Our family stayed in unit #416, corner unit with wrap around lanai on the 4th floor overlooking the ocean. Absolutely perfect!! We cannot say enough about the accomodations and the area. The calm, clear reefed waters of the ocean just steps in front of the property and mighty, plush green mountains behinds us. Breathtaking! Watched the sun rise every morning, coffee and camera in hand, from the chairs on the lanai. Such a daily treat. Rented from Kathy, who was a joy to deal with. Very friendly, professional and helpful. (Thank you Kathy for sharing your beautiful home with us!) She gave us info on eateries and activities in the area. The town is in what our family considers the "real Hawai'i". Sleepy, plush with greenery, random bicycle rider here and there on Kamehameha Hwy, which doesn't go faster then 45 mph. Far enough away from the concrete and city of Waikiki and Honolulu to feel hidden in the beauty of the island, yet not too far that you can't jump in your car and drive down in aprrox 40 minutes. We had a designated parking space, never worried about parking. Elevators and stairs available. Bbqs available outside. The building itself in an older building, yet very well kept and apropos to the area. Kathy's unit #416 is updated, even with full modern kitchen w/dishwasher and washer/dryer, stocked with everything you could need...pots, pans, rice cooker, toaster, coffee maker, etc. Being the corner unit, it has large sliders on both sides of the lanai, making a wonderful constant breeze through the entire unit. We slept with them open and enjoyed falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean, which you could hear even in the bedroom. Outdoor activity items stocked too, including boogie board, snorkel gear, beach towels and beach chairs. And if there is something you need, there is a market within 5 minutes walking distance. Not to mention a shrimp truck, shaved ice and sandwich shop there, too. There is a grocery store less then 10 minutes drive up the highway. Giovanni's shrimp truck, bbq truck and grilled corn stand up the road, as well. About a 15 minute drive South to Kualoa Ranch, where we rode ATVs, horses and more. 30 minute drive North to Wale'iwa Town and Waimea Falls and less then 10 minute drive to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We had an absolutely awesome 9 day stay here and we will definitely return to this beautiful gem!
Mahalo Punalu'u for the beautiful family memories!
- Also Known As:
- Pat`s At Punalu`u Hotel Oahu