The Split Apple Retreat

In the heart of New Zealand, a fantastic and elegant hotel awaits you. A dream structure with different initiatives and activities. Competent and trained staff. Rich and flowery gardens where you can spend your days. the rooms are all finely and harmoniously cared for. Spectacular view from every room. Every comfort in this elegant structure is well balanced. The kitchen is rich and varied.

Here you can relax and spend unforgettable moments. Peace and serenity in an elegant and refined context with fantastic rooms: Lotus suite, Rainbow suite and Fyji suite.

The Split Apple Retreat is an exclusive luxury lodge and wellness retreat located on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island of New Zealand that offers some the best bushwalking in New Zealand, as well as secluded beaches, sea-kayaking and a helicopter service for drop-off at even more isolated spots.

Private paths lead to two beaches – one at the base of the property and another via a private easement through adjacent land to the beach with the famous 120 million year old Split Apple Rock, after which the retreat was named.  Split Apple Retreat is surely one of the most serene and restful places to stay in the entire hemisphere.” CONDÉ nast Traveller 2018

The retreat, located near Nelson, New Zealand, is renown for its gourmet Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine where every ingredient has been selected for its positive contribution to health and wellness. Indulge in the spectacular setting, original art and antiques, and unparalleled service. With the Abel Tasman National Park at your doorstep, pristine nature presents a kaleidoscope of constantly changing colors and patterns.

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.

If you’d like to prepare some of our delicious meals at home, Chef Pen will guide you through a number of dishes to make sure the health benefits of your stay are long-lasting. 

The Split Apple Retreat was built by a couple determined to provide a luxury, restorative oasis at one of the most beautiful spots on earth.  Guests leave feeling better and lighter than when they arrive.

Lee Nelson is a retired doctor who specialises in making people look – and feel – as good as they can, through thoughtful food, expert nutrition and relaxation.

His wife Pen is a highly-qualified chef who has incorporated the philosophies of ultimate health into her gourmet cooking, with a range of mouth-watering dishes.They’ll personally design an itinerary that will suit your every need.

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