The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands, Paihia

The five star Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands is situated in a private native bush reserve with panoramic uninterrupted views over the Veronica Channel, across to Russell and beyond. The lodge offers relaxed understated elegance, luxurious accommodation and friendly and professional service. The contemporary design is enriched by the extensive use of native timber and a soft natural earthy colour scheme throughout, which blends harmoniously with its surrounding environment. The upper floor of the lodge features an expansive open-plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and large decks to showcase the captivating sea and bush views.

The lodge’s four Guest Rooms are situated on the lower floor, with an infinity plunge pool and surrounding sun deck in the centre of the two wings. Each room has a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, walk in wardrobe and large balcony.

The enjoyment of food, wine and company are an integral part of the Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands experience. They are preparing seasonal dishes using the very best and freshest local produce.

  • Would you please pass on to 'your dream team' my heartfelt appreciation of their wonderful efforts to bring their unforgettable city to life for us all

    LL, St Petersburg, 2013


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7