Island Spa at Vista del Sol
Mike's Bar (and Mike) serves a Tequila Sunrise
Library and View
Tui Seat looking toward Kapiti Island from Vista del Sol
Kapiti Deck from Garden
Cherry Blossom Seat

Welcome to Vista del Sol

Enjoy a welcome drink, a Full Breakfast, luxurious indoor SPA, complementary nibbles, a pre dinner drink, and hot drink and biscotti at night. Evening meals are available and we are happy to advise on local activities and excursions. Many are described under Kapiti Attractions and Suggested Itinararies

Island Spa

We provide huge spa towels and soft spa robes for you to enjoy your visit to the Island Spa, soak and relax in the luxurious indoor spa set in its own room with a separate ensuite only 20 meters from the main house.

Spa Treatments at the Island Spa

For guests who wish to truly unwind and experience being pampered by our internationally qualified beauty and spa aesthetician.

Choose from a selection of treatments ranging from spa manicure or pedicure through to our two signature vista island treatments, the island goddess facial ritual or the island honey melt wrap- luxury and nurturing at its best!

See the Island Day Spa page for more information.

Our luxury professional skin and body care product range offer extraordinary results and are used in the best spa''s worldwide.

Our hair dresser is also available for your convenience.

3 Guest Lounges

Feel free to relax in the spacious lounge, with surround sound, Sky TV, DVD Films, music and a kitchenette for complimentary hot and cold drinks or spread out to the other two lounges, one intimate with exceptional views, music and feeling of peace or join others in Mike''s Bar and Lounge.

Mike's Bar and Lounge

Enjoy other company at Mike''s Bar on the ground floor in the garden, or watch television, SKY or films with surround sound, a full bar is available, or order one of Lynette’s famous non-alcholic Tropical Fruit Cocktails or Smoothies - two favorites are the Lava Flow and the Chocolate Drop


Enjoy the extensive library on the upper floor. It has armchair seating for two with spectacular views and also has New Zealand's "free to view" satellite television.

Television, SKY, Films, Film Theatre

Television and Films/DVDs with surround sound may be viewed in the Guest Lounge, or Mike's Bar & Lounge.

Access and Disabilities

You may use the stairs or lift access to the upper floor and mobility ramps into Vista del Sol.  For the disabled the Derham suite has a full care ensuite with handrails and wheelchair access to basin, shower and toilet.

Gardens, Views and Sunsets

Vista del Sol has unrestricted 360 degree panoramic views and is 100 feet above sea level, 1 km from Peka Peka beach.

Nearly every room has wonderful views and you will find parts of the garden – all with easy access - that have lovely settings – The Tui Seat is a favorite on a fine day, it looks Southwest toward Kapiti Island and East into the Tararua Mountain range, it is named because the Tuis flit back and forward feeding from the Pohutakawa and Bottlebrush Trees situated close by. In Spring the Cherry Blossom Seat attracts the native birds (and people) in the morning sun for its peaceful setting.

Vista del Sol - or ''View of the Sun'' experiences amazing sunsets and dawns, the country air is very clear and night time skies are wonderful to see. See the Sunset gallery for a small selection of our ever varying sunsets.

The Gardens at Vista del Sol are in continual development and have been planted for the seasons – Spring has the bulbs and tree blossom, summer has flowers, roses with later bulbs and Hibiscus, Winter has azalea, rhododendron, and camellia. See the Flower gallery for a selection of plants and flowers.

Bird life around Vista del Sol

The gardens of Vista del Sol attract a good variety of New Zealand’s bushland birds. Tui, Bellbird, Yellowhammer, Morepork Owl, Wood Pigeon, Fantails, Silvereye, Grey Warbler, Cuckoo are resident or frequent visitors together with imported species such as welcome swallows, eastern rosella parrots, song thrush, blackbirds, finches, and sparrows. Other varieties do visit from time to time including paradise duck, and the native swamp bird, the pukeko and pheasant. See the Birds at Vista del Sol page for pictures and the blog diary which list bird, plant, and other happenings at Vista del Sol together with pictures.


No pets indoors but feel free to visit Satin the Timor pony, a miniature horse with a great attitude, or Echo, her bigger pony friend.


High speed internet and WI-FI is available for all our guests.


English, Afrikaans and Dutch, together with some German and French.


By arrangement.

Pick up Service

Mike or Lynette are happy pick you up from Paraparumu or Waikanae by arrangement when you are arriving by coach, plane or train.

Helicopter Pad 

Travel to Vista del Sol with Heli-Pro or enjoy scenic, picnic or 4 by 4 excursions into the Tararua Ranges, have lunch at Martinborough Vineyards, or see the bush summit and remote cliffs of Kapiti island.

VISTA DEL SOL - View of the Sun