If you are looking for a 'real' Hawaiian experience away from the tourist traps of Waikiki, Pat's is a good place to stay. You will have a chance to experience the local flavour and people, who are very friendly. Our unit was great, but the gym was completely rusted out and unuseable, and the sauna was under repair. Great beach, almost completely deserted. Half hour to the north shore, 45 minutes to Honolulu. It is noticeably cooler than Honolulu (8-10 degrees) and much rainier, but it is very lush and tropical. The Ko'olau Mountains are gorgeous. Beware of the 5 AM roosters waking you up. If you expect luxury, don't stay here. If you wanta real native Hawaiian experience and don't mind getting up early, it's for you. Definitely in the affordable category.
- Also Known As:
- Pat`s At Punalu`u Hotel Oahu