Kauai Real Estate, Trans Pacific Travel Starts October 15, 2020, Kauai Resort Bubble Approved

Kauai Real Estate SOLD and NEW listings Island Wide! Add comments

Kauai Real Estate Update- Last week was busy with real estate activity across the island with 27 properties going under contract, about half of those are homes.  For a complete list of all the properties on Kauai last week that Sold, were Just Listed and those that went into Escrow click here:  Kauai Real Estate Update September 14 to 20, 2020.

Poipu Beach Real Estate- I’ve updated my Poipu Beach Real Estate page for the latest news on the fee simple market.  To access that information click here:  Poipu Beach Current Market Analysis

Kiahuna Plantatioin Real Estate Update-  I’m excited to announce I just listed unit #28.  This is a Phase I ground floor corner unit located in building 6.  What I love about this unit is it was built when they were doing the massive side louvers on the walls, this one has four in total:  Two in the dining area, One in the Kitchen and another One in the bedroom.  The building itself only has 6 units in it and I especially love the lush lawn in front of the unit.  I had some fun creating this video with my photographer.  Enjoy the video and contact me for information on this listing, priced right at $575,000 (LH).
For a complete list of all the real estate activity at the Kiahuna Plantation since January 1 of this year click here: Kiahuna Plantation Current Market Analysis

Trans Pacific Travel Opens October 15, 2020
Hawaii’s Governor Ige announced last week that Trans Pacific Travel will open on October 15 if you provide a negative NAAT COVID test within 72 hours of arrival.  The State of Hawai‘i has agreements in place with CVS Pharmacies, Kaiser Permanente, Wallgreens and others who will offer the tests for this pre-testing program.

Here are some basic guidelines:

  • The pre-testing program requires a nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT)
  • Arriving passengers will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Tests must be conducted in a certified lab.
  • If test results are not available, travelers must quarantine upon arrival to Hawaii until they receive their results.
  • All travelers must be tested, including children.
  • Travelers must pay for their own testing.
  • No testing for travelers will take place in Hawaii or at Hawaii airports.

For the most up-to-date information go to the Department of Tourism Website by clicking here: Hawaii Department of Tourism website

Meanwhile Kauai’s Resort Bubble Still Moving Forward
On the same day the Governor opened up the state for travel Kauai’s “Resort Bubble” plan was approved and the County is still moving forward with it.  Kauai’s Mayor Kawaikami said that we’ll still move forward with that plan as some places might not have testing available, it’s a good Plan B to have in place.

Many properties declined to apply for the resort bubble, stating that they’d rather wait until quarantine mandates are lifted, the Grand Hyatt in Poipu being one of them.  There have been 5 applications submitted and two that publicly stated that they are ready to go:  Timbers in Lihue and Kukui’ula here in Poipu.  There are three others working for approval but it’s not been stated who they are.

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Top photo close up of the work being done for temporary parking, bottom photo shows how much the lawn has improved already in front of the Kiahuna Plantation.

New Resolution Prohibits Parking In Front Of Kiahuna Plantation
Years ago some employees of a nearby resort (the employees are NOT Kiahuna employees) found out that they can legally park on Poipu Road and directly on the lawn that is in front of the Kiahuna.  To show how long this has been going on I can remember talking to the then general manager at the Kiahuna, Dale Verkaaik, about what can be done to stop this.  For all these years there has not been a thing that could be done.  The gorgeous lawn got destroyed, deep ruts were permanently in the ground from tires and with the grass gone it was always a muddy mess.  The common comment I heard was the look of 15 to 20 cars parked on either side of the road detracted from this being a resort area.  Before you turn into 3 different resorts, you’d see destroyed grass, mud and a bunch of cars.

I practically did cartwheels when I found out that Kauai Resolution #2020-38 prohibits parking on either side of Poipu Road.  I spoke to the Chief Engineer for the County of Kauai who said the work that is being done is some temporary parking and something more permanent is going to be worked out later.

Section 1 states in part “No person shall stand or park any vehicle at any time along the south shoulder of Poipu Road from a  point 200 feet west of the centerline of Kiahuna Plantation Drive to a point 150 feet east of the centerline of Ho’owili Road”  Kiahuna Plantation Drive is the entrance to the Kiahuna and Ho’owili Road is the road to Poipu Beach.  You also can’t park on the North side of the road from Kiahuna Plantation Drive to the entrance to the Poipu Beach Athletic Club.

To read the full resolution click here:  No Parking On Poipu Road Resolution #2020-38

Below are the no parking parameters from that Resolution.
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