Honeymoon Destination New Zealand - Hawke's Bay Hawkes Bay - The most romantic honeymoon destination with plenty of choices. For example, Napier the adorable coastal Art Deco town with its North Island little Riviera along the Marine Parade. Havelock North, a boutique village near our small boutique hotel on the east coast. By Marianne Faes 31 March 2021, 6 months ago Last updated 3 April 2021, 6 months ago Best Beach Honeymoon Place in Hawkes Bay NZ Contents Honeymoon NZ North Island Luxury Honeymoon Accommodation Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North European style Honeymoon Lodge In New Zealand on the North Island Honeymoon Cottage Accommodation At the East Coast after a Cape and Gisborne journey Five Star Reviews seaside Honeymoon What our guests say about your Honeymoon Hotel Suite Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury Honeymoon Holiday Hawkes Bay Candlelight Dinner at your most romantic Honeymoon destination in New Zealand Where are we to find your best New Zealand Honeymoon Place Two Beaches in Waimarama and Ocean Beach - Beach Honeymoon Destination in New Zealand North Island Girls Night before the Wedding in our Honeymoon Hotel in New Zealand Parent's Dinner with the Bride and the Groom after the Wedding at the best place to go for on a Honeymoon NZ Honeymoon Ideas Where to go, Stays, Places in Hawkes Bay, Havelock North, Hastings and Napier About us Why are we your best unique Honeymoon accommodation near Napier Questions and Answers which may help to plan your luxury Honeymoon Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter How to plan your honeymoon in New Zealand? Honeymoon Packages Your romantic, luxury Honeymoon Package New Zealand Unique & Luxury Wedding Best Gift Idea ever The perfect Wedding Present - New Zealand Honeymoon Package Not a Hawkes Bay Wedding Venue - But ... a unique Honeymoon destination in New Zealand Our Honeymoon music playlist And all our other music playlists you may like at the hideaway Lodge Honeymoon NZ North Island Luxury Honeymoon Accommodation Hawkes Bay near Napier and Havelock North You want to have the perfect Honeymoon location for the most important pictures in your life! This boutique accommodation in a coastal setting, flooded with lots of daylight, picture perfects backgrounds like the sea, rolling hills, the beach with the waves rolling is picture-perfect. You most likely don't remember after 50 years of marriage the impressive breakfast just for the two of you or your lovely hosts but the pictures will remind you and your grandchildren that you have chosen a special place. European style Honeymoon Lodge In New Zealand on the North Island We bring Europe closer to you! There is a small chance that the honeymoon couple manages to get up in time to see the sunrise over the Pacific. Despite the unimportance of this natural beauty on such an occasion at least it can be seen from the bed. The Honeymoon Retreat is situated at the oceanfront with uninterrupted 180 degrees of ocean view over to the horizon with the sunrise Swipe through the pictures - Get an impression of the magic of your Honeymoon place. Honeymoon Cottage Accommodation At the East Coast after a Cape and Gisborne journey Private boutique Cottage on the east coast. A secluded luxury escape above Waimarama beach not far away from the best Wedding Venues in Hawkes Bay. The Bay Guesthouse Honeymoon Location is also perfect to get ready for the big moment. It's close to Havelock North and not too far from Napier out at the coast above Waimarama Beach. Get in Touch Email Book Now +64 6 874 66 11 Captains 2 Bedroom Cottage Price 450 NZD for 2 people Occupancy Max 4 people (2 Queen Beds) Minimum Stay 2 Nights Extra guest NZD 50.00 per night Breakfast Continental Breakfast included Cooked Breakfast extra Dinner Option 3-course Menu for 55 NZD p.p. Five Star Reviews seaside Honeymoon What our guests say about your Honeymoon Hotel Suite Graham from Wellington wrote: "... This is a must-do experience if you want a luxury escape in a beautiful setting!" Haley from New York wrote: "...most beautiful vacation escape in the world." Kirsty from Napier wrote: "....we felt we had escaped to another world". For Marianne and myself Armando there is no such thing as "another day in the office". Our motto would be more like "Don't we have the best job in the world - Being lucky to serve in paradise?" Read in the newest reviews what our customers think about our service and our little piece of paradise. Jane Masters 1 2 3 4 5 Honeymoon Event - Thank you Dinner for Parents The bride and groom invited their parents to share an evening with them at the Bay Guesthouse, where they were staying, for a post-wedding celebratory dinner. A sublime experience awaited us, one we will treasure for many years to come. Armando & Marianne welcomed us on arrival for an afternoon & evening out of this world. Incredible beach and sea views with landscapes that went as far as the eye could see from different aspects of the beautifully designed guesthouse. The sea and