One of the most lavish places to rest your honeymooning head in New Zealand, Eagles Nest has five beautiful villas and a kilometre of private beaches in a stunning bay graced by playful dolphins.

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The villas are elegant and informal: attention to detail gives the ultimate in luxury without any ostentatious glitz or opulence. There are whitewashed walls, modern fireplaces and state-of-the-art kitchens - where a private chef can whip up a meal to accompany your choice of New Zealand wine.

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Guests divide their time between infinity pools, the house spa and Jacuzzis overlooking the sea, or if you fancy a trip to one of the nearby picturesque villages, a Porsche is available throughout your stay.

There's even top-quality DJ decks ready for you to spin and an in-house trainer on hand to counter all those indulgent meals.

WOW FACTOR: The glass roof in the bedroom of the First Light Temple Villa means you can enjoy the starlit sky from your bed.

FLIGHT TIME: 24 hours

WHEN TO GO: Autumn, Winter

Go: Book with Turquoise Holidays; call 01494 678 400 or visit www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk for more details or email bridesenquiries@turquoiseholidays.co.uk