What a panorama! The Pacific, cliffs, and rocks as far as the eye can see—it’s unlikely that any other hotel has more ocean views. The golf course is as spectacular as the hotel. Although many clubs boast about their ocean view, the Kauri Cliffs course leaves the competition in the dust: After a poor drive, players can console themselves with amazing ocean views from 15 holes. New Zealand golf superstar Michael Campbell is one of many fans of the spectacular layout. With its 22 suites, the lodge strikes a balance between modest colonial luxury and a modern interpretation of country style—which just goes to show that even small hotels can epitomize greatness. Three private beaches invite guests to rest and relax. A day oceanside comes to a satisfying close with a barbeque, exclusively prepared by the resort’s chef de cuisine, while guests soak up the sunset and sip some of the best wines New Zealand has to offer.