Annandale. Would it be too dramatic to call this heaven on earth? Maybe, but it’s definitely close. An ultra-modern retreat and the ultimate spot for a romantic honeymoon or couples retreat – the lodge is discreetly nestled within its own private bay and has dramatic cliff and sea surroundings. It only sleep two people at a time, has its own private chef and a luxurious outdoor spa and lounge, making it the pinnacle of romantic hideaways.
Sitting in a private bay, Seascape is known as the jewel in Annandale’s crown and can only be accessed by helicopter or 4X4. This is a truly unique location, with sea views stretching far into the distance and typically rugged New Zealand landscapes all around. Since it’ll just be you and your loved one, you’ll feel as if you’re the only two people on Earth – exactly how you should feel during a romantic break. Your only neighbours will be the dolphins and seals splashing about in the waters below you, unaware that anyone has come to join them in this remote haven.
Huge glass windows invite the outside in, and offer gorgeous views out across the bay. The contemporary furnishings keep the feel modern and luxe, whilst the open fireplaces, indoor heated floors and lamb’s wool blankets add an element of cosiness for those chilly nights and make Annandale comfortable all the seasons long. It is clear that every element of decor has been meticulously thought out to create the perfect ambiance that blends romance, luxury and comfort.
Why we like it
We absolutely love the privacy and seclusion of Seascape, of course, but perhaps even more than that, we loved the food. A private chef works up a menu with the guests to ensure a thoroughly memorable culinary experience, and memorable it is. Dig in.