Status of Projects at The Valley Isle Resort

Updated February 18, 2017

Shoreline Erosion
During the winter of 2015-2016 Hawaii experienced record high surf conditions, and as a result the Resort experienced severe shoreline erosion, as did many beaches on Maui and throughout all of Hawaii. Action was needed at the Resort to protect the building and property from possible future erosion.

During late May and early June, large sand bags were placed on the beach and with the summer currents, our sandy beach returned, with sand covering all but the top layers of the sandbags.

During late fall the high surf returned and again washed away most of our beach, and additional sandbags were required. Calmer seas in January and February have slowly brought back our sand and re-established a beach. In other words with global warming, the status of our beach is in flux depending on the seas, especially during winter months.

Regardless of the amount of sand on the beach directly in front of the Resort, there is still easy beach access using the sandbags as stairs, and a long extended beach for your enjoyment just next door to the South. (All beaches on Maui are public beaches.)

Below are pictures taken in January and February 2017 that show the status of the sandbagged shoreline at those times.

Also below, are pictures taken in August that show the sandbagged shoreline and the sandy beach that had returned with the summer currents, and that we expect to return again next summer.

Taken 02-17-17: Sand bagged shoreline looking North
in front of Resort
Taken early morning while building still shading the beach.

Taken 02-15-17: South End of Beach
Extended sand beach just steps down the sandbags.

Taken 01-05-17: Sand bagged shoreline looking North
in front of Resort

Taken 01-05-17: South End of Beach
Uneffected extended sand beach just steps down the sandbags.

Taken 8-15-16: North End of Beach
Sand returned with calm summer currents.

Taken 8-15-16: South End of Beach
Beach returned for guests to enjoy.

Health Club Fire Recovery
We are happy to announce that the Valley Isle Resort complex has fully recovered from the temporary situations that were brought about by the fire in the separate commercial health club building on the Resort property.

The only remaining evidence of the fire, which you will only view from the parking lot, is a screened-off area where the health club once was and the walled walkway through the unrestored portion of the lobby. Once you pass through the former lobby area and step into the courtyard, you will find that the Resort is now back to the tropical experience that has made the Valley Isle a visitor favorite for many years.

Planning for the rebuilding of the health club, the porte cochere, the lobby, and the walkway to the high-rise is underway, however due to the proximity to the ocean, the permitting process is very complex and time consuming, thus the completion of the rebuilding is still several years away.