Fodor's Expert Review Adrift In Golden Bay

52 Tukurua Rd., Takaka, Tasman, 7182, New Zealand

Here, a short walk across soft grass from your luxurious, fully self-contained villa or studio unit gets you to your own quiet beach. Sunsets are sometimes enhanced by blue penguins arriving home from a day out fishing. During the day you can swim, kayak, or paddleboard (complimentary boards and kayaks are available). At night the doors and windows can be left open so the sound of the sea lulls you to sleep. Rates include a breakfast hamper crammed with fresh, local produce, and full housekeeping service, or you can opt for the 'independent rate'.

PROS

  • calm, thoughtful atmosphere
  • Jacuzzi-style hot tubs
  • sundecks out front and private rear courtyards

CONS

  • isolated location
  • minimum night stays enforced (up to four nights in peak summer)
  • expensive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-525–8353

HOTEL DETAILS

6 units
Rate Includes: Closed July, Free Breakfast, No children under 12

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