As we look down the barrel of an imminent autumn in New Zealand, we thought it timely to turn our gaze to the north of New Zealand – to the Bay of Islands where the climate is tropical and perpetually warm.
It’s not too late to plan a late summer or autumn beach holiday, so here’s a collection of stunning options that guarantee a special and memorable stay in the Bay of Islands.
As a member of Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Eagles Nest’s collection of luxury villas promises an incredible 5-star experience.
Their five villas range in size from sleeping just two in a romantic honeymoon retreat at their First Light Temple villa, six in Eagle Spirit or The Eyrie villas, through to eight in the larger Sacred Space or Rahimoana villas.
Each property is tucked away in a unique lush tropical setting, totally private and hidden from the other villas. You can enjoy a private swimming pool and panoramic views of the ocean.
Included in each stay with Eagles Nest are:
Kauri Cliffs is another member of Luxury Lodges of New Zealand and is an award winning Relais & Chateau lodge. Here you can choose from a stay in one of their luxurious suites or in their Owner’s Cottage which sleeps up to 4 guests.
The main lodge is set in over 6500 acres and has majestic panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and it’s private championship golf course. Each of the 22 suites offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom.
The 4,200 square foot Owner’s Cottage has been impeccably decorated by Virginia Fisher and offers a true home away from home with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. It is ideal for families or groups of friends who are looking for something truly special for their next escape. Here you can enjoy the infinity pool, jacuzzi, sun-drenched patio, and westward to a luscious, sheltered tropical courtyard.
For those who do not have the golf bug Kauri Cliffs is home to a fabulous spa with indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with outdoor fireplaces and was recently named in Tatler Magazine’s 101 Best Spas. Walking is also a fabulous option with hiking to the giant Kauri Tree, relaxing at Pink Beach, exploring the Cavalli Islands and much more.
Cloud 9 villa in the Bay of Islands offers sweeping views across both the Pacific Ocean and the Bay of Islands in which Russell nestles. This Bay of Islands holiday house is on a securely gated private road and surrounded by beautiful natural bush. Crashing waves can be heard from 100 meters below, whilst at night, Kiwis can be heard foraging in the bush.
Three double bedrooms and one twin room sleep eight with fabulous sea views. Large open plan living, dining and kitchen promise comfortable living. You’re covered for any season with gas fires and air-conditioning.
Decking and terracing surrounds the house on three sides so there’s plenty of options for a spot to relax – on the loungers, by the infinity pool or in the 5-person spa pool.
This fabulous villa is a true retreat. It is approximately a 3 ½ hour drive from Auckland, or if you choose to fly to the Bay of Islands then it is just a 1 ½ hour drive from Whangarei or KeriKeri to this beach oasis.
The house has truly magnificent views of Hauai Bay & Oke Bay, making it the perfect holiday retreat, wedding venue or luxury family holiday hideaway. There is access to two fantastic beaches, both are sheltered bays, great for swimming, fishing and rock hopping!
The house is spread over two levels. The top level has four oversized bedrooms, all with beautiful ensuites and spacious wardrobes. The lower level has its own living area and large deck plus two generous bunk rooms. Each room with one double and five single beds. There is a full bathroom with shower, bath, heated towel rails and toilet, plus an additional powder room.
The house offers expansive indoor and outdoor living and a fabulous kitchen for cooking that freshly caught fish!
If you can bear to leave the villa for a great coffee fix or provisions, the township of Russell is only 25 minutes away.
If you have any questions about your late summer or autumn break, please don’t hesitate to contact the MajorDomo team – we’d be delighted to hear from you!
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