Fodor's Expert Review Ahu Ahu Beach Villas

321 Ahu Ahu Rd., Oakura, Taranaki, 4374, New Zealand Fodor's Choice

These rustic yet chic studio and one-bedroom villas sit on a clifftop with stunning views of world-famous surf beach Oakura. The villas are built of recycled 100-year-old French clay tiles and hardwood wharf piles. For bigger groups the "underground" villa, built against a bank and capped with a grass roof, offers two queen bedrooms, two bathrooms, and space to host a party. All units have cooking facilities, the owners provide breakfast on request, or you can drive five minutes to Oakura Village and its many cafés.

PROS

  • dramatic coastal views
  • handsome design
  • eco-friendly

CONS

  • 15-minute drive to New Plymouth
  • uphill walk returning from the beach
  • no shops within walking distance

QUICK FACTS

House
Quiet
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 027-365--7739
Website: www.ahu.co.nz

HOTEL DETAILS

5 villas
Rate Includes: No Meals

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