Arguably the most stunning end of the world, guests are awaited by a place beyond any star classification: On New Zealand’s North Island, five villas share a 75-acre peninsula, with wild nature and rugged coastlines. Guests are left speechless by the interplay of nature and architecture of the villas, in shades of pale grey and white, with dramatic airfoil copper roofs, epitomizing refined elegance. Rahimoana, from the Maori “sun god over the ocean”, offers four en-suite bedrooms and a half Olympic-sized swimming pool on the edge of the jutting cliffs. The First Light Temple is a romantically idyllic retreat for two, with a stunning balcony and a Jacuzzi hidden amongst the foliage. Everything is tailor-made, leaving no desire unfulfilled; from helicopter tours of the Bay of Island, a sailing trip through the waters, to the spa treatments. There’s a kitchen chef on-call, always ready to prepare gourmet creations for guests.