Everyone loves to celebrate birthdays. After 50 it is your friends that you like to celebrate your big day with. This was the case when one of my friends turned the big 70. Even though she is a born Kiwi, she had never been to the Bay of Islands. I was able to book a 3-bedroom apartment through Wyndham, at Ramada Paihia which was pure luxury situated opposite the beach.
We have been Owners for the last 3 years but this is the first holiday we have ever taken! Not for the lack of trying, we had booked various holidays but because of one thing or another have always ended up giving them away to family & friends.
Finally on Monday, 25th July, we were off to the Edgewater Palms in Paihia (2 days later & 2 less people) we got to enjoy the luxury fit for a king, we had awesome weather (not bad for Winter), we did the Waitangi Treaty visit, we even drove up to 90 Mile Beach and had a swim – it was bliss. We booked for 7 nights but ended up only doing 4 but we were still determined not to give this one away as well. Continue reading →