This is our second stay a Pat's. If you prefer a crowd, an active nightlife, and name brand shopping, this side of the island is not for you. I read a review that described the area as the 'wild west of the island.' We prefer to think of it as quaint. Pat's is indeed an older building, but it is well kept. We noticed, that there has been a great deal of work done on the building's appearance since we stayed here two years ago. The pool is small, but clean and well kept and the lawn area just above the beach is very well manicured with beautiful plants. We've have not issues with the management or with the smell that other reviewers mention. To us the property is conveniently located with plenty to do just a few miles north or south. There are plenty of eating places, grocery stores, a large pharmacy, and even a small theatre just up the road in Lanie. Most of all it is about the views. Many people pay huge money to have a nearly private beach with the views that Pat's offers. Most days we were the only ones, or one of two or three couples/families on the beach. The beach is protected by a reef, so there are not rough waves and some decent snorkeling. The units are owned individually, so it is crucial that you do your homework to select a quality unit. We stayed in unit 310 this time. It was exactly as described with an very nice kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The owner was very easy to work with and we were very pleased. Do be aware that the third floor balconies have a concrete wall about 3 1/2 to 4 ft tall. This was our only regret about the unit. The balconies are larger than other floors, but you cannot sit down and enjoy the view. We would likely consider the 4th or 5th floor next time we visit Pat's, which we hope to do again. The only reason that I have given it a less than perfect score is that I am honest about it not being a 'luxary' building. Overall, we consider this area and these condos an affordable hidden gem that allows us to enjoy a piece of paradise a very reasonable price.
- Also Known As:
- Pat`s At Punalu`u Hotel Oahu