Congratulations to Eagles Nest for being given a 98.9% rating as one of the hotels in the world for ambiance and design.

This is what the judges had to say:

High on a bluff overlooking the Bay of Islands on New Zealand’s North Island, the five-villa Eagles Nest combines privacy and great service with style.

The ultra-chic villas are a slick design fantasy with glass walls and chrome bathrooms. Four villas have infinity-edged lap pools overlooking the ocean.

The extensive wine cellar stocks the best New Zealand and Australian wines.

The resort’s chefs provide in-villa dining, and in-villa massage and fitness sessions with a personal trainer can be arranged.

Activities include waterskiing, diving, kayaking, tennis and golf.

Doubles from NZ$1,407

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Qualmark-rated five-star Eagles Nest offer world class luxury villas in Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Eagles Nest Web site combines the simplicity and elegance of Eagles Nest along with large, strong images and clean, clear lines in the design.

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Somewhere beneath the stars known as the Southern Cross…On an Island in the South Pacific you will find what people around the world call Heaven on Earth. Eagles Nest is that place.Check out the recently converted Eagles Nest website offering a fantastic new ‘article’s’ page, allowing you to view articles written about the award winning magical ‘Heaven on Earth’ set in the top of New Zealand’s North Island.

Top tourism site award

January 29, 2007

It’s been online for only a month but the Ruby Bay Lodge & Vineyard has already received a “top tourism site award” from New Zealand Tourism online. Take a look at for the current (and past) winners.