We spent Christmas 2013 at the Bay of Many Coves and I had been looking forward to our 'Luxury escape' package for many months and we were't disappointed. We arrived on a rainy Christmas Eve by water taxi surfing its way through the stunning Marlborough Sounds until we spotted the Bay - it's almost set into the hillside, very discreet and beautiful. Pip and Nick and their new manager met us off of the boat and that really set the scene, you are well looked after by genuinely lovely people from the moment you set foot at The Bay. We were shown to out room (101) which was large and spacious and had phenomenal views over the Bay. A bottle of Tattinger awaited us too which was a lovely surprise (it was part of the package but I had forgotten). The icing on the cake though was waking up on Christmas morning to brilliant sunshine and 28 degrees - Thank you God! We donned our fluffy white robes and sat on the balcony quaffing bubbly while Pip delivered granola and fruit to our room. Why such a lightweight brekkie? Well, we were saving ourselves for the seafood platter at lunchtime and boy, was it worth it! There was more food to be had in the evening at the Foredeck restaurant with its amazing views over the Bay.
We also decided to take a trip on the Lady Karen on Boxing Day. The Lady Karen is captained by the lovely Gordon and we had a super day. He is really knowledgeable about the area and we also dredged for scallops which the chef cooked for us that evening.
I was so sad to leave The Bay of Many Coves. It's a super place. Of course the location is to die for but it's the people that really make it. Pip and Nick do a great job themselves and thane recruited a team of staff that seem happy and are always on hand to help. Oh, and a special mention to the lovely Bay pooch, Merlot.
Ps Massage was superb!
- 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