While this falls under the "hotel" category on Trip Advisor, Gigi's Paradise are actually condo units along with Pat's at Punaluu. I stayed in a 1 bedroom condo last time; this time it wasn't available and I splurged on the penthouse suite, which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The weather on that part of the island is a little more rainy than other parts, but the best part of this property is having a sandy, swimmable beach sometimes to yourself, and minimally not crowded. It's quite a drive from most of the tourist stuff (right on the way to the north shore and a little over an hour from HNL) and that's why I've stayed there twice now. I like to live like a local when I come to HI. No A/C because of trade winds, but this unit does not have a side slider like the 1 BR unit so not as cooled down when you have to shut the front sliders due to rain. The temperature was usually comfortable. You must be really fast to shut the sliders as rains can come in an instant and the slate tiles get very slick if wet.
Unit is showing some wear and tear (it is an older property.) At least 3 window handles were broken, making the windows inoperative. It felt like the fridge and dishwasher doors were going to fall off in my hands when I opened them, but worked fine. The toilet chain broke in the downstairs bathroom (this is a 2 story unit.) Upon arrival, the only 2 clocks (including 1 on the stove) were both flashing, there was an empty Pepsi can in the fridge, lint in the dryer trap, some little stuff under master bed and a few ants around the sink and upstairs bathroom tub. Cans of paint and other stuff stored in bedroom closet...not where I'd store that sort of stuff but I didn't use that bedroom so not too big a deal. Otherwise was clean. She does warn you up front there is very little stocked in the way of paper products and I found there was no electric can opener. Otherwise, Gigi has the kitchen stocked with dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, microwave, etc.
Beds very comfy, plenty of seating in the common areas, assigned parking, cable TV, secure building access, pictures are truthful as to what they show. I spent a lot of time in top floor master bedroom. The view from there and the living room is fabulous. I might stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Gigi`s Paradise Hotel Hauula
- Gigis Paradise Hauula
- Gigis Paradise Hotel Hauula