There is a good selection of accommodation to choose from in The Bay of Islands ranging from backpackers to resorts. Paihia is the town with the greatest choice due to the fact it is the central hub of the area with the most amount of shops and restaurants. Paihia is also the departure point for boat charters, ferry crossings to Russell and all other forms of water sports. All Bay of Island’s attractions and activities are easily accessible from here. Most accommodation is situated relatively close to the beach and is protected from the southerly winds.
Bay of Islands tours will pick up and drop off from your Bay of Islands accommodation. There are two four star hotels in Paihia. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands is located directly opposite the Waitangi Treaty grounds and offers excellent garden views from large windows. Features include tennis court, mountain bike hire and heated rock pool. The hotel also has disabled access and has a restaurant and bar on site. The Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge in Piahia has hotel rooms overlooking the harbour across to Russell. Central to everything, the hotel has in indoor spa and sauna, free bicycle hire and a swimming pool.It also has a restaurant which features the same fantastic views.
Three star accommodation in the Bay of Islands is available through The Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel and Scenic Circle Beachcomber hotel. The Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel is set in 4 acres of garden and has a selection of hotel room styles. Many rooms have either balconies or courtyards to enjoy the outdoor ambience. This hotel also specialises in conferences and includes a lounge bar and restaurant. The Scenic Circle Beachcomber Hotel is located on the Paihia waterfront and has a choice of standard and family rooms or two bedroom suites. Features include a heated outdoor pool, tennis and squash courts and table tennis. All rooms have sea view from either a balcony or patio.
Budget accommodation can be found at Nomads Bay Adventure Backpackers who offer the unique combination of hostels and apartments in the one complex. There a lots of freebies here including free kayak, tennis, bike hire, videos and luggage storage. The swimming pool and spa pool provide the perfect place to relax after a day of adventure. For a luxurious holiday in the Bay of Islands you can book in at Touch of Spice Cooks Cove on Roberton Island. With room for up to ten people, this holiday home has its own beach and heli pad. Enjoy all forms of activities out on the water as well as some excellent bush walks in this secluded location. For a home away from home up in the Bay of islands rent a motor home from one of the major Cities and stay in a friendly holiday park to make the most of the great outdoors.