Connect generations of the family in stylishly comfortable and contemporary luxury,
Located in one of the most breath-taking parts of New Zealand in the spectacular heart of Queen Charlotte Sound is the delightful Bay of Many Coves. A luxury 5 star lodge nestled in native bush offering spectacular views across its own secluded bay – this is a luxurious experience not to be missed.
A destination for all, catering to couples, friends or family groups; it is an ideal location to consider for a family celebration, reunion or perhaps just an extraordinary experience to connect with loved ones to create special memories of a lifetime.
Discover a new kind of five star luxury lodge in the Marlborough Sounds …
Catering for your family group the Bay of Many Coves offers both 2 and 3 bedroom luxury apartments, (as well as suites and 1 bedrooms for smaller numbers of your party) providing stylish and comfortable accommodation to fit the entire family. All bedrooms have views across the bay and two stunningly appointed bathrooms.
You can unwind in the privacy of your own suite with a spacious living area complete with settees, a dining table & chairs and a small kitchenette providing you the ability to self-cater in your room.
Your private balcony with ‘to die for’ views, is the ideal place to start your day with your morning coffee listening to the birds singing; or in the evening to open a chilled bottle of wine and enjoy the magical sunsets across the bay.
Marlborough’s freshest seasonal produce and finest award-winning wines
If you’re here to taste the freshest seafood, matched with perfect award winning wines of the region, then dining at the Bay of Many Coves will sure to be a highlight of your stay.
The lodge offers three dining experiences. The Kumatage Guest Lounge serving a freshly cooked gourmet breakfast, the Bight Cafe situated on the waters edge for casual dining during the day, to the exquisite ‘Foredeck Restaurant’ offering a gastronomic evening dining experience.
While the Bay of Many Coves does welcome families the Foredeck Restaurant is reserved for a more ‘intimate fine dining experience’ – Children are welcome to dine in the restaurant, however you may wish to use this time as an adult sanctuary in the evenings. Perhaps book in the gastronomic 7 Course Degustation for the evening (featuring fresh New Zealand products from the land and the sea with matching wines chosen by the Sommelier) and book in the services of on-site babysitting.
With a large range of diverse activities to select from to inspire the entire family there is much to enjoy, both on water and on land.
Get active on the sea with complimentary facilities including kayaks, stand up paddle boards to the traditional row-boat to take you directly from in front of the lodge. Explore the many coves keeping an eye out for little blue penguins, dolphins, birds and even seals basking on the rocks at clay point opposite the Bay.
A short walk (15 minutes) suitable for young children, is a stroll through the native forest, listening to the sound of bellbirds & Tui’s as you make your way to visit the lodges waterfall.
For the more active family, with the Queen Charlotte Track at your doorstep, pack a picnic lunch and set off and on a hike or mountain bike for the day. Bay of Many Cove’s staff can arrange for a boat pick up service from several of the entry/exit points for those wishing to wonder off on a longer day excursion.
Scenery & Wildlife
Take to the water on a sail boat, with yacht charters and a variety of cruise excursions available, it is easy to fill your days cruising the beautiful sounds admiring idyllic scenery and local wildlife. Now is your chance to make lifetime family memories with an excursion to ‘swim with dolphins’ – this is one you will always treasure.
Fancy catching your own dinner? head out on a fishing charter and bring home your catch for the chef to prepare.
Popular with families is the fully guided wildlife and dolphin cruise which takes you on a journey, to encounter a huge variety of rare, wonderful and interesting species along the way. Enjoy playful Hector’s, Bottlenose, or Dusky Dolphins (with a 90% encounter rate it’s likely you will not miss out out!). Continue on to see NZ fur seals and numerous seabirds before landing on Motuara Island for a 1-hour nature lover’s walk to remember.
While the kids are out playing perhaps ‘relaxation’ is on your mind and the onsite ‘Miritu Day Spa’ offering a range of luxurious massages and beauty treatments is what you desire. Or sit back and relax with a book by the lodge pool before a dip in the Cedar hot tub.
Don’t Leave Without
When the sun sets, a treat for the children (and adults) will be to take them on a short 10 minute walk from the lodge, where you can admire the resident ‘glow worms’ that light up the evening sky.