What: A group of five modern luxury villas, in a location the word "secluded" doesn't even come close to describing.

Where: Perched on a hillside over looking the spectacular Bay of Islands that are part of the New Zealand archipelago.

Why: Luxuriously appointed and of very contemporary design, Eagles Nest spoils guests with as much interior and exterior visual candy as possible. Beyond having one of the most superb views of untouched ocean and landscape, the villas have been given names that secrete serenity as soon as one hears them. Names such as Rahimoana, Sacred Space, First Light Temple and Eagle Spirit induce feelings of spiritual centering, easily made reality through a dip in your horizon-edged pool or a trip down to the private beach below. Private chefs will cater to your every gastronomic whim, and activities such as dolphin and whale watching, bush walks, and deep-sea and big game fishing can be organized, should some exercise be the order of the day. Otherwise, private in-villa beauty and massage therapies are just a phone call away, giving you all the pampering you need to make your stay as relaxing as possible.