Best Seafront Resorts In Australia
Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with resorts to match. Australia's luxury lodges are exclusive by virtue of their remoteness, their special location and intimate size. There's nothing like Australia for sheer diversity of experiential luxury travel destinations and landscapes. This diverse range of luxury lodges and camps offer a new style of distinctively Australian experiences. From five-star hotels to deluxe glamming and idyllic island retreats, there's a beachfront resort that's right for you. Here are 5 of the best.
Sal Salis, Cape Range National Park, Western Australia
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is a beach-side safari camp nestled in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park. Each of the fifteen wilderness tents offers views of the surrounding bush & beach. Wake to the song of a butcher bird, the raucous squawks of a galah or the thump of a wallaroo passing by. At night fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the beach, exhausted by a full day of activity, fine food and camaraderie. At Sal Salis you will discover the magic of true eco-luxe camping. During the day explore Ningaloo Reef, home to over 500 species of colorful fish and 250 coral species. Just beyond the Reef swim with the mighty giants of the ocean whale sharks, humpback whales, orcas, manta rays and dolphins. Here you will be introduced to Australia’s unique flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for red kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies, goannas, echidnas and 100 bird species, many of which are the colors of jewels.
Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas
This five-star resort in tropical north Queensland is located in the stylish seaside town of Port Douglas, an hour north of Cairns. Many suites look out onto Four Mile Beach, so named because you can walk for four miles or 6.4 kilometers without seeing a building. The has two hectares that is 4.9 acres of swimming pools, lush tropical gardens, fine-dining and casual restaurants and an 18-hole golf course. The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest are both easily accessible from here.
The Byron At Byron Bay
This resort and spa complex is found on the fringe of Byron Bay, arguably Australia's most famous surf town. Many Byron Bay locals embrace alternative lifestyle movements, and in true local form you can start each day here with a free yoga session, indulge in local, organic produce at the onsite restaurant and go to sleep knowing the resort was sustainably designed. You can also enjoy a sauna, visit the award-winning spa and wander two kilometers or 1.2 miles of rainforest boardwalks. There is a beautiful infinity pool and, of course, a beach.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
The amazing Southern Ocean lodge is set on a cliff on kangaroo town, off the coast from the city of Adelaide, in South Australia. The lodge consistently ranks among the world's 10 best hotels. Its 21 luxury suites overlook the rugged Southern Ocean coastline. Kangaroo Island is home to fur seals, sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and seabirds. You can get here by a 30 minute flight from Adelaide or by taking a 45 minute ferry from the mainland township of Cape Jervis, about a 90 minute drive south from Adelaide.
Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Tasmania’s Saffire Freycinet regularly receives high accolades. In 2014 it was named the world's best boutique hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards. You'll find Saffire at Coles Bay on the Freycinet Peninsula, a scenic two hour drive north-east from the Tasmanian capital, Hobart. This is the ideal place to stay if you'd like to experience Wineglass Bay, which, with its white sand and pale sapphire waters, regularly appears on top 10 destination lists around the world.