Nuala Marshall

Nuala Marshall

Owns Ahu Ahu Beach Villas

Ahu Ahu Beach Villas is a great place to connect. It is a popular venue to gather with business colleagues for a meeting, to celebrate an event with family and friends, stage a unique wedding for your special day, or just to treat yourself.


Set on a headland gazing down an unspoilt beach, Ahu Ahu Beach Villas is a unique venue comprising four Villas and the multifunction Oraukawa Lodge. Designed with modern flair but crafted from lovingly collected recycled materials, the award-winning Villas nestle above Oakura Beach oozing tranquillity and charm. We offer four Villas, all with unimpeded sea views - three Villas have a queen bed downstairs and two single beds on the mezzanine floor; the fourth Villa, popular with honeymooners, has a queen bed only. They all have a bathroom and kitchenette. The Palladian-styled Oraukawa Lodge has been dug into the hillside and the roof landscaped so that Villa guests on the hilltop gaze serenely over its head. With the same stunning sea views, Oraukawa Lodge is a popular venue for celebrations, corporate events and meetings, or a spacious get-away for a family. It has two queen bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a huge lounge, data projector and screen, full-scale kitchen and large outside courtyard. We also delight in providing fresh, delicious catering for your meeting or event - just ask! Come and enjoy the everchanging vista of waves, sunrise, stars, firepit, sunsets, and peace; bring your colleagues to get a fresh perspective on business; bring your family and friends to celebrate life!


A nurse in her previous life, Nuala puts her organisational skills and love for people to good use in running Ahu Ahu Beach Villas. She is a foodie, and happiest with a latte or wine in the company of family or friends. For a number of years Nuala and husband, David, worked their land alongside a wholefood business they established in New Plymouth, and these things converge in the glorious food they provide for events – made with thought and passion.


David and Nuala love living in Ahu Ahu Rd – a great place to fish, surf, garden, beach comb, watch sunsets and enjoy life raising their now-grown three children Jessica, Alana and Seth. They created the Villas as a spontaneous extension of the enjoyment they gained from meeting visitors on the beach and inviting them into their home and lives. David and Nuala add that extra something to every guest’s stay – whether it’s the secret of the best sunset spot on the coast, a freshly caught fish to share, or a connection over a chat and a laugh. Come as strangers, leave as friends!
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