Cavalli Beach House Retreat

Location: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The Cavalli Beach House Retreat is a stylish beachfront lodge situated on the Marlin Coast, in the north of the Bay of Islands. The hotel’s a great base for swimming, kayaking and diving, and walking through the coastal conservation reserve which surrounds the hotel. However, with delicious farm-to-table cuisine, beautiful views from your private balcony and a range of wellness treatments on offer, you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave the resort.
Perfect forCoastal relaxation in the Bay of Islands.
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  • Excellent farm-to-table cuisine
  • Range of massage and wellness treatments available
  • Kayaking, diving and fishing among the ocean activities on offer

Recommended for...

  • Honeymoon
  • Private Groups
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Situated in the pristine sub-tropical Northern region of the country and nestled in its own private bay just 20 metres from the beach, Cavalli Beach House Retreat has a truly stunning location.

Rooms at Cavalli Beach House Retreat

Cavalli Beach House Retreat comprises four beautifully appointed luxury rooms and suites, all with their own balconies and wide uninterrupted ocean views. The guest wing on the lower level offers complete privacy, with access to the bay and beach only twenty metres from your room. The spacious en suite bathrooms are designed so that you can see the sea from your shower. Bi-fold doors open out onto a spacious balcony, bringing the breathtaking ocean view right into your room.

Food and drink

‘Fresh and simple’ is the underlying ethos behind cuisine at Cavalli Beach House, which makes the best of produce from the resort’s own potager garden as well as fresh seafood and prime, locally reared meats. Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast, with fresh fruits, yoghurt and organic granola on offer alongside hearty, cooked farmhouse options. Dinners are an extensive affair, comprising canapés and three courses, with menus changing regularly with the seasons and according to the availability of high-quality, local produce. An extensive New Zealand wine list offers a range of acclaimed wines to accompany your food.


A range of massage treatments are on offer courtesy of highly experienced massage therapist Gabriella Fischer, including deep tissue, foot reflexology and Indian head massage. Gabriella is also a qualified beauty therapist who offers a range of beauty treatments. It’s advised that massage and beauty treatments are booked ahead of your stay to ensure availability.

Activities at Cavalli Beach House Retreat

Swim, kayak and snorkel from your own bay, or for further ocean exploration, yachting, deep-sea fishing, line fishing and scenic charters are available. Dive the wreck of the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace vessel downed by French intelligence in 1985, or walk through the stunning coastal conservation reserve surrounding the hotel. Have a round of golf at nearby renowned Kauri Cliffs, or relax and enjoy the surrounding stunning scenery in which Cavalli Beach House is situated.

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Hotel location

Cavalli Beach House Retreat is a 4-hour drive from Auckland, or a 40-minute flight to Kerikeri followed by a 45-minute drive.

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