Need to know
Five villas, ranging from one to four bedrooms.
11am. Check-in, 2pm. Earlier arrivals can be arranged for 50 per cent of your nightly tariff.
Double rooms from $1456.47 (NZ$1,996), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include breakfast, fruit, champagne and some minibar drinks.
Land the moment you start your holiday with a glass of something sparkling; you'll find a bottle of Louis Roederer champagne in your suite on arrival.
At the hotel
In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, home cinema including Sky satellite, free WiFi, kitchen, minibar, deck with barbecue, Jacuzzi.
Our favourite rooms
One-bedroom villa First Light is most intimate for couples, but for wow factor we love panoramic Rahimoana Villa, which has four ensuite bedrooms, a fireplace, home cinema, bar and a 25-metre heated lap pool, as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and private beach. Rates include a dedicated concierge, well-stocked fridge and loan of a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (for an extra charge, unless you've booked drop-dead-amazing Rahimoana. The crisply contemporary blue and white interiors and modern art are gorgeous too.
Each villa has its own heated infinity-edge lap pool (except First Light which just has a Jacuzzi), surrounded by sleek, white day-beds and romantic lanterns for the evenings. But all have use of the estate's private, secluded beaches.
Your best Audrey Hepburn-style scarf to keep your hair at bay while you zoom around in the Porsche, a huge pair of sunglasses permanantly to hand and a pair of binoculars for dolphin, whale and kiwi spotting.
If you fancy getting fit after all that flopping around, bag some time with Eagles Nest's personal trainer (booked in advance), then relax with a beauty or massage treatment; extra charges apply for both. There are also free mountain bikes at your villa.
All ages welcome. Infant cots and highchairs are free if booked.
Children of all ages are welcome. Infant cots and high chairs are available free of charge if pre-booked.
Children of all ages are welcome at Eagle's Nest.
Children are welcome to join staff as they feed the wild native birds every morning at 8am, where they can hand-feed more than 100 birds from around five different species. Staff will also take little ones on a tour of the property on off-road utility buggies. Alternatively, borrow mountain bikes and go exploring.
Each villa comes with its own Jacuzzi or heated infinity-edged private pool. All pools have electronic security covers: parents with young children can press a button and their pool will be sealed by a floating cover.
Babysitting can be arranged (for an extra cost).
No need to pack
Infant cots and high chairs, which Eagle's Nest can provide for free if pre-booked. Pool toys are provided.
Villas are serviced daily with eco-friendly products and the resort recycles all bottles and paper. Guests can opt into energy and water conservation schemes.