Our 5 night stay at the Point Villas is one of the most peaceful & rejuvenating experiences we’ve had as a family. Simply put, the villa exudes class. Important to us; even the kids could ‘get it’. It has an understated luxury that is never fussy, but finds that rare balance between effortlessness, style, design & function that makes a stay here an uplifting experience.
Our activities on this trip emphasised the incredible fresh water Lake Taupo. The Lake view from the villas is arguably the most impressive and endearing aspect of a stay here. It is vast and inspiring from morning to evening, ensuring we swam, paddled and explored it daily. The Point villas is situated just above the incredible & humbling Maori rock carvings of Taupo Lake. A solo paddle on the provided kayaks in the early evening is simply awesome.
Our 6 & 8 year old boys have swam near constantly in the new mineralised water lap pool which melds with the lake view perfectly, making those endless ‘look at me mum/dad’ moments particularly harmonious and easy to bear while lounging on the deck.
The usual facilities are all here, from flat screens in each room to wifi to life’s various other mod cons. While Taupo’s many excellent adventure tourism concepts await just outside the gates, you get the feeling the Point Villas’ proprietor Peg Bull has had time to refine (indeed redefine) the definition of a luxury break within. The land has been in her family for generations – let’s hope it stays that way.
Located in the centre of the North Island, The Point Villas in Lake Taupo is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of New Zealand: the beauty of New Zealand’s largest lake at your doorstep.