Crab Cove: A Luxury Cave Retreat in Northland

The Cave at Crab Cove


Location: Northland | Bay of Islands | New Zealand
Accommodation Type: Underground

Kaeo, Northland | Adults only, 2 Guests | $$$

Best for: Apartment, Unique Beach Stay, Romantic, Kayaks, Swimming

Spectacular Views:

If a romantic escapade in a luxury cave apartment, along with lovely sea views is your kind of dream holiday, then plan a stay at The Cave at Crab Cove. Overlooking the Bay of Islands, this luxury cave is nestled in a secluded hillside. You’ll fall in love with this cave the moment you set foot here!

Located just a 14-minute drive from Marble Bay, Crab Cove is truly an enchanting place, designed for two guests, with a kitchenette, a big comfy bed, double shower, sauna, spa facilities, so that even if you’re not on honeymoon you’ll feel like it.

Explore the Area:

For couples who like to relax by the sea enjoying the cool breezes, the lush green cliff areas are the best spots. But if you’re more of an adventurous person, you can swim, snorkel and kayak at the pebbly beach near Crab Cove. You’ll also see dolphins playing enthusiastically in the turquoise blue waters.

There are many walking trails nearby; a popular one is the Mahinepua Peninsula Track. (Department of Conservation link). It’s an off-the-beaten-path location, winding along the ridge top of the peninsula, rewarding you with breathtaking scenery and with access to hidden beaches and bays.

Your Cave Suite:

The Cave at Crab Cove is a cosy and elegant apartment with pale tiled floors and handcrafted wooden furniture. The charming bedroom opens up to a sea view balcony. After a fun-filled day, enjoy the sauna at Crab Cove and relax your mind, body and soul.

The bean bags just outside your bedroom will be your heaven at night as you enjoy a glass of wine with your partner while stargazing. Indoors there’s a comfy area to dine in with coloured cushions and of course, books to read if you’re a book lover.

Good to Know at Crab Cove:

  • Free WIFI in all areas
  • Large king bed, kitchenette, balcony, sauna
  • Dining indoors and outdoors
  • Refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, electric kettle included
  • Linen and towels included
  • Bathrobes and slippers provided
  • Spa services are available
  • BBQ on site
  • Private entrance to the apartment
  • Free parking available

A stay at Crab Cove can make you feel like you are disconnected from the outside world! It’s the perfect base for you to explore Mahinepua and the Bay of Islands…or simply a way to spend some quality time with your partner while enjoying this sweet little underground cave along with all its luxuries. The sauna, the walking trails and dolphin watching activities add more to the experience.

The online ratings for this place are exceptional, scoring 5 stars on TripAdvisor and 9.8/10 on Booking.com. We can see why people keep coming back to this one-of-a-kind luxury cave apartment in New Zealand!


I hope you enjoyed this article about The Cave at Crab Cove. Feel free to comment below and share your experiences, impressions and thoughts about this unique apartment. I look forward to reading them.


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