Paihia Beach Resort and Spa

Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

At a Glance

  • Paihia Beach Resort is centrally located in the heart of Paihia

  • The restaurant here has won awards for its delicious cuisine, making the most of local and seasonal produce

  • Ideally located to explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the beautiful Bay of Islands

  • Apartment-style accommodation with use of hotel facilities

  • Fantastic boutique spa with a myriad of treatments

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The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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Try one of the amazing tailor made organic and indigenous spa remedies at Le Spa Naturale

Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday to Paihia Beach Resort and Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Bay of Islands


The luxury boutique property, Paihia Beach Resort is the place to be seen on the waterfront in New Zealand's Bay of Islands thanks to the hotel's stylish design and attention to detail. Cuisine is at the forefront with views bound to delight every guest.

The iconic Paihia Beach Resort and Spa has undergone a multi-million dollar refurbishment, underpinning its reputation as a showcase of luxury boutique style. The resort overlooks Paihia's most picturesque beach and is located within walking distance of Paihia Wharf, the departure point to discover the Bay of Islands, New Zealand's scenic wonderland.

Ultra chic guest studios, suites and apartments have been fully renovated to feature panoramic views of the Bay of Islands, superior entertaining areas, large flat-screen TVs, stereo systems and French oak timber flooring. Each guest suite patio provides private space for in-room massage and for outdoor private dining.

The pool deck invites hip outdoor resort living with relaxing day beds and access to the resort’s Pure Tastes restaurant and to the fully renovated and expanded award winning spa - La Spa Naturale. If you can drag yourself away from the comforts of the resort, The Bay of Islands offers some amazing experiences from dolphin watching to quad biking on 90 mile beach, dinghy, yacht and motorboat cruising, fishing, snorkelling and diving.

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The 21 Studio, Suites and Apartments have kitchens, six foot spa baths, outdoor balconies or patios and are elegantly styled with neutral colours and wooden floors. Studios are open plan and roomy, Spa Studios have massage tables on their large balconies and Poolside Studios have their own poolside patios with ocean views beyond. Superior Studios are larger with full kitchens and Superior Suites have the luxury of separate living rooms. Paihia's roomy 2-bedroom apartments are perfect for families.


Children of all ages are very welcome to come and stay at Paihia Beach Resort and Spa and the hotel has several rooms suitable for families. You can also request a babysitting service should you need it, and there are special children's menus at mealtimes.


Puretastes is Paihia's hip, poolside restaurant which serves sumptuous and locally sourced cuisine. The award winning Spa Naturale has a huge array of pampering treatments ranging from 30 minutes to five day packages. Paihia Beach Resort and Spa also has an outdoor swimming pool with panoramic sea views and five different Jacuzzis offering differing temperatures, private saunas and steam rooms.


Activities within the resort largely focus on pampering the body in the spa, pool, sauna and Jacuzzis and the appetite in the fabulous restaurant. However, the Bay of Islands area has a diverse range of activities to suit every taste from natural wonders, historical sites and a vast choice of water based activities including fishing, sailing, diving and kayaking.



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Following its multi-million dollar facelift, Paihia Beach Resort and Spa has re-established itself as a major player in the luxury hotel scene up in the Bay of Islands. From its understated elegant design, taking nothing away from the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings, to its award winning restaurant and great proximity to the town of Paihia, it is a great, laid back property ideal for exploring the area. The onsite Pure Tastes restaurant is nationally recognised for its superb cuisine, taking advantage of all the amazing local produce and La Spa Naturale is ideal for some pampering following a day of exploring. The resort is just short drive from the fascinating Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the birthplace of modern New Zealand and I would highly recommend taking a trip up to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach.


  • Cape Reinga private Helicopter Tour

    The Cape Reinga tour is for those who wish to spend time enjoying the magnificent natural wonders of the North. You will be over-awed by the grandeur of the mighty Kauri trees, the expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and the mystique of Cape Reinga.

  • Cruise the Hole in the Rock - Shared

    Explore the famous Hole in the Rock on a sightseeing cruise of the Bay of Islands, departing at 12.30pm.

  • Diving the Poor Knights Islands - Shared

    Twenty three kilometres off New Zealand’s Tutukaka Coast and washed by warm currents swept South from the Coral Sea, the Poor Knights Islands are an international icon and one of the most renowned dive sites in the world.

  • Sailing on Cool Change - Private Evening Sailing Charter

    The Bay of Islands is famous for its coastal environment and the best way to see it is during the evening with on a private charter. Explore the magical coast aboard a luxury catamaran, with a professional and knowledgeable crew.

  • Sailing on Cool Change - Private Day Sailing Charter

    Cool Change is a stunning 54 ft sailing catamaran, offering you a totally unique way to experience New Zealand's world famous Bay of Islands. Your private charter will explore the beautiful bays and islands, with a delicious lunch onboard.

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds Entrance Ticket

    The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It is a place of belonging and enjoyment that is central to the life of the nation and special to all New Zealanders.

Location & directions

Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

The resort is on Marsden Road, directly overlooking Paihia's most picturesque beach. Located within 5-minutes walking distance of Paihia town centre & Wharf, the departure point to discover the Bay of Islands,

How to get there

Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) Airport is the closest airport to the Paihia Beach Resort. Air New Zealand and Air Nelson have daily flights from Auckland International Airport to Kerikeri. Paihia is a 30-minute drive from Kerikeri Airport. Alternatively, it's a 3-hour drive from Auckland.

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