Personal Restoration Retreat



Listed as one of Conde Nast's top rainforest retreats, we're delighted to bring you an exclusive We Retreat special. Immerse yourself in nature in this 3-night Personal Restoration Retreat. The ultimate wellness escape.

Rooms and Rates

Luxe Villa  
Twin Share $2500
Solo Occupancy $2900

What's included?

  • Slip into a perfect slumber as you spend 3-night’s in your private Luxe Villa. The Villas by the river’s edge are where Maruia truly becomes a haven. With idyllic views of the Maruia River and Estate Gardens, guests have the choice of either the 1-bedroom Master or the Luxe Villa with its own private balconies. Their beds, pillows and furnishings have been curated for ultimate comfort and relaxation, with thorough attention to detail, creating a delightful designer escape. All Villas are fully self-contained with brand new Italian kitchenettes, allowing flexibility and to encourage longer stays.
  • 3-Course Dinners, Continental Breakfasts, Packed Lunches. Maruia River Retreat is a destination for nourishment as we place great emphasis on seasonal food with authentic flavours from the land, delivering fresh, beautiful real food. Our gourmet kitchen offers selections with ingredients and produce sourced from our own kitchen-garden and from the best that the region has to offer. Throughout the year, in partnership with curated local cooks and chefs, the entire retreat transforms for a limited time into a gastronomical experience unlike any other. We have the finer things covered with our 4-season Outdoor room with a Kiwi Outdoor Oven, fired with Manuka firewood or stay indoors at our Maruia Bar & Dining Lounge to experience true Kiwi hospitality
  • Daily Private 60-minute Yoga Classes or 60-minute massage therapy sessions
  • Guided Nature Walk
  • Daily 60-minute private Hot tub/Sauna. Guests have access to a variety of massage and rejuvenation treatments at our Wellness Spa, which has a built-in Finnish sauna. Enjoy private bathing at the outdoor Stoked hot tub and infrared chroma-therapy sauna by the river. You can also choose to go for our guided walks within the property to open your senses, hone your intuition, and experience the benefits of forest bathing


Complimentary upgrade to the 1-bedroom Master Villa (depending on availability): worth an extra $500 per
night. Our Master Villas  Include luxury in-room spa jacuzzis

Late checkout of 12 noon

All guests receive a Maruia River Retreat souvenir set that includes a 250g bottle of Maruia local honey and your choice of 1 beeswax candle.

Check-ins every Thursday or Friday.

Why us?

Surrounded by 500 acres of exquisite native beech forests, rugged mountain ranges, gardens and terraces, Maruia River Retreat is an extensive natural estate nestled alongside the magnificent Maruia River. The Estate showcases its beauty through extensive nature trails found on the property. Traversed by five creeks, Maruia River Retreat is home to wild deer, goats, numerous native bird species and boasts some of the best fly fishing New Zealand has to offer.

Optional Extras



Just a 2-hour scenic drive from Nelson and 3.5-hoursfrom Christchurch, Maruia River Retreat is the perfect destination gateway for guests  wanting to explore the West Coast region and the top of the South Island of New Zealand.
Private chartered flights and scenic aerial tours can be arranged as the estate has a 500-metre airstrip, a private hangar and a helicopter landing area.


Maricar Cristina Holopainen
Yoga Teacher and Founder of Maruia River Retreat