A weekend getaway to Papamoa is an excellent way to refresh, relax, and explore. The difficult part is knowing that there is so much to see and do in such a small amount of time. We have decided to make this easier for you and create our ultimate weekend itinerary.
Check in to Papamoa Beach Resort. After travelling to Papamoa, you’ll probably want to head straight to the beach, so it’s a good thing we are located right on the beachfront! Once you’re settled in, we recommend grabbing your favourite takeaway and watching the sunset over the ocean. We love Bobby’s Sea Fresh Fish & Chips and The Pizza Library Papamoa for great local takeaway options. If you are feeling up for it, another great option is taking a short walk to The Island (formerly known as the Papamoa Beach Tavern) for a drink and some tasty food. After dinner, why not end the night in our private spa pool? You’re on holiday after all!
Wake up to the sound of the waves breaking and birds chirping. Start the morning off with a peaceful walk through the picturesque Papamoa Hills Regional Park. For breakfast, we love local spot Henry & Ted for a delicious eggs benny or acai bowl. After breakfast, rent an electric bike at PoweRide Electric Bike Hire for a fun and unique way to explore the area. Grab some lunch at Bluebiyou for an amazing beachfront dining experience featuring Papamoa’s best seafood. Then, head to Papamoa Beach to make most of the afternoon sun – whether you are swimming, sunbathing or sandcastle building. Once you have dried off and taken some time to relax back at the resort, head out for dinner. Pap House and Rain Bar are both great local spots that often have live entertainment.
Have a well-deserved sleep in before checking out of your accommodation. Take one last walk on the beach and then go down to the Papamoa Lions Club Market to support some local stalls and find some amazing bargains. Head over to Mount Maunganui to make the most of their great food and shopping before you head home. We love eightyeight Café and Ours Café for their fantastic brunch selections and great coffee, perfect for a Sunday morning. Check out Mount Maunganui’s main street – Maunganui Road – for some local boutique shops. On the way out, Bayfair Shopping Centre is another great shopping option filled with over 130 stores, including an arcade, cinema, restaurants, and beauty salons. Also, don’t forget to grab some local treats for your trip home!
See You Soon
We hope that this has helped provide some ideas for your weekend in Papamoa. Remember, this is just one possible version of a weekend itinerary. There are so many options for things you can do, see, and eat! Read our other posts about things to do in Papamoa, how to eat like a Papamoa local, and the best day trips from Papamoa for some more inspiration. Once you arrive in Papamoa, you can also ask our knowledgeable staff for more recommendations.