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The Jean Sandel Retirement Village provides a full range of retirement options, along with the best of resthome, hospital and dementia care.

Located in Whalers Gate close to the Base Hospital and Countdown, the village is situated on an elevated and sunny site which encompasses views of the sea and Mt Taranaki. Features include architecturally designed independent townhouses and apartments, serviced apartments, and a care centre, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

The resort-style facilities include an all-weather bowling green, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, grand internal atrium, library, gymnasium, hair and beauty salon, bar, shop and movie theatre.

Living & Care Options


Independent Living options
Townhouses--|--Independent Apartments
Serviced Apartments

Care options

Village Facilities

Scooter BayScooter BayPrivate DiningPrivate Dining
Bowling GreenBowling GreenSwimming PoolSwimming Pool
Spa PoolSpa PoolLibraryLibrary
Village CentreVillage CentreBarBar
GymGymInternet CafeInternet Cafe
Dining RoomDining RoomHair SalonHair Salon
Beauty TherapyBeauty TherapyShopShop
Movie TheatreMovie TheatrePool TablePool Table
Indoor BowlsIndoor BowlsAtriumsAtriums
Born at Kaiti, Gisborne, Jean Sandel’s family moved to Taumarunui from where Jean attended New Plymouth Girls’ High School, being awarded Dux in 1932 and 1933, and becoming Head Girl.
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Village News

Hospital - photo

Enjoying a cuppa at Urenui Beach!

Our hospital and resthome residents recently enjoyed a trip to Urenui Beach.

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Introducing Ryman

Intro to Ryman village page

Contact Details

Jean Sandel Retirement Village
71 Barrett Road
New Plymouth 4310

Village Manager: Belinda Burke 
Sales Advisor: Debbie Newton

Phone 06 751 4420
Fax 06 751 4475

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 11 July

Deaf Aotearoa and Hearing Dog Association

Monday 17 July

Puke Ariki - Museum in a suitcase