We are not proposing X-rated activities here, rather some ways that you can make the most of precious time to yourself, escaping the everyday agenda of family and work commitments.  Whether it's with your best mate, a group of mates, or solo, grown up timeout can be the best remedy for too busy lives.  Good for your soul indeed.

The Lost Spring Day Spa

Enjoy a hot stone massage in the treetop bure

Hot pools and spa at The Lost Spring

The ultimate in intimate grown up luxury, this hidden oasis in the heart of downtown Whitianga always delivers. Natural thermal pools with private nooks and caves set in lush tropical forest, poolside platters cocktails, and no kids. What more?

You can indulge in a massage and spa therapies in private bures in the treetops, overlooking the pools, swaddled in luxury robes with all-day dining from the restaurant to nourish your inner as well as your outer being.

Well you can bring your children if they are 14 years old or over, but they have to act the part and chill out with you.  That will be no problem, this place is guaranteed to induce calm.

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Fireside dining at Lonely Bay Lodge

This luxury retreat rests on the edge of the harbour near Cooks Beach. Dine by the fireside or relax on the large terrace with views of the beautiful Purangi Estuary.

Mercury Bay Estate is just along the road for a long romantic Italian-style lunch under the vines with a selection form the cellar door.

Orokawa Bay Retreat

The expansive lodge opens to a wide deck overlooking the mighty Pacific.

All inclusive Orokawa Bay Retreat

High on the hill overlooking the reserve and the endless ocean, the lodge is a haven in the wide green and blue vista. Whether it's a private chef you dream of, catering to stock the chef’s kitchen, yoga or massage therapy, just dial them up. The lodge is only ever offered to one party at a time, so with four suites, it is ideal for a family or friend group looking to connect with the ease of full hospitality.

The lodge is not suitable for children because of the unfettered cliff views, and as you sit in the spa overlooking the mighty Pacific you can pretend that you could eave your everyday behind, and stay for ever.


Rejuvenation at Pamper Me Medispa

Hidden behind an unassuming shopfront in the heart of Thames, this sophisticated health and beauty spa is also a hi-tech hub of non-surgical corrective skin treatments. With the full suite of his and her pampering and The Shed for men, the quiet calm of the spa is a complete disconnect from the bustle of the lively rural town outside.

It might be a special treat for someone who deserves some self-care, or post-surgery consultation and treatment plan to restore self esteem and aesthetics. The highly trained team offers a diverse range of personalised therapies to help manage skin concerns. But really, the full menu of beauty and relaxation therapies is designed to just make you feel so good.