Paua Retreat - close to Jamieson Bay and with an easy drive to Auckland yet far away from the maddening crowds. Puhoi Village and the Puhoi Pub are within a 10 minute drive. Peaceful, stunning views, everything for a pleasant stay. . Ideal for couples - if you are a business traveler working in the Albany area this would be perfect. Mahurangi West is the new place to be - close to Auckland, stunning views, great beaches and super quiet!! Paua Retreat is ideal for a short holiday.