top of page

Split Apple Retreat

Built to provide a luxury, restorative oasis at one of the most beautiful spots on earth


The retreat, located near Nelson, New Zealand, is renown for its gourmet Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine where every ingredient has been selected for its positive contribution to health and wellness. Indulge in the spectacular setting, original art and antiques, and unparalleled service.

With the Abel Tasman National Park at your doorstep, pristine nature presents a kaleidoscope of constantly changing colors and patterns.

Host Lee Nelson is 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.

They’ll personally design an itinerary that will suit your every need.


A haven of peace and quiet Split Apple has just three guest suites, each with their own private decks and fragrant gardens offering breath-taking 180-degree views of the sea. You can choose from the Lotus Suite, Rainbow Suite or Fuji Suite, each beautifully designed featuring king size beds and state of the art technology.


Delicious food that nourishes body and soul

One of the highlights is the exceptional beautifully presented cuisine that is served with the healthiest of ingredients and tailored to individual requirements.

Served to deliver the optimal of health benefits with ever dish – bursting with flavour your tastebuds will be inspired by the incredible healthy and thoughtfully delivered dishes.

The results of a long-time collaboration between a doctor specialising in nutrition and an inspired chef and culinary artist, the retreat has become celebrated for its dedication to fine food that will help the body to achieve optimum good health, promote longevity and help us all stay forever young.


Arriving at a luxurious wellness retreat like this involves relaxation and pampering at every opportunity. You can enjoy lazy afternoons by the salt water infinity pool; unwind in the large steam room; partake in one of the massage treatments from deep massage to reflexology; learn how to meditate quickly & effectively; get active with a private yoga session or be guided by Chef Pen at a cooking lesson.

If you can pull yourself away (this will be hard to achieve) the resort is based on the border of the Abel Tasman National Park. World famous walking tracks and secluded golden beaches are on your doorstep waiting to be discovered. Activities are plenty in the region from kayaking, fishing, sailing or even dolphin spotting – with a wide variety of choice you will be sure to fill your days with incredible sights before returning to ‘Unwind, Relax & Rejuvenate’.

Enjoy the Experience

Ready to Book your Unique Experience?

Or interested in a custom tailored package uniquely for you?

bottom of page