We love the experience of Waiheke Island for a weekend away it is great not having to battle the Auckland traffic and just being able to zip of to Waiheke on the ferry. The Sands is by far the superior accommodation on the island. It’s location is fantastic we spend most of our time at the beach and just stroll back to the unit if we require anything. The units are spacious, clean and comfortable, ideal for families or couples. The huge bi-fold window in the lounge seems to bring the ocean to you it is beautiful sitting on the ledge, relaxing with the sun streaming in. The hosts are very friendly and hospitable, happy to assist wherever possible. Another huge thing for us about staying there as a family is the complex has a good supply of umbrellas, balls, buckets and spades etc which you can take to the beach, it is great not having to take all those things as additional luggage. We definitely recommend “The Sands” to anyone!!

Chrissy & Craig Harris – Auckland

Thank you so much for a most relaxing and enjoyable time last week at the sands.  We thoroughly recommend you to our friends as the ideal place to stay on Waiheke Island.

You made a potentially stressful time run smoothly from beginning to end and you were so accommodating and flexible.  Your attention to detail and your professional attitude even in the midst of a tsunami warning,  made our job so much easier and enabled our party to experience a quintessential wedding at Mudbrick.

We heard from the other guests mainly from Canberra that you made them want to see the rest of New Zealand so we believe  you have been pivotal in boosting the  Trans Tasman tourism industry.

On behalf of my whole family we thank you for the 5 star luxury accommodation that made us celebrate a most joyous occasion and we hope to return to  holiday in one of the most magnificent locations in the world.

Ian & Barbara (Australia March 2011)

Wow what a view!! the penthouse room was perfect, it even had its own BBQ and balcony. We loved every minute of our stay and would highly recommend ‘The Sands’ to all of our friends!!

Steve & Emma – Hamilton

Great place, very helpful people, pity it is so far from home.

W.Ervin – Essex, England

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

Marc Sargeant – London, England

Great place to stay and thanks to the friendly management.

P & J Mclean – Omokoroa

Just what we needed, thank you so much.

The Gunns – Christchurch

Great place to stay, coming back Jan 2009

John & Margaret Park – Darfield

Wonderful family wedding venue.

Beth Duncan – Brisbane

Our long weekend at The Sands was so relaxing,  fine wine, blue sea, golden sand and a picture postcard setting what more could we ask for. We look forward to our next long weekend!

 John & Lizzy – Christchurch

Just a quick note to thank you so much for your help with the accommodation, the conference set up, the catering, the transport and restaurant recommendation!

The whole team had a great stay, we loved the penthouses as meal and planning session venues and drinks on the deck at the end of the day, watching the sky darken and the dolphins frolic is pretty hard to beat anywhere in the world!

You have a great location and lovely facilities and your support and assistance was fantastic and greatly appreciated!, we’ll be sure to recommend you and all the suppliers we enjoyed during our stay to our friends and colleagues.

Thanks from the whole team and we hope to see you again next year!


Terry, Stu – Value Added Distributors