The perfect recipe for a weekend getaway with friends

A weekend away with friends is an opportunity to create wonderful memories with those who mean a great deal to us.  Quality time with our good friends is a priceless investment – and one we must endeavour to make time for, as these really are the moments that will be treasured during our lifetime. The perfect recipe for a friends weekend can be easily achieved if you get the basic ingredients right.  So what are the basic ingredients?  Special Accommodation.  Good food & drink.  Great company.  Simple!

 Sunlover Retreat in Tairua, Coromandel Peninsula, is an ideal choice for a friends getaway.  It is a luxurious home away from home, with the added benefit of local hosts Chris and Donna taking care of all the finer details.  Sunlover Retreat comfortably accommodates up to three couples, and is so much more than just a place to sleep at night after sightseeing all day.  It offers stunning views from a spacious deck – a perfect spot for socialising while watching the sunset.  At the heart of the home is a sumptuous living area which is large enough for your group to gather and enjoy the estuary views from super-comfortable couches.  Sunlover offers three tastefully furnished private suites, ensuring time and space for couple-time too.

Gwenda and Rod Pearce from Australia recognise the value of friends getaways, making time for trips with two other couples on an annual basis.  Earlier this year, Gwenda and Rod and their friends visited the Coromandel and stayed at Sunlover Retreat. 

 “The moment we walked in the door we felt like we never wanted to leave. The hosts made us feel like we were family home for Christmas. And the view was sensational,” shared Gwenda.

 The three couples spent the weekend exploring some of the Coromandel’s unique natural attractions; Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach, capped off with a pleasant lunch at nearby winery, Mercury Bay Estate.  Fish and chips on the beach at sunset and a morning walk around the foreshore were some of the ways the Pearce’s enjoyed quality time in Tairua with their friends.  Highlights from this friends’ getaway prove that simplest is best when it comes to a great holiday. 

  “We found it hard to go out for dinner and waste the beautiful view, so we finished our days with a group graze on the balcony,” said Gwenda.

 Time is certainly the most valuable gift Sunlover Retreat offers its guests, and it is the one gift people really appreciate. 

 Rod explains;

“The Sunlover experience took precedent over other everyday tourist activities and with no regrets.  The morning breakfast was a magical time to find out the what, where, and why things happened in the area.”

 The couple suggest not planning lengthy travel or sightseeing the day you leave, because the time you spend enjoying Sunlover’s special breakfast and hospitality make it difficult to drag yourself away!