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Special Alerts and Notices for The Hawaiian Islands

Special Alerts:

COVID-19 as of April 8, 2020 12:00 p.m.

Hawaii has a long tradition of welcoming visitors from around the world. The hookipa (hospitality) and Aloha Spirit that people feel as they explore our islands has become stuff of legends. At this time however, like many of you, we are focusing on the health and safety of our community, visitor industry employees, health care professionals and our healthcare system. As a small, remote island community, our residents are particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 crisis. Hawaii Governor David Ige has asked that you postpone your trips to Hawaii to give us the opportunity to address this health crisis. To that end he has mandated a 14-day quarantine for all visitors and residents entering the state. In addition, the island mayors have over the past few days instituted home lockdowns except for essential personnel. Like all visitors to Hawaii, we would like you to experience the best the islands have to offer. Now, unfortunately, is clearly not the time.

Mahalo and a hui hou (until we meet again).

Should I come to Hawaii as planned?
  • No, not at this time.
  • On March 30, Governor David Ige expanded the mandatory 14-day quarantine for air travel to include all inter-island passengers as part of a push to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The broader quarantine goes into effect Wednesday, April 1 at 12:01 a.m. and extends through April 30.
  • Beginning March 26, all arriving passengers (residents and visitors) will be required to quarantine at home or in their visitor accommodation for 14 days or until the end of their stay, which ever is shorter. This mandate will remain in place until further notice.
  • As this would mean that visitors would need to remain in their rooms for most or all of their vacation, travelers are strongly urged to postpone any trips to Hawaii.
  • For more information about statements issued by Governor Ige, Click Here.
  • Four counties have issued more specific guidelines and directives including closures of bars and clubs, limitation of restaurants to take-out, drive through and delivery. For details by island:
 
What's the situation in Hawaii?
  • Hawaii has 435 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Kauai – 18; Oahu – 328; Maui – 54; island of Hawaii – 26; Pending – 7; HI residents diagnosed outside of HI – 2).
    • Required Hospitalization – 42; Released from Isolation – 113
    • Hawaii deaths – 5

