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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Pip or Nick on 0800 5799 771 or via email here.

Luxury has a new expression ...

The Bay of Many Coves Resort is a 59.5-hectare, Qualmark five-star rated property located in Queen Charlotte Sound adjoining the Queen Charlotte track.

It is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. Pip and Nick Goodhew are responsible for the day-to-day management of Bay of Many Coves, assisted by friendly and very experienced staff.

"She washes the dishes while I catch the fishes, in my little house by the bay!"

- Lyric from the popular war-time song, “San Pedro”.

In the late the 40's the property was owned by The Gilkison family. For many years it was the Wellington family's holiday home affectionately known as "San Pedro" after a popular song at the time. Robert Gilkison and his wife Colleen lived there permanently for some years in the early 60s before selling the main property to Errol Christian who ran it as "The Gem".

During the redevelopment of the property in late 2003 considerable effort went into the design of the current lodge to create an exceptional five star destination for discerning travellers from within New Zealand and around the world. The idea is to provide a uniquely New Zealand experience in a warm and homely, yet totally luxurious environment – an experience you just won’t find anywhere else.

The Resort Management is committed to providing guests with the ultimate luxury Kiwi hospitality, and continuing to improve the resort’s facilities and range of offerings. Service excellence and your enjoyment is always our top priority at the Bay of Many Coves Resort.