Our ocean-side pavilion is a critical element of Ekahi’s charm and functionality. However, it is now more than forty years old, and is definitely showing its age. With the assistance of a structural engineer, Ekahi learned the pavilion is subject to significant damage in the case of a major wind event. In addition, if significant damage occurs (more than 50% of the cost to rebuild the pavilion), it is likely Ekahi would not be allowed to rebuild the pavilion at its present location under the current Shoreline Setback Approval, a subset of the Maui Shoreline Management Act (SMA) regulations. After years of due diligence, it appears the Ekahi Board of Directors is ready to embark on a complete renovation of the ocean-side pavilion.
As owners at Ekahi Village we are excited about the prospect of the new pavilion: updated kitchen and grilling area, ocean equipment storage, work-out room, structural security and overall general upgrade. However we are also concerned about the cost and length of time to remodel the pavilion. We also know that both we and our guests enjoy the ocean-front pool and use the pavilion regularly.
Though not 100% set in stone, it appears the Board of Directors for the Ekahi Village Home Owners Association is planning to commence the remodel in 2019. Exact dates are not known, but from the information we’ve gained from the BOD, it appears to be a 240 day project that will begin in late April 2019 and complete in October 2019.
What will occur during Pavilion Remodel
The Ekahi BOD is aware of the guests and owners that utilize the pavilion but also the pool located at the pavilion and the beach access. It is their intention to keep the pool open as well as the beach access. In addition, during the remodel the 3 other “quiet pools” at Ekahi will be open to all with no noise restrictions, and the beach access will remain open through the majority of the renovation. It sounds that in addition to the pavilion work there will be some beach erosion prevention work that is needed. During this time the beach access will be limited. The BOD is not certain as to when this would occur.
How Does This Effect Ekahi
We do not believe the renovation of the pavilion will be a big distraction from the overall beauty and accessibility of Ekahi Village. All of the Pauli Family Condos will remain open and rentable during this time. We understand that the pavilion is a draw to Ekahi Village, but unfortunately we do not have any control over this project. We hope you’ll still plan to visit Maui and Ekahi Village as your “home” while exploring the Valley Isle. As a courtesy, we will be extending a 10% discount off the nightly rate for rentals from April 22, 2019 – October 31, 2019.
Obviously these are subject to change, and we’ll do our best to update, however we thought we would share a few of the architectural drawings that are available from the BOD.
Overhead of new Pavilion
View from the pool
Floor plan of new Pavilion