We were in Waiheke Island last January to spend some days relaxing and going swimming in the beautiful island see.
We found the Punga Lodge on Internet because all the hotel the travel agency were very expensive: few days in Wahike Island were as expensive as the complete other part of our trip.
The Punga Lodge seemed to a good compromise and it is absolutely not expensive.
When you arrive there is a small car parking near the reception and all the rooms are spread in the rain forest!
It’s absolutely a strange experience.
The owner, a middle aged woman and his husband are two pleasant and gentle persons and they explain you all the activity you can do on the Island.
Near the reception there is an open air kitchen and the breakfast room, but you can also have breakfast in your room.
Outside there is a jacuzzy that you can book to spend some moment relaxing.
As I said the rooms are spread in forest so there are a lot of mosquitoes and spiders (but they are not dangerous) but in the rooms you have the insecticide.
I suggest you not to have breakfast in the balcony if you don’t want to be the breakfast of mosquitoes!
The room is quite small and very simple but with everything you need.
The bathroom is very small and, probably due to the humidity may be it needs to be refreshed.
However everything was enough clean.
The breakfast is wonderful: you chose the evening before what you want to eat and in the morning you’ll find it cooked at the moment: muffins fresh every day, toasted bread, jam, butter, coffee!
If you travel with a laptop here a free wifi connection is available.
By sure it’s a very good place to stay in Waiheke Island but you need to adapt yourself a little bit and you don’t have to think to go a luxury hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Waiheke Punga Hotel
- Waiheke Punga Hotel Waiheke Island