Fodor's Expert Review Kauri Cliffs Lodge
139 Tepene Tablelands Rd., Matauri Bay, Northland, 0478, New Zealand Fodor's Choice
Several holes of a par-72 championship golf course sweep past this cliff-top lodge, which is truly outstanding. Ocean views reach to the Cavalli Islands; you also look over three private beaches—one shimmering pink. The spa offers a range of treatments from a waterfall massage at NZ$200 to a special massage for golfers at NZ$225 designed to ease the body after playing on the award winning course. If you want some time being looked after while being alone take the owner's cottage at NZ$5,750 a night. That said the lodge also caters to families and there are many options on the property for parents and children to spend time together (or apart). Staff are trained to deal with families traveling together with children of all ages.
- absolute luxury
- superb environment
- possibly overwhelming for first-timers
Rate Includes: Some meals