Maruia River Retreat


Maruia River Retreat is a luxury nature and wellness resort within a 500-acre native beech forest and private nature estate.  Chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best rainforest experiences in the world. With only 7 private villas, this 5-star reviewed luxury retreat offers fresh, simple and delicious food, insightful yoga classes, rejuvenating spa treatments and private forest bathing in a river hot tub and forest sauna.  Winner of TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Award for 2022 and 2021.  Come and stay at Maruia River Retreat for relaxed luxury wellness holidays with a sustainability focus and regenerative tourism ethos.


Taking its name from the stunning river valley it is nestled in, the Maruia River Retreat lies at the heart of an extensive natural estate encompassing a pristine native Beech forest, long-established gardens, walking trails and terraced paddocks at the top of New Zealand’s breathtaking South Island.

At its essence, Maruia is an incredible place for the human spirit; ideal for cultivating inspiration, motivation, connection and togetherness. The complete Maruia experience invites visitors to dine on gourmet meals, admire the outstanding views and rest in the privacy and comfort of self-contained villas; elements that are shaped by the changing seasons. The refurbished luxury villas are beautifully designed with a thoughtfully appointed minimalist approach, reflecting our ethos of simple and essential basics executed with fine attention to detail.

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