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“Bay of Many Coves Resort in New Zealand boasts a fascinating location within amazing native bush and along the water. Arriving at the property is an adventure in itself as guests can only access it via boat or by air. This is the place to be outdoorsy: make the most of the amazing hikes around the area, the swimable and safe beaches that are great for kids, and the heated outdoor pool which is most inviting during the cooler weather.”
Set in a tranquil cove within the Marlborough Sounds, Bay of Many Coves Resort offers luxury apartment-style accommodation over the water. With no direct road access, guests can choose between a 20-minute helicopter ride from Wellington or an exhilarating speedboat from Picton.
Its 11 suites vary in size, sleeping up to six, with rustic wooden terraces and outdoor dining areas blending seamlessly with the surrounding bushland. Interiors are light-filled with floor-to-ceiling windows and glorious views, while en suites feature luxurious rain-showers.
Savour refined dining at Foredeck Restaurant where renowned chef Francisco’s seven-course degustation menu is a must. Opt for lunch and all-day refreshments at over-water Bight Café, or dine at Kumatage Guest Lounge for panoramic views from the veranda.
The Bay of Many Coves Resort offers a range of year-round activities, including walking trails which link to the famous Queen Charlotte Track. Kayaks and paddle-boards are available to explore the bay’s abundant marine life, though the exquisite spa is hard to resist.