After 20 years of staying in the same place in the North of New Zealand over Xmas/New Year, we decided that we'd try something different after reading an article in the NZ Herald about Whitianga.
After a bit of Internet searching, this wonderful resort came to our attention. Of course, all websites look wonderful; (otherwise the photo's wouldn't be in there, would they?), but this one seemed to stand out.
On arrival, we met the owner, who couldn't do enough to welcome us (nice after a long drive) and showed us to our room. WOW - amazing views, crashing waves only 30 metres away, exceptionally clean, complimentary 100MB WIFI (teen daughter over the moon!), well appointed kitchen (I love to cook and notice things like this), spa, brilliant outdoor BBQ area overlooking the sea, and best of all, a private table and chairs overlooking the surf (which we sampled straight away with a magnificent bottle of Shiraz). Lovely neighbours (except for noisy footsteps - see below)
All told, we had the most relaxing, enjoyable and refreshing break for years. I could not fault this exceptional piece of paradise. However (there's always one issue, isn't there?), one night our upstirs neighbours has two children thumping around at 3 in the morning. But, hey, they're alowed a bit of fun I suppose.
We've already rebooked for next year. Take our advice - stay here, it's worth every penny!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- STAY RIGHT ON THE BEACH ... Our superb absolute beachfront location is the secret to the special charm of Beachfront Resort. Uniquely in Whitianga, there is no road or traffic, only garden and Pohutukawa trees between you and the seashore. Each comfortable, immaculate Beachfront Unit has full kitchen facilities, SKY TV, and a private patio or balcony with spectacular uninterrupted sea views of Mercury Bay.Wireless broadband Internet access and guest laundry also available. Kayaks, body boards, beach games, a trampoline, heated spa pool and BBQ are provided for guests so you can enjoy life on the beach right here. A private and peaceful haven only minutes away from the buzz of Whitianga’s shops and restaurants, Beachfront Resort is conveniently located for exploring the whole Peninsula with easy day trips to Coromandel town, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach. Your Hosts Kate and Paul Dimock Beachfront ... more less
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