Beachside accommodations can come at a hefty price tag, but some classic hostels and hotels still provide great value. Here is our pick of the best to check out.
Capella Lodge, situated on Lord Howe Island off the coast of New South Wales, takes luxury to new heights. Situated atop an exclusive beach, guests are treated to panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and world-class reef.
1. Aurora Ozone Hotel
The Aurora Ozone Hotel, situated on one of South Australia’s most stunning coastlines, provides stunning views of Nepean Bay from its Kingscote accommodation. Enjoy modern rooms with an old world charm for an authentic coastal experience.
This 4 star hotel is ideal for travellers seeking a blend of modern and traditional amenities in a stunning seaside location. It has an outdoor swimming pool and sauna, bar/restaurant, dry sauna, modern game rooms, airport shuttle service and parking.
Rooms are modern and comfortable, featuring a flat-screen TV, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Executive Sea View rooms boast private verandas with stunning views of Nepean Bay.
2. Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Australia’s most stunning beaches. With its abundant wildlife and vibrant agricultural community, it has become a popular holiday destination for outdoor adventurers, beachcombers, and nature enthusiasts alike.
Flinders Chase National Park offers an array of hiking trails that take you through the island’s picturesque landscape. Its signature landmark is Remarkable Rocks, giant granite boulders formed over 500 million years by wind and rain.
Visitors to the island can also savor its many beaches, such as Emu Bay with its long white sand stripe. Other notable bays include Stokes Bay and Western River Cove.
3. Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise redefines world-class luxury, rising 77 levels above the golden beaches and turquoise waters of the Gold Coast. Situated directly across from the beach on Surfers Paradise Esplanade, guests can take in uninterrupted views of the ocean, cityscape and hinterland from their contemporary one, two and three bedroom apartments.
Peppers Soul offers an indulgent retreat where you can unwind and rejuvenate with its range of luxury services and facilities. Spend the day lazing by the stunning resort pool, or treat yourself to massages, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms for some pampering.
Each modern apartment offers stunning ocean and hinterland views from a private balcony, as well as air conditioning and a full kitchen. Guests will also appreciate 24-hour reception, secure parking and concierge services.
4. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, situated in Australia’s Gold Coast hinterland, offers a host of family-friendly activities to keep kids occupied and engaged. Choose from guided bird walks, animal shows and treetop eco tours for an unforgettable adventure!
O’Reilly’s offers a selection of rooms and villas, including mountain villas situated atop hillsides with stunning views over the rainforest. Each unit is equipped with its own bathroom, mini bar/fridge, coffee/tea makers and desk for added comfort.
No matter which eco-retreat or luxurious Mountain Villas you choose to stay in, the resort will provide a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to an indulgent massage or spa treatment, too. There’s also plenty of dining options including the dining room and bar.
5. Green Island Resort
Luxury beach hotels may seem to be the exclusive domain of the Maldives, but Australia also offers some truly exquisite seaside retreats.
Cairns’ Green Island Resort, situated 27km from the nearest mainland point, takes luxury to new heights. Surrounded by lush rainforest yet only a stroll away from the sea, guests will feel completely pampered during their stay.
With fewer than 50 villas on the island, it showcases some of Australia’s finest nature – a tropical haven just minutes away from Cairns’ most beloved beaches.
This resort stands out with a host of services, such as meeting space, childcare services and an on-call doctor. Its food and dining ratings exceed those of 99% of accommodations in the city – making it a perfect choice for those looking to treat themselves.