About Us

Hosts Anne and Tony have travelled extensively around the world for pleasure and also on business.  They have lived and worked in Asia for twenty years, Anne owning and running a small business in Thailand, and Tony working for large International Investment Banks. They understand Asian cultures and speak some Thai and Japanese.

They have experienced some of the best hotels and restaurants throughout the world, know and appreciate great service and attention to detail.

After visiting New Zealand and in particular Marlborough many times, they fell in love with a stunning spot and heavenly view overlooking Queen Charlotte Sound. It took a number of years to design and build The Sounds Retreat with Award winning architects in Wellington.

For dog lovers Bruce our loving Border Collie will be available to greet and accompany guests on walks, or can stay discreetly hidden if required.

The Sounds Retreat offers a private oasis for guests to be as active or tranquil as they wish. We look forward to welcoming guests to experience The Sounds Retreat and hope they will take away unforgettable memories of this amazing corner of New Zealand.


This is New Zealand at its finest.

The Sounds Retreat Luxury Lodge, 215 Anakiwa Road, Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
Tel: +6435742965 Email: thesoundsretreat@gmail.com