There’s no way to fully describe the sensation of waking up by the ocean, the overwhelming peace of being greeted by a breathtaking scene of blue stretching to an endless horizon. Discover the best luxury beach front holidays around Australia with private beach houses and boutique luxury hotels beckoning you to experience the sensation for yourself.
We’ve pulled together a few of our favourites to inspire your holiday planning.
Satellite Island, East Coast Tasmania
Only recently opened to the public, Satellite island is an absolute haven of private luxury located on the east coast of Tasmania. Available for private rental only the entire island including a luxury holiday home, unique boathouse with private jetty and glamorous belle tent can be yours to explore.
Satellite Island is about slowing life down and enjoying the simple things: a bonfire on the top of the island at sunset; a long lunch at the Boathouse on the water’s edge; cooking freshly caught fish over a fire on the pebble beach; fishing at dusk off the jetty; shucking wild oysters straight from the sea; diving for urchin, abalone and mussels; watching the sunset across the Southern Ocean at Last Glimpse Point; swimming in the pristine waters surrounding the island; lying on a sun lounge on the water’s edge with a book and just the sound of the sea and surrounded by the Tasmanian wilderness.
There is so much or so little to do on Satellite Island. The ultimate in private luxury beach front stays Australia.
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Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Drive Australia’s renowned Great Ocean Road and escape in ultimate secluded luxury only 100m from the Lorne beach front.
Sculpted from concrete, timber and glass, set amidst the eucalypts and commanding uninterupted views across the southern ocean from every room, Ocean House is not your everyday holiday home.
Featuring five bedrooms (including a deluxe circular room), three living areas, and a sumptuous rooftop entertaining area with open air bath, Ocean House has been decorated to the highest standards with objects and furniture from renowned Australian architect and interior designer Rob Mills’ favourite artists and designers.
Add to the experience with a scenic helicopter flight with microflite and a chauferred journey to Victoria’s finest regional restaurant, Brae.
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4. Capella Lodge
Lorde Howe Island, New South Wales
Situated on the pristine coastline of exclusive natural wonderland, Lorde Howe Island, the stylish and sphisticated Capella Lodge is only a 90 minute flight from Sydney. Offering a distinguished escape for those seeking the ultimate in eco island experiences.
An initmate 9 light filled suites offer a relaxed beach house ambience and feature views across the ocean and island, custom design furniture, rain showers and superb finishings with accommodations complemented by personal luxuries including beach towels, bathrobes and backpacks.
A ‘treasure island’ of extraordinary contrasts, with rugged volcanic peaks, lush forests, rolling surf and serene lagoons, Lorde Howe Island was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 and is open to only 700 visitors per year.
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Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
A private coastal eco experience like no other Salsalis beautifully represents Australian barefoot luxury style with 16 oppulently appointed tents lined along the crystal clear shores of Ningaloo Reef on Australia’s Coral Coast.
This remote beachside safari camp offers a coral reef literally on your doorstep. Swim with humpbacks and whalesharks, enjoy snorkelling, fishing, kayaking and guided walks or simply relax on the deck of your tent in a hammock.
An all inclusive experience, meals are shared with your fellow guests and are served at the lodge or on the deck. A hot breakfast is accompanied by fresh fruit, cereal and a selection of bread or pastries with condiments, followed by lunch later in the day.
Around sunset, whether you are on a gorge walk or down by the beach, canapés are served, which you can enjoy with a glass of wine whilst the guides brief you on the next day’s activities.
Dinner is the real foodie highlight – each night you will enjoy a three-course meal, carefully created and brought to the table out of a simple camp kitchen!
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Hamilton Island, Queensland
The ultimate in luxury beach front stays Australia and star of infamous holiday destination, Hamilton Island, qualia is a haven of refined coastal elegance for those seeking summer all year round.
A world class resort qualia offers 60 individual designer suites and a host of exceptional guest facilities.
Executive Chef Craig Knudsen prepares light fresh and healthy menus in signature restaurant Long Pavillion, or enjoy casual Australian cuisine with uninterrupted ocean views at the relaxed Pebble Beach. The most exclusive of the Hamilton Island restaurants for lunchtime dining, Pebble Beach celebrates qualia’s island setting as shadows lengthen into the afternoon and chilled cocktails are served by the infinity-edge pool.
A host of signature experiences can be added to your stay including personal beach drop offs by boat and helicopter, epicurean food experiences and indulgent spa treatments.
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THE LUXURY BEACH FRONT STAYS LIST
Satellite Island, East Coast Tasmania
Ocean House, Lorne, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Capella Lodge, Lorde Howe Island, New South Wales
Salsalis, Ningaloo Reef, Coral Coast, Western Australia
Qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland