Sitting by the edge of the Waimea Estuary this Qualmark five-star property, which encompasses both villas and suites gets you right down to the water. It's an estate in the true sense of the word! At high tide, the lawn outside the villas is lapped by the sea and at low tide you can walk onto the sand flats. The villas are decorated with original works by well-known local artists. Home baking, complimentary drinks, homemade chocolates and breakfast are all part of the pampering here. The delightful garden spreads over 2 acres, sloping down to the sea, draped with flowering wisteria and shaded by tall trees. Should you be feeling competitive, you can play a game of pétanque (bocce) or tennis, then relax in the heated pool. They also have their own small vineyard and orchard next door. Also on-site is a two-bedroom luxury villa.
133 Bronte Rd. E. Mapua, off State Hwy. 60, Nelson, Nelson, 7173, New Zealand