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 04/20/2021 -SECOND TEST REQUIREMENT FOR MAUI ARRIVALS IS IN THE WORKS: 

Secondary Test on Maui Projected to Roll Out on May 4

Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said Maui still plans to roll out a recently approved second test upon arrival at Kahului Airport for trans-Pacific flights (for both visitors and returning residents, including mainland arrivals). This is projected to begin during the first week of May, on May 4, 2021, according to current timelines.

Further details of the secondary rapid testing program are pending release.

County officials say the post-arrival test will allow Maui County to determine if current safeguards are effective in preventing the introduction of new COVID cases, especially as new variants are being identified on the mainland.

Gov. Ige said it’s part of a “layered approach” in addressing the well being of the community. “Every layer is important to reduce incoming travelers from coming in with COVID-19,” said Gov. Ige, calling the various layers “a balancing act.” He said, at the programs come “at the same time as wanting to encourage our residents to have the ability to travel.”

 

IMPORTANT TRAVEL UPDATES AS OF 01/19/2021: 

NEW. County of Maui Mayor, Michael Victorino, amended the Maui County Public Health Emergency Rules.  The amended rules will be effective January 19, 2021.  A full copy of the rules can be found at: Public-Health-Emergency-Rules-Amended-Jan-14-2021 (mauicounty.gov)

A few highlights of the changes included in the amendment:

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. (This is in addition to the already in place, pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test). 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

  • Interisland travelers now need to have their pre-travel COVID-19 test results uploaded before they depart for Maui.

New Policy - IMPORTANT!  PLEASE READ!!

Starting on Nov. 24, 2020, 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. 

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.

As of 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/  

 

HALE MAHINA: 

Notice Received 3/16/2021: Construction work in Unit B-402 starting on April 5 to approx 15, 2021.  Expect loud noise due to demo work especially on April 5th.

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:  

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.

 

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.

 

KAHANA REEF:  PARKING LOT PAVING

PARKING LOT PAVING - STARTING APRIL 12, 2021:

The parking lot will be re-paved beginning April 12th, 2021 for approximately 7-10 days weather permitting.  

Owners will need to relocate their vehicles according to the schedule that will be provide by Pacific Asphalt.   Additional parking will be arranged off-site if necessary.  

 

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.

 

MAHANA: Resort Maintenance and Spalling Repair - 

**SCHEDULE UPDATE PROVIDED BY RESORT ON 04/04/2021 -- THIS IS A ROUGH SCHEDULE THAT IS LIKELY TO CHANGE**:

Hello Mahana Rental Operators

The latest version of the spalling repair plan is shown below.

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.
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.

** 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. ** Owners should move lanai furniture into their units when work on their stack is planned.

NOTE: "Completed" means the swing stages and spalling repairs are complete but some additional work related to repair of Lanai defects may still occur in various areas.

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

Completed

 

North Lanai Sheer Wall

6/10/2021

7/27/2021

Not Started

08 Makai

9/3/2020

12/30/2020

Completed

 

11 Makai

6/29/2021

8/23/2021

Not Started

07 Makai

9/4/2020

2/5/2021

Completed

 

12 Makai

6/29/2021

8/23/2021

Not Started

06 Makai

9/23/2020

3/17/2021

Completed

 

13 Makai

6/29/2021

8/23/2021

Not Started

05  Makai

11/30/2020

4/7/2021

Paint/Finish

 

14 Makai

7/12/2021

9/3/2021

Not Started

04  Makai

12/4/2020

4/6/2021

Paint/Finish

 

15 Makai

7/28/2021

9/20/2021

Not Started

03 Makai

1/6/2021

4/23/2021

Pourback

 

16 Makai

8/24/2021

10/15/2021

Not Started

02 Makai

1/6/2021

4/23/2021

Pourback

 

17  Makai

8/23/2021

10/15/2021

Not Started

01 Makai

3/16/2021

5/24/2021

Demo

 

