10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands
10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands

10 Best Luxury Accommodations in the Bay of Islands 🥂 [2022]

© Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

Where to Find Luxury Hotels, Lodges, Holiday Homes and Apartments in the Bay of Islands

The commanding vistas of turquoise waters scattered with lush green islands simply beg for a special place to stay. It hardly gets more special than the accommodations listed here! From quaint boutique lodges to unique holiday homes carved into the hillside to ultra-modern villas, the Bay of Islands offers some of the most memorable stays in New Zealand. Discover them with us in this list of the best luxury accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

And don’t forget, you can plan more of your trip using The Luxury Guide to the Bay of Islands and the 8 Luxury Activities in the Bay of Islands.

1. Treghan Luxury Lodge (Kerikeri)

This boutique accommodation in Kerikeri offers three choices of self-contained cottages within walking distance of the township. Nestled in gardens, Treghan Luxury Lodge is all about peace and privacy with modern and spacious kitchens to prepare your own meals, as well as breakfast with organic provisions provided. The “Owner’s Cottage” is a cute stay for couples, while the “Birdsong” and “Tranquility Retreats” offer a luxurious option for groups of four. See more stays with cooking facilities listed in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Treghan Luxury Lodge

2. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel (Paihia)

For a luxury hotel experience in Paihia, set your sights on the Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel. The boutique resort is the ideal place to enjoy some pampering with spa treatments available at La Spa Naturale and fine dining at the Glasshouse Kitchen & Bar. Situated on the Paihia waterfront, the hotel offers a range of well-appointed studios and two-bedroom apartments with a relaxing interior of butter-creams and French oak timbers. Each room has upscale conveniences like a kitchenette, an ensuite with the option of extras like a spa bath and a balcony with an electronic louvre system.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

3. Magic Cottages at Takou River (Kerikeri)

An eco-friendly escape on the banks of the Takou River, Magic Cottages at Takou River has seven premium eco-stays in the Bay of Islands. Indulge in the ultimate outdoor experience in the glamping tent for two to three guests, cosy up in one of the cottages designed for two to four guests, or enjoy secluded riverside romance in the “Magic Cottage”. Accommodations feature private outdoor spas or clawfoot baths where your hosts can organise candles, flowers and bubbles to complete a romantic evening. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Magic Cottages at Takou River

4. Abri Apartments (Paihia)

Elevated in the native bush at the back of Paihia town, Abri Apartments offers a unique and luxurious self-contained stay. There are three exclusive apartments available, each with a private entrance. The luxuriously-appointed rooms include a full kitchen, a bathroom with a double spa bath and a lounge and dining area. Enjoy a glass of wine from your north-facing balcony with a barbecue which laps up the morning and afternoon sun. See more premium stays exclusively in Paihia in our 11 Best Luxury Accommodations in Paihia.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Abri Apartments

5. Crab Cove (Mahinepua)

Looking for a romantic escape? Crab Cove does just the trick with its cave-like design nestled into a hillside of Mahinepua. The accommodation is built just for two, featuring a double shower, sauna, kitchen and a private beach where snorkelling gear and kayaks are provided. The cave also has a balcony so you can dine alfresco while watching the sunset. Check out more private stays listed in our 15 Best Holiday Homes & Apartments in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Crab Cove

6. Eagles Nest (Russell)

Your retreat at the Eagles Nest is one of the five ultra-modern villas with private heated infinity pools, original artworks, a home theatre system and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen where the resident personal chefs are on hand to put together something special. Stays also include a personal trainer and spa therapists should you want them.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Eagles Nest

7. Sanctuary Palms (Paihia)

Gorgeously decorated and built to impress, Sanctuary Palms is an obvious go-to when comparing luxury accommodations in the Bay of Islands. Nestled among subtropical gardens and native bush of Paihia, these self-contained apartments offer the ultimate retreat. Winter nights can be experienced in ultimate comfort in the two-person spa bath or in front of the fireplace, while summer mornings are best spent on the balcony with a coffee made from your very own espresso machine.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Sanctuary Palms

8. Bellrock Lodge (Russell)

Stay in a luxurious boutique lodge in Russell! Bellrock Lodge features four spacious units with French doors leading to majestic views over the bay. Each unit has a fully-equipped and spacious kitchenette for preparing your own breakfast, while upstairs is an attractive lounge and dining area exclusively for guests. Rooms are ideal for couples, solo travellers or a couple of friends travelling together. We also feature this stay in the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Bellrock Lodge

9. Paroa Bay Winery (Russell)

Choose from three contemporary cottages at the Paroa Bay Winery near Russell. Set on the grounds of a winery complete with its own fine dining restaurant, Paroa Bay Winery offers large villas with private pools and a personal chef to prepare up to three courses of dinner daily. Explore more than 7ha of gardens, which you can navigate with a provided golf cart. We also feature the winery in The Food Guide to the Bay of Islands: Places to Eat & Food Tours.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Paroa Bay Winery

10. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands (Waitangi)

Last but by no means least, the Copthorne Hotel & Resort is where luxury and nature combine. Conveniently located in Waitangi, just north of Paihia, the hotel features a pool, tennis courts and a restaurant specialising in Kiwi cuisine. The “Superior Harbourview/Seaview Rooms” are your most luxurious options at this four-star resort, while the “Junior Suite” offers more space with your own lounge and balcony. Either way, you’ll enjoy waking up to the sound of the birds and the proximity to gorgeous gardens and the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We also feature this accommodation in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in the Bay of Islands.

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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay Of Islands

More Luxury Accommodations in the Bay of Islands

That’s it for our list of the best luxury accommodations in the Bay of Islands. For more luxurious options or things to do, check out the following:

Finally, if there’s anything about planning a trip to the Bay of Islands that we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Luxury Travel Guide to the Bay of Islands.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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