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A Special Message From the Suite Paradise Ohana

We understand your concerns about COVID-19 and its impact on travel to our beautiful paradise. At Suite Paradise, guest experience has always been our number one priority and with that comes a focus on health and safety. Suite Paradise has diligently taken precautionary steps to ensure the well being of guests, owners, and employees. We want you to be able to book with confidence and peace of mind and we've refined our focus on the important things- enhancing our already high standards of cleaning and safety protocols and creating a worry-free cancellation policy.

Governor Ige approves Kaua‘i “resort bubble” post-travel testing program

Gov. David Ige has approved Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami’s request to implement a pre- and post-travel testing program for visitors who stay in “resort bubble” hotels, effective January 5. “This proposal will allow Kauaʻi to move forward with limited tourism in ‘resort bubbles’ while honoring the county’s request to opt-out of the Safe Travels pre-travel testing program,” said Gov. David Ige.
“Travelers who participate in this program will be able to enjoy resort amenities and visit the pool for the first three days of their vacations, until they are eligible to take their post-travel test,” said Mayor Kawakami. “Once the post-travel test shows they are COVID-free, they can enjoy all that Kaua‘i has to offer.”
The new rule will allow travelers to Kaua‘i, who receive a negative pre-travel test and stay in an approved Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) “resort bubble” property, to take a post-travel test three days after arrival and be released from quarantine with a negative post-travel test result.
To qualify, travelers must:
  • Take a pre-travel test within 72 hours before traveling to Kaua‘i and receive a negative test result.
  • Stay at an approved EMQ “resort bubble” property.
  • Take a post-travel test more than 72 hours after arriving on Kaua‘i and receive a negative result.
The current Enhanced Movement Quarantine (EMQ) “resort bubble” hotels on Kaua‘i are:
  • The Cliffs at Princeville
  • Hilton Garden Inn Kaua‘i Wailua Bay
  • Ko‘a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poʻipū
  • The Club at Kukui‘ula
  • Timbers Kaua‘i Ocean Club & Residences at Hoku‘ala
  • Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club
Participation in the post-travel EMQ program is voluntary and open to all travelers, including visitors and residents. Visitors can also stay in non-EMQ hotels and motels, but they will be subject to the full 10-day traveler quarantine without a post-travel testing opportunity and cannot leave their rooms. Residents can also fulfill their 10-day travel quarantine at home without leaving their property.
The County of Kaua‘i’s modified quarantine program will remain in place for critical infrastructure workers, essential medical travel, or other special circumstances. To apply for a modified quarantine, please visit and click on the “modified quarantine request” button at the top of the page.
The Safe Travels Hawaiʻi pre-travel testing program remains in place for all other counties.
For additional details on the new rule for Kaua‘i, please see Mayor Kawakami’s Rule 24 at

Recovered from COVID-19?

You may be able to get a quarantine exemption

The Attorney General's office updated the website for those who are applying for an exemption if you have recovered from COVID-19. Please see the information below and make sure if your applying you follow the rules – if you take the wrong test, etc., you will be denied an exemption. Since you have had COVID-19 you will most likely test positive, which impacts your ability to fly, unless you secure an exemption. It does take some time to get through the process, so make sure you plan accordingly.

Other Resources

Hawaii Department of Health
County of Kauai
Hawaii Tourism Authority
The World Health Organization

The Suite Paradise Ohana is thinking good thoughts for all. Please stay safe & healthy. Feel free to contact the Suite Paradise team with any questions or concerns. 


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