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Maruia River Retreat

Secluded South Island Boutique Wellness Retreat with Daily Dinner & Forest Bathing Experience

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When you’re seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, look no further than Maruia River Retreat, a tranquil haven cradled by mountains on New Zealand’s magnificent South Island. Make time to relax, recharge and reset at this secluded adults-only retreat (guests must be aged 14+), stamped with a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021 award.

Nestled on a nearly 500-acre estate, most of which is covered in native beech forest, with the sounds of the Maruia River a permanent backing soundtrack, this is one of the country’s leading wellness sanctuaries. Discover the practice of Japanese forest bathing – taking long walks amid nature – culminating in bathing in a secluded private hot tub. Stay in one of just seven luxurious villas, perfectly positioned deep in the lush native forest, and experience laidback luxury during a welcome escape from reality. With a focus on meditation, rest and wholesome experiences, a stay here is sure to soothe your soul.

Your handpicked inclusions:
  • Begin each day with continental breakfast at the Dining Lounge
  • Each evening is a gourmet affair with a nightly three-course dinner for two
  • Enjoy one gourmet packed lunch to take with you on your day’s explorations
  • Rediscover tranquility with a daily one-hour private forest hot tub experience
  • Unwind with a two-hour chromotherapy sauna and Finnish dry sauna experience per stay
  • Toast your stay with a nightly glass of wine, beer or Little Biddy gin and tonic per person
  • Find your zen with scheduled yoga classes (Friday to Sunday only)
  • Take home a gifted Maruia beeswax candle and jar of local honey

Master Villa Upgrade: Take tranquility to the next level when you upgrade to a spacious Master Villa with the added luxury of a romantic private jacuzzi.

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Luxe Villa
Luxe Villa
Cosy, private and intimate self-contained villa in the middle of the wilderness with exceptional garden, river and mountain views from the private balcony
Size: 35
Option 1
South Island Wellness Haven
  • Daily continental breakfast at the Dining Lounge
  • Nightly three-course dinner for two
  • One gourmet packed lunch
  • Daily one-hour private forest hot tub experience
  • One two-hour chromotherapy sauna and Finnish dry sauna experience
  • Nightly glass of wine, beer or Little Biddy gin and tonic per person
  • Scheduled yoga classes (Friday to Sunday only)
  • Gifted Maruia beeswax candle and jar of local honey
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
Hotel
Total for 2 nights from
¥6,273
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to ¥13,324-53%
Buy now, choose dates later Travel until 15 May 2022
Master Villa
Master Villa
A haven of seclusion and relaxation, this large one-bedroom villa is surrounded by forest with a fully equipped kitchenette and a luxe spa jacuzzi in the ensuite bathroom
Size: 60
Option 1
Master Villa Upgrade
  • Daily continental breakfast at the Dining Lounge
  • Nightly three-course dinner for two
  • One gourmet packed lunch
  • Daily one-hour private forest hot tub experience
  • One two-hour chromotherapy sauna and Finnish dry sauna experience
  • Nightly glass of wine, beer or Little Biddy gin and tonic per person
  • Scheduled yoga classes (Friday to Sunday only)
  • Gifted Maruia beeswax candle and jar of local honey
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
Hotel
Total for 2 nights from
¥8,505
Includes taxes & fees
Valued up to ¥15,649-46%
Buy now, choose dates later Travel until 15 May 2022
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