Waiheke Island attracts visitors from all over the world. Its incredible showcase of scenic sights, adventurous attractions, and classy wine tasting venues are greatly complemented by a special collection of boutique hotels. Here are some of the best places to check in to while exploring this idyllic New Zealand destination.
Resort, Lodge, Hotel
This luxurious resort has got it all: remarkable views, first-class spa facilities, a spacious events pavilion, and stunning guest suites. The Delamore Lodge sits on a hillside overlooking the Owhanake Bay, and very much brings a Mediterranean feel to the island. If you’re feeling a bit romantic, this lush venue offers special getaway packages and even hosts weddings.
What’s not to love about a boutique hotel that includes nautical motifs on the inside and out? The Boatshed welcomes its guests with the right amount of beach-house ambiance and chic interior design. Since its humble beginnings as a small holiday cottage, this lush accommodation has expanded into a collection of bungalows and suites. The Boatshed will also keep visitors happy and replenished with its own restaurant and spa facilities.
There’s a reason this fabulous hotel attracts travelers from all walks of life. An intimate location – near Oneroa Beach, overlooking Owhanake Bay and the Hauraki Gulf – is a strong part of the equation, as is the Marino Ridge’s stellar hospitality. Guests will adore the beautifully crafted cuisine, the welcoming interiors, and the wonderful melding of family friendliness with all-round elegant vibes.
Part restaurant, part boutique hotel, with a full infusion of incredible vistas. The Oyster Inn has made a name for itself by producing some the finest seafood delicacies, as well as providing a great deal of hospitality. Guests can easily access the Oneroa’s main attractions from the hotel’s prime location – offering the perfect balance between intrepid exploring and relaxation.
If a romantic, 200-degree view of the Hauraki Gulf appeals to your interests, Enclosure Bay is the place to go. This lovely boutique hotel resides right between Little Oneroa and Palm Beach – so it’s no wonder the venue takes a lot of pride in its surrounding vistas. Enclosure Bay also has a penchant for exclusivity as the hotel comprises three intimate rooms: two guest suites and one smaller bedroom.
This low-key hotel is a nice place for some R&R after a day of vineyard exploring. The Waiheke Island Resort comprises different apartment units and villas. Its swimming pool overlooks the island’s gorgeous Palm Beach, and there’s also a tennis court nearby for sporty travelers to enjoy.