The Boatshed is one of Waiheke’s best-known accommodation options, a gorgeous boutique hotel that looks out over the beautiful white sand beach of Oneroa. The property has been cleverly designed so that all of the seven luxury suites have a private outlook with panoramic views, some at ground level with a patio/deck, some on the upper level with a balcony. Each is individually decorated but they all retain the beach theme to a degree – from the more nostalgic beach-hut design of the Boatshed and Bungalow suites, to the elegant seaside charm of the Lighthouse and Bridge suites. Fine dining is an essential part of the Boatshed experience and fresh produce is used to create gourmet meals accompanied by a selection of excellent New Zealand wines. After a day of wandering the island’s beaches you can also treat yourself to an indulgent treatment at the hotel’s luxury spa.