the land are very cleverly drawn into the guesthouse in so many ways. Tranquillity and privacy abounds in this amazing Bay Guesthouse, so much so that when you sit in the "Glasshouse" lounge it washes over you....a total relax lounge! Our hosts prepared and served us a 3-course meal by candlelight, that was worthy of the highest praise possible - a sublime dining experience! A "wow" atmosphere! Armando and Marianne are hosts extraordinaire! You are welcomed into their Guesthouse with warmth, you are cared and catered for to the highest level, a total sublime experience. We only wish it was the parents staying in the accommodation too! We're planning on a parent stay after this amazing taste of the Bay Guesthouse! It was an act of love from the bride and groom to invite their parents to join them for an evening and it was a privilege to enjoy Armando and Marianne's hospitality and exquisite Bay Guesthouse. Bevan and Bex 1 2 3 4 5 Where looking for Best Honeymoon Places in Hawke's Bay From the moment we arrived at the bay guest house we were treated like royalty! We were greeted by Armando and Marianne at the door and it was like we were family. They were so welcoming Armando, Marianne and Sabrina are amazing people and fantastic hosts. Nothing was ever a problem, they helped us find activities to do during the day and the food they cooked us was incredible, don't go out for dinner when you stay here because their cooking is better than you will get served in any of the restaurants. I promise you that you won't be disappointed. The views are some of the best you will find in the Hawkes Bay, the accommodation is 5 star and I can't fault anything about this place! The only thing we were disappointed in was that our stay wasn't longer as we were so sad to leave! We can't wait to get back there. Armando, Marianne and Sabrina we just want to thank you all so much for going above and beyond for us, For the amazing conversations, your warm hospitality, the laughs and giving us a stay that we will never forget and never stop talking about, we tell everyone about you guys! Bevan and Bex. Hannah Fox 1 2 3 4 5 Perfect romantic getaway with a luxury honeymoon package From the moment we arrived at the Bay Guesthouse, we were treated as special guests by Marianne and Armando who are such lovely, welcoming, kind and talented hosts. The Captain's House has all you need for a perfect romantic getaway. We enjoyed a luxury honeymoon package here after our wedding, and I'm certain you couldn't find another experience like this anywhere else in New Zealand! Armando and Marianne have thought of everything, a fridge stocked with homemade treats like Crème Caramel, a dressing gown and towel warmer, romantic mood lighting in the Captain's House, the list goes on. With uninterrupted ocean views, we watched the beautiful sunrise from bed each morning, relaxed in the spacious bath which has the best views of any bath we'd ever seen and found it a wonderful place to celebrate our honeymoon as well as rest and recharge. Marianne and Armando generously shared their Swiss and Italian culture with us, and prepared amazing food. The whole experience made us feel like we were in Europe, but with a bonus of one of the best views in New Zealand and sunny, warm Hawke's Bay weather to enjoy too. We enjoyed the amazing and DELICIOUS breakfast on the deck with uninterrupted ocean views, which was prepared with such skill and love. We celebrated on one of the evenings with a beautiful romantic candlelight dinner as well. We loved our stay at the Bay Guesthouse so much that we decided to extend it an extra day – lucky for us they had an available night. The thing we loved the most about our stay was that everything was done with such love and attention to make a stay at the Bay Guesthouse an experience you will never forget! Thomas Asche 1 2 3 4 5 Our Honeymoon we will never forget This place is the prime example of New Zealand paradise. The two hosts Armando and Marianne take the best care of you. From the stunning east coast views to the 5-star 3 course dinner, The Bay Guest House was a warm and comfortable welcome that made our Honeymoon a time we will never forget. Armando and Marianne took the time to get to know us and made the whole stay absolutely exquisite. The Bay Guest House is nicely located as it's a 40min drive to Napier and a 15-minute drive to gorgeous wineries such as Craggy Range, Black Barn and Te Mata Estate as well as being close to the stunning Mangapapa Hotel. Nice walking options close by, from Waimarama Beach to Maraetotara Falls, plenty to do for all couples and families alike. We came back from our honeymoon relaxed and rejuvenated; we will definitely be back as it holds a special place in our hearts. Do yourselves a favour and book a trip ASAP! 60 Google reviews Breakfast Table Buffet Your luxury Honeymoon Holiday Hawkes Bay Of course, after a great wedding, a very special gourmet breakfast awaits the happy couple to their first official breakfast together. Either in the privacy of their Honeymoon