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Hi, we are Kona Nomads
I started my business to show travelers the right way to explore Hawaii outside of those fancy resorts where everyone just stays in or lays by the pool....It forces you to get out and camp among the natives and interact with a culture unlike anywhere in the World.
Pat Avelino-founder, Kona Nomads
Pat was fantastic! He was so willing to wrk with us, it made the whole experience so easy. Pat has outfitted his Crosstrek with most everything we needed (except food of course). Pat also checked in with us via texts often to ensure we were having a memorable experience. The Crosstrek gets amazing gas mileage and it’s AWD let us go many places (but not Waipio valley which would be foolishness wit…
We had a great time going around the entire island on Pat's Subaru! The best thing about it? We could roam around all day until our hearts content, then decide to spend a night at the nearest campsite. No need to retreat back to a specific town with a hotel. (Hotel is a hotel - same scenery if you are in NYC or Mid-West) Waking up to a different scenery every morning felt amazing. My favorite was …
Pat was truly amazing. He went above and beyond for us and we really enjoyed his company when we asked him to hang out with us after we returned the car. He’s very knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations. We definitely plan on seeing Pat again one day on The big island!
Great car, great setup, and great communication.
Pat picked us up from the airport, and gave us a demonstration of how the tent worked back at his home–and then we were off to Walmart to buy some supplies (in addition to the equipment Pat loaned us).
In the Beach Parks, our tent on the roof of the Crosstrek was the talk of the campground. There was a tonne of interest from other campers wanting to know how easy it was to set-up/pack-down/sleep,…
We had an amazing trip in Pat's Crosstrek. This was the perfect vehicle for our whirlwind trip all around the Big I. It was surprisingly easy to stealth camp on the island and we were able to fit 3 one night up in the tent. The car got great mileage, was comfortable and easily got where we asked it to.
We couldn't be more thankful to have found Pat and his awesome offerings for our Big Island adventure! It felt like a friend was greeting us at the airport, he was right on time and started off our trip with warm welcomes and aloha vibes, bringing us to a coffee farm and with plenty of local tips and tricks. The car is in perfect condition with 2018 nice features and allowed for us to go off the b…
Pat is a seasoned Veteran of The Big Island and knows the in and outs of where to go and when to go there, he even asked me what I liked to do and made recommendations based on my preferences. His Tepui tent topper is the latest tech and everything was so easy to use. It only takes one person to set it up and the best part is that you can set it up anywhere on the island (although I do recommend a…
Thank you Pat for everything. The car and the tent were awesome. People were envious and impressed. Pat also showed us different awesome spots to do snorkeling and cliff jumping. He helped us find some camping spots too.