Accommodating just eight guests across the whole boutique resort, The Sanctuary is just that: a secluded haven in a private native bush reserve, surrounded by sea on one side and verdant forest on the other.

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

State Highway 11
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With only four guest rooms, you could go days at The Sanctuary without seeing another soul. It’s like an ultra-secluded home away from home, except with more sunshine and a definite Grand Designs feel. Kevin McCloud; eat your heart out. Rooms boast king-size beds with premium linens, private sea-view balconies and peace and tranquillity in spades. And then there’s the food: a tasty fusion of gourmet cuisine and healthy fare, homemade and full of fresh organic ingredients, best enjoyed while gazing up the never-ending Veronica Channel.  

Why we recommend The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

  • On a private reserve, surrounded by bushlands, cliffs and emerald bays and channels
  • Hearty and healthy gourmet meals as standard
  • Elegant, modern, wooded design and décor
  • Each guest room features a king-size bed,  walk-in wardrobe and large balcony
  • Large terrace with heated infinity plunge pool (seasonal)

Attractions near The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Just 10 minutes from The Sanctuary sits New Zealand’s most important historic site: the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This significant spot is where the Maori chiefs sat down with the British Crown in 1840 to sign the Treaty of Waitangi – New Zealand’s founding document. Explore the intricately-carved meeting house, stroll through verdant grounds and be amazed by the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe.

Waitangi Golf Club

Prefer sporting to culture? Venture five miles north of The Sanctuary and you’ll be rewarded with incredible sea views and a vast 18-hole golf course. Challenge your loved ones to a game or simply enjoy a relaxed round on your own. 

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Facilities - General

Smoke-free propertyFree parking
Laundy facilitiesFree Wi-Fi
Outdoor pool 


Facilities - Room - Amenities

Cable TV and DVD playerCoffee / tea making facilities
Bathrobes and slippersFree Wi-Fi
Free toiletriesHairdryer


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