POLICIES and PROTOCOLS

“Our sanctuary is a natural, sacred, eco-friendly and safe atmosphere for all guests. As Malamas (caretakers), we must be very attentive and respect the very powerful energies and spirits that are the guardians of this land and our Sanctuary. Therefore, to protect the mana of the property, we have a few policies we need to share:

HONOR THE ALOHA SPIRIT

Chapter 5 Section 7.5 of Hawaiʻi Statutes states: The “Aloha Spirit” is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others.

Aloha Spirit’s Traits of Character:

“Aloha” is more than a word of greeting or farewell.

“Aloha” is more than a word of kindness, caring and affection with no obligation in return.

“Aloha” is the essence of relationship.  Each person is important to every other person for the collective existence.

“Aloha” means to feel what is not expressed, to hear what is not said, to see what is not seen and know the unknowable.

“Aloha” is about embracing the moment with love.

DRUG FREE

The use of any recreational DRUGS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the Sanctuary property.

The use of MEDICAL CANNABIS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED on the Sanctuary property.

SMOKE FREE

There is NO SMOKING (this includes vapor and e-cigarettes) anywhere on the property or private road.

TRANQUILITY

To honor the energy of the land, other guests and neighbors we request noise levels to be soft between After Sunset and 8am.

ALCOHOL

We would prefer that our property be alcohol free and we understand responsible adults would like to enjoy an occasional glass. 

All we ask is if you bring any alcohol on the property, please do so respectfully.

TEMPORARY PROTOCOLS 

Policies while current COVID Mandates are required by the State of Hawaii:

WhaleSpirit Sanctuary choses to provide a healthy, safe and maintain an Aloha spirit filled environment for our guests during these times of global transformation. 

To stay pono*, we have chosen to integrate a few new protocols so we can honor the wide range of requests, requirements and State/Local mandates around COVID-19 that continue to amend on a daily basis.

This allows WhaleSpirit Sanctuary to be pono with the land, our neighbors, our cleaning and maintenance teams, and keep everyone staying at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary safe and healthy.

*Pono: there is no English direct translation. Living pono is: living honestly, in balance with a conscious decision in the moment to do the right thing in terms of self, others, and the environment.

All incoming guests are required to stay up to date and adhere to the most current mandates of the State of Hawaii.

www.hawaiicovid19.com

As of Oct 15, 2020

Hawaii has mandated the Safe Travel Program:
Arriving visitors are now given the option:
1) participate in the Pre-travel testing program and proceed on island without the required 14-day quarantine. https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel-partners/

OR

 2) participate in the 14-day quarantine

14-day Quarantine

Upon arrival in Hawaii, passengers unable to provide proof of an approved negative test will be required to go into quarantine for 14 days or until they can provide proof of negative test results. 

Travelers coming to the state of Hawaii can quarantine in a hotel or motel, but not at a vacation rental. Short-term rentals are only allowed to host guests who have already completed their quarantine or passed with a negative pre-travel COVID test.

WhaleSpirit Sanctuary is NOT an authorized designation facility capable of monitoring and attesting that guests have properly participated in the quarantine process. Therefore, we cannot receive guests who are required to participate in the 14-day quarantine protocols.

TEMPORARY POLICIES and PROTOCOLS:

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT WHALESPIRIT SANCTUARY:

Anyone wishing to stay at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary must present ONE of the following prior to their arrival:
• A recent End of Quarantine Certificate by the State of Hawaii; OR

• An approved Negative Test Result from any one of Hawaii’s approved Trusted Testing and Travel Partners; OR

• Proof as a Hawaii resident and has not left the island in the last 14 days.

This way WhaleSpirit Sanctuary can ensure no guests are a health risk to others or have inadvertently violated the mandated 14-day quarantine protocols.

 

ALL GUESTS:

All guests must sign our COVID-19 Safety Practices and Agreement Form upon or prior to arrival:

  • Guests will not be allowed to enter property if Agreement Form has not been signed and presented to WhaleSpirit Sanctuary.
  • You can download and view the Agreement Form.
  • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. [email protected]

VACATION GUESTS (non-retreat participants):

When on property and moving beyond the area of your rental unit:

  • Must wear a mask or face covering when interacting with anyone else on property.
    facemask exception: in vehicle when driving on/off property.
  • Are not permitted at any time within the Main Hale structure, lawn area, shop, or laundry area.
  • Are not permitted in any other room, or unit on property without the permission of the guest renting that unit.
  • Are not permitted in any other vacant room or unit on property.
  • Are not permitted to bring other people on property without minimum of 24-hour notice and written confirmation from WhaleSpirit Sanctuary. [email protected]

Any approved invited guests must sign a COVID-19 Safety Practices and Agreement Form and adhere to these same safety practices at all times or they will be required to leave the property.

PARTICIPANTS OF RETREATS/EVENTS (if WhaleSpirit Sanctuary is not fully booked):

When on property and moving beyond the area of the Main Hale and their rental unit:

  • Must follow mask, distancing and all other health and safety protocols specified by retreat/event organizer.
  • Must wear a mask or face covering when interacting with anyone else on property that is not part of the retreat/event.
    facemask exception: in vehicle when driving on/off property.
  • Are not permitted at any time within the Main Hale structure, lawn area, shop, or laundry area.
  • Are not permitted in any other room, or unit on property without the permission of the guest renting that unit.
  • Are not permitted in any other vacant room or unit on property.
  • Are not permitted to bring other people on property without minimum of 24-hour notice and written confirmation from WhaleSpirit Sanctuary. [email protected]

Any approved invited guests must sign a COVID-19 Safety Practices and Agreement Form and adhere to these same safety practices at all times or they will be required to leave the property.

PARTICIPANTS OF RETREATS/EVENTS (if WhaleSpirit Sanctuary is fully booked):

When on property and moving beyond the area of the Main Hale and their rental unit:

  • Must follow mask, distancing and all other health and safety protocols specified by retreat/event organizer.
  • Are not permitted at any time within the shop, or laundry area.
  • Are not permitted in any other vacant room or unit on property.
  • Are not permitted to bring other people on property without minimum of 24-hour notice and written confirmation from WhaleSpirit Sanctuary. [email protected]

Any approved invited guests must sign a COVID-19 Safety Practices and Agreement Form and adhere to these same safety practices at all times or they will be required to leave the property.