Suite retreat or on the big panorama deck with the unique beach view or at the main kitchen at the big breakfast buffet table. It will be a great start to their first married day together. Fresh Barista coffee or tea, freshly baked bread, homemade jam, pastry Chef sweets, cheese selection, cold meat, freshly prepared seasonal fruits, yoghurts Swiss Bircher muesli and more. Either served at the Kitchen Panoroma Table or outside on the Panorama Deck Candlelight Dinner at your most romantic Honeymoon destination in New Zealand Experience in Havelock North a good variety of different Restaurant choices. Wineries-, Italian-, Mexican-, Greek-Restaurants and more. Or have a casual Dinner evening with your loved ones or your friends in a unique setting served and cooked by Marianne and Armando. Where are we to find your best New Zealand Honeymoon Place Our secluded Honeymoon accommodation is 20 minutes from Havelock North and 40 minutes from Napier close to Waimarama. Here is a map of how to find us. Two Beaches in Waimarama and Ocean Beach - Beach Honeymoon Destination in New Zealand North Island Beachfront accommodation on the North Island in New Zealand or a beach house accommodation in Waimarama or Ocean Beach is the typical summer destination for a Honeymoon for many Kiwis. Our unique luxury accommodation has the beachfront from a bird's eyes point, safely located on the Waimarma coastal hilltop. Both house beaches are offering typical fun things to do. An ice cream shop in Waimarama, million-dollar houses along your beach stroll and surf lifeguards during peak season (Check their website). The Ocean Beach around the corner is wilder and by many the preferred beach. It's a long beach that offers a wide sand stretch to walk along for hours towards the Cape Kidnapper. Surf lifeguards are present in the peak season - (Check their website). Ocean Beach above and Waimarama Beach below Girls Night before the Wedding in our Honeymoon Hotel in New Zealand The content on this page is inspired by our first coastal wedding couple we were lucky to host in our little paradise. We were allowed to publish their Wedding Photos which were captured by their photo Artist Paula Shannon from Wedding Photography Hawkes Bay. A very big THANK YOU! What was an eye-opener for us was the uniqueness of their wedding planning. Very thoughtful arranged - This couple achieved to create a wedding that embraced New Zealand's true values for pure beauty, lifestyle and kindness combined with stylish elements in a very balanced way. No such things as "breaking the bank" and go the extra mile to get the most outstanding top of the top wedding items. Little but crucial elements made such an impact to deliver an unforgettable celebration of one of the most important weekends of their lives. The night and the morning before the wedding was a combination of so many great ideas packed together in one package with many advantages. The girls including the bride arrived after a busy working day at the honeymoon lodge packed with everything they will need for the preparation for "getting ready for the big moment" including some bubbles of course. Being friends, they were totally fine with sharing the two bedrooms, with two queen beds and two bathrooms from our private honeymoon cottage. On the last evening before the big day, an affordable menu was enjoyed in the dining kitchen with much laughter and fun. Of course, after dinner, the evening did go on in the big lounge by the big open fireplace with some "girls night" entertainment. For the bride spending the night with her maid of honour and bridesmaids friends are a fantastic way to say thank you for a long friendship and a great start for a new chapter. An evening in a Honeymoon Hotel, spend with friends, whose job it is to make sure, that all the gossip and giggling is distracting from any worries about that nothing gets forgotten for the most beautiful wedding. There is so much to talk about. Like back in the good old times with the school sleepovers. Also, the perfect time to give some word of wisdom or hand over some survival kits. Often some well-prepared games like a "personalized bridal bingo" is a very funny way to let know the bride of some final facts which could be useful for the future. Honeymoon Lodge Girls Night, Get ready, Photo Location, First Wedding Night, Thank you Parent Dinner for before and after Wedding Ceremony Wedding Photographer Getting ready Moments, Wedding Dress, Best Friends, Beautiful Bride Stunning Location Pre-Wedding Pictures Bride Flowers, Wedding Rings, Design Details Dress, Hair Stylist, Make up Artist, Fun Moments Creative Moments for Wedding Photographers Parent's Dinner with the Bride and the Groom after the Wedding at the best place to go for on a Honeymoon This is an idea we did not come up with. This credit goes to another special couple. The newly married couple invited both parents after the first night of the wedding day for an intimate dinner party to say thank you for so many things. They shared the joy of the birth of the next