners are all considered in evaluating these services.

Common Areas (lawns and open areas – not including recreational facilities) – open. Face coverings are required when outside of the unit except for when in the water.

No Association furniture will be available on the lawn area.  Occupants may bring their own chairs or mats for active use.  Unattended furniture left on common areas will be removed by staff.

Tennis and pickleball courts - open

  • Hours of operation: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Full play allowed
  • Reservation is required through the front desk.  24-hour advanced reservation is required for usage from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (when the front desk is closed)
  • Back to back reservations is not allowed to allow for sanitation in between reservations.    

Putting greens; Shuffleboard courts – open

            o     Hours of operation: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

            o     Reservations and equipment available through the front desk. Those with their own putters must make reservations at the front desk for monitoring of usage to comply with government rules.

Pool/Hot Tub/BBQs/Cabana

            o     Lanai pool area open.  Molokai pool will remain closed.

            o     Hours of operation: 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM

            o     Required social-distancing and face coverings are required to keep pool area open and/or implementing more restrictive usage guidelines

Activities (Fitness classes/Mai-Tai parties) - suspended

Front desk / Offices – remain phone only service with limited in person services

 

Papakea Individual Unit Construction: Current as of 12/26/2020:

E303

Interior flooring and bath remodel

1/4/2021

1/23/2021

 

   

F309

Interior flooring

TBD

TBD

 

 

POHAILANI: UPDATE - Notice Received 10/20/2020; Updated 12/15/2020 and 12/22/2020:  

Critical seawall repair begins November 23rd (updated from previous start date of Oct 26th) DECEMBER 15 for approx three weeks.

The Contractor has decided to stop work on 12/24/20 and return to work on 1/4/21. This will allow the owners and guests to have some quiet during the holidays.We will continue to send updates as the project progresses.

 

ROYAL KAHANA:

NEW - NOTICE RECEIVED 12/24/2020: 

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.

 

Notice 10/12/2020: Royal Kahana Resort is not an approved facility for guests needing to quarantine pending a delayed pre-travel Covid test results and cannot accept quaranting guests.  Be sure you are aware of this and have an alternative plan for accommodations should your test results be delayed and decide travel to Maui without the proof of a negative test.   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, maskwear 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.

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.

 

VALLEY ISLE BEACH RESORT: Resort Improvements/Projects/Shoreline Conditions 

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. A few things to anticipate are less parking available as we will need to stage some materials, installation of a dust fence, the potential for noise, a temporary walkway and entrance to the resort through the pool area, a temporary construction office,  and contractors coming and going throughout the day. There will be some inconveniences for sure.  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.  

This project MAY affect guests staying at the adjacent Royal Kahana Resort (particularly those in condos on the south end of the property).

>Scheduled water shut downs 9am to 1pm on the following dates:                   

2021:

  • March 11th               
  • June 10th                 
  • September 9th 
  • December 9th            

 2022:

  • March 10th               
  • June 9h                 
  • September 8th 
  • December 8th   

>Beach access at the Valley Isle Resort may be closed from time to time due to ocean and swell conditions. Sandbags have been installed along the shoreline.