The luxurious Eagles Nest Bay of Islands can be found on seventy-five pristine acres, where it overlooks the spectacular Bay of Islands. Guests will need to travel three hours from Auckland, or one hour from the Kerikeri Airport, to reach this amazing piece of paradise, but it is worth the journey.
There are five massive villas that are filled with anything and everything that a person needs for their time away from home. Guests favorite features always include the private chef and the infinity pool that each villa has. The view of the shimmering water in the bay is also appreciated by many.
Guests can spend their days relaxing on a lounge chair, participating in a number of water activities, or taking the fifteen-minute stroll to the charming village of Russell. Everyone can also have numerous eco-tours arranged for their stay, so that they can see as much of New Zealand as possible.
It is no surprise that a large number of famous people have chosen this resort for their getaways, as the privacy that can be found here is remarkable. In fact, guests may not know that they are in the same resort as someone famous, as the villas offer views with no distractions from anyone else.
- Ocean Views
- Private Villas
- Private Chefs
- Infinity Pools
- Located on 75 acres
- Ocean Swimming
- Fine Dining
- Eco Tours
Highlights & Reviews
- Eagles Nest is a three-hour drive from Auckland and one hour from Kerikeri airport, perched up a steep hill a 15-minute walk from the pretty waterfront village of Russell on New Zealand’s North Island. Utterly peaceful and with spectacular views across the bay in every direction, you might not want to leave your sun lounger – but there are plenty of water-based excursions if you feel inclined to move.
- Decked out in muted greys and whites, the beautifully minimalist villas blend indoor and outdoor living, with the huge windows inviting the blue bay inside. Totally secluded, each villa is surrounded by lush greenery and has a private hot tub, while all but the smallest has its own infinity pool. Inside, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen and fireplace for the colder months, along with a home cinema and music system, both controlled by an in-villa iPad.
- The smallest of the villas, First Light, is ideal for honeymooners, with one bedroom and separate his ’n’ hers bathrooms. The other villas have either three or four en-suite bedrooms, and the enormous beds feel like sleeping on a cloud. Refreshingly, none of the bedrooms have TVs; the view is the only distraction you need – although you can, of course, request one. Presidential suite Rahimoana has to be seen to be believed: it has a 25-metre pool, sliding glass walls, eight bathrooms, a private beach, gym, sauna, wine cellar and use of a Porsche Cayenne.