At the Split Apple Retreat, you will enjoy the ultimate wellness experience. Not just a spa, we will tailor-make a wellness program for you combining the talents of a culinary artist with the medical knowledge of a doctor whose primary focus over the past 15 years has been wellness and longevity. Not only will you feel totally rejuvenated and destressed, but you will be able to take home with you a number of practical ideas to enhance your life!
New Zealand’s Split Apple Retreat is unlike anything you’ve ever visited before. A quiet, luxurious hideaway built high into a cliff-face right on the ocean, a few minutes away from the South Island’s stunning Abel Tasman National Park, it offers both every indulgence as well as the additional promise of exceptional good health.
The Retreat’s gourmet menu is individually drawn up for guests to take into account any dislikes and favourites, as well as dietary requirements, but is then designed to deliver optimal health benefits in a series of fresh, delicious, gourmet dishes. While you treat your taste buds, relax in the knowledge that as well as doing your body a favour, it’s odds on you’ll be leaving lighter than you arrive.
The founders of Split Apple are Lee Nelson, 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 that are soon to feature in a new, highly-anticipated cookbook.
There’s also every opportunity at the Retreat to relax and pamper yourself with pristine surrounds and two private paths to two close beaches, one a small secluded beach where you’ll rarely see a soul, and the other a more expansive golden stretch of sand.
Thoughtful food cooking lessons and doctor-created take-home personalized wellness programs are also available.
A stay at Split Apple Retreat is not only sublimely luxurious and rejuvenating, but it’s also a most enjoyable education in practical wellness and longevity.
«A cooking class with Pen the host is a must.»
SPA & THERAPIES
Gym, FAR infrared sauna, steam room, outdoor spa pool, infinity swimming pool and outdoor shower
Deep tissue, reflexology and aromatherapy massages, acupuncture, physical trainer, pilates, tai chi, meditation guidance and other stress reduction therapies. Facials and body wraps are also readily available.
Tailor made health programs available for weight reduction, improved fitness, executive de-stressing, relaxation, rejuvenation, and pampering
Walking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, sky-diving, sailing, swimming with the seals and dolphin-spotting. A helicopter can be arranged to drop you at remote spots for walking or private picnics at otherwise inaccessible beaches.