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6th June 2014

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Queen’s Birthday Weekend

The Right Royal Treatment awaits at the Bay of Many Coves this Queen’s Birthday. The Royals recently visited Destination Marlborough, you too can enjoy the Royal Treatment on a QUEEN Charlotte Escape. Stay for three nights in a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment and included during the weekend will be * A complimentary wine tasting session on Saturday Evening with our Sommelier Sofie * A Forty-Five Minute QUEEN Charlotte Hand and Foot therapy (per booking), * A Late Check-out * And All Things BRITISH ~ Black Pudding and all the trimmings for Breakfast (each morning) ~ Traditional Fish & Chips for lunch (Saturday) ~ High Tea At Three (Sunday Afternoon) & Croquet on the lawn, all weekend! Just$865pp (Three nights + inclusions as above). Fit for a Queen.
Bay of Many Coves's photo.
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One of our most popular experiences at the Bay of Many Coves would have to be the Lady Karen Cruise.

Srbd planNothing beats a cruise through the  beautiful bays of the Marlborough Sounds aboard ‘Lady Karen’, a 43’ Kauri twin engine launch, built in 1957.

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The Lady Karen offers complete comfort and style, so sit back relax and soak up the scenery.

Clay BirdExploring the labyrinth of bays and inlets, watch the seabirds swoop and dive, swing past the salmon farm and check out basking seals or try your hand at skeet shooting.  Alternatively, simply put the anchor down and soak up the Sounds experience.

scallops-001 Drop a line down and try your luck for a tasty blue cod, or dredge for some succulent scallops (cooked fresh on board by your skipper of course.)



Take one or two on board kayaks and visit the shore. Your Captain and Host, Gordon, will ensure a journey of entertainment, knowledge, fine hospitality and great memories never to be forgotten.  Gordy cruise-001

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More than a Massage

Indulge Miritu Style

A Champagne foot-soak, a warm Pinot Noir body mask, rich in mineral clay followed by an exfoliation and massage for two blissful hours, culminating in a sip of the real thing. That is the “Touches of Taittinger’ Vinotherapie treatment.  Full of detoxifying properties, before you indulge again!

When you spoil yourself with a treatment at the Miritu Day spa at the Bay of Many Coves – you emerge a rejuventaed person. Whether it be an Ear-Candling, an Indian Head Massage, an aromatherapy Sports Massage or your own combination creation.

For the Men, our Spa has carefully tailored some treatments to please – the “Tribal Tones” is a magic 90 minute combination of exfoliation, deep tissue massage and more – or try the Seafarer’s Restoration Therapy and the Executive Foot treatment for Men ……

For those wanting to beautify,  our talented therapist, Richelle, is also a master in manicures and pedicures with chic OPI products – or tint the eye brows or lashes and wax those areas before lounging by the pool.

Our Manuka Honey inspired ‘Skin Deep’ products are just wonderful for the face and our express or full Facials are so revitalising. There is even an option for adding on vaporization & microdermabrasion.

The smooth stones collected from the local Rarangi Beach, are used in our class Hot stone massage – or if you’ve done a major hike around our grounds get a deep tissue pummeling, or try the more traditional Maori massage or the LomiLomi style.

“The Flight of the Kereru’ is another indulgent combination treatment which will leave you floating. So much to choose from – you might need more than one go at the spa!

Miritu’ – the meaning;  The lodge at the Bay of Many Coves is in Arthur’s Bay, within the Bay of Many coves which is also known as ‘miritu’ bay. Decades ago a gentleman who farmed the bay called the area Miritu. Whilst there is no official Maori translation, local Maori link it with ‘hanging cliffs’ or ‘hanging gardens’. Interestingly ‘miri’ in Maori is ‘massage’ and ‘tu’ means standing. You will find ‘Miritu’ on the Marine Charts in the guest Lounge.



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Gourmet Getaway at the ‘Top of the South’

Two inspirational Executive Chefs, two iconic properties, two luxury experiences. One cool package. Escape BadgeFor a limited time, we are offering an indulgent escape at both Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses (Kaikoura) plus the Bay of Many Coves (Marlborough).

With just less than two hours drive between the properties (and a short boat ride to the Bay) both Lodges offer comfort, all the little luxuries you could desire, magic views, professional and friendly service and a break away to remember – and of course an epicurean experience.

Kaikoura and Picton are easily accessible by train, boat, road or air – from the main hubs of Wellington and Christchurch. We can assist with getting between the properties if you do not have a vehicle.

chch to kaikoura to wellington  seal

The local Seresin winery has partnered with us and their organic/biodynamic wines will be included during your stay. Their range of wines is extensive and in their words, their wine is of Passion, Grace and Spirit. What more needs to be said. hapuku

Hapuku Lodge specialises in local seafood, venison and organic produce fresh from their own garden In the Sounds, seafood is also a given, clams, mussels, oysters, salmon and blue cod is just the start, along with wild meats and offerings from our greenhouse. Of course any specific dietary requirements are easily catered for at both Lodges.

With all the gorgeous food on offer, you’ll want to take on some activities, and both Lodges have plenty of options available; from the iconic whale watching, seal swimming off the Kaikoura coast and the Maori Experience to the cruising, sailing, fishing, hiking, kayaking and more in the Marlborough Sounds. It is highly recommended, however, to sit back and relax, soak up the serenity of both Lodges, and indulge in some pampering and rejuvenation in the Miritu Day Spa.

resort in the winter sunKaikoura means ‘meal of crayfish’ (kai – food/meal, kōura – crayfish) so you’ll want to partake in this delicious regional treat, both at the Lodge itself and along the coast there are very cute ‘cray-caravans’


2013-05-05 14.25.45The ‘top of the south’ is vibrant in spring, warm and sunny with fresh sea air plus abundant nature and wildlife.


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