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Every Wednesday, the resort offers a guided walk with a local expert named Aloha. It was a perfectly delightful morning. I just wish I could have remembered the names of all the flowers and plants.

Here's a link to 25 of the pictures I took:

https://artringwald.smugmug.com/Travel/Point-at-Poipu-Resort-Walk/

Here's my favorite:

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Great pictures Art. The grounds there are beautiful!!
 

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Thanks for sharing those 25 awesome pictures of the grounds @ the resort.
 

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Thanks! As I was returning to our room after the walk, I passed a couple on their way to a presentation. I only heard the sales rep say two sentences to them about the water intrusion project and they were both wrong.

The construction started two years ago.
No, it started 4 years ago.

All the construction will be done by the end of the year.
No, it won't be done until July 2017.

It took great restraint, but I kept my mouth shut. I can't image what they're going to hear in the presentation.
 

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Beautiful photos. What bldg are they working on now?
 

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Thanks for sharing...always wanted tour in case we need to exchange sometime...
 

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Beautiful photos. What bldg are they working on now?

Right now they're working on building 9 which will be done in May and on the pool bar and grill which will be done in April. Still have to do building 1, 10, and the lobby area.

I attended the HOA/AOAO meeting and here are some highlights.

  1. 57% of the units are now owned by the Hawaii Collection trust, 41% by deeded owners, and 2% by DRI.
  2. Occupancy for 2015 was 95% of available units.
  3. P@P was voted DRI's Tier II resort of the year.
  4. Bad debt was 6%, covered by DRI which will assume ownership after foreclosure.
  5. Water intrusion found more problems than expected and will go $5.4M over the $61.3M budget. Reserves and cutbacks will cover the overage.
  6. Big surprise, the DRI sponsored candidates were elected to the boards.
 

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Art, thanks for the update.
 

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Right now they're working on building 9 which will be done in May and on the pool bar and grill which will be done in April. Still have to do building 1, 10, and the lobby area.

I attended the HOA/AOAO meeting and here are some highlights.

  1. 57% of the units are now owned by the Hawaii Collection trust, 41% by deeded owners, and 2% by DRI.
  2. Occupancy for 2015 was 95% of available units.
  3. P@P was voted DRI's Tier II resort of the year.
  4. Bad debt was 6%, covered by DRI which will assume ownership after foreclosure.
  5. Water intrusion found more problems than expected and will go $5.4M over the $61.3M budget. Reserves and cutbacks will cover the overage.
  6. Big surprise, the DRI sponsored candidates were elected to the boards.

Who was voted DRI's Tier I resort of the yar.
 

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Art, you always post such beautiful pictures of P@P. It's been on my bucket list for a while now because of your posts. Thanks for the latest installments.

EDIT: It sounds like you are enjoying your vacation home.
 
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Who was voted DRI's Tier I resort of the yar.

I should have asked because I don't even know what Tier I and Tier II mean.
 

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Art, you always post such beautiful pictures of P@P. It's been on my bucket list for a while now because of your posts. Thanks for the latest installments.

EDIT: It sounds like you are enjoying your vacation home.

We are enjoying it here. The weather was so nice yesterday, and shortly after finishing an excellent dinner at the Beach House, we watched a green flash at sunset. Actually, it was more of a green twinkle, but it definitely turned green for a moment before sinking below the horizon.
 

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What is the Hawaii Collection trust? Are those floating week owners?

We stayed at P@P a couple of years ago. It is my favorite Kauai resort. :)

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Nice pics Art. Do they still have that lion statue on one of the walk ways?

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What is the Hawaii Collection trust? Are those floating week owners?

We stayed at P@P a couple of years ago. It is my favorite Kauai resort. :)

Deb

Most of the resale deeded weeks at P@P are floating week/floating view or floating week/fixed view (you can't book better than the view category). Rarely, you'll find a fixed week/fixed unit. DRI now only sells a point based system. A trust owns a bunch of deeded weeks at a variety of resorts, and the points allow you to book any of the resorts in the trust's collection. Most of the DRI resale points you'll see are for the U.S. Collection, a rather large collection of resorts. It's harder to find on the resale market, but you can buy points in the trust called the Hawaii Collection. Those points allow you to book Polo Towers Villas in Las Vegas, Sedona Summit in Arizona, Ka'anapali Beach Club in Maui, and Point at Poipu in Kauai. If you have $$$$ to spend and buy points in any collection from DRI, you get membership in The CLUB, which allows you to use your points at any DRI property.
 

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Nice pics Art. Do they still have that lion statue on one of the walk ways?

Greg

The lions are still on duty, guarding us from sea monsters.

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We saw some nice sunrises while we were here. Tomorrow we're sad to leave but happy to be going to Kaanapali Beach Club.

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Great pictures Art. Send us some from Kaanapali!
 

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Most of the resale deeded weeks at P@P are floating week/floating view or floating week/fixed view (you can't book better than the view category). Rarely, you'll find a fixed week/fixed unit. DRI now only sells a point based system. A trust owns a bunch of deeded weeks at a variety of resorts, and the points allow you to book any of the resorts in the trust's collection. Most of the DRI resale points you'll see are for the U.S. Collection, a rather large collection of resorts. It's harder to find on the resale market, but you can buy points in the trust called the Hawaii Collection. Those points allow you to book Polo Towers Villas in Las Vegas, Sedona Summit in Arizona, Ka'anapali Beach Club in Maui, and Point at Poipu in Kauai. If you have $$$$ to spend and buy points in any collection from DRI, you get membership in The CLUB, which allows you to use your points at any DRI property.

Thank you! I had forgotten that they are DRI now. It's funny that the Hawaiian Collection is only 2 Hawaiian resorts and Vegas and Sedona!

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Great pictures Art. Send us some from Kaanapali!

Will do. They have a nice nature walk at KBC too. Maybe I'll remember a couple more of the names of plants and flowers. We're enjoying your Kauai pictures as well. Keep em coming.
 

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Did you get one of your requested oceanfront units this year? We checked in on Sat and did not get one of our requested units even though we reserved 360 days ahead at 12:01 am. We got a unit close to the construction and finally were moved a day later.:( No corner units available.





We are enjoying it here. The weather was so nice yesterday, and shortly after finishing an excellent dinner at the Beach House, we watched a green flash at sunset. Actually, it was more of a green twinkle, but it definitely turned green for a moment before sinking below the horizon.
 

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Did you get one of your requested oceanfront units this year? We checked in on Sat and did not get one of our requested units even though we reserved 360 days ahead at 12:01 am. We got a unit close to the construction and finally were moved a day later.:( No corner units available.

This is the order of the rooms we requested: 8404, 8402, 8304, 8302. We got 8302 which was facing construction, but was fine with us. When we got tire of watching whales, we watched the workers. :D

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What we had failed to consider, even though we knew building 9 would be under construction, is that access through 9 from the parking lot would be cut off. It was a long walk up to building 1 where we had to park. Fortunately, each room in 9 had a utility cart for hauling groceries.
 
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