This was my 2nd visit to the Pono Kai (October 2012 and October 2013). Last Oct we came for a vacation and stayed with our friend in their timeshare. This year we came back for their daughter's wedding and I was fortunate enough to get my own unit on bonus time through their timeshare. We stayed in building D /ocean front and whoever manages the timeshare units does a great job. I really enjoy staying at the Pono Kai. While the room's may be a bit "dated" as someone pointed out, they are still nice, clean and well stocked with a full kitchen, which is wonderful to have for making meals if you don't want to go out. The grounds are maintained beautifully and the staff we had contact with were very pleasant and helpful. The front desk staff were very nice to us especially Makana. He was wonderful and went out of his way to accommodate us. The Pono Kai is also in a very good location. It is close to the airport and right in Kapaa so you can walk into town. There is beautiful walking path along the ocean and we also had a little strip of beach outside our condo unit that we could go out on. I look forward to come back again next year. Kauai is a beautiful island, with lovely people and the Pono Kai has been a great place to stay for me.