Premium Stays in the Bay of Islands
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 the country. Discover them with us in this list of the best luxury accommodation in the Bay of Islands.
1. Treghan Luxury Lodge
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.
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2. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel
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 convenient a kitchenette, ensuite with the option of extras like a spa bath and a balcony with an electronic louvre system.
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3. Magic Cottages at Takou River
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 accommodation like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.
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4. Abri Apartments
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, 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.
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5. Crab Cove
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, sauns, 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.
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6. The Clendon
Perched on the headland in Okiato near the town of Russell, The Clendon offers breathtaking panoramic views and the luxury accommodation to match. The boutique accommodation features a number of suites, some including a private deck and spa and some are adult-only. On-site is a swimming pool, barbecue and kitchen facilities, as well as an outdoor patio area to capture those stunning views.
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7. Eagles Nest
Your retreat at the Eagles Nest is one of the five ultra-modern villas with private heated infinity pools, original artworks, 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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8. Bellrock Lodge
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.
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9. Paroa Bay Winery
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 Foodie Guide to the Bay of Islands.
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10. Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of Islands
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 or 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 Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We also feature this accommodation in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.
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