A secluded luxury retreat, complete with private villas, pools, beaches and spectacular views of New Zealand's Bay of Islands, Eagles Nest is a unique vacation destination for honeymooners and anyone looking for a relaxing escape.
This upscale resort consists of four luxury honeymoon villas, 20-metre drop edge pool, a spa, sauna and private beaches a short walk from the villas. Each villa is decorated in elegant, simple style which complements spectacular views from their large windows.
The Eyrie and Eagle Spirit, situated on three private acres, feature their own horizon edge swimming pools, three bedrooms, open plan living/dining rooms with fire places and designer kitchens. Large decks overlook the beautiful Bay of Islands. The villas, surrounded by palm trees and stone statues, can each accommodate three couples or a family.
The third villa, Sacred Space, features three uniquely appointed suites with original artwork and antique furnishings. The center of the house is a large two-storey glass-roofed living area. Sacred Space has an open plan gourmet kitchen, outdoor decks, a pool, spa, outdoor shower and a sauna.
First Light Temple is a romantic villa, perfect for a luxury honeymoon vacation. Set in the hillside overlooking the pool and the sea, the villa features unique art, comfortable furnishings, a floor-to-ceiling glass shower, skylight over the bed, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and an outdoor shower.
Eagles Nest serves gourmet Spa Cuisine and features a wine cellar with a selections of New Zealand and Australian wines.
The Bay of Islands is known for fishing, sailing, whale watching, sea kayaking, para-sailing, sky diving, water skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling. Nearby attractions include historic Russell, the first capital of New Zealand.
The best time to go is during the warmer months in New Zealand, from November through March.
Rates start from 1,300 New Zealand Dollars per night.
Eagle's Nest is about 60 minutes by helicopter from Auckland, or 3.5 hours by car. Alternatively, you can fly from Auckland to Kerikeri Regional Airport, 45 minutes from the resort. For details and help with transfers, contact the resort directly.