We stayed in unit 707. It's a little on the small side, and could do with some updating, but it was very clean and had everything we needed including beach equipment. Lots of extra towels and super-soft sheets. The queen sized futon/bed in the living room was perfect for sleeping and very comfortable. We fell asleep to the sounds of the ocean every night. The view is great from this condo also. As far as the building itself, the road in front can get kind of busy, even at night and you do hear some noise if you're sleeping in the alcove on the street side of the condo. One of the best things about this condo though, is that it's on a private, reef-protected beach, and the owner, Jeanette, is awesome! Super nice and easy to work with. She answers emails quickly and called to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. We were only back 3 days when our cleaning deposit arrived in the mail. It seems like most people either love the Punalu'u area, or they hate it. I think it's a matter of expectations and what you like to do. You couldn't pay me enough to stay in Waikiki. We're from Vegas, and Waikiki is like the Strip with a beach. It's true there aren't a ton of places to eat or activities in Punalu'u, but that's kind of the point of staying in the "country". You can't beat the swimming, surfing and snorkeling in this area. Many of the beaches are smaller and not crowded like they are in other areas. Also, we've stayed at Pat's 3 times now and have found there are lots of places to eat and things to do within 20 minutes driving distance. Again though, it depends on what you're looking for.
- Also Known As:
- Pat`s At Punalu`u Hotel Oahu