America's Cup 2021 Short Breaks by Touch of Spice combine exclusive homes, boutique hotels and out-of-this-world experiences, guaranteed to have you making memories in no time. With a Short Break we understand it's about maximising your time away, being in the deep end of the race day action and going above and beyond in our very own City of Sails. We do all the hard work so you don't have to lift a finger... you can raise a glass instead!
Each Short Break can be tailored to suit every group size, need, want and desire surrounding the America's Cup action (and beyond!) - talk to one of our Travel Designers today and let us bring your America's Cup experience to life!
Day 1 | Arrive & sip champagne on your own private beach
Arrive at Remuera Residence, only a 15 minute drive from Auckland CBD, a contemporary masterpiece with entertaining friends and family at it's heart. Welcomed by a glass of Champagne served on your ocean facing terrace, sit back, relax and prepare for three days of sailing, racing and flavours of New Zealand.
Welcome the 36th America's Cup in style
Unlike a hotel stay a private villa will let you escape and really catch up with family and friends in the privacy of a true home from home. Dress up for dinner...or enjoy dinner in your bathrobe. The choice is yours!
Indulge in a chef prepared feast in the comfort of home, catch up with your friends and family and get excited for days ahead.
Day 2 | From brunch to boats - West Coast discovery
Go off the beaten track and discover the rugged West Coast - a hidden gem only an hour from Auckland. Renowned for it's black sand surf beaches, rainforest and the Waitakere Ranges, the West Coast is a place to escape the city and connect with nature. Meander along the beach with an early morning walk or wake up with some blow carting along the coast.
Flavours of the West
From the beach to the breweries, the early afternoon will see you tasting the flavours of the West Coast. Enjoy a progressive brunch between the regions most renowned wineries and breweries - sampling, sipping and savoring the tastes of the day. Following the feast, you will return to Auckland Harbour for your first day of sailing action!
From the West Coast to the water
Head out for an afternoon of America’s Cup action, with exclusive viewing access, guided by our experienced skippers, on board historic round the world racing yachts (Steinlager2 & Lion NZ) from the New Zealand Sailing Trust.
End the day unwinding, sipping on a glass of bubbles as the sun goes down before returning home.
Day 3 | Explore the City of Sails & dine with a sailing legend
Rise and shine at Remuera Residence, enjoying a morning dip in your private ocean facing pool. You will be transported into Auckland where you will immerse yourself in the City of Sails on a privately guided tour with a Maori Chief. Explore the heart of Auckland, meander along the water front and learn about the historic places of significance.
For lunch you will visit the Auckland Fish Market, indulging in the catch of the day or a kiwi classic of fish and chips.
Sailing & dinner with a sailing legend
In the afternoon you will take to the water for your second afternoon of racing action.
Following your final day of racing, you will return to Remuera Residence for a farewell dinner to remember with sailing legend Larry Keating. Indulge a private chef prepared meal as you experience a private viewing of one of his incredible films from the comfort of a home from home.
Listen to Larry's incredible stories, make once-in-a-lifetime memories and share a toast to the America's Cup like you could never imagine.
Day 4 | Homeward bound
Wake up on your final morning at Remuera Residence and enjoy a slow start to the day.
After a farewell brunch at home, you will be transferred to Auckland International Airport to start your journey home with memories of an America's Cup Short Break like no other!
Auckland America’s Cup 2021 Accommodation
We have a number of accommodation options in Auckland. From our stunning Residence Collection villas on Waiheke Island and in the heart of Auckland, to our out of town escapes for when you are ready to escape the hustle and bustle of this global event. We can book exclusive villas for larger groups or hotel rooms with harbour views depending on your group.