The Apartments

Waves apartments all have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bedroom has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom, and the second bedroom can be either a second king-size bed or twin single beds.

The second bathroom contains full laundry facilities.

All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen opening out to a spacious dining and living-room area.

Large glass doors open up for outdoor dining on a large private balcony with views to the sea.

Each apartment has a DVD player, stereo system and Sky Guest Select (50 + channels) for the ultimate in TV entertainment.

For outdoor pursuits, we have available sea kayaks, bikes, skateboards and other sports equipment for hire.

In the evening you can take a stroll along the beach or into town, which is just 5 minutes away.

We have an outdoor spa and BBQ area that is private and relaxing.

A minute's stroll along the waterfront will bring you to 'Cafe Encounter' where you can enjoy award-winning café-style food. Breakfast from 7am.

Tennis courts are just a two-minute walk away.
Skate park — you can view it from your balcony.


  • 1 accessible unit/lift access
  • Air-conditioned
  • Sky TV
  • Fully equipped kitchens and laundries
  • Bathroom/master bathroom ensuite
  • Bedroom 1: king-size bed
  • Bedroom 2: king/twin option
  • Extra portable beds available for children
  • Private balconies/outdoor dining
  • Secure parking
  • All our apartments are smokefree
  • Outdoor spa & BBQ area
  • Sea kayaks, bikes, skateboards & other sports equipment available for hire
  • FREE Wi-Fi available
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Peak Season

1 — 2 persons $225.5 - $310
3 — 4 persons $246 — $335

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Low Season

1 — 2 persons $195 — $236
3 — 4 persons $211 — $257

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Waves on The Esplanade's Environmental Mission Statement

Kaikoura District is a Green Globe community first certified in 2004 – we contribute to this by consciously considering ways to limit our waste. As part of the local and international community, we understand that our actions impact not only on those around us but also on the larger environment. Therefore, we have made a commitment to providing environmentally friendly accommodation that involves initiatives to reduce our impact on the natural environment, to support charitable organisations where possible, and to support local businesses.

Some of our actions developed naturally while other actions are driven by a desire to protect what we hold dear.  Our ongoing commitment to reducing our impact on the natural environment has triggered us to develop initiatives to ensure we do our part in helping New Zealand remain the clean and green country we are proud of.  You will find our current environmental initiatives and actions listed in your apartment's compendium, and we are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our footprint and to help the wider community.


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