AN ES­CAPE TO PAR­ADISE

Go Travel New Zealand - - Slice Of Heaven - HE­LEN SIMP­SON

There are few lo­ca­tions in the world where you can so eas­ily dis­cover the stun­ning ro­mance of one of na­ture’s finest sanc­tu­ar­ies.

Set in the heart of the Marl­bor­ough Sounds, our lux­ury five star re­sort-style ac­com­mo­da­tion nes­tles amid a rolling land­scape of un­touched na­tive bush that reaches down to kiss the shore­line of our tran­quil bay. Per­haps your per­fect es­cape will be walk­ing part of the mag­nif­i­cent Queen Char­lotte Track or ven­tur­ing out onto the wa­ter kayak­ing with baby seals. Many of our guests choose to sim­ply con­tem­plate the seren­ity of our idyl­lic sur­round­ings.

Our award-win­ning ar­chi­tect-de­signed apart­ments o  er ev­ery pos­si­ble op­tion. Hon­ey­moon in par­adise, share the beauty of the Marl­bor­ough Sounds with an­other cou­ple or con­nect to­gether the gen­er­a­tions of your fam­ily.

Warm wooden in­te­ri­ors seam­lessly frame your un­in­ter­rupted pri­vate vista, from dawn un­til dusk. Bathed in nat­u­ral light, ev­ery room ex­udes the gen­er­ously spa­cious lux­ury of a stylishly con­tem­po­rary re­treat. Our in­tu­itive at­ten­tion to de­tail means that you can sim­ply re­lax and en­joy lux­u­ri­ous home com­forts. Or linger a lit­tle longer on your pri­vate bal­cony to ad­mire the ir­re­sistible el­e­gance of our iconic views, stretch­ing far into the dis­tant hori­zon.

For the re­laxed in­ti­macy of a place ded­i­cated purely to per­sonal space, our Kereru Suite re­de­fines the bound­aries of nat­u­ral lux­ury. Pri­vate en­try ex­tends to a spa­ciously se­cluded spa deck, shel­tered be­side a Kowhai grove and the tran­quil­ity of our se­cluded na­tive set­ting. Here, noc­tur­nal Na­ture re­veals the star-gaz­ing se­cret of true ro­mance, the hid­den trea­sure of our uniquely peace­ful lo­ca­tion. Truly, the world is else­where.

We’re pas­sion­ate about shar­ing Marl­bor­ough’s in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned gourmet her­itage. With each new day, we’re in­spired all over again

by a land­scape whose spirit has been nur­tured across the cen­turies.

Gath­er­ing the finest in­gre­di­ents from the sea and the land, our cui­sine is as un­for­get­table as our view. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Fran­cisco Fior­iti rel­ishes ev­ery op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the pre­mium au­then­tic taste of New Zealand. Orig­i­nally from Ar­gentina, his trav­els have led him around the globe in search of the ideal place to per­fect his skills. He has found it.

Fine din­ing de­serves to be a rea­son to an­tic­i­pate and then to savour. In our restau­rant, à la carte and ex­pertly wine-matched sig­na­ture de­gus­ta­tion menus each in­spire un­for­get­table culi­nary mem­o­ries.

An ex­clu­sive haven for our guests, the Ku­matage lounge nes­tles be­side the bay. Where bet­ter to un­wind over a freshly-cooked gourmet break­fast, de­li­cious brunch or long lunch that drifts ef­fort­lessly into the af­ter­noon? We’re al­ways on-hand to share our lo­cal knowl­edge and rec­om­men­da­tions for the per­fect way to spend your day, as you too dis­cover the beauty that we know as home.

And, our love of the out­doors takes us right to the wa­ter’s edge at the Bight Café. Friendly and fun, it lit­er­ally is a breath of fresh air. Ev­ery­one is wel­come here.

What bet­ter way to ex­pe­ri­ence the Kiwi way of life and have a yarn to the lo­cals. For some, it’s a place to soak up the un­par­al­leled at­mos­phere of the Marl­bor­ough Sounds over a craft beer or dis­cover our sig­na­ture seafood dishes. Not only do we as­pire to serve you the very best fish & chips in the world, but many say that our su­perb seafood chow­der is yet an­other first class rea­son to re­turn.

What­ever the sea­son, our pas­sion is to cre­ate mem­o­ries that are as spe­cial for you as the place we love so much.

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