Between the towns of Paihia and Opua, sited high on Opua Hill in a private native bush reserve, is an eco-hotel unlike any other. Nestled high up here, cliffside views over the Veronica Channel towards Russell make for a dreamlike vista, and ready access to all of the Bay of Islands ensures an unforgettable experience of New Zealand's north. A true haven for those seeking rejuvenation, the building has been designed to reflect the best of the natural world around it, featuring domestic timber, breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of soaring open-air decks to allow guests to enjoy the outdoors during their stay.


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Featuring an infinity pool, spa treatments by appointment and in-house yoga sessions, The Sanctuary @ The Bay of Islands focuses not only on providing visitors with rest and relaxation, but all-around wellness. While here, you'll also enjoy menus featuring healthy options and local organic produce; some highlights are home-smoked Marlborough salmon and chicken stuffed with buckwheat, apricots, fresh herbs and honey.

Local art is sprinkled throughout the public and guest rooms at The Sanctuary, giving a sense of heritage to this magical place. With only four guest bedrooms, your experience here will be one of a warm welcome and personalised, attentive service. Each room is decorated in earth tones, and features a walk-in wardrobe, underfloor heating in your ensuite bathroom and large sliding glass doors to a private balcony that maximises natural light and immerses you in the scenery. Drift off to sleep on king-sized mattresses and feather pillows, and wake up refreshed and recharged.



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Pool view from Marino Ridge, Waiheke Island

Luxury Lodges of New Zealand

21 days from £7,270 pp incl. flights

Stay in some of New Zealand’s finest accommodation as spectacular drives link together the highlights of both its North and South island.

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