Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands, Paihia

Just a few steps away is Paihia Beach. And a not much further away lies the most diverse range of tours, activities, expeditions and excursions imaginable.

Where else could you wander along an immaculate, sandy beach in the morning, indulge in a lunch made from fresh local ingredients, and then complete your afternoon by taking in a tour of one of New Zealand’s most famous boutique chocolate factories?

Make the Bay of Islands part of your luxury, tailor-made holiday to New Zealand and you can expect a lot more surprises. You could find yourself, for example, taking a guided tour of the country’s history at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, or diving down through crystal waters to explore the Rainbow Warrior wreck. You could go kayaking – or deep sea fishing for striped marlin and yellowtail kingfish. Then there’s Rainbow Falls, 90 Mile Beach, spectacular coastal rock formations, caves illuminated by glow worms…

Bay of Islands, at a glance

  • Four star hotel set in sub-tropical gardens with water features
  • Choice of 114 standard, superior and deluxe rooms with air conditioning
  • Balconies with superb views of the sea or gardens
  • En suite bath or shower rooms
  • Flat screen TVs and interconnectivity
  • Facilities include fridges, coffee-making and irons
  • Fine restaurant serving a range of delicious dishes, plus inviting bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Swimming pool with sun decks
  • Tennis court
  • Tours of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Kayaking and kayak fishing expeditions
  • Deep sea fishing for marlin, kingfish and snapper
  • Cycle tours and visits to the fabulous Rainbow Falls
  • Diving to the Rainbow Warrior wreck
  • Close to 90 Mile Beach and dune riding
  • Kawiti Glow Worm Caves and Cape Reinga
  • Makana Chocolate factory
  • Jo was extremely helpful and gave us very good advice. We could not have had better service.

    Fiske, Italy, 2016


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7