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Split Apple Retreat

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195 Tokongawa Drive | RD2, Abel Tasman National Park 7197, New Zealand
Split Apple Retreat
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in many a high end resort and hotel that have included the Eden Rock in Cap Antibe, to the famed Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. In comparison, as a guest at the Split Apple Retreat I felt both more comfortable and pampered than at any six star property I frequent. The accommodations were impeccably maintained with great attention... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A warm welcome by the owners with a tour of their museum quality art throughout the property was just the start. A view like few others in the world, overlooking the Tasman Sea and the Abel Tasman Park. Peace. Food to truly live for---healthy and as delicious as any gourmet fare you can find, with the lovely cook giving cooking... More 

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Miami Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

What a gem. Lee & Pen have created something special & unique. A small and perfectly out of the way retreat has some spectacular views. Pen's creativity with cooking, a cheesecake w/o flour, sugar or cheese, is inspirational and delicious. The first time, in 50 years, anyone has ever gotten me to eat an oyster! She served it tempura style... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This small and out of the way retreat is set in the midst of a jaw dropping natural setting. The property epitomizes tranquility. Every need has been anticipated and provided for. Lee and Pen, the proprietors, have devoted themselves to ensuring their guests' needs are their top priority. Their ability to anticipate our needs was -- quite literally -- unbelievable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our family of three (parents and 25 year old daughter) stayed for three nights at Split Apple Retreat. It was the beginning of our trip to the South Island of New Zealand and the bar was set very high. This is an amazing lodge with amazing food and amazing people. Our every need was catered to and somehow they knew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is a PRECIOUS haven in the South Island of New Zealand right above an area called "Split Apple" which is called this for a rather unusual rock formation in the bay of the area (you'll see this in the video). Of the many other luxury locations that we stayed at in the South Island, this was hands-down, my favorite.... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was a beautiful B&B located on the top of a mountain. It was built as a B&B in a modern style. It has a very large common room with a good library, comfortable seating areas, a dining table and open kitchen. Our room was very well equipped, comfortable and quiet. The bathroom was very nice as well.Our hosts were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

When I die I don’t need to go to heaven- just send me to the Split Apple Retreat. This spectacular hotel with just three guest suites situated on a bluff overlooking a turquoise color bay is the ultimate get-away retreat. As a hotel appraiser who has seen thousands of hotels around the world I am often asked- “which is your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I'm sure it's already been said, but this place it unlike any resort you've ever been to. Because I have never been to a resort that has just three luxurious rooms for guests, dramatic views of incredible countryside, AND will turn everything you thought you knew about healthy eating on its head. I have never eaten food this wonderful AND... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Split Apple Retreat is in a world by itself. Secluded. Luxurious. Beautiful. Finest cuisine. My wife and I spend four nights at the Split Apple and it literally changed our lives. Lee and Pen are the most gracious and welcoming hosts who made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. The lessons we learned about healthful cooking... More 

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