What Accommodations Are Closed or Closing?
The following is a list of hotels that have already closed or will be closing this week; it is not complete as more announcements continue to be made. If you need further detail, please contact the property directly.
  • Kauai
    • The Cliffs at Princeville
    • Club Wyndham Bali Hai Villas
    • Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
    • Hanalei Colony Resort
    • Kauai Coconut Coast at the Beachboy
    • Kauai Marriort Resort
    • Kauai Shores
    • Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach
    • The Lodge at Kukuiula
    • The Point at Poipu
    • Pono Kai Condos
    • Princeville Resort
    • Sheraton Kauai Poipu (hotel)
    • Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences
    • Whaler's Cove in Poipu
  • Oahu
    • Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
    • Ambassador Waikiki Hotel
    • Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
    • Aulani, A Disney Resort
    • Club Wyndham Royal Garden at Waikiki
    • Club Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk
    • Coconut Waikiki Hotel
    • Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach
    • Disney Vacation Club
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Alana - Waikiki Beach
    • Four Seasons Resort Oahu
    • Halekulani Hotel
    • Halepuna
    • Hale Koa Hotel
    • Hilton Waikiki Beach
    • Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
    • Ilima Hotel
    • The Kahala Hotel & Resort
    • Ko Olina Resort
    • The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
    • OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger
    • Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
    • Paradise Bay Resort
    • Park Shore Waikiki
    • Pearl Waikiki Hotel
    • Prince Waikiki
    • Princess Kaiulani
    • Queen Kapiolani
    • Ramada Plaza Waikiki
    • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach (rental program)
    • Royal Hawaiian
    • Shell Vacation Club Waikiki Marina Resort at the Ilikai
    • Turtle Bay Resort
    • Waikiki Beach Marriott
    • Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger
    • Waikiki Resort Hotel
    • Waikiki Sand Villa
    • Westin Moana Surfrider
    • Vive Hotel Waikiki
  • Maui
    • Andaz Maui
    • Destination Residences Hawaii, Inc.
    • Fairmont Kea Lani
    • Four Seasons Maui
    • Grand Wailea
    • The Hale Pau Hana
    • Hoolio House
    • Hotel Wailea Maui
    • Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
    • Kaanapali Alii
    • Kaanapali Beach Hotel
    • Kauhale Makai, Village by the Sea
    • Lahaina Shores Beach Resort
    • Makena Surf, A Destination Residence
    • Mama's Fish House Restaurant & Inn
    • Mana Kai Maui
    • Mana Kai Maui (CRH)
    • Maui Seaside Hotel
    • The Mauian
    • Montage Kapalua Bay
    • Napili Kai Beach Resort
    • Napili Shores Maui by Outrigger
    • Plantation Inn
    • Polo Beach Club, A Destination Residence
    • Polynesian Shores Condominium Resort
    • The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
    • Royal Lahaina Resort
    • Sheraton Maui
    • Travaasa Hana
    • Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott
    • Wailea Beach Villas, A Destination Luxury Hotel
    • Wailea Ekahi Village, A Destination Residence
    • Wailea Ekolu Village, A Destination Residence
    • Wailea Elua Village, A Destination Residence
    • Wailea Grand Champion Villas, A Destination Residence
    • The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
    • Westin Maui
  • Lanai
    • Four Seasons Lanai at Koele
    • Four Seasons Resort Lanai
    • Hotel Lanai
  • Molokai
    • Hotel Molokai
    • Ke Nani Kai Club
  • Island of Hawaii
    • Aloha Vacation Cottages
    • Auberge Mauna Lani
    • The Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort
    • Bay House Bed & Breakfast
    • Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
    • Dragonfly Ranch: Healing Arts Center
    • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
    • Hale Ohu Bed & Breakfast
    • Hawaii Island Retreat
    • Hilo Reeds Bay Hotel
    • Hilo Seaside Hotel
    • Hilton Waikoloa Village
    • The Inn at Kulaniapa Falls
    • Kane Plantation Guesthouse
    • King's Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
    • Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
    • Kohala Village Inn
    • Kona Seaside Hotel
    • Lava Lava Beach Club
    • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
    • Mauna Lani Point
    • Ocean Tower by Hilton Grand Vacations Club
    • Old Hawaiian B&B
    • The Palms Cliff House Inn
    • Puakea Ranch
    • Royal Kona Resort
    • Shell Vacations Club Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
    • Waikoloa Beach Marriott (hotel and timeshare)
    • Waimea Gardens Cottage
    • Waipio Wayside Bed and Breakfast
    • Westin Hapuna
    • Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff (timeshare)
Are Restaurants and Bars Opened?
