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

10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands

© Eagles Nest

The Best Accommodation for Couples in the Bay of Islands

A special occasion or simply a romantic getaway always calls for a special place to stay, especially in the Bay of Islands. To not stay in a romantic retreat with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean would almost be a crime! But don’t worry, we’ll help you set the right tone for your base in either Paihia, Kerikeri, Russell or nearby with this list of the most romantic accommodation in the Bay of Islands.

For more tips, just head to The Honeymoon Guide to the Bay of Islands or 10 Romantic Activities in the Bay of Islands for Couples.

1. Magic Cottages at Takou River

An eco-friendly escape on the banks of the Takou River, Magic Cottages at Takou River offers unique stays for couples. Indulge in the ultimate outdoor experience in the glamping tent or enjoy secluded riverside romance in the “Magic Cottage” with an outdoor claw bathtub. Your hosts can organise a number of romance packages to suit the occasion, from babymoons to weddings. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in the Bay of Islands.

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

2. Baywaterviews

For a more down-to-earth stay, this bed and breakfast overlooking the Waitangi River is definitely worth considering. There are only three rooms in this boutique accommodation, each with a king bed, ensuite, basic kitchenette, your own deck with outdoor furniture and the option for a private spa pool with sea views. Breakfast is served each morning on your deck, with the choice of either continental or cooked options like French toast.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Baywaterviews

3. The Waterfront Suites – Heritage Collection

Combine luxury with a convenient location at The Waterfront Suites in Paihia. These luxury suites by the Heritage Collection boast stylishly-appointed rooms that suit a romantic retreat. Suites feature a full kitchen, separate lounge with Sky TV, and a private patio or balcony with some rooms boasting ocean views. What’s more, the suites are in a central waterfront location in Paihia, so going out for a romantic dinner will be a breeze. See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Paihia.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© The Waterfront Suites - Heritage Collection

4. Crab Cove

If only all caves could look this good! That’s right, Crab Cove is a private holiday home for two with a cave-like design nestled into a hillside overlooking the bay. Your quarters has a double shower, sauna, kitchen and a private beach where snorkelling gear and kayaks are provided. Enjoy meals on the outdoor balcony while watching the sunset from this stunning location in Mahinepua.

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

5. Bay of Islands Beachhouses

The Bay of Islands Beachhouses at Sullivans Beach might be larger than what most couples need, but they provide a gorgeous retreat without being too far from Paihia town. Every apartment has commanding views where dolphins are often seen jumping in the bay, while you’re also completely surrounded by native bush teeming with birdsong. The apartments have access to the beach and facilities including a kitchen, at least one separate bedroom, a lounge and private deck/balcony.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Bay of Islands Beachhouses

6. Eagles Nest

A popular wedding venue thanks to its breathtaking vistas over the Bay of Islands, the Eagles Nest luxury accommodation is a no-brainer for couples celebrating a special occasion. Stay in one of five ultra-modern villas where you can spend days lounging by your private heated infinity pools and indulging in gourmet cuisine put together by your personal chef. Wellness is also a core part of the Eagles Nest stay, as a personal trainer and spa therapists are also on hand. Otherwise, simply relax and enjoy this beautiful piece of paradise together.

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

7. Allegra House

Another utterly romantic bed and breakfast option in Paihia is Allegra House. Set in gorgeous gardens where the call of native birds is wonderful to wake up to, there are three bed and breakfast rooms with hotel-like facilities and a private balcony each. Breakfast is included in the rate, which includes an indulgent array of fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, homemade bread, croissants, free-range eggs, manuka honey, as well as a cold meat and cheese selection. Needless to say, this accommodation easily makes it into our 10 Best Accommodation in Paihia for Foodies.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in the Bay of Islands© Allegra House

8. Treghan Luxury Lodge

Stay in Kerikeri where this boutique accommodation offers three self-contained cottages within walking distance of the town. Nestled in gardens, Treghan Luxury Lodge is all about tranquillity and privacy. Spruce up your own meals in the modern and spacious kitchens, while breakfast is sorted with organic provisions provided.

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

9. Bellrock Lodge

A cute lodge on the hillside of Russell, Bellrock Lodge is a characterful retreat for couples. There are only four spacious units in this boutique accommodation, all with French doors leading to commanding views over the bay and Russell town. Each unit has a fully-equipped kitchenette for preparing your own breakfast, which you can enjoy in the attractive lounge and dining area upstairs.

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

10. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel

For couples seeking a bit of pampering, consider Paihia Beach Resort & Spa Hotel. The boutique resort is the ideal place to enjoy some downtime, with couples’ spa treatments available at La Spa Naturale and exquisite dining at the on-site restaurant and bar. The five-star studios are the best choice for couples with a romantic interior of butter-creams and French oak timbers. Each room also features convenient kitchenettes, an ensuite, bathrobes and slippers with optional extras like a spa bath and a balcony with an electronic louvre system.

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

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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