The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands (5*) is an eco-friendly lodge that sits above one of the Bay of Islands’ few remaining un-milled coastal rainforests. Enjoy uninterrupted views across Veronica Channel to the Russell peninsula and as far as Black Rocks, Moturoa Island and beyond. The contemporary design of the 4 luxurious guestrooms are enriched by the extensive use of native timbers and a soft natural earthy colour scheme throughout, which blends harmoniously with its surrounding environment. The onsite restaurant at The Sanctuary features delicious, healthy and fresh meals featuring local ingredients. Relax and unwind at The Sanctuary’s infinity pool while sipping one of many refreshing, local wines. Massage treatments, yoga sessions and other treatments are available in-house, upon request.
The Sea/Bush View Suites are full of luxury featuring king size beds or twin beds, premium cotton linens, cotton and feather pillows, private balconies with extensive bush/sea views, ensuite bathrooms with under floor heating, pure natural New Zealand made toiletries, walk in wardrobes, desks and large balconies. The soft earthy toned colour scheme blends seamlessly with the spectacular natural setting.
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The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands offers contemporary New Zealand cuisine in an innovative mix of rejuvenated traditional favorites, with some of the ingredients and inspirations drawn from European and Asian countries. The restaurant focuses on healthy and fresh meals, featuring local and wherever possible, organic ingredients. Sample featured local ingredients such as beets, carrots, cheeses, eggs and organic teas.
Massage treatments are available in-house, upon request, as well as yoga sessions, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy and beauty treatments.
Relax on the deck by the infinity plunge pool with a good book and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc while taking in the glorious views.
The Bay of Islands also offers a wide array of activities from game fishing to recreational fishing, to a gambit of other water associated pleasures like sailing, power-boating, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba-diving, dolphin watching and parasailing. Sky-diving and golfing are other exciting activities in the area.