Some places stay with you long after you’ve unpacked. The Boatshed is a perfect example, blanketing your memory with the graceful gauziness of Spanish moss. Here, time moves like honey, gently sloping to points unknown and never losing the sweetness of the moment.
The Boatshed is a renovated lighthouse-turned-boutique-hotel nestled on a small island off New Zealand’s southern coast. Guests are met with a warmth typically reserved for sailors returning from months at sea. That hospitality extends to your palette too. Within minutes you’re given piles of fresh food from the sprawling vegetable garden or the ocean a few hundreds yards from your room.
At the Boatshed, colors feel a little brighter and the day slips by languidly in the New Zealand sun. This periwinkle lounge chair is a perfect afternoon perch.
Every corner of the place is designed with intention: thoroughly modern with pockets of unexpected nostalgia for eras past. After just a couple hours, it’s clear that your stay there will be a very textured experience. Scroll down for more photos of lighthouse-sized paradise.