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 UPDATE AS OF 08/06/2021:

Hawaii’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers, however, the following exceptions are now available:

  • Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Hawaii’s Safe Travels website and printed out prior to departure and the traveler must have a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaii. The State of Hawai‘i will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners (AZOVA, CLEAR and CommonPass). Travelers who use one of the State’s partners to link their digitally validated vaccine records with Safe Travels may enjoy expedited processing at the airport.
  • Travelers who were fully vaccinated in Hawai‘i are already eligible for this exception.
  • Other travelers to the Hawaiian Islands can bypass the quarantine with a negative pre-travel test result taken from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner no more than 72 hours before beginning the final leg of their trip.  

Anyone WITHOUT a negative test result or U.S. vaccination prior to departure must quarantine upon arrival.

Interisland and trans-Pacific travelers into Maui County are required to download the AlohaSafe Alert contact tracing app (see below for more info) or have the Google app exposure notification from their home state active on their phone or enable their exposure notification setting on their mobile device and present it to the screeners at the airport. Exceptions are granted for those under the age of 18 without a mobile device. For adults without a mobile device, at least on person in the travel party must comply.  Failure to register within the exposure notification system prior to arrival into the county will require a mandatory 10-day quarantine.

The AlohaSafe Alert app, can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play. For more information, visit AlohaSafe Alert | Hawaii's Official Exposure Notification App

IMPORTANT!  PLEASE READ!!

Travelers who submitted to the test prior to their departure but did not receive their test result upon arriving to Hawaii must quarantine at a designated property accepting travelers who are subject to quarantine restrictions. Chase ‘ N Rainbows is considered a designated property for guests subject to quarantine restrictions due to a late test result only. By law, Chase ‘N Rainbows cannot accept guests subject to quarantine restrictions due to failure to participate in the pre-travel Covid testing program.

For the latest travel information:  https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/#travel-FAQs

To access Hawaii’s Safe Travels website:  https://travel.hawaii.gov/#/

 

  

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/  

 

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.

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:  

Duke’s Restaurant will begin Phase IV of the Palapa Post Install on Monday, July 19th between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm and have a tentative completion date of Friday, July 23rd.

Please expect intermittent noise, especially at the outsets of the property.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Security at 808-866-5560.

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—6:00pm. There is a maximum capacity of 8 guests at one time and guests must wear a facemask at all times while using this facility.

We will be starting the building paint project in the Hokulani tower on January 3rd between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday.

 

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 ROADS -  ELEVATORS ARE DOWN 12/20/21: 

 

The elevator remains inoperable.  They evaluated the motor and lift system and have found that those have also failed.  They believe it was a result of the storm that hit us 2 Sunday's ago and had driving rain from the south that seeped in to that area in the elevator shaft.

 

They are getting pricing on what it will cost to replace the motor and lift.  Due to supply chain issues, it will be 4 to 6 weeks before they get the parts and can install them.  It could even take longer depending on the pace of shipping.  The next issue is since it is the lift system that is being replaced, a load test must be performed before the county of Maui and approved.  It could take 2 to 4 months to get this done due to the county being so far behind.

 

It is my estimate at this time that we will be without an elevator for 4 to 6 months.  I will continue to monitor the situation and work with Kone to get this resolved as soon as possible.

 

Mahalo,

 

John Sims

 

President Lahaina Roads AOAO

 

LAHAINA SHORES: 

