Experience

While on retreat, you will be cared for by a team dedicated to your well being and ongoing success within our luxurious resort like setting.

We are based in the stunning sub tropical paradise of the Bay of Islands, Northland.  The winterless north means we enjoy our backyard all year round; native forest reserves, idyllic islands and aqua green waters. Magic for our bodies and our minds.  We’ve even heard that the Bay of Islands has one of the world’s bluest skies.

Philippa’s ultimate goal is for you feel like a better version of yourself. Healthy, motivated and confident about your future.

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Chef Prepared Meals

At the Bay of Islands Health Retreat we believe that eating should be exciting. Our bodies respond to how we feed ourselves and starting from the core will only have a positive impact on our mindset and day to day life. Because of this, we don’t believe in restricting calories to lose weight.  Instead, we serve a wide variety of freshly prepared and delicious meals that you will enjoy with us as a family.  Feel free to sit in and watch (or help!) as we prepare your meals.

We cater for all dietary preferences and are often rated as having "the best vegetarian cuisine ever!".

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Salt Water Pool & Spa Pool

 

Our large salt water pool is more than just a relaxing place to take a dip, salt water offers numerous health benefits.

Not only can salt water leave your skin feeling softer and smoother it contains bromide, a mineral that helps relieve everyday aches, pains and soreness as well as aiding faster joint and muscle recovery. 

Our salt water and spa pools are available at any time of day for our multi-day retreat guests. 

If you are interested in booking a day retreat, ask us if the pool is available on your special day (additional prices may apply).

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Spa and Beauty Therapy

Infrared Sauna

A traditional steam sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you. Infrared Saunas operate at lower temperatures, making it a gentler method for people who can't tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna, while still getting the array of health benefits included.

 

 

Spa

Treat yourself to our extensive range of spa and massage therapy treatments as you enjoy the special cool and calmness of our beautiful mudbrick spa rooms.

 

All treatments which are extra to your Retreat Package will be booked to your account for payment on the last day of your Retreat. 

 

Additional treatments can be booked at any time before and during your stay and include:

Massage

Massage therapies available at Bay of Islands Health Retreat include:

 

Aromascent massage using blended oils

Hot stone massage

Reflexology

Ayurvedic massage to eliminate toxins and revive the body and mind

Sports massage

Beauty Treatments

Facials

Full body exfoliation

Manicure

Pedicure

Waxing

Eyelash/ eyebrow shape and colour

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Private Training Studio

Enjoy access to our fully equipped training studio: exercise bikes, weights, treadmills, we have it all.  Our qualified team will show you how to use all of the equipment safely. We also offer exercise classes and invite you to join if you wish.

Activities  & Sightseeing

When it comes to physical activity, it doesn't have to mean spending hours inside a gym. We encourage our guests to try a balanced approach; spend half an hour in a private session with our personal trainer who will teach you the correct approach when it comes to working out in a gym, then you are welcome to come along and take part in hikes, mountain bike riding or kayaking. 


The Bay of Islands offers many outdoor activities in stunning surrounds. Great for the body and the mind.

All activities are tailored to suit the individual and will always be accompanied by us. 

Here are just some of the types of activities we can organise for you:

Boat trips around the Bay of Islands

​Tour to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach

Cycling the Twin Coast Cycle Trail 

Fishing and sailing trips

Kayaking

Mountain Biking at Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

Paddle Boarding

Sightseeing

Fancy testing your confidence? We can also arrange scenic flights and sky diving.

Some of these activities are provided by other professional tourism operators, any fees or costs associated with their activities are additional to your Bay of Islands Health Retreat package and are set by the operator of the experience.