If you’re searching for the best beach holiday New Zealand has to offer, you’ll find it on the Coromandel Peninsula. Situated on the North Island, anyone and everyone will be able to live out their dream holiday in the surrounds of white sand beaches and lush green forestry, whether you’re just looking to kick back with a glass of vino or head out on a hike. Here are five of our top picks for a relaxing stay.
An astonishingly stunning modern home, Matakitaki is a four-bedroom house featuring prime views of Cooks Beach and Mercury Bay. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better situated stay, and with much of the house featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, not even bas weather will stop you enjoying your stunning surrounds. Start your day with a brekky overlooking the turquoise water and fill it with kayaking, surfing and fishing.
A collection of 12 boutique cottages sitting atop the tropical paradise of Hahei Beach, The Church gets its name from the refurbished church that the cottages are situated around. Just a walk away from the world-famous Cathedral Cove, the cottages take inspiration from the resort’s origins, with stained glass windows and high ceilings forming part of the inviting spaces. Spend your days out exploring on the water and treat yourself to a visit to Mercury Bay Estate for a delectable meal with a view.
Ever dreamed of owning your own private island? You can live out your most outrageous tropical fantasy at Slipper Island Resort. Choose from a glamping style abode or a self-contained chalet (all rooms feature a beach view) where you probably won’t end up spending much time after you finish kayaking, mountain biking, swimming or trekking around the island. If you’re feeling really boujee, you can even snatch up the entire island for a night.
A stand-alone cabin on an expansive 10-acres of land, this homely and inviting self-contained cabin holds everything you need for a quiet and rejuvenating weekend away. With views directly looking out to Mercury Bay Estate and Cooks Beach, you can enjoy the sunrise on the sheltered timber deck which tucking into fresh homemade bread and biscuits before heading out to explore the peninsula.
Set right within the Coromandel’s rainforest region, this former artist’s studio has morphed into the perfect couples retreat for nature lovers. Featuring a rooftop spa where you can soak and stargaze after day exploring the beaches, hot springs and waterfalls in its surrounds, you’ll want to call your modern, cozy room home so you never have to leave.