enjoy panoramic sea views from The Retreat accommodation

Welcome to The Retreat - Holiday accommodation in Paihia overlooking the Bay of Islands

Unique holiday accommodation - two minutes from Paihia Town Centre but a world apart.

The Retreat offers spacious, self-contained holiday accommodation 2km from the centre of Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The Retreat overlooks the magnificent Bay of Islands and Te Haumi Beach. Set just off the main road on a 4-hectare (10-acre) bush-covered peninsula, our quiet, private and secure holiday accommodation awaits you. Leave the hectic pace of life behind and enjoy our friendly, informal, relaxed atmosphere.

Perfect one day, superb the next. We are proud to be "Ukulele Friendly"... come up and bring your uke too!!!

The private bush setting of our accommodation allows you to see native NZ birds at close range while being only minutes from the Paihia town centre and an extensive range of Bay of Islands cruises, activities and cafes. The Retreat is a relaxed and private alternative to motel and hotel accommodation.

The panoramic uninterrupted sea views and coastal location are breathtaking. The Retreat has studio, one and two bedroom apartments available with full kitchens, balconies and stunning sea views over the Bay of Islands.


  • Information and booking office
  • Secure car and boat parking
  • Barbecue and fish-smoker available
  • Laundry service available
  • Access to coastal walkway and bush walks
  • Access to great fishing
  • Or just relax on your balcony and watch the day go by
  • Free WiFi available to every unit
  • Northland has the best winter temperatures
  • DVD players in every unit
  • We have a big DVD libary which are complimentary


Address: 22 Paihia Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

+64 9 402 8134


+64 9 402 8134

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Jan and Kevin SmithGenuine Kiwi Owner Operators:
Jan and Kevin Smith
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