BAREFOOT LUXURY – 7 ICONIC BEACH HOLIDAYS AROUND AUSTRALIA
1. One and Only
Hayman Island, Queensland
2. Makepeace Island
Just a 90 minute drive north of Brisbane, get back to nature while enjoying jet-set elegance and discover international resort glamour throughout pristine beaches, national park and lush hinterland. With a laid back vibe and no buildings higher than the trees, the sub-tropical paradise of Noosa is a place where you can really relax. For a unique luxury island experience or exceptionally romantic getaway visit Sir Richard Branson’s Australian home at Make peace Island, located only a few minutes upstream from cosmopolitan Noosa Heads. Luxuriously entertain up to 20 castaways exclusively but with all the attractions of the Sunshine Coast a mere boat ride away.
Complete with its own riverboat to transfer guests, the 25 acre heart shaped island has a substantial two-storey open aired Balinese wantilan for relaxing or gathering of friends and family, a lagoon pool, a full sized tennis court and pavillion, spa facilities, theatre, office facilities and an expansive indoor bar designed for entertaining on a grand scale. Gardens and indoor decor include giant sculptures, teak, granite and stone finishes, volcanic boulder bathtubs, ornamental lighting and antiquities and furniture commissioned and acquired in Bali, Java and elsewhere throughout Indonesia
3. Rae’s on Wattagos
Byron Bay, New South Wales
A peaceful town embracing nature, adventure and relaxed lifestyle, Byron Bay has long been the chosen getaway of the rich and famous seeking privacy and serene beauty on the Australian East Coast. Keep active with surf schools, sea kayaking, (sky & scuba) diving, horse riding and mountain biking, or soothe away your worries with yoga, massage, day spa’s and eco retreats throughout the region. Our favourite experience would have to be the hot air ballon tours by Byron Bay Ballooning.
Stay at the renowned and exclusive ‘Rae’s on Watego’s’ for quintessential Byron elegance.
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
An extraordinary part of Western Australia, on our idyllic Coral Coast, Ningaloo Reef beautifully brings together azure blue waters, white sands and the colours of the outback in one of the country’s most remote coastal holiday destinations. Visit for endless space, breathtaking marine encounters and sensational adventure travel experiences. For luxury eco experiences stay at the oceanfront, Salsalis. An idyllic destination for single travellers, groups, families and adventurous romantic getaways.
5. Halcyon House
Cabarita Beach, New South Wales
Bounded by Nature Reserve to the north and west, and the Pacific Ocean to the east, Cabarita Beach is a small coastal village and popular surf beach on the NSW Tweed Coast. Stay at the elegant and eccentrically styled Halcyon House to enjoy beachfront accommodation, poolside bar and dining at the award winning ‘Paper Daisy’ and a host of included luxe extra’s. An idyllic destination for single travellers, groups of friends, families and romantic beachside getaways.
6. Alkina Lodge
Great Ocean Road, Victoria
A sensational oceanfront road sweeping along Australia’s southern coastline and throughout the otway rainforest, world famous for its extraordinary collection of wave-sculpted rock formations, the Twelve Apostles, this is one of our all time favourite coastal destinations when taking a family road trip. Stay in the heart of Port Campbell National Park in style at Alkina Lodge or be swept away by endless open views at Great Ocean House just down the road in Lorne.
7. Capella Lodge
Lorde Howe Island, New South Wales
Lord Howe Island is Just Paradise. Immerse yourself in the spectacular surroundings and experience some of the world’s best day hikes, snorkelling on the coral reef, hand-feeding fish on Ned’s Beach and much more. This multi award winning, World Heritage-listed paradise is less than a 2 hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane and now is the perfect time to visit. For an all inclusive luxury experience that captures the essence of Australian barefoot luxury visit the 5 star rated Capella Lodge.
An idyllic destination for single travellers, friends travelling together, and quiet romantic island getaways.