An Oasis set amongst tropical gardens. Yes bananas are grown here.
Upon opening the car door, meeting Joyce and Rex, we felt so relaxed after a long trip around the East Cape. With short notice we were invited to join Joyce and Rex for a barbeque for dinner. The quite lulled us to sleep in a comfy bed with ensuite. Next morning awakening to bird song we were offered a monster breakfast. If we venture back this way again it is a must stop off. Highly recommended
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tui Lodge is the realised dream of Joyce and Rex Carpenter. Purpose built in 1998, the Lodge offers comfort and tranquility without equal on the coast. The Pacific Highway from Opotiki to Waihau Bay has been described by a leading British travel writer as a contender for the best Coastal drive on the planet. Tui Lodge can be found 66 Km from Opotiki on this spectacular coastal excursion. Situated in three acres of gardens and constructed in natural materials with guest comfort and privacy being paramount, the Lodge is in complete harmony with our native bush surrounds while affording views of volcanic White Island and the Pacific Ocean. ... more less