  • Bars, clubs and restaurants are closed. Restaurants that remain open are only offering take-out and/or delivery
What Attractions and Activities Are Closed?
  • Most visitor attractions are closed. Following is a partial list of closures by island:
    • Statewide
      • On March 20, the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced that all Hawaii state parks are now closed, in addition to commercial ocean and trail tours. This covers hundreds of tour operators, surf and standup paddle schools, sight-seeing, whale- watching and dinner cruises and any commercial operation in state ocean waters. Click here for more information.
      • Hawaii Federal Parks are closed.
      • Shopping centers across the state have closed or greatly reduced hours.
      • Many farmers markets statewide are closed
    • Oahu
      • On March 18, City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell issued a supplemental proclamation mandating the closure of restaurants, parks and nightclubs for indoor service beginning 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20. Restaurant take-out, curb-side pick-up and delivery will be allowed. All core city services (first responders, emergency services, ocean safety, etc.) will remain open. Click here for more information.
      • Aloha Stadium (including swap meet)
      • Arizona Memorial
      • Atlantis Cruises
      • Atlantis Submarines
      • Bishop Museum
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Blue Note Hawaii
      • Chief’s Luau
      • Children’s Discovery Center
      • Diamond Head State Monument
      • Dole Plantation
      • E Noa Tours
      • Golf courses (municipal only)
      • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
      • Hawaii Food Tours
      • Hawaii State Art Museum
      • Hawaii State Capitol
      • Hawaiian Mission Houses
      • Honolulu Museum of Art
      • Ice Palace
      • Iolani Palace
      • Japanese Cultural Center
      • Kapiolani Community College Farmers Market
      • Ko Olina Marina & Lagoons
      • Kualoa Ranch
      • Leahi Neighborhood Farmers Market
      • Manoa Heritage Center
      • Paradise Cove Luau
      • Pearl Harbor National Memorial (including Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial)
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • Polynesian Cultural Center
      • Regal Theaters
      • Sea Life Park
      • Waikiki Aquarium
      • Wet n Wild Hawaii
    • Maui
      • County of Maui announces 30-day temporary closures
      • Aqua Adventures
      • Atlantis Submarines
      • Award Winning Temptation Tours
      • Baldwin Home Museum
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Boss Frog’s Dive Surf
      • Captain Steve’s Rafting
      • Haleakala Eco Tours
      • Haleakala National Park
      • Hale Pai Printing Museum
      • Hana Highway (between Kapakalua Road and Hana Town is restricted to local traffic until further notice)
      • Hawaii Ocean Rafting
      • Hawaii Tasting Tours
      • Hawaiian Paddle Sports
      • Hike Maui
      • Hui Noeau
      • Island Star Sailing
      • Jungle Zipline
      • Kai Kanani Sailing Charters
      • Kai Kane, Inc.
      • Lahaina Cruise Co. Hawaii Ocean Project
      • Lahaina Dive and Surf
      • Lahaina Heritage Museum Guided Tours
      • Magic Merman
      • Maui Classic Charters
      • Maui Craft Tours
      • Maui Dive Shop
      • Maui Dragon Fruit Farm
      • Maui Molokai Sea Cruises
      • Maui Nui Botanical Garden
      • Maui Ocean Center
      • Maui Pineapple Tour
      • Maui Snorkeling Lani Kai
      • Maui Snorkel Charters
      • Maui Snorkel Tours
      • Maui Sunriders Bike Co.
      • Maui Surf Clinics
      • Maui Tropical Plantations
      • Maui Swap Meet
      • Maui Wine
      • Mendes Ranch
      • Mountain Riders
      • Mystery Maui
      • Nisei Veteran's Memorial Center's Education Center
      • Old Lahaina Luau
      • Pacific Jet Sports
      • Pacific Whale Foundation
      • Piholo Ranch Zipline
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • Reline Rafting
      • Reef Dancer
      • Safari UnCruise
      • Scotch Mist Sailing Charters
      • Sea Monkey Private Charters
      • Shoreline Snuba
      • Skyline Maui
      • Strike Zone
      • Sunshine Helicopters
      • Teralani Sailing
      • Trilogy Excursions
      • Ultimate Whale Watch and Snorkel
      • Valley Isle Excursions
      • Warren & Annabelle’s
      • West Maui Parasail
      • Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse
      • World Surf League
      • YMCA Camp Keanae
    • Molokai
      • Molokai Outdoors
      • Tours to Kalaupapa National Historical Park
    • Island of Hawaii
      • Effective March 21, all County of Hawaii (Hawaii Island) beach and shoreline parks, public shoreline access easements, public open space shoreline and coastal lands, undeveloped county shoreline and coastal lands are closed to all access and uses until further notice. All camping, pavilion and use permits associated with these affected lands are also cancelled or suspended until further notice. Click here for more information.
