THE COROMANDEL RELAX AND REVIVE
The Coromandel is an ideal location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Breathe in the beauty of the natural environment and revitalise your energy and wellbeing with a visit to any of the places below. They truly are Good For Your Soul.
Indulge in Grand Style
Fancy a romantic getaway in a hideaway location? Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort combines boutique elegance with retreat style tranquility, set amidst 25 acres of New Zealand native bush, on Mt Pauanui. It offers the ultimate environment for you to take time out to restore, indulge and completely relax. Pauanui Beach is just a short walk from the resort. It is one of the Coromandel’s most spectacular surf beaches, with its 3km golden coastline making it the perfect choice for long strolls, swimming, surfing and paddling.
Spend an afternoon browsing the nearby boutiques and cafes of Pauanui Village, or making use of the resort’s tennis court, swimming pool and leisure centre. Spend your evening star-gazing on the private deck of your charming chalet in the treetops, following a delicious meal at the resort’s award winning Miha restaurant. Be warned, you may not want to leave!
A short ferry ride across the estuary enables you to explore Tairua, another delightful Coromandel seaside village with various boutiques, galleries and eateries to enjoy. Here, Sunlover Retreat is the perfect spot for a girls' getaway. Pamper yourself, melt the tension and give yourself some ultimate ‘me’ time with Sunlover's spa and retreat packages.
While in the area, pop into Heaven and Earth and be dazzled at the astonishng array of gems and crystals, many found locally. Manaia Kitchen is a welcoming spot to enjoy a leisurely coffee and a shared plate. Round off your Tairua visit in The Little Gallery where art enthusiasts can enjoy and purchase artworks by a number of acclaimed Coromandel artists.
For hosted luxury, Brenton Lodge is the ultimate in intimacy and service. Set in manicured gardens with views out to the ocean, this haven in Whangamata invites you to revel in the luxury of time out and regain your inner peace.
The Lost Spring
With its sculpted pools, cascading waterfalls, and smoking volcano, The Lost Spring offers a soul-soothing experience that is so much more than simply a swim in hot water.
Relax in a pool flowing with healing water from a well 644 meters below the earth’s surface. There are several pools of varying temperatures so you can enjoy total relaxation and comfort throughout your visit. You can even enjoy a delicious cocktail or platter served poolside by the Lost Spring’s team of friendly waitstaff.
After your soak, pamper yourself at The Lost Spring’s in-house day spa. Enjoy a therapeutic massage or sumptuous salon treatment. Complete your divine day of indulgence by dining at The Lost Spring Licensed Cafe & Restaurant, overlooking a beautiful lagoon.
Rich in spiritual traditions, The Coromandel provides the perfect setting for a number of retreats located through the region.
Pay a visit to the Mahamudra Centre For Universal Unity, situated on 8 acres in the beautiful Colville Valley. Their peaceful atmosphere and lovely gardens provide a tranquil, relaxing environment to drop in and visit, or to attend individual or group retreats. An FPMT Tibetan Buddhist retreat, the centre hosts a variety of mindfulness courses, programmes and meditation retreats throughout the year.
Nestled in the bush-covered hills of the Coromandel Ranges, is Mana Retreat Centre, a body-mind-spirit education hub and place of renewal in a restorative eco-environment. Stay at Mana and attend a group retreat, workshop or course, or visit the exquisite Tara Sanctuary, a place of quiet contemplation with inspiring views over the hills and harbour.
Te Moata Retreat Centre near Tairua is a flourishing eco sanctuary for people and for nature. Set on 344 hectares of native bush, Te Moata hosts a variety of community events as well as a programme of retreats and residential courses. For those seeking solitude there are four solitary retreat huts available for individual retreat. The retreat also has a number of sacred sites created in special locations on the land, including a labyrinth. They each offer contemplative spaces to deepen one’s connection with the self and nature. The land is home to a variety of native flora and fauna, including kiwi.
This multi award-winning beauty and day spa in Thames invites you to step into their sanctuary and rejuvenate yourself. Offering a full range of personalised skincare and treatments for both men and women, the team of therapists combine a choice of exquisite product ranges with expertise for premium results.
For a pick me up, girls' day of escape and luxury or a chance to indulge in a special treatment, this haven in the heart of The Coromandel offers everything a big city spa delivers, with the convenience of parking right outside the door and its location in the charming small town of Thames. Combine your trip with a visit to Cafe Melbourne for a relaxed lunch in the historic building in which it is housed, and pick up some gourmet delicacies from The Depot next door. All so close, on the main street of Thames.
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