We are in the final stages of preparation for the upcoming Waterproofing/Painting project. This project was long delayed while we patiently waited for the State of Hawaii Planning Department to issue a SMA (Shoreline Management Approval). The current projected start date is March 21, 2022.
Please find attached on the second page of this communication, the stack specific exterior waterproofing schedule. Please note that individual unit lanais will not be accessible for 16 – 33 days depending on scaffolding configuration. Please refer to the project impact dates on page 2 for your unit or units specific impact dates. As an example: The impact dates for unit #403 can be found on page 2 within stack #03 with impact dates of 4/04/22 – 4/29/22.
Below are some key points regarding the schedule.
Stacks – For the 2nd-6th floors, the stack numbers correspond with the last two digits of your unit number. For example, unit #232 is in stack 32. For the 1st & 7th floors, see the Special Notes section of the impact dates schedule on page 2. Each of the 1st & 7th floor units are within multiple stacks.
Penthouse Units’ Lanais – Penthouse units’ lanais will be impacted for longer periods than other units’ lanais due to their larger size. The impact dates for penthouses units is spoken to in the notes section of the stack schedule.
Ground Floor Units’ Lanais - Ground floor units will be impacted twice, this is due to the unit’s design of having a lanai on the mauka and makai side of the building. Each of the ground floor units’ lanais will need to be blocked at two different times. Please refer to the stack schedule for specific impact dates.
Stack Impact Differences – Some stacks will be impacted for longer periods than others. This is due to the scaffolding methodology and implementation of necessary safety precautions. Unfortunately, due to the scaffolding methodology needed, there are no alternatives. Stack #4 is scheduled to be the last stack completed. With this scaffolding methodology, Stack #4 has an atypical schedule and will be completed in a shorter timeframe.

Lahaina Shores 2022 Waterproofing Project Impact Dates

 

MAHANA:

Resort Maintenance and Spalling Repair - 

**SCHEDULE UPDATE PROVIDED BY RESORT ON 01/15/2022 -- THIS IS A ROUGH SCHEDULE THAT IS VERY LIKELY TO CHANGE**:

You should consider the near-term plan to be somewhat more likely to proceed as shown while the longer-term parts of the plan are very likely to change. We have encountered a number of areas of damage not previously known including some damage that requires work "inside" of units.

The Website http://board.mahanaaoao.com/spalling/ has been updated as of Nov 20.
Remember that the workplans are estimates and subject to change.
In case you have any difficulty accessing the website, I have attached the updated Spalling Repair and Lanai Bldg waterproofing workplans.
I've also included the list of lanais in the Molokai bldg that will be waterproofed starting in March 2022.

Please keep in mind that completion dates mean the repairs have been completed but:
* If repairs continued into the unit, the vendor and the AOAO restore to original conditions (not incl additions and betterments) and some owner restoration may be required.
* Vendors do a broom clean after repairs and will remove protections they placed for belongings but your housekeepers should clean the unit before occupancy.
* The condition of each completed unit will vary based on what repairs were undertaken.....Check with the Resident Mgr regarding individual situations. 

Important Notes:
Molokai building lanai waterproofing has been pushed back to June 2022.
Additionally, we will be starting on the 2nd floor and working our way up to the 12 floor.
Waterproofing in the Molokai building was intended to start March 1st and numerous sliders were going to be replaced "when" they arrived on-island.
Due to ongoing logistics challenges nationwide, slides for the Molokai building will not be on-island to coordinate with a March 1st start date.
As a result, the Molokai building waterproofing has been pushed back to June 2022 and could be delayed furher if slider delivery is delayed further.

Overall Spalling Repair Workplan and Lanai Bldg lanai waterproofing workplan.
The attached workplans show additional delays in End Dates due to significant additional spalling damage discovered recently.
Unfortunately we have been discovering additional spalling damage every day this negatively impacts the workplan.

Spalling Repairs and Waterproofing Workplans
While we strive to keep you better updated, remember that the workplans are estimates and subject to change.
We provide an end-date for lanai waterproofing but that could change if spalling damage is discovered in the process and......
The end-date for your lanai waterproofing does not mean the "stack" is completed and/or that there are no disruptive repairs in a nearby unit.
Suitability for rental operations vary considerably from one unit to another on any given day.
The condition of each unit will vary....Check with the Resident Mgr regarding individual situations.

Please keep in mind that completion dates mean the repairs have been completed but:
* If repairs continued into the unit, the vendor and the AOAO restore to original conditions (not incl additions and betterments) and some owner restoration may be required.
* Vendors do a broom clean after repairs and will remove protections they placed for belongings but your housekeepers should clean the unit before occupancy.

In case you have any difficulty accessing the website, I have attached the updated General Spalling Repair and Lanai Bldg waterproofing workplans.
I've also included the revised Molokai bldg lanai waterproofing plan where work is now slated to start in June 2022.

Jim Anderson (for the Board)

All efforts are being made to move repair work forward but delays and revisions to the plan are inevitable. An updated Plan will be sent on a regular basis as the work progresses

Shown below are the latest workplans for overall spalling repairs and lanai waterproofing.