generation family with the ones who made it all possible. Of course, the main focus of the evening was at the past wedding celebration. With a special arrangement with the wedding photographer or videographer and a display on the TV display in the lounge of the Lodge - The joy and the fun will be endless, to say the least. NZ Honeymoon Ideas Where to go, Stays, Places in Hawkes Bay, Havelock North, Hastings and Napier Youtube has a great choice of what Hawkes Bay has an offer for all kind of visitors. Watch what we found for you for your Honeymoon with some ideas for what to do. Havelock North Area - Videos Play video 04:07 Havelock North Play video 04:30 Te Mata Peak Play video 05:17 Birdwoods Gallery Play video 04:22 Hastings Play video 05:32 Farmer Markets Play video 02:40 Spash Planet Play video 02:26 Hawkes Bay Play video 05:24 Wine Hawke's Bay Play video 02:20 Bridge Pa Wineries Napier Area - Videos Play video 05:53 Napier Play video 02:36 Art Deco Festival Play video 4:37 Art Deco Tour Play video 02:37 Cycling Trails Play video 1.35 Urban Winery Play video 10:37 Mission Estate ... Cape Kidnappers Area - Videos Play video 01:3O Gannets Cape ... Play video 01:01 Coastal Wine Cycle Play video 0:59 Hygge Te Awanga Play video 2:57 Clearview Winery About us Why are we your best unique Honeymoon accommodation near Napier Who are your hosts? What is their story? How did they found this magical place on the east coast? Why did they build this private luxury accommodation with one holiday cottage? Some of the questions are answered below. Some will be answered once you are here - Smiling hosts! Map - Where are A 20 minutes scenic drive from Havelock North towards Waimarama Beach, past Craggy Range Winery. How to find us Your Hosts We are Swiss-Italian, Marianne & Armando, qualified hotel managers with one shared passion - spoiling guests. Owners Check Availability Luxury 2 bedroom Cottage, for 2 to 4 guests from NZD 450 p.n., including continental breakfast. Book now NZ Story A dream and a vision! To build our guest house. A grand design on a hilltop, a learning curve with some challenges. Building Story Swiss Story Our careers started early in the hotel and tourism industry, and this was for over 27 years our fine dining guest house. Swiss Story Reviews It is our ultimate goal to offer experiences with high-level service. Find out what our guests say about us. Reviews Awake to a sunrise Wake up every morning to a beautiful sunrise. Comfortably watch from your bed in the Captain's Cottage. Photo Gallery The photo gallery provides a quick overview of what the Bay Guesthouse Hotel has to offer. Photo Gallery Questions and Answers which may help to plan your luxury Honeymoon How to choose your honeymoon destination? Unfortunately, isn't it about budget, time and dreams? If you are a New Zealander, you may ask yourself, "why should I go far if I already live in paradise?". Why not combining great NZ Honeymoon locations with an overall experience you never forget. Perhaps you also answer future questions regarding where the best place for our children is or for our career and dream lifestyle. Location Where to go in New Zealand for a Honeymoon? Of course, Hawke's Bay is the best place for a Honeymoon. We would combine the Bay with a dream drive along the east coast and stay in Gisborne. Wairarapa with Castel Point, Greytown and Martinborough would be next and a fancy stay in a nice place in Wellington with a flight combination to Queenstown to stay in Arrowtown and finishing off in Akaroa. Very romantic! How to make your honeymoon romantic? All you need is love and respect. If you add a genuine interest in what your loved one is interested in without forgetting, this will be the best time, and you will never forget it - You have the perfect recipe for a romantic honeymoon. We are delighted to provide you with tailormade local ideas. Location What does a honeymoon suite look like? Ask this first Oncle Google but chose "images" instead of text search. You will see plenty of pictures which show honeymoon suites. You could ask, what are my preferences? We think it is the location. Bay Guesthouse can compete with many of those. Instead of a suite, you get an entire cottage. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, lounge and kitchenette. A private deck next to a water feature. But the best is the sunrise from the sea view bedroom overlooking the Pacific. Suite Should you tell hotels, you're on your honeymoon? Definitely! Having honeymooners is always exciting. Guest on the happiest trip of their lives - It can't be much better to indulge happy guests. You get lots of happy smiles and all the attention. Everybody wants to see you and everybody is a bit jealous. Marianne and myself Armando will never forget that we had a table right at the beachfront in a famous restaurant on a US Island where the waiter says "Aloha". Which means "love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness or grace." Is breakfast included? What about cooked breakfast? Yes, a generous breakfast