Marino Ridge, Waiheke Island

‘Marino’ in Maori translates as meaning ‘calm’, and this luxury property on the seafront certainly lives up to its name. As a safe haven for exotic plant life and magnificent animals, to say you’ll be mesmerised by your surroundings at Marino Ridge is an understatement.


Set on the northwestern end of Waiheke Island, Marino Ridge is a short trip away from Auckland, by sea or by air. We recommend taking the romantic seaplane journey so you can take in the beauty of the island from above, before being met by your private transfer at the other side. Just a short hop from the buzz of city life, but with the benefit of feeling worlds away – it’s the ideal scenario really…

Your room

Luxury linens and earthy colors adorn the rustic-style suites here. Make sure you pick a room commanding the extraordinary views of Owhanake Bay, which you can enjoy from your private decking, a glass of New Zealand wine in hand. And when it starts to get chilly, there’s a heated jacuzzi waiting to warm you up, again boasting incredible water-side views.

Why we like it

Whether dining on the veranda or relaxing in the pool, you’ll enjoy an overwhelming sense of space and seclusion. This is an utterly peaceful property and we can’t think of a better place to while away your days. Reconnect with yourself and the beauty of your surroundings, a rare opportunity in our fast-paced world. You’ll feel ready to tackle the rest of epic New Zealand in no time.