Dreaming of a glamorous getaway that will leave you feeling completely reinvigorated and restored? Want to take in incredible vistas, sleep in beautifully furnished rooms and eat at world-renowned restaurants with impeccable service and staff? When it comes to holidaying in style, Australians do it well. At Maison de Voyage, we present the most spectacular places to stay in our own beautiful backyard that are worthy of adding to your bucket-list.
New South Wales
Crown Sydney: www.crownsydney.com.au/
Truly wearing the crown when it comes to offering an opulent hotel experience, the Crown nestled in Sydney’s Barangaroo Precinct allows guests to relax in 5-star comfort. With endless culinary options (including popular, style-set approved restaurants Nobu and a’Mare), sophisticated rooms with jaw-dropping panoramic views of Sydney’s harbour, a lavish day spa, a breathtaking outdoor pool with private cabanas and attentive staff - your stay will be one you never forget.
Consider Jonah’s your own luxury beach house, albeit with the benefit of impeccable service! Jonah’s features eleven exclusive rooms, all freshly refurbished in beach-chic décor on Sydney’s glamourous Palm Beach. To fully unwind, Jonah’s can arrange in-room massages, personal yoga sessions and so much more. And, let’s not forget Jonah’s renowned dining room with its celebrated seasonal menu is mere footsteps away!
Capella Lodge: https://capellalodge.com.au/
Many guests are left speechless when first entering Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island. This is unsurprising - the resort’s floor-to-ceiling glass panels allow incredible views of the surrounding majestic mountains and turquoise waters below. Off the grid and oozing glamour, Capella Lodge offers an island escape like no other. With only nine island-chic suites available, lucky guests will experience exciting aquatic adventures and island expeditions, enjoy sunset cocktails, personalised spa treatments and all appetites will be completely satisfied at Capella’s highly praised restaurant.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley: https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/wolgan-valley
If you love the great outdoors and being pampered, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is for you. The exclusive and unique resort is surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. Guests are encouraged to relish the true pleasures of life - quality company, food and views. Indulging is made easy with à la carte menus curated by esteemed chef James Viles, enchanting outdoor yoga sessions and rejuvenating spa treatments. Each private villa features a temperature controlled private pool, warming fireplace and private terrace.
Halcyon House: https://halcyonhouse.com.au/
Halcyon House, a 5-star boutique hotel and spa, is located on Cabarita Beach just forty minutes north of Byron Bay. Each Halcyon room, with the distinctive eclectic style of acclaimed interior designer Anna Spiro, comes with a private balcony that will leave guests forever entertained as they watch the style set swimming in the picturesque pool and sipping cocktails at the stylish alfresco bar just below. A visit to Halcyon House is not complete without dining at the hatted Paper Daisy restaurant or nipping down to Halcyon’s Spa to unite mind, body and spirit.
Whether it’s a luxury staycation or a quick trip to the coffee capital of the world, there’s simply only one place to stay in Melbourne, the Park Hyatt. To experience the epitome of indulgence, book the Presidential Suite. With incredible views of St. Patricks Cathedral and Fitzroy Gardens, glossy marble floors and a bubble bath wide and deep enough to fully stretch out, who would want to leave? The Park Hyatt boasts two gourmet restaurants, a 25-metre indoor pool, steam rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, outdoor tennis court and a relaxing day spa.
Qualia describes itself as a private world of sensory perfection – we have to agree. Situated on the northern tip of Hamilton Island and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, your eyes will constantly be taking in astonishing natural beauty. While all private pavilions offer stunning views, some additionally feature a private plunge pool, or, a 12-meter infinity pool if the exclusive Beach House is booked. Dine amongst the eucalyptus trees at Long Pavilion or close to the sand at Pebble Beach – both restaurants feature a delicious menu carefully curated by Qualia executive chef Mark Jensen. After exploring the island or the sea, end the day with a heavenly holistic therapy at Qualia’s renowned spa.
Longitude 131°: https://longitude131.com.au
Always dreamt of visiting Australia’s spiritual heartland? Longed to watch the mesmerising changing colours of Uluru at sunset? How about taking in a blanket of thick stars under a night sky? Longitude 131°, Australia’s most celebrated luxury wilderness camp, is waiting with delicious dining experiences, healing aboriginal beauty treatments and world-class views. Fifteen luxury tents allow guests to take in Uluru from the comfort of their bed, however, those looking to up the glamour factor will love Dune Pavilion, Longitude 131°’s interpretation of a luxury homestead. Sundowners will never be the same!
Saffire Freycinet: https://saffire-freycinet.com.au/
Saffire Freycinet is Tasmania’s premier luxury lodge situated close to stunning Wineglass Bay and Freycinet’s National Park. With twenty contemporary and chic private suites, a glamourous day spa and a restaurant offering unforgettable culinary experiences and equally unforgettable views – your eyes will be feasting in more ways than one! Saffire is renowned for offering guests truly unique experiences. Rarely does one get the chance to step into a pair of waders before striding into the cool waters of a nearby estuary to shuck fresh oysters - all the while sipping local award-winning wine!
Injidup Spa Retreat: https://www.injidupsparetreat.com.au/
Located in the Margaret River wine region on the shores of the secluded and exclusive Injidup beach, Injidup Spa Retreat’s incredible and unspoilt ocean views, friendly and professional service and beautifully furnished rooms will leave you seriously impressed. Each of the ten adult-only villas feature a large plunge pool and crackling fireplace perfect for cosy nights in. After a relaxing day of swimming, sipping bubbles at local wineries and taking in mesmerising views, guests can completely unwind by booking a massage at the Bodhi day spa.
Hamilton & Dune: https://hamiltondune.com.au/
For a glamourous getaway unlike any other, Hamilton & Dune, located on the pristine waters of Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island, serves up style and sophistication in spades. Hamilton-House and Dune-House will have art and interior design enthusiasts rejoicing as both stays are fitted with collectable European and Australian furniture and international and local art. For guests looking to truly spoil themselves, Hamilton & Dune offer a gourmet in-house chef experience, in-room massages and beauty treatments as well as access to the Hamilton & Dune private cellar.
Feature Image via Capella Lodge.