The Bay of Many Coves Resort is possibly one of the most tranquil places I have ever stayed. I love the fact it's only accessible by boat, which makes it feel very special, as if you are really "getting away from it all". There isn't a whole lot to do when you're there, but that's kind of the point!
The food in the resort's restaurant is spectacular, but on the pricey side. A minor gripe but read on for another option.
The rooms are well furnished and decorated, with stunning views across the bays. The sunsets are awesome. They come with fully equipped kitchenettes, something we were not told by our travel agent unfortunately. Once you are on the resort, you no longer have access to shops so our top tip would be to buy some basic provisions in Picton before getting on your water taxi to the resort. This way you can have some light snacks available for brunch or for the afternoon. If money's no object by all means eat in the restaurant three times a day, but it is nice to have the option.
The pool and hot tub are very pleasant and a great place to unwind. You just can't stop taking in those views. If you feel the need to walk off breakfast, try the Queen Charlotte Track - you feel like you're on top of the world looking out over one of the most beautiful places you have ever seen.
Finally the service - very good. From the moment you arrive, your bags are carried from the jetty, and the staff really make a fuss over you. They always acknowledge you and ask how you're enjoying your stay. It all felt very professional if not necessarily all that personal.
All in all, a very special place - expensive but worth every penny.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just a short water taxi ride from Picton Harbour, and within easy reach of all major New Zealand airports, you’ll find a slice of pure paradise.At Bay of Many Coves, we will make you feel right at home in the tranquil Marlborough Sounds. You’ll find a world of adventure waiting right at the end of our private jetty and in the bush-clad hills all around. Or you may simply want to relax within our luxury facilities and beautiful surroundings. So pure, so natural, so full of new experiences: at Bay of Many Coves, luxury has found a new expression. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Of Many Coves Hotel Picton