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THE HOTEL / DINE / RELAX
A private island escape, Kawau Beach House is a boutique lodge nestled on the edge of the crystal clear waters of Vivian Bay with a backdrop of native bush. We offer deluxe beachfront suites, plus courtyard and bush accommodation in a quintessential natural New Zealand setting. Kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes – time to relax and unwind.
Our fully licensed restaurant and bar is the heart of The Beach House. We take great pride in providing the best of New Zealand cuisine. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast included in your tariff. Lunch is a casual affair with a la carte options. Look forward to a two- or three-course table d'hôte dinner which can be paired with a selection of local or reginal wines picked to showcase New Zealand’s best. We source the freshest seasonal ingredients and the menus change regularly.
The guest lounge and dining room has sea views from every window, which gives the feeling of serene isolation in an intimate stylish setting. In winter we have the open fire roaring and in summer the large decks and courtyard extending down to the sandy beach, framed by an historic Pohutukawa tree, provide relaxed al-fresco dining and romance.
Watch the sun go down, enjoy the stunning sunset and marvel as the skies open up to showcase the stars. No light pollution, no roads, no cars – the only sounds outside are from the lapping water and native birds.
The Beach House is home to unique native bush and birds. Hear the calls of tui, fantails, wood pigeons, and as night falls, the sound of moreporks and kiwi. The friendly weka will entertain you as they forage near the beach.
Italians have a wonderful expression “la dolce fa niente” which translates as “the sweetness of doing nothing” and this may well be the most wonderful attraction at The Beach House. Hospitality, food, wine, a good book – the essential ingredients for a relaxing stay whether you’re curled up in front of the fire in winter or stretched out on a sun-lounger in the summer.
For those a bit more active, we can point you in the right direction to take a beach walk or a more energetic bush hike. In the warmer months, the beach will draw you down to the water for swimming and snorkelling at any time of the tide. And at virtually any time of the year for the more adventurous, we offer kayaks and SUP’s for a paddle around the sheltered bay. Don’t be surprised to find yourself sharing the pristine waters with frolicking dolphins. “Island Hop” excursions can also be arranged.
The Beach House offers exclusive accommodation and a unique experience like no other.
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