I recently spent a week at this "bach" apartment in northern New Zealand. The location couldn't be better, right on the beach but in the case of "90 mile beach" that doesn't mean looking out at a forest of sun umberellas, in fact most times you'd have to look hard for anyone else enjoying "your" beach.
I had the studio which is one large room with plenty of room for 2, a king bed, well appointed kitchen, TV sitting area and large bathroom.
Paul and Jenny are attentive but not intrusive hosts with lots of local knowledge to share.
A great base for exploring the northland.
- 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