      • Anelakai Adventures
      • Atlantis Submarines
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Body Glove Cruises
      • Captain Zodiac
      • Donkey Mill Art Center
      • Fair Wind Cruises
      • Flumin’ Kohala Tour
      • Greenwell Farms
      • Haleo Luau at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
      • Hawaii Forest & Trail and Kohala Zipline
      • Hawaii Loa Luau at the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii
      • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
      • Hula Kai
      • Imiloa Astronomy Center
      • Island Breeze Luau at Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel
      • Kahilu Theater events, canceled
      • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
      • Keauhou Boating
      • Kilauea Visitor Center
      • Lava Ocean Tours
      • Mauna Kea Visitors Center
      • OK Farms
      • Original Big Island Shave Ice
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • Puuhonua O Honaunau
      • Skyline Hawaii
      • Sunlight on Water
      • UFO Big Island
    • Kauai
      • On March 18, Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami issued an island wide nighttime curfew beginning Friday, March 20. The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. daily until further notice. Every individual within the County of Kauai must remain in their residence during these specified hours. Click here for more information.
      • Alii Kayaks
      • Blue Dolphin Charters
      • Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
      • Grove Farms Sugar Plantation Museum
      • Hawaii Alive! Luau Show
      • Holo Holo Charters
      • Kauai ATV
      • Kauai County Farm Bureau
      • Kauai Museum
      • Kauai Philippine Cultural Center
      • Kauai Sea Tours
      • Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
      • Kipu Ranch Adventures
      • National Tropical Botanical Gardens
      • North Shore Shuttle
      • Outfitters Kauai, Ltd.
      • Polynesian Adventure Tours
      • 6th Annual Bum Run Kauai
      • Smith’s Luau and Fern Grotto Tours; Wailua River Cruise
      • Sunshine Helicopters
      • Tasting Kauai
    • The following sites are also listing closures:
What public events have been cancelled or postponed? 
  • Oahu
    • Daryl Hall and John Oates concert, postponed
    • Diana Ross concerts, canceled
    • East Honolulu Food and Wine Festival
    • Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture (FESTPAC), postponed
    • First Hawaiian Bank Auto Show, canceled
    • Hapalua Half Marathon, postponed
    • Hilton Hawaiian Village Friday fireworks shows, canceled
    • Lantern Floating Hawaii, canceled
    • Lauryn Hill concert, rescheduled
    • Lea Salonga concerts, rescheduled
    • LPGA Lotte Championship, postponed
    • Mariah Carey Concert, postponed
    • Manoa Valley Theatre shows, canceled
    • Prince Kuhio Parade and Hoolaulea, canceled
    • Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii ceremony, canceled
    • Waikiki Spam Jam Festival, postponed
  • Maui
    • Daryl Hall and John Oates concert
    • East Maui Taro Festival, postponed
    • Hawaii Energy Conference, postponed
    • Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
    • Kahului Saturday Swap Meet
    • Maui Arts & Cultural Center events
    • Maui Matsuri Japanese Festival
    • Maui Youth Rodeo Organization’s 5th Annual Spring Spectacular
    • Maui Sunday Market
    • Valley Isle Keiki Fest
 
  • Island of Hawaii
    • Big Island Chocolate Festival, postponed
    • Ironman 70.3, postponed
    • Kuauli Pacific & Asia Cultural Festival, postponed
    • Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon
    • Merrie Monarch Festival, canceled

What other information is available?
The Hawaii Tourism Authority continues to monitor the situation via the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Health (HDOH). The available information continues to evolve, and you may want to bookmark the below sites as a resource for up-to-date information:

CDC:
 

Notices:

Kauai:

Current as of February 3, 2020

Haena State Park Update / North Shore Road Update

  • Entrance to Haena State Park (which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls, Kee Beach) requires advance paid reservations for the park and its parking lot. If you do not have a paid reservation for that specific day, you will be kindly asked to turn around. Walk-ins require advanced reservations too. For more information please go to: HTTPS://DLNR.HAWAII.GOV/DSP/PARKS/KAUAI/HAENA-STATE-PARK/
  • HTTPS://WWW.GOHAENA.COM/ Gets you Haena State Park information and North Shore Shuttle information.
  • Limahuli Garden is now open and requires advance reservations. Parking at Limahuli is only for the garden and NOT for Haena State Park.
  • For more information, please visit the DLNR State Parks Haena-Napali Access Webpage. Please check this site often for additional updates.