If you wish to fully immerse yourself in the pristine environment of the Marlborough Sounds then the Bay of Many Coves is the place to stay. Set on the water’s edge and flanked by native bush you have the best of both worlds here – access to the various water-based activities of the sounds alongside fantastic walking. This luxury resort consists of several suites and apartments set amongst the trees, each designed for relaxation and privacy. All have natural wooden interiors complemented by soft tones in the décor. Enjoy superb views from the deck and superb comfort inside, with high quality linens and handcrafted amenities. Cuisine is also an important aspect of a stay here, and the fine dining restaurant serves a selection of locally inspired dishes, including excellent seafood and of course Marlborough wines. The property has kayaks and stand up paddle boards for guests’ use and there is a small swimming pool and hot tub, though the sheltered waters of the bay are also an inviting spot for dip. And after a day of exploring why not make use of the full service spa or simply enjoy the views and birdsong from one of the properties many secluded spots.