Where to Find Luxury Accommodations in Whitianga, Hahei, Whangamata, Thames and the Coromandel
The breathtaking coastal scenery with inland tracts of lush forest call for a special place to stay in the Coromandel. Whether you’re looking for a cosy escape for couples or treating the family to a luxurious getaway, you’ll find something to suit your style and taste in this list of the best luxury accommodations in the Coromandel.
1. Wairua Lodge (Whitianga)
Stay in the heart of the Coromandel rainforest at Wairua Lodge. The hotel-style guest rooms are ideal for couples, while apartments are also available for groups and families. Rooms are modernly designed with private patios leading out to the forest-lined gardens. The accommodation is self-catering, while breakfast is delivered to your room the evening before. Popular hangouts at the lodge are by the outside fire pit, on the bushwalk discovery trails and the romantic treetop two-person bath. For more romantic retreats, take a look at the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in the Coromandel.
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2. Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort (Pauanui)
On the slopes of Mt Pauanui, the Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort is your luxury resort getaway in the Coromandel. Evenings here can be spent stargazing from the private deck of your chalet, indulging in fine dining at the on-site Miha Restaurant or soaking in the therapeutic benefits of the spa and sauna. With exposed timber ceilings and large windows taking in the native forest, the rooms make for a memorable stay. Check out more accommodations like this in the 12 Best Hotels & Resorts in the Coromandel.
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- Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort on Booking.com
- Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort on Trip.com
- Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort on Expedia
3. Mercury Ridge (Cooks Beach)
Perched on the hilltops of Mercury Bay, Mercury Ridge benefits from tremendous views of Cooks Beach village and out to sea. The five-bedroom Mediterranean-style villa boasts unique rooms, from the “East Wing” with its private balcony and lounge to the fully open-plan “Master Suites” with a freestanding bathtub. Hire one of their elegant rooms or the entire villa. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel.
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4. Coghill Cottage (Whitianga)
A quaint historic cottage awaits at Coghill Cottage in Whitianga. This beautifully restored miner’s cottage is ideally situated in the heart of Whitianga town centre, making for easy access to the Coromandel’s top tours. The cottage has two bedrooms featuring grand artwork, a bathroom with a freestanding claw bath, and an elegantly-decorated lounge and dining area where you can enjoy meals prepared by your personal chef.
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5. Atea Lodge (Coromandel Town)
Take in the incredible views of Waiheke Island, the Te Kouma Harbour and beyond from the elevated location of Atea Lodge. Sitting 122m (400ft) high on the Tokatea Mountains, just a five-minute drive from Coromandel Town, the boutique lodge offers three luxury suites. Separate from the suites is an attractive wooden-beamed guest lounge with a billiards table and an outdoor bath where you can relax among nature.
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6. Brenton Lodge (Whangamata)
For a luxury stay in Whangamata, set your sights on Brenton Lodge. Amidst manicured gardens are an outdoor pool, expansive decks and unbeatable scenery. Stay in one of the romantic cottages or retreat to one of the bright and tastefully-decorated suites inside the lodge itself. Breakfast is served each morning either alfresco on the deck or privately in your cottage.
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7. Earth Energies Sanctuary (Mangatarata)
Retreat to a quaint hut amidst 80 hectares (200 acres) of lush farmland in the Coromandel. You and your group will be the exclusive guests at the Earth Energies Sanctuary designed with relaxation in mind thanks to the treatment room on-site. Unwind with float therapy, aromatouch massages or in the infrared sauna – the choice is yours. After your treatment, relax at your secluded two-bedroom two-bathroom cabin, tastefully designed to reflect nature.
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8. Waihi Beach Paradise Resort (Waihi Beach)
Head to Waihi Beach and enjoy a premium home-away-from-home experience at the Waihi Beach Paradise Resort. There are two spacious modern units with a 10m (30ft) lap pool, two spa pools and just seconds away from the beach. Alternatively, stay in the boutique cottage with two bedrooms and enough room for the whole family. You’re free to use one of the courtesy bikes to ride into town or enjoy cooking for your loved ones in the spacious kitchens, on the Weber barbecue and using the all-important dishwasher! See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in the Coromandel or in the 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel.
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- Waihi Beach Paradise Resort on Booking.com
- Waihi Beach Paradise Resort on Trip.com
- Waihi Beach Paradise Resort on Expedia
9. 970 Lonely Bay Lodge (Whitianga)
A couple of minutes’ walk from Cooks Beach near Whitianga and nestled in native bush, 970 Lonely Bay Lodge is an exclusive adults-only accommodation ideal for couples. Each of the four luxurious suites has its charms, from the “Purangi Suit” with bi-fold doors leading to a private deck to the light-filled “Atrium Suite”. Between hitting the Coromandel must-dos, relax in the common spaces, such as a library, lounge and dining area, by one of the multiple fireplaces, in the manicured gardens or elsewhere.
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10. Colleith Lodge (Tairua)
Stay at Colleith Lodge, which overlooks the Tairua Harbour and the Pacific Ocean from its position set back from Tairua Village yet is close enough for convenience. The lodge is lined with native bush and features an in-ground lap pool and spa pool. There are just three warmly-decorated and styled guest rooms for solo travellers or couples at this boutique lodge, each with a super-king bed and ensuite with either a spa bath or shower. This accommodation is also exclusively for adults.
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More Luxury Accommodations in the Coromandel
That’s it for our guide to the best luxury accommodations in the Coromandel, including in Whitianga, Thames, Hahei, Coromandel Town and Whangamata. For more luxury options, as well as things to do, check these out:
- 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in The Coromandel
- 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Coromandel
- 7 Luxury Activities in the Coromandel
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to the Coromandel.