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Bay of Many Coves

Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, this elegant New Zealand retreat in the heart of the Marlborough Sounds, is just 30 minutes by water taxi from Picton.  Tucked away on the shores of a stunning aqua-blue bay, the contemporary bungalow apartments, peek through lush native bush surrounding this special place.  Sailing, hiking, kayaking or just relaxing in the hot-tub or by the pool are available.  The cafe offers a casual deli-style dining experience in surroundings that will mesmerize you.  In the restaurant you can enjoy sumptuous New Zealand cuisine while appreciating the elevated views of the bay and surrounding sounds.  If it’s relaxation and pampering you are seeking then this is just the place. The Miritu Spa offers a range of massage and beauty treatments that combine traditional massage with Maori myth and legend to create a truly special experience.  You couldn’t dream of a better place to enjoy perfect seclusion in a pristine natural environment.

Located in the Queen Charlotte Sound with boat access only from Picton.  It is a 35 minute boat trip by scheduled water taxi.  Alternatively you can helicopter into the resort or take a private float plane.

Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island,  New Zealand


Property Includes

  • Business Center
  • Eco-Friendly
  • In-Room Dining
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Services
  • Mini Bar
  • On-Site Activities
  • On-Site Restaurants
  • Safe
  • Spa
  • Swimming Facilities
  • Room Information

    Accommodation is in separate apartments set within pristine native bush. All apartments overlook the stunning Marlborough Sounds and enjoy uninterrupted sea views.

    1 Bedroom Apartments
    For honeymooners, couples or solo adventurers, the luxurious single bedroom apartment offers a little slice of heaven. Fully equipped with kitchenette, spacious bathroom and private balcony, with beautiful bay views from your own private retreat.  

    2 Bedroom Apartments
    A stone’s throw from the water’s edge with beautiful views across the bay, private balcony, spacious interior with full kitchen, laundry and designer bathroom. Easily accommodates 2 couples with individual privacy, or a family as super king beds split for twin share. 

    3 Bedroom Apartment
    Spacious living with luxury, comfort and style for up to (6) people in 3 bedrooms. Architecturally designed with warm wood interior looking out to uninterrupted views across the bay from inside and from the generous balcony.  

    Things To Do


    • Sea Kayaks (doubles or singles)
    • Dinghies (row boats)
    • Paddle Boards
    • Resort Tender for guided excursions in the bay
    • Helipad on site
    • Moorings for boats - 8 available
    • Fishing sailing and launch charters available
    • Hiking the nearby Queen Charlotte Track or around the lodge environs
    • Mountain biking on the Queen Charlotte Track
    • Visit historic Ship's Cove and the bird sanctuary of Motuara Island
    • Scuba dive the Long Island Marine Reserve or ship wrecks
    • Visit the glowworms on site
    • Take on a winery tour in the iconic Marlborough vineyards
    • Various cruises are available from nearby Picton, including swimming with or viewing dolphins, the famous Mail Boat Cruise, the Seafood Odyssea cruise to the marine farms such as salmon and green shell mussels

    Water Activities

    • Swimming pool - heated, outdoor, with poolside loungers
    • Cedar Hot tub 
    • Swimming at our safe beaches

    Day Spa 

    • Soothe your soul and relax your body with our resident therapist
    • Relaxation, Swedish, and Hot Stone Massages
    • 100% Natural Miritu spa products used
    • Full Day Spa Menu options including Facials, Manicures and Pedicures


    • Food and beverage facilities include Kumutage all day guest lounge,  Foredeck Restaurant and Bight Cafe with Room Service available
    • Kitchenettes for self catering (supplies can be arranged)

    Sample Itineraries

    Bay of Many Coves can be included in any of our itineraries. Call a Swain Destinations Specialist today at 1-800-227-9246.