Unwinding at Christchurch's Champs-Elysées Day Spa
“You look like you have a spring in your step,” beams Champs-Elysées Day Spa coordinator Angela Rewha, as I pad down the lavish wooden staircase ...
For the ultimate escape from everyday stresses, unwind at one of New Zealand’s unforgettable retreats – because you don’t want the pampering to stop when you return to your hotel!
Luxury lodges, the country’s most exclusive establishments, celebrate and enhance the beauty of New Zealand’s varied landscape. These lodgings are often set on cliff-top locations, creating that special you’re-on-top-of-the-world feel; they’re also located on the shores of rushing rivers or glistening lakes boasting their own private beach access; and they’re nestled on remote mountainsides.
You’ll find exclusive retreats in untouched wilderness, picturesque farms, lush vineyards or right in the middle of New Zealand’s national parks, offering unparalleled luxury and impeccable service. Your in-house chef will dish up the finest New Zealand wines and gourmet cuisine, ranging from tender New Zealand lamb to freshly caught crayfish (rock lobster). Enjoy delightful private rooms, the option to experience the best local activities – from fly-fishing, golfing and boating to sightseeing – and the expert local knowledge of your charming hosts.
Unwind in a cosy library or with the latest home theatre system. Your stay will be embellished by luxurious features including private launches, spa pools, steam rooms, heated outdoor lap pools, and stunning original artworks. Some retreats also offer treatments to enhance your wellbeing, from massage to spa therapy and yoga, and you may even enjoy the benefits of your own personal trainer. Don’t let the luxury end with five-star ratings, impeccable service and delectable cuisine! For an experience that really is second to none, consider something extra special. Don’t be afraid of letting your imagination run wild – New Zealand will have the answer for even the wildest dreams.