Easily describable as The Jewel of the Sounds, Te Mahia is nestled in a bay of golden sand and emerald bush which catches the last rays of the setting sun. By day, the multicoloured waters gently lap at the beach below your balcony and by night the silvery light of the moon and stars are reflected on the darkened sea to lull you gently to sleep.
The occasional morepork crysout in the darkness and the dawn breaks with a chorus of birdsong, the liquid notes of bellbirds mingling with tuis and other native birds. After living in a busy city, this is bliss!
I was greeted on arrival with warmth and friendliness and no effort was spared to make me feel welcome. Jan and Trevor are not only great hosts, they're also wonderful people who are genuinely interested in others.
The accommodation was really comfortable and uniquely personalised by Jan, who I understand does a lot of the design and furnishings. What a talent!
The only problem was that my stay was too short!
I can recommend Te Mahia to everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Te Mahia Bay Resort- …"The Place of a Special Happening”… Naturally Beautiful…Te Mahia is nestled in the most picturesque secluded bay in the Marlborough Sounds. The perfect place for swimming and other water based activities which include kayak hire for our guests. Jann & Trevor offer you a choice of Luxury Seaview Apartments, Spacious Waterfront Motels or Gracious Heritage Units. All of our accommodation styles are fully self catering, specializing in those added personal touches which make us truly unique. We have a small store for your grocery needs, an on-license, Stone Grilled Pizzas, coffees and cakes and gift items. But no restaurant. Easy access to the Queen Charlotte Track and other scenic bush walks. one hours drive from Picton or 1 hour 20 mins from Blenheim, or a convenient 15 mins by water taxi from Picton. Relax and unwind with the native bird song and the lapping of the waves at your doorstep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Te Mahia Bay Hotel Picton