- A multifaceted retreat built into a cliff face overlooking the Abel Tasman National Park. Come for a specially-tailored wellness programme intended to relieve stress and educate on health, and return for the exceptional cooking, beautiful surrounds and welcoming hosts.
- Cutting edge wellness techniques and therapies blend seamlessly with stunning scenery and the comforts of a luxury lodge.
- Designed with Japanese inspiration in mind, each of the three light-flooded suites opens to gardens and decks with uninterrupted views over the island-dotted sea.
- The property houses an infinity pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor spa and gym, combining perfectly with the exceptional wellness menus.
- Perhaps the most arresting views around – the vistas from your bed in the morning are breathtaking.
- Some of the best bush walkings in New Zealand as well as secluded beaches, sea-kayaking and helicopter excursions to romantic, isolated spots.
- Yoga, meditation, cooking classes and personal wellness programs are also available and private paths lead to small secluded bays and golden beaches, where water taxis will take you directly into the Abel Tasman National Park.
- Kayaking, fishing, swimming with seals, horse riding, wine tasting and remote walks and helicopter trips are all readily available.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
A day long boat trip into the Abel Tasman National Park with kayaking around Tonga Island’s seal colony, a walk to a headland, wonderful lunch and drop off at a romantic golden-sanded beach, can be organized for you. If you’re lucky, you may get to see blue penguins, dolphins, or even orcas.
Fly fishing for trout in the remote, pristine Karamea River, part of the beautiful Kahurangi National Park, or ocean fishing for snapper, blue cod and king fish, can be arranged. Bring your catch home so that Chef Pen can prepare it for lunch.
Explore flora and fauna along the coastline with a knowledgeable naturalist. Learn about the uses and benefits of a variety of plants.
Split Apple offers wide range of bespoke cycling experiences in the Nelson-Tasman area on high quality trail bikes designed for comfort and performance. These tours can be self-guided, guided and/or vehicle supported.
There’s no better way to explore the beautiful top of the South Island than from a luxurious helicopter that departs and lands directly from the landing pad less than 5-minutes away!
Rides for all levels in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand. It’s the most scenic horse riding experience that will leave you speechless! For all abilities.
Right on the borders of the Abel Tasman National Park, Split Apple Retreat offers sleek design, a stunning location and a fantastic wellness centre, making this the ultimate destination for those looking for a revitalising experience in rural New Zealand.Split Apple Retreat will make the most discerning wishes for relaxation and rejuvenation come true in one of the most dramatic settings in New Zealand. Designed with Japanese inspiration in mind, each of the three light-flooded suites opens to gardens and decks with uninterrupted views over the island-dotted sea. The property houses an infinity pool, sauna, steam room, outdoor spa and gym, combining perfectly with the exceptional wellness menus.
Yoga, meditation, cooking classes and personal wellness programmes are also available and private paths lead to small secluded bays and golden beaches, where water taxis will take you directly into the Abel Tasman National Park. Kayaking, fishing, swimming with seals, horse riding, wine tasting and remote walks and helicopter trips are all readily available. The founders of Split Apple are Lee Nelson, a retired doctor who specialises in making people look – and feel – as good as they can, through thoughtful food, expert nutrition and relaxation.
The Asian-inspired vibe is continued in the three suites – Lotus, Rainbow and Fuji, with their minimalist interiors and use of natural materials. The spacious rooms are all extended by private decking, with those sparkling sea views also visible from inside through large sliding glass doors.The Eastern theme is similar throughout but the layout and bathrooms change and each room has a distinctive feature. American cherry-wood panelling stretches across the wall of the Fuji suite; a Japanese granite bath can be found in Lotus, while the aptly named Rainbow suite boasts a rainbow-coloured therapy shower and bathtub with LED lights. The artwork adorning the walls has been carefully selected by Lee, which adds to the sophisticated feel of the bedrooms. In the evening, a natural scent is released from a bedside gadget to aid sleep.
The wood paneled Japanese style oceanfront room features a king size bed, Japanese granite bath, two private decks and gardens, 42 inch flat screen LCD television with Apple TV and internet radio, motorized blinds and speakers in bedroom and bathroom. Also available is wireless internet access, iPod port and telephone.
The large Japanese style oceanfront room features a king size bed, Japanese granite bath, double sinks, two private decks and gardens, motorized 42 inch flat screen LCD television with Apple TV and internet radio, motorized blinds and speakers in bedroom and bathroom. Also included is wireless internet access, iPod port and telephone.
The large two level oceanfront room has a separate lounge and king size bed. The sofa in the lounge can be converted to an extra bed. Room facilities include a western style bath tub with LED lights that control the water color in bath and shower. 42 inch motorized LCD television with Apple TV and internet radio, motorized blinds, speakers throughout, two private decks, iPod port, as well as wireless internet access and telephone.
Chef Pen is a mastermind in the kitchen. The Asian-Mediterranean fusion food packs a real punch, both in taste and nutrition. Enjoy dishes full of vegetables and ingredients with a low glycemic index, said to regulate blood sugar. Pen’s cooking deserves top marks; the rich flavours and clever taste collaborations are restaurant quality but it lacks any of the bad stuff. The evening five-course tasting menu changes daily and can be altered depending on allergies, intolerances, dietary requirement or guest requests.It’s often soup to start, such as Tom Yang Kung, a spicy Thai prawn soup served in a fresh coconut, which could be followed by succulent sauteed aubergine with avocado. Fish features heavily in Pen’s cooking, including fresh snapper or white warehou, a flaky local fish. My favourite dish was a delectable dark chocolate mousse which I was incredulous to discover was made without sugar, dairy or gluten.
Split apple retreat specializes in serving gourmet food, devised, designed and served with a real passion for good health. dishes are delicious with mouth-watering presentations. The results of a long-time collaboration between a doctor specializing in nutrition and an inspired chef and culinary artist, the retreat has become celebrated for its dedication to fine food that will help the body to achieve optimum good health, promote longevity and help us all stay forever young.
Every aspect of the retreat revolves around relaxation, while pleasuring all the senses. Enjoy the salt-water, infinity swimming pool and Japanese spa overlooking the Abel Tasman National Park and Tasman Bay. Additional rejuvenation features include a FAR-infrared sauna, a large steam room, yoga pavilion, and meditation theatre.
The front of the building, concealing a luxurious salt-water infinity pool, and the best spot in the house for breakfast.
We offer a wide variety of massage treatments, including deep tissue, aromatherapy, reiki, acupuncture, craniosacral and reflexology. We see these as important tools in easing stress and boosting circulation and the immune system.
Private Yoga sessions are available with highly skilled instructors. Choose between Hatha, Iyengar, Astanga and Vinyasa yoga. Sessions are held in our Yoga Pavilion situated in the rose garden of the retreat.