Coromandel Peninsula and the Bay of Plenty Hotels

Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort

  • 535 Papamoa Beach Rd. Map It
  • Tauranga


  • Wide range of accommodations
  • Cheap
  • On the beach


  • Gets busy over summer
  • Can be noisy

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

This resort complex has the widest range of accommodations in the area, and they're all on the beach, about a 10-minute drive down the road from the madding Mount Maunganui crowd. If you feel like camping, or parking your campervan, sites range from NZ$20 (garden view) to NZ$28 (sea view). There are also spartan cabins, where you'll need to bring your own bed linens, and bathrooms and kitchen are shared. Or you can stretch out in one of the private holiday units or the spacious, light-filled, cedar-wood suites; 13 of these 19 villas are absolute beachfront (NZ$310); the decks are built onto the sand dunes just feet from the surf. This property is extremely popular in peak summer holiday season (Christmas to end of January) so book well ahead. This spot is a fantastic base for the region. There's a surf club adjacent, so lifeguards will watch over you while you're swimming (if you keep between the flags).

Hotel Information


535 Papamoa Beach Rd., Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, 3118, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 260 campsites, 9 cabins, 7 holiday units, 19 beachfront and garden view villas

Published 10/27/2015

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