Though on very short notice our hosts, Dr. Lee Nelson and his lovely wife Pen made us feel like family at this stunningly beautiful spa/retreat. Japanese themed architecture and lovely gardens overlooking the sea and the Abel Tasman National Reserve set the tone for a truly memorable and intimate stay. Their attention to detail throughout from the rooms to the common areas and all the amenities is evident at every turn. The theme is about promoting health and wellness, which was the basis of Dr. Nelson's practice as a physician and this is reinforced by wonderful, healthful gourmet meals prepared by Pen. Much of the produce is grown onsite. The spa amenities are first class and the location is a great jumping off point for local excursions and there are many. Optional wellness and cooking classes are offered and we couldn't think of a better teaching or classroom experience. Looking forward to seeing Pen's soon to be published cookbook. Definitely two thumbs up and we look forward to returning next year. Bryce and Sue R, Del Mar, Calif.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Split Apple Retreat reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.