Be A Pono Guest
The Pono Guest program is a
non-profit community initiative designed to educate guests to follow the Hawaiian Pono visitor protocol. In addition, Pono Guests are helping to Re-Imagine Hawaiʻi tourism.
A communication network for providing targeted travel and safety information to
the Island of Hawai’i
via Apple TV.
A percentage of all NET proceeds from the Pono Guest Program will be reinvested back into the Island to benefit the community in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships.
The Pono Guide is the mobile
digital platform that helps The
Pono Guest navigate
HawaiʻiIsland for the
most enjoyable guest
The Pono Pledge educates the Pono Guest as to the proper behavior and safety measures that should be applied as a guest on the
The Pass is sent to the
the guest's mobile device when they sign the Pono Pledge. Their confirmation number activates the Pono PASS for the number of days that they are on
I pledge to be pono (righteous) on the island of Hawai‘i.
I will mindfully seek wonder,
but not wander where I do not belong.
I will not defy death for breathtaking photos,
trespass or venture beyond safety.
I will mālama (care for) land and sea,
and admire wildlife only from afar.
Molten lava will mesmerize me,
but I will not disrupt its flow.
I will not take what is not mine,
leaving lava rocks and sand as originally found.
I will heed ocean conditions,
never turning my back to the Pacific.
When rain falls ma uka (inland),
I will remain high above ground, out of rivers and streams.
I will embrace the island’s aloha spirit,
as it embraces me.
Lawe i ka maʻalea i kūʻonoʻono.
“Take Wisdom and Make it Deep.”