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Aotearoa is a cluster of mystical islands in the South Pacific and nature in her ancient wisdom created New Zealand, this rugged, green, sub-tropical paradise.
Nestled on the ridge line of a private peninsula lies a place of serenity, beauty, healing and harmony. A secluded retreat including four luxury villas in the breathtaking Bay of Islands, where the pressures of life never existed. Where the body, mind and spirit find nourishment.
Allow your spirit to soar as you partake of the sensual and visual experience of this unique 5-star retreat. Consistently elegant and simple style, eclectic and informal interiors, perfectly enhance spectacular views and breathtaking sunsets. Soak up the sun, enjoy an invigorating swim in the stunning 20-metre drop edge pool, luxuriate in the spa, or simply relax in the sauna. Whatever you choose, you can have a totally secluded escape without ever leaving the luxury villas at
Walk through native New Zealand bush to our own private beaches. Meditate to the sounds of nature wherever you are and at night feast your gaze on the stars in our pristine sky. Here is your opportunity to nourish your spirit with meditation and massage, followed by our original gourmet Spa Cuisine for anti-ageing and weight control. Simple elegance and the healing energy of this sacred land co-exists in an incomparable setting. In this place you will be warmed by the sun, invigorated by the changing seasons, and catered to by gracious Kiwi hospitality. These world class luxury villas are the perfect venue for customized special events and elegant weddings. Original gourmet Spa Cuisine is our specialty, with an extensive wine cellar featuring the best New Zealand and Australian wines and French Champagnes.
We Are only a 2 minute drive from romantic and historic Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. We are a 45 minute drive from Kerikeri, the closest airport, which is a 40 minute flight from Auckland. We a 3½ hour drive or 60 minute helicopter flight from Auckland Airport.
Swim in the 20 meter horizon-edge heated lap pool. Use our spa and sauna for total relaxation. Enjoy state-of-the-art sound and movies on our 3 metre 'Big Screen' with its extensive library of CD's, DVD's and videos. We have a choice of walking tracks through beautiful native bush, some leading to our own secluded beaches. Gaze at the stars through our telescope. Pamper yourself with a massage. Your only decision is to choose where to dine, socialize, and soak in the energy of this very special place.
The Bay of Islands is a world-renowned holiday destination for deep sea and big game fishing as well as sailing and cruising throughout the many picture perfect islands, bays and coves. It is also known for its dolphin and whale watching, its secluded beaches, lush native bush walks, and historic attractions. It epitomizes clean, green New Zealand. For the more adventurous, sea kayaking, para-sailing, sky diving, water skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling are all available. Tennis in Russell and golf at Waitangi or the internationally acclaimed Kauri Cliffs can be arranged.
Sacred Space is the heart of the villas. Casually elegant, all suites are uniquely appointed with original artwork and antique furnishings. The large 2 story glass-roofed living area transforms gracefully from relaxed living to formal dining and then into your own private movie theater at night.
First Light Temple:
Growing out of the hillside overlooking the pool and magnificent land and sea scapes is the ultimate honeymoon suite or love nest, an idyllic retreat for two. Absolutely stunning and romantic, your every whim is catered for. You will never want to leave First Light Temple.
Treat yourself to the privacy and seclusion of this updated 50 year old original New Zealand bach. Watch breathtaking sunsets and soak in the hot tub as dolphins and whales play far below. Simply relax; walk through lush native bush to your own private beach. Be at home with the most beautiful views in the world.