My husband and I stayed here for two nights as our base for a trip up to Cape Reinga. Our hosts, Paul and Jenny, were perfect--welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful when needed, professional. The apartment felt quite private, with a superb view of the beach and waves. It's a lovely walking beach, and my only regret is that we didn't have enough time there. The place was comfortably furnished, and the kitchenette quite complete. Very highly recommend staying here for a base for Cape Reinga, as well as exploring the beautiful area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GEMS Seaside Lodge offers the discerning traveller exceptional lodgings in the jewel of Ahipara, at the base of the 90 Mile Beach. Begin your adventures to Cape Reinga, the Bay of Islands, the Hokianga, and other treasures of Northland, from here. However, there is actually a wealth of activity in Ahipara for you to enjoy. World class surfing at Shipwreck Bay, fabulous fishing (both chartered and surf casting), board paddling, horse-treking, 4 Wheel Driving and Sand Duning are just a few of the many activities available. For those who wish to enjoy a more leisurely experience, there is golf, beach walks, and visits to our very own award-winning vineyards. If you simply prefer rest and refreshment with book in hand, then absorb the beauty of this magnificent beach paradise, with crashing waves, beautiful birdlife, and stunning sunsets, from the comfort of your lodge, as part of your ‘seaside therapy’. ... more less