- Type: Boutique Hotel
- Summary: One of only five Relais & Châteaux New Zealand properties
- Feature: Panoramic views of spectacular scenery
- Rooms: 22 suites & 1 four-bedroom Owner's Cottage
- Star rating: NZ Luxury Lodge
- Nearest airport: Napier Airport
Location and transfer
35 minutes from Napier Airport by private car transfer.
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers has its own 18-hole, par 71 golf course, which is regularly included in lists of the 'Top 100 Golf Courses in the World'. Measuring 6,510 metres, the Tom Doak-designed course is a challenging one for any level of golfer and boasts a spectacular location along the clifftops overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, there's a pro shop staffed by PGA professionals and offering apparel by top golfwear makers, such as Polo, Nike and Adidas, a stylish Clubhouse where delicious lunches and a pint or two can be savoured before or after a game (or between nines), and locker rooms for men and women. Golf clubs and golf shoes can also be hired.
Set atop 6,000 acres of lush, beautiful pasture-land, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers exudes intimacy and romance. Each suite boasts a secluded private balcony, whilst the sleek infinity pool offers breathtaking views across the valley. Enjoy wine-tasting and a gourmet picnic beneath the sun, or soar over spectacular Hawkes Bay by helicopter, before returning to The Farm to harmonise with each other through a luxurious treatment in the couple's spa suite. As evening falls, indulge in an intimate candlelit dinner for two in the atmospheric Wine Cellar, before being enchanted by the clear night sky, with the wonderful star gazing experience.
Relax, rejuvenate and revitalise with a luxurious treatment at the tranquil Cape Kidnappers Spa. Nestled on the hillside, enjoy magnificent views across the valley as you enjoy your choice of therapy from the extensive menu - including traditional massages, hydrating facials and unique Signature Treatments; the Cape Kidnappers Lavender Scrub and Massage includes a fully body lavender scrub, a steam shower and a relaxing fully body massage. Acupuncture specialists and an expert yoga instructor are on hand, alongside the wonderful massage therapists, to ensure that your spa experience is truly unforgettable.
For the more adventurous, there is a 4x4 property tour, quad-biking and mountain-biking, or paragliding at Hawke's Bay.