My Husband and I spent our first wedding anniversary here at Hei Matau on Waiheke Island. Being our favourite place to holiday, we have stayed at a few different spots on the island – so I can say from experience that Hei Matau is the best of the best.
Peter and Fiona are exceptional quintessential kiwi hosts, if you are traveling from outside of New Zealand, you will no doubt get to experience the best of kiwi hospitality here. We felt thoroughly spoiled, everything is well thought out, and the attention to detail just makes your holiday that much more special. We had expert advice whenever we needed it, but plenty of peace and privacy to enjoy our special weekend together.
The Kereru suite was beautiful and relaxing, adjacent to the pool deck, and perfectly positioned to enjoy the mesmerising view – even if you haven’t made it out of bed yet!
Holidaying with food allergies can by trying at times, but Fiona and Peter took away those worries and presented amazing food. Fiona’s breakfasts and home baking would rival any top Auckland cafe when it comes to gluten and dairy free. If you fancy a relaxing night in taking in the surroundings, we highly recommend Hei Matau’s BBQ dinner, teamed with local wine – a great evening.
Highlights for us, waking up to that amazing view, watching the sun set over a glass of wine with our hosts, eating fresh oysters, hearing the history and meaning behind Hei Matau's sculptures, and enjoying the spa pool under the stars.
Thank you, and we can’t wait to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hei Matau is available for self catered villa rental only. Set in 7 1/2 acres of grounds with extensive native planting, Hei Matau has direct beach access to a secluded bay. Enjoy relaxing at the beach, taking the lodge kayaks for a paddle to explore the coastline or take the lodge's small dinghy for a spot of fishing. Award winning vineyards offer wine tasting, hiking trail, art galleries and world class restaurants all add to the experiencing that is Hei Matau Lodge.Depending on the size of your group you have the choice of the main house alone or main house with any one or more of the lodge rooms so that the accommodation available and cost can be tailored to your group ... more less