Azure water, glittering sands and buzzing shores pretty much sum up what beaches in New Zealand have to offer. From surfing, angling, diving to beach strolls and sunset photography; the beaches have got it all. To enjoy the beach holiday to the fullest; stay at one of the New Zealand beach resorts and get overwhelmed with its luxury, hospitality and top-notch amenities.
New Zealand beach resorts that are perfect abodes for a beach vacation
1. Beachside Resort Whitianga – Luxuries at unbelievably budget rates
Location: 20 Eyre St, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Just 5 minutes’ away from Buffalo Beach, the Beachside Resort Whitianga is an affordable seaside retreat. As one among the budget New Zealand beach resorts, this property features spacious suites and one-bedroom apartments, with balconies assuring ocean views. Adorned with in-house spa and children play area; this budget beachfront property enjoys a strategic location. Hot Water beach and Cathedral Cove can be reached by a boat from here while there is a private walkaway from the resort, up to the Lost Springs.
What’s special: On-site tennis court and outdoor heated pool
Starting tariff: INR 5226/night
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2. VR Rotura Lake Resort – A stunning accommodation
Location: 366, Rotorua, State Highway 33, Mourea 3074, New Zealand
Overlooking the Okawa Bay and Lake Rotorua, VR Rotura Lake Resort is a gorgeous beachfront resort in New Zealand. Sprawling over 6 acres of land; this property is known to have 42 luxury rooms and suites, an in-house bar and The Grill- a fine dining restaurant specialising in local food and wine. This is one among the budget beach resorts New Zealand has, that offers world-class amenities and services. Indulge in sauna and spa and spend some thrilling time at the tennis court, located within the resort. If you wish to go to Rotorua city centre; avail their free shuttle services.
3. Papamoa Beach Resort – An exciting holiday experience
Location: 535 Papamoa Beach Rd, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118, New Zealand
There are not many New Zealand beach resorts that can offer the experience Papamoa Beach Resort does to all its guests. From sea facing villas and cabins to caravans; this place has taken beachside accomodation to a different level. The rooms offer unobstructed views of Papamoa Beach and one can also enjoy day picnics and live barbecue on the beach. Moreover, on prior requests, the resort’s travel desk also arranges for dolphin tours, fishing trips and helicopter rides.
4. Punakaiki Resort – An eco-friendly beachfront resort
Location: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 8252, New Zealand
Nestled right in front of Punakaiki beach and in close proximity to Paparoa National Park and Pancake Rocks; this is one of those New Zealand beach resorts that offers all luxuries amid nature. The spacious and airy eco-friendly rooms either come with ocean or rainforest views and has en-suite bathrooms and refrigerator. Moreover, the Jacob’s Grill Restaurant and Club Bar offer stunning views of the ocean and forests and one can chill and unwind there.
What’s special: On prior requests, the resort arranges for river kayaking, horse trekking and guided walks.
Starting tariff: INR 7062/night
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5. The White Morph Heritage Collection – Relax and unwind with nature’s serenity
Location: 92 Esplanade, Kaikoura, 7300, New Zealand
If we are talking about luxurious beach resorts in New Zealand, this one surely deserves a mention. Conveniently set on the white sand beach of Kaikoura, people staying here can relax on the shores, swim in crystal blue water and explore the movie theatre, shops and cafes of the neighbourhood. The rooms are large, featuring ocean and garden view, cooking facilities including a microwave and refrigerator and free WiFi.
6. Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach – Relax your mind and soul with the tranquillity of the sea
Location: 22 Taipa Point Rd, Taipa 0420, New Zealand
Ramada Resort is a celebrated name not just here, but worldwide. Sprawling over acres of land with heavenly beach views, the resort offers thermal spa pool and a café and restaurant overlooking the vast body of water. Every room has a patio where one can sit and chill-out and enjoy outdoor dining. If you are looking for a swanky holiday, at one of the exotic beach resorts in New Zealand; do consider Ramada Resort Reia Taipa Beach, nestled on the Doubtless Bay.
7. Oceanside Resort and Twin Towers – Enjoy the terrific location
Location: 1 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, New Zealand
This is amongst the top New Zealand beach resorts, located at the heart of Mount Maunganui in North Island. This boutique resort has 2 heated swimming pools, a sauna room, fitness centre and sprawling rooms and suites that come with private balconies and patios, overlooking either mountains or azure ocean.
What’s special: Free shuttle to airport and arrangements for island hopping, dolphin cruise and diving and surfing.
Starting tariff: INR 9652/night
8. Paihia Beach Resort and Spa – Of unmatched sea views, luxury and cordial hospitality
Location: 130 Marsden Rd, Bay Of Islands, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
If you want to enjoy a hearty beach holiday, this is perhaps the best places to stay. Counted as one of the best beach resorts in New Zealand, this property overlooks Paihia beach and offers ultimate luxury and comfort for a relaxing retreat. The aesthetically designed rooms make your stay relaxing while a dip in the and saltwater swimming pool or exotic dining at Provenir add the charm to the holiday.
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9. Beachfront Resort – Stay right on the beach
Location: 113 Buffalo Beach Rd, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
If leisure beach walks, sunrise views, beach sports and picnic, sunbathing and swimming are your ideas of a perfect beach holiday, then come to Beachfront Resort. With luxurious rooms and in-house dining, heated spa pool, beach bar and barbeque deck and facilities for kayaking and body surfing; this stunning property assures all kinds of lavish amenities, making up for a classy beach resort in New Zealand.
10. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs – An award-winning luxury resort
Location: Matauri Bay Rd, Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Famed as one of the best 5-star beach properties in New Zealand, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is known for its jaw dropping location and top-notch services. Set on 6000 acres of expansive land, this resort assures unparallel views of the Pacific Ocean and verdant Championship golf course. All the 22 rooms of the resort are tastefully designed and features living area and open fire facilities to make the winter months cozy. All these top-notch amenities and outstanding hospitality have helped The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs to earn the prestigious award of Conde Nast Travelers Gold List in December 2013.
Take your pick from these best New Zealand beach resorts for a gorgeous vacation. Book a customised beach holiday to New Zealand and make the most of it.
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