After first seeing Marlborough, especially ‘ The Sounds’, we were spellbound by this beautiful part of the world, with its rugged coast line and pristine waters and so many sheltered coves & beaches. Upon having decided to make this our home, we have been overwhelmed by the warmth and support of the local community. We truly feel privileged to have such a ‘backyard’ and can’t wait to share this experience with you.
The Marlborough Sounds – especially the Queen Charlotte Sound is so very rich in history & wildlife, it’s widely considered to be the most beautiful of the sounds . You’ll find beautiful secluded bays, with water so crystal clear it makes you think you’re floating on glass. Especially stunning is the contrast of the steep hills covered with native green vegetation that comes right down to the turquoise waters, with here and there a white sandy beach…
We will leave it up to you to decide just how active or how relaxed you want to be, and what you’d like to see and do!
If you have corporate guests to entertain, or you just want to get away and explore this amazing pristine region in comfort and style, we can cater for a variety of clients and their individual needs.
Grant – The Chef
With 15 years of training behind him, several in Europe and in Michelin Star restaurants, has found his culinary home in the galley of Aparima.
He can cater for intimate fine dining, luxury platters, gourmet buffets using local produce & wines.
Desserts & pastries are Grant’s creative outlet , if you let him, he will create a work of art! (Grant has studied under several European MasterChefs)