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Luxury Accommodation Nelson, New Zealand


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+64 3 527 8377


195 Tokongawa Drive
RD2 Motueka
New Zealand

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Split Apple Retreat

The Epitome of Abel Tasman Luxury

The attention to detail is unparalleled, from the setting overlooking the Abel Tasman National Park and Tasman Bay, to the authentic collection of Asian Art and antiques, to the extensive gardens and decks that look out to the Abel Tasman, this secluded retreat has it all. Luxury and exclusivity are paramount, and the specifications of the Split Apple Retreat are amongst the highest in New Zealand.

When built, the Split Apple Retreat won the award for the best residential architecture on the South Island of New Zealand, and has been selected as one of the top spas in the World by Tatler Magazine in the UK. The Retreat is a member of CondeNast Johansen's Luxury Spa Collection (by invitation only). Split Apple Retreat won the CNJ 2017 & 2020 Award for Best Destination Spa for Asia and Australasia.

Other awards won by Split Apple Retreat include the Judges Choice Award at 2015 Luxperience for best representation of immersive, innovative, luxury travel, 2015 Best Destination Spa from Condenast Johansen and 2016 Finalist for Best Destination Spa, 2015 Spafinders award for Best Spa in New Zealand, and the 2015 World Luxury Hotel Award for the Best Hideaway Resort in Australia and Oceania.

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Our Luxury Accommodation in Nelson

With 166/166 outstanding in every category reviews on, the Split Apple Retreat is the undisputed leader in Abel Tasman exclusive accommodation and also is the closest luxury accommodation to the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park.

Exquisite Food

Then there's the food! The Split Apple Retreat's culinary artist, Anne Pen Lee, is receiving international accolades for her "thoughtful food" cuisine. Absolutely gourmet, yet every ingredient makes a positive contribution to health and wellness. A complimentary copy of her cookbook, The Split Apple Thoughtful Food Cookbook, is provided for each guest room.

Imagine a dark chocolate mousse or a crème brulee made without sugar or dairy, yet off the charts delicious! The Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine is based on fresh, local, mostly organic produce (much of which is grown right here in our garden), fish, seafood, and grass-fed organic beef, and lamb and free-range chicken.

Amenities at the Split Apple Retreat include the following:

  • Superking pillow-top beds in all rooms
  • Salt water infinity swimming pool overlooking Tasman Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park
  • 8-seat luxury theatre for movies and meditation
  • Japanese Spa bath
  • Infrared detoxifying sauna
  • Wet steam room (hamam)
  • Outdoor shower
  • Gym
  • Massage treatment room
  • Yoga Studio in the rose garden
  • World-class wine cellar
  • Private paths to two beaches
  • Boat and water taxi pickup from our beach for trips into the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Complimentary wifi throughout
  • 42-inch flat screen TVs with Apple TV, YouTube, and over 400 movies
  • Surround sound in all rooms.
  • Two decks with private garden with each suite.

If you're looking for the best in the Abel Tasman, this is THE place to go!

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