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NEW Lodge at Kauri Cliffs (93.75)
Matauri Bay, New Zealand
Cliffside lodge and golf course on 6,500 acres with panoramic views of the South Pacific.
Stats: 22 suites; 1 cottage; 1 restaurant; 1 bar.
Rooms to book: The Deluxe suites are spacious and have large balconies.
Insider tip: Pick up a copy of their walking map and take advantage of the vast grounds. You can hike to a waterfall, a pink-sand beach, or an ancient, giant Kauri tree.
Cost: Doubles from $1,400, including breakfast and dinner.
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