18 Makai

9/6/2021

10/28/2021

Not Started

South Molokai Sheer Wall

Done

Done

Completed

 

19 Makai

9/21/2021

11/11/2021

Not Started

01 Mauka (Mtn Side)

Done

Done

Completed

 

South Lanai Sheer Wall

10/18/2021

11/22/2021

Not Started

02 Mauka

Done

Done

Completed

 

19 Mauka (Mtn Side)

10/15/2021

11/8/2021

Not Started

03 Mauka

Done

Done

Completed
(No Spall Found)

 

18 Mauka

10/29/2021

11/18/2021

Not Started

04 Mauka

3/12/2021

5/18/2021

Awaiting Demo

 

17 Mauka

11/8/2021

12/7/2021

Not Started

05 Mauka

3/12/2021

5/13/2021

Abatement

 

16 Mauka

11/12/2021

12/10/2021

Not Started

06 Mauka

4/6/2021

6/28/2021

Abatement

 

15 Mauka

11/23/2021

12/22/2021

Not Started

07 Mauka

4/23/2021

6/9/2021

Not Started

 

14 Mauka

12/7/2021

1/6/2021

Not Started

08 Mauka

Done

Done

Completed
(No Spall Found)

 

13 Mauka

11/18/2021

12/15/2021

Not Started

09 Mauka

5/19/2021

6/29/2021

Not Started

 

12 Mauka

11/18/2021

12/15/2021

Not Started

North Molokai Sheer Wall

5/14/2021

7/9/2021

Not Started

 

11 Mauka Side

12/10/2021

1/6/2022

Not Started

         

Sequence of Work

      

Step 1

Sounding & Layout

      

Step 2

Abatement

       

Step 3

Demolition

       

Step 4

Pour back

       

Step 5

Paint/Finish

       

Step 6

Completed

 

 

     

 

Mahana Individual Unit Construction Notices - Posted April 9, 2021:

Unit #301 - Replace Flooring  - Construction Noise - Dates TBD

Unit #209 - Replace Flooring  -  Construction Noise - 04/27 - 05/12/2021

Unit #1008 - Lanai Demolition and Retile - Excessive Noise 04/15/2021 - Construction Noise 04/15 - 04/22/2021

 

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 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 - Covid Related Changes and Seawall Top Cap Work:

NOTICE OF SEAWALL TOP CAP WORK (Received 04/03/2021):

SCHEDULE*
4/26/21—5/7/21  M-F: 8 AM—5PM
*Dates and times may be adjusted according to ocean conditions and work flow.  The work will be along the top cap and is not expected to be intrusive or noisy. 

WORK SCOPE
Restoration of loose or missing rocks on seawall top cap.

FLOW OF WORK
For efficient work flow and to minimize the duration of this project, work may be performed on more than one area along the length of the wall at any given time.

STAGING AREA
Parking lot area by the L and/or A building as needed, in an area approximately 10’x 30’ or smaller.

NOISE
Mild to Moderate. Removal of loose rocks. Equipment for concrete mixing. Work is expected to be non-intrusive and localized adjacent to the wall.

CONSTRUCTION BARRIER
Mobile barriers as needed.

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 - Hours of operation: 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM.  The Molokai pool area will open from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM daily. 

            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 – The front desk has returned to normal hours between 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

 

ROYAL KAHANA: 

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-Units 319 and 617).

 

VALLEY ISLE BEACH RESORT: Resort Improvements/Projects

Valley Isle Resort - Commercial Building Project - Beginning August 17, 2020 through approx May or June 2021 (Update as of 3/16/2021): 

The office / front desk will be closed and relocated to Unit #105 starting March 22, 2021 for approximately 3-4 weeks.  This is a necessary move for safety reasons during the overhead work that needs to be done as part of the lobby rebuild.  Remember these dates are subject to change.  We will update you as soon as the work is finished and they are able to return to their current location.

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--Royal Kahana Units 319 and 617).

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

2021:             

  • 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.