The Sanctuary - Bay of Islands

A stylish and elegant retreat ideally located 5 minutes from Paihia and surrounded by native bush with views over the Veronica Channel. The Sanctuary is the perfect escape, with only 4 spacious and homely guest rooms each with private balconies and luxurious furnishings.

Guest suites have private balconies, TV & CD/DVD player, free WiFi.

Infinity plunge pool, sundeck, breakfast restaurant and guest laundry.

No children under 12 years permitted 

Bay Of Islands

Three hours north of Auckland the 144 islands which make up the Bay of Islands have long been a favourite with locals and holiday makers alike. Its proximity to Auckland makes it an ideal pre or post beach add-on to your New Zealand holiday.

The coastal township of Paihia is one of the main boutique towns which make up the region and has a good choice of hotels on offer. A few minutes’ drive from the town is the Waitangi Treaty House where in 1840 the founding document of New Zealand was signed between the Maori Chiefs and the British Crown. The grounds are open to visitors and you can learn firsthand about the early settlement of the country and the continued impact that Maori culture has played in forming its identity.

A visit to the region would not be complete without a cruise through the island’s passage. The ocean here is alive with marine life and dolphins are often spotted in the sheltered waters. Cruises operated regularly and most will sail through the ‘Hole In the Rock’ at Cape Brett.

Room Type Additional occupancy informationStandard
Price per
person from
Deluxe Room
Includes Breakfast
2 People £139

Free breakfast year round One 3-course dinner included for stays of 3 nights or more

For help and advice or to start planning your New Zealand holiday

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