Fodor's Expert Review Bay of Many Coves Resort

Bay of Many Coves, Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton, Marlborough, 7282, New Zealand

A contemporary luxury waterfront lodge built to complement the surrounding native bush and seascape, the property's spacious suites and apartments are built into the hillside. Cuisine, featuring the best local produce, is served in the stylish Foredeck Restaurant and Kumatage Lounge or the casual Bight Café on the jetty. Getting there is part of the treat: you can catch a water taxi from Picton, helicopter in, or walk in on the Queen Charlotte Track (the Lodge is a two-hour detour). Dolphin and bird-watching cruises, bushwalks, kayaking, and fishing charters are all at your door.

PROS

  • idyllic spot in a sheltered, iconic Marlborough Sounds location
  • great views from every unit
  • health spa on site

CONS

  • boat or foot access only
  • dining shared with day visitors and minimum stay requirement for two weeks over Christmas
  • built on a hillside so steepish paths (guests can request a golf cart)

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Green, Romantic, Trendy, Views
Remote
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 03-579–9771 | 0800-579–9771

HOTEL DETAILS

11 apartments
Rate Includes: No Meals

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