The Bay of Plenty region offers a multitude of accommodation choices ranging from budget hotels through to luxury lodges and charming bed and breakfasts. Tauranga has the biggest selection and it is also the most central location to Bay of Plenty activities and attractions. The nearby beachside town of Mount Maunganui has a good choice of hotels and apartments which overlook either the ocean or the expansive harbour. Mount Manganui is situated on a thin belt of land which allows you easy access to the surf beach, sheltered harbour and central shopping area. The compact nature of the town means you can walk to most restaurants, cafes and bars giving the whole town a relaxed holiday atmosphere. During the summer holidays the beaches and accommodation are full of holiday makers enjoying the sunny days and warm temperatures the Bay of Plenty is famous for. Across the bridge, Tauranga has some good quality hotels and boutique accommodation located in the centre of the City.
A stay here will put you right amongst the action with a vibrant night scene and excellent shopping. There are many seaside settlements and country bed and breakfasts in the Bay of Plenty where the hospitality is warm and friendly. Staying in these establishments will give you a good insight into the best sights to see during your visit. Seaside accommodation can be found at Waihi Beach, Omokoroa, Whakatane, Opotiki and Ohope beach while the country areas of farmland on the inland roads of the Bay of Plenty are home to charming rural home stays surrounded by fruit trees, farm animals and crystal clear streams. The tourist Mecca of Rotorua is only a 1 hour drive from Tauranga and also has an excellent choice of accommodation.
There are hotels, motels, self contained apartments and backpackers to choose from with many offering such features as mineral hot pools, cultural performances and connections to Bay of Plenty tours. The general style of Bay of Plenty accommodation is one of spacious rooms with pretty garden courtyards or balconies with expansive views. The area is extremely family friendly and there are plenty of options available. If you are travelling through the Bay of Plenty in a motor home, there are a good range of holiday parks to stay in which offer all the facilities and features you will need when you stop off to refresh and recharge. The Bay of Plenty is among the top destinations in New Zealand for a coastal scenic getaway with attractions and activities that are as much fun as they are affordable.