Fodor's Expert Review Ahu Ahu Beach Villas
321 Ahu Ahu Rd., RD4, Oakura, Taranaki, 4374, New Zealand Fodor's Choice
Set on a coastal clifftop about 15 minutes south of New Plymouth, these rustic-chic villas promise stunning sea views. Incorporating recycled materials, including 100-year-old French clay tiles and hardwood wharf piles, they are both pretty and practical. The property also features a spectacular "underground" villa, built against a bank and capped with a grass roof; inside it has two queen bedrooms, two bathrooms, and enough space to host a small party. All have cooking facilities, but the owners can also provide breakfast on request. Alternately, you can drive five minutes to Oakura Village, which is home to a renowned surf beach and great cafés.
- dramatic coastal views
- handsome design
- Wi-Fi available
- a drive to town
Rate Includes: No meals