I had a fantastic night at Drifting Sands. Incredibly comfy bedrooms and really cozy homely living room and kitchen. Claire was so welcoming and enthusiastic about the local area with loads of travel trips and great suggestions. The breakfast alone is worth the stay. Home made bread with loads of homemade preserves to try –…

James Sinclair

“I loved everything about this property. It is a beautiful, homey, cozy retreat. From the moment you enter the door you feel peace & tranquility. Walking to town, restaurants and the glow worms was a breeze. The room and decor were superb and I would definitely recommend this property to anyone lucky enough to visit Hokitika.”

Nancy Titus

“This is a gem in Hokitika! The space is clean, cosy and so thoughtfully designed. Claire is an amazing host and you can tell she goes the extra mile in making everyone feel at home. Stay for breakfast if you can because the homemade jams and bread turned out to be one of our favourite…

Cherie Sim

“The accommodation at Drifting Sands was A+.  As soon as I walked into the reception I was already feeling at home. I remember every morning there was fresh homemade bread with a wide range of jams and a pot of hot tea waiting on the dining table. Each room has their own little touch. I loved…

Teya Lloyd 11yrs

“Claire is a great fit for the location and it makes you feel extremely great. It is a nice feeling after a big day out to come into this epic place on the beach. The people at this B&B make you feel like a local and treated in the best way possible. I can’t wait to go…

Mali Lloyd 9yrs

“You will love your stay at Drifting Sands, it’s a great base to introduce the West Coast to any visitors. Perfect walking distance to town and the beach is right outside for long walks, roaring waves and fresh air which sweep your mind clean. Claire is the perfect host with quality comforts of home and tasteful attention…

Denissa Hora client