A slice of paradise could have been yours on New Zealand’s gorgeous North Island at The RCI Gold Crown Bishop Selwyn Resort in Paihia, Bay of Islands. Checking in for only 45,500 Expectations points this two-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) was available for a wonderful 7-night holiday on the RCI website in July 2016.
During May, the Bay of Islands enjoys pleasant daytime temperatures averaging 16 – 18 degrees C with highs in the early 20’s enabling you to comfortably explore the 144 spectacular surrounding islands. Paihia is nicknamed the “Jewel of the Bay of Islands” and offers a fascinating exhibition of intriguing wildlife from Whales to Penguins throughout the year.
Relish the gorgeous coastal views of this world renowned marine park on New Zealand’s North Island. Overlooking Paihia’s outstanding beaches, marine and wildlife together with fascinating history the resort is perfectly located for a fantastic holiday. An endless choice of facilities and entertainment await you. Relax around the swimming pool or spa and explore the charming coastline by kayak or bicycle. The kids can also release some of their excess energy tearing around the children’s play area as you prepare a tasty BBQ for al fresco dining.
Spend your days on the beach or explore the local countryside before returning to the comfort of your modern one or two bedroom apartment. Each unit is complete with spacious living areas and stylish bedrooms further complimented by fully-equipped kitchens. The soothing design of the décor ensures your visit to Bishop Selwyn is as relaxing as possible.
A gentle stroll away is Paihia Harbour, awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2016) for its charming boutiques and extensive choice of restaurants that satisfy every taste. The town is also an ideal destination to explore the Bays of Islands with numerous trips available to the historic seaport town of Russell and stunning Urupukapuka Island.
Only a few minutes from Paihia is the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Museum, voted No.2 out of all New Zealand’s Landmarks by TripAdvisor Travellers Choice (2016). Discover the historic location of the 1840 signing of the “Treaty of Waitangi” renowned as the birthplace of New Zealand where you’ll also find the world’s largest war canoe! New Zealand is an island nation and is a fantastic location for spotting wonderful natural wildlife.
Take a boat trip to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of swimming with dolphins or snorkel around the North Island’s “unspoilt” coves. A magnificent and diverse array of cetaceans also visit the Islands including the intelligent Orca and glorious Blue Whales.
A photo opportunity not to miss awaits you at Rainbow Falls in KeriKeri, awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence (2016). Under 30-minutes drive from the resort this 27-metre cascading waterfall provides the ultimate backdrop to any holiday snap!
Expectations members could have booked this holiday for just 45,500 points amongst 91 other incredible holidays across 12 award-winning RCI resorts in New Zealand (at the time of writing). Prices start from as little as 16,500 points for 7-nights in Turangi (subject to availability) on the edge of the great Lake Taupo. The RCI website caters for all holiday sizes with accommodation ranging from Studio – 3-bedroom units sleeping up to 8 guests in comfort. As a member of Expectations Holidays you are also eligible to book Extra Holidays and Late Deals that afford great escapes for much less than you may think.
Please note that only club members can book this resort on www.expectationsholidays.co.uk. Expectations Holidays offers you and your loved ones the opportunity to experience luxury holiday accommodation at affordable prices. Our members can explore the world by staying at any of our 4,500 specially selected resorts. All resorts are subject to availability.
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