On the edge of the waterside town of Paihia in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, four-star Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has 114 low-rise rooms surrounded by lush subtropical gardens that are dotted with tranquil water features and atmospheric lighting. A short walk away is the Paihia waterfront with artisan stores, cafes and bars.
There are standard, superior and deluxe rooms at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, all with balconies, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The décor is slick and modern with a welcoming palette of earthy neutrals and splashes of vibrant colour, and contemporary art on the walls.
There’s an inviting pool at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, and the relaxed vibe and gorgeous gardens make chilling out a must. When you’re ready to explore, there’s tons to do around Paihia, like whale watching, snorkelling, kayaking and golf. Also nearby are the beautiful Rainbow Falls, and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, rich in Maori history and where you can see cultural performances.
The Nikau restaurant at Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands serves breakfast and dinner – buffet and à la carte – in a chic dining room. Kids are well catered for, and grown-ups will love the local specialities, from Rewana bread to Ruapekapeka seafood chowder. Plus there’s a comfortable lounge bar with big-screen TV where you can catch up with all the sporting action.
Mcmurray RoadsPo Box 358 Paihia