Since 2001, our mission has been to co-create unique, soulful experiences with our guests on Kauai. With love and respect for our island home, we proudly offer the finest luxury estates and services to our visitors. As a company, we strive to operate a transparent, green and sustainable business on every level. And as an employer, we honor our team members' unique gifts and support their growth.
Aloha, We are pleased to be a part of your Kauai vacation! We want your stay to be as memorable and relaxing as it possibly can be. We hope this FAQ will answer some of your questions, to help you better your stay. In addition, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any additional questions or comments. We are very much looking forward to having you as our guest!
What does my on-island host do?
Your dedicated on-island host is a personal concierge to assist you in setting up any services or activities before and during your stay here on the island. They will welcome you at your accommodations and answer any basic house questions. We recommend that you set up activities prior to arriving on Kauai, however, your on-island host can also set up activities while you are here. Your on-island host will also ensure that your vacation itinerary runs flawlessly by checking in with you throughout your stay.
What do I need to bring on my vacation?
Our homes are stocked with everything needed for a comfortable vacation stay. Most properties include the basic house amenities: beach towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, kitchen supplies, a hairdryer, an iron, etc. One travel size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash is provided in most complimentary gift baskets. (Additional gift basket items are available for purchase.) Our homes contain water filtration systems so you don’t need to buy individual water bottles for your stay. (This is an excellent way you can reduce your waste and impact on the island.) Please let us know if you would like other suggestions on how to reduce your waste while on island. Feel free to contact your on-island host for any other accommodation amenities.
What are the standard check in and check out times?
All of our properties include a 3pm check in and 10am check out. We do try to accommodate early check in or later check out requests when possible. Most properties offer a half-day rate to accommodate guests with evening departures. Please note that this service needs to be setup prior to arrival by calling your on-island host or Pure Kauai Reservations at 808.828.6570.
When is payment collected for the Activity & Service Portion?
A service invoice estimate will be sent to you before your stay. This will include a breakdown of costs for your scheduled activities/services. Payment will be collected prior to your arrival to confirm your scheduled activities/services. Should you add/change or delete any services while on the island, we will rectify your final service invoice upon departure. Please allow 2-4 weeks for final billing. Please note: Most activities and services have a 48-72 hour cancellation policy, with the exception of the holiday season. Feel free to contact your on-island host with additional questions regarding the activity and services cancellation policy.
Do I tip?
Gratuities are a personal preference. They are appreciated by all of our service providers. We do recommend bringing cash for the activity vendors and group tours. You may also leave a cash tip for your service provider at the time of service. We can also add gratuity on your final invoice upon check out.
When can I expect my security deposit to be refunded?
Your security deposit will be returned to you via check within 2-4 weeks of your departure, less any property damages (if occurred).
What time zone is Hawaii in?
We are in the Hawaiian – Aleutian time zone and we do not observe daylight savings time.
Who do I call with house concerns once I am on the island?
All of our homes are appointed with a property manager. This person is responsible for any house questions or property emergencies. Your Island Host, will provide you with their name and contact number. This information will also be provided on both your itinerary and in the house manual.