An extremely well appointed, clean, quiet and with comfortable beds and separate bathrooms. Absolutely ideal for two couples. We really enjoyed our two night stay and certainly will be back again. Both bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are identical layouts so each couple is treated equally. Well appointed kitchen/dining/lounge and great elevated view over the beach and you can look up Ninety Mile beach. A real ocean front feel. Great sub tropical gardens & palms. Paul excellent with his suggestions on what to do, where to go and lent us a bucket to the go beach fossicking for Tuatuas at low tide (we failed). Sunsets to die for.... Excellent even in the middle of winter.
- 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