New Zealand Glamping at Papamoa Beach

Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort has been owned an operated by Bruce and Donna Crosby for over 20 years.  This resort is located in the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island.  Papamoa Beach is known for it pristine white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters and is an excellent destination for fishing and surfing.  Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort provides an excellent way to stay right on the beach, where literally, the beach is your doorstep. The accommodations range from campsites all the way to luxury villas.

For a true glamping experience, guests will enjoy the newly-refurbished Beachfront Bliss Villa.  The Bliss Villas feature modern designs and decorations.  Each Bliss Villa has a superking bed (that’s right, it’s even bigger than a king bed!) and a luxury bathroom complete with a shower and free-standing bath tub with stunning ocean views.  Speaking of ocean views, each of these villas also features huge, glass patio doors that provide a panoramic view of the ocean and lead out onto your private patio.  From there, guests can walk right down to the beach.  The Bliss Villas also feature flat screen TVs with Sky Television (satellite TV) and an iPod docking station.


Also available are Two-Bedroom Garden Villas which are located in a central park position, and have views of the beautifully landscaped grounds.  These luxury villas feature a queen size bed and 21” television with Sky TV in the master bedroom, and one set of bunk beds and a single bed in the second bedroom.  These modern units feature a shower with double heads, a dining area and kitchen as well as large decks off of the lounge area.

Studio Spa Garden Villas offer yet another alternative for a glamping vacation at Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resort.  These luxurious villas feature a queen size bed, fully-equipped kitchen and a television with Sky TV.  In addition, the studio villa has a large bathroom with a shower and oversized spa bath.

For those guests who have taken their glamping accommodations into their own hands, Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resorts provides powered-RV hookups and immaculate communal showers and restrooms, as well as picnic areas with grills.  For a small fee, guests can choose a site with sea view.


Activities abound at the Bay of Plenty, and are perfect for a romantic vacation for two, or for families.  There are several attractions close by to Papamoa Beach Top 10 Holiday Resorts.  At Spring Loaded Fun Park, you can take a scenic helicopter flight or take a river jet boating adventure on the Kaituna river.  This river is narrow and windy, perfect for an exhilarating ride!  Other attractions include Classic Flyers, where you can ride in an open top biplane or Blokart Heaven, which is a speedway track for blokarts (think wind-powered go-karts with sails).  For a more laid back activity, guests can visit Kiwi 360, a kiwi orchard.  Here visitors can take a tour of the orchard in the kiwi cart, visit the Kiwi 360 café to enjoy their quirky and delicious kiwifruit fare or kiwifruit wine, or take a picture in the famous, giant kiwi.

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