table buffet ist included in the house price of 450 NZD for two guests. Yes, we serve cooked breakfast have a look at our breakfast page. Additional guests in the Captain's Cottage will be charged extra. Breakfast Do you have an Airport in Hawke's Bay and can you pick us up? Yes, Napier has a modern new Airport with multiple connections a day to Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Yes, we love to pick you up on a cost contribution-based. The scenic route from the Airport to the Coast Hotel is a 40 minutes drive. Best combined with some detours to see some Highlights of the Bay Play video 02:25 Can you recommend a wine tour? The Winemaker Tour is our favourite. Don Bird is a very experienced winemaker born and bred in Hawke's Bay. Don can pick you up at our Boutique Hotel. Watch the video about the "Hawke's Bay Wine Region" to get an idea why an excellent wine tour needs an entire day. Play video 05:24 Can we walk to the Beach and is it a sand beach? Yes, but we do not recommend it. It's a half-hour walk through farmland with life stock down to the Waimarama Beach. Walking back up takes double the time and is tiring. Ocean Beach next door is our favourite. A 10-minute drive. A drive to Waimarama-Beach is 8 minutes and includes a welcome stop for an Ice-Cream. Yes, it is a lovely sand beach. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter How to plan your honeymoon in New Zealand? Next to the choice of the most romantic Honeymoon destination, the weather is certainly an important factor. The best weather is usually from the end of January until the end of February. Not much rain, wind and sunny blue skies for days. This comes with a price. At this time of the year because of the lack of rain - Hawkes Bay presents itself not with green lush hills If you don't mind the risk of rain or bad weather then any other time like spring or autumn is a very nice time to have a Honeymoon in Hawkes Bay. Here is a link to our experience regarding the different Seasons and Months in Hawkes Bay. November Christmas at Bay Guesthouse Staying at Bay Guesthouse during the Christmas Season is an exceptional experience. European Christmas decoration with beautiful Christmas trees and Christmas treats. See our Christmas offer From the 1st December - 5th January Christmas November Summer Food & Wine Classic Traditionally held in November, see on the official event page the Programm. Always with a diverse offer, great chefs and fantastic locations. F.A.W.C. official event page January Open Air Cinema In the Amphitheater of Black Barn, a unique location with a special atmosphere. See the official event page for your favourite movie. Starts end of December until mid-January February Art Deco Festival Napier Art Deco Festival traditionally is held in mid February from Wednesday and ends on Sunday. Official Art Deco Trust Website See pictures on our Artdeco page and watch the videos. Not to be missed! Play video 02:36 Festival Honeymoon Packages Your romantic, luxury Honeymoon Package New Zealand We offer you a special Honeymoon Package deal if you arrive on a Sunday. A four-night stay (Sunday to Wednesday) for a package price of 1350 NZD, which includes 2 gourmet breakfast buffet table for Monday and Tuesday. Location-Location-Location It's the luxury of the scenery, have a full hotel service for max 4 guests, freshly prepared goodness every morning, private chef and maitre d and more Unique & Luxury Wedding Best Gift Idea ever The perfect Wedding Present - New Zealand Honeymoon Package Something which can't break, can't get lost, can't be forgotten - A precious memory like "Do you remember that ... evening ... that sunrise ... that breakfast ... that view ... that place ... that evening ... that moment we all were together? Good memories are the most precious thing we have! Next to the usual gifts like a luxury boutique wedding night at a luxury lodge or an exclusive honeymoon stay at a fancy luxury lodge, have a look at the next idea. Not a Hawkes Bay Wedding Venue - But ... a unique Honeymoon destination in New Zealand Since our coastal, private Honeymoon accommodation is close to two beaches, we often get asked if we can cater for a beach wedding. The answer is no. All our guests who had a wedding beach either at Ocean Beach or at Waimarama beach organized their beach wedding themself. The Bay Guesthouse Lodge is too small for a wedding venue to accommodate a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. Our Honeymoon music playlist And all our other music playlists you may like at the hideaway Lodge Music has the power to trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. Flashbacks of places, people and strong emotions come back. We tried to create a wide range of Music Playlists that are joyful and could connect you back to your happy holiday in Hawkes Bay at the coast in our Honeymoon Hotel. You find a collection of all our boutique music playlist ready in your Honeymoon Cottage for you to play on your Google Home device which waits for you to be your digital butler.