This resort is about 3 years old. The only way to get there is by water taxi or walk in, which would take about 2 days!
The hotel has a great location in a little cove. There is no beach but you can swim of the jetty to a pontoon. The room we stayed in was large and spacious with a balcony over looking the water. In fact all rooms overlook the water. Our room come fully equipped with fridge, dishwasher, hob, microwave etc and the best thing of all a washing machine and tumble dryer!
You could live in this room and cook your own food if desired!
The hotel has a cafe, for informal eating and a restaurant which we thought was very good. It also has an impressive wine list!
The staff are super helpful and arranged transport to and from the hotel with the Cougar Line who run the water taxis. this is great as it takes the hassle out of arranging it yourself. they are also helpful with ideas on what to do. They arranged a water taxi to take us to Ships Cove, the beginning of the Queen Charlotte Walk and pick us up later on at the end of the first days walk back to the hotel.
The name water taxi is probably slightly misleading. These are large boats and water bus would be a better name as they run at set times and can take loads of people. they are not exclusive by any means although you can get a private one if needed.
The hotels gardens are planted with native plants and we saw Wekas and Kererus (NZ pigeons) around the place.
There are a couple of short walks around the hotel, one to a small waterfall and a night time one to see the glow worms. The hotel is about 2 hours off the Queen Charlotte Walk and it is possible to hike up to the trail but in my opinion you are better off walking the first day and if you want go back and walk the second day as well.
The hotel has a small shop selling basic food and ice-cream but not enough if you are planning on cooking your own meal.
The hotel also has kayaks you can borrow if you fancy a paddle around the bay.
All in all a great place in a great location with very helpful staff.
- 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