If you’re planning on visiting Australia any time soon and you want to spend your time as luxurious as possible, you’ve come to a great place. There are many amazing hotels and resorts in Australia to choose from, so we’ll try to present you with a crème de la crème of it, so you don’t have to waste too much time deciding where you want to stay so you can focus on other parts of your trip. Without further ado, let’s get started with our list.
1. Longitude 131° – Ayers Rock
First up on our list is this amazing, luxurious resort. Even though it’s not essentially a hotel, it’s a must-visit resort if you want to experience lavish life while watching the sunset over Uluru from your bed. Aside from 5-star accommodation, you can explore the cultural heritage of indigenous people and enjoy some authentic Aboriginal art as a part of a tour. You can dine in a fancy restaurant with a view, which offers several delicacies authentic to Australian cuisine. On top of all that, there is a spa experience like no other, utilizing ancient Aboriginal techniques that will make you feel brand new.
2. Emirates One & Only – Wolgan Valley
If you’re looking for a top of the line, private villa experience, then look no further. One of the most luxurious resorts in all of Australia, One & Only, offers unparalleled service and comfort. You may choose from three different villas, all different in style and size, based on your party. All of them offer an amazing view of the Wolgan Valley and come with their own private pool. Due to wildlife conservation policy, pets are not allowed, but if you’re longing for an animal company, there is a horseback riding program included. The resort also includes two tennis courts, two restaurants, a spa, a boutique, and if you’re staying with kids, a great child program that will allow the kids to explore nature.
3. Park Hyatt – Sydney
An exquisite hotel in the heart of Sydney, located across from the world-famous Sydney Opera House. If you want your hotel room to have a view that is unmistakably Australian, this is it. Most of the suites and rooms of the hotel offer a view of a Sydney Opera, but even if you somehow miss out on that, there is a gorgeous rooftop pool from which you can gaze upon Sydney in every direction. If you’re looking for the best possible experience, you should book a Quay Suite which is the most exclusive suite in the hotel. It comes with 3 private balconies, a beautiful king size bed, and an astonishing, you guessed it, view.
4. Crown Towers – Melbourne
This admirable hotel based on the bank of the Yarra River is the perfect place to stay if you’re in Melbourne. As far as luxury goes, everything about this hotel exudes excellence. Every single of almost 500 rooms this hotel has to offer is equipped with the most quality furniture and a gorgeous view of the Bay. Its indoor pool is one of the most spectacular in the world. Since the hotel is a part of an enormous resort, you have access to nightclubs, bars and even a casino. If however all of that is not enough for you, you can check out Kev’s Best and see for yourself what else Melbourne has to offer.
5. InterContinental – Hayman Island
Talk about an island paradise… This resort is based in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, allowing you to enjoy both man-made opulence and nature’s work of art. It’s tucked in between flourishing, leafy cliffs and beautiful teal sea. In front of the hotel is one of the largest salt-water pools you will ever see. It’s so big and beautiful you might not even want to take a dip in the sea. As far as other things activities aside from sunbathing by the pool go, you can play tennis on hotel’s courts, enjoy a delicious meal in a restaurant or relax and replenish your body in a hotel spa.
6. Qualia Resort – Hamilton Island
Another one of the island jewels of the Great Barrier Reef. Qualia Resort offers you peace, quiet, nature, and lavish accommodation all in once. Located on a secluded beach in the north part of Hamilton Island, this resort will leave you speechless. Each of their 60 individual pavilions has been perfectly placed to offer privacy and allow you to enjoy the surrounding nature, wonderful sandy beaches, and sea. The wood and stone, which is what the pavilions are made of, really makes you feel like you’re part of nature. As per usual, all of them come with a private pool, if you prefer relaxing that way over an open sea. Near the resort, you can find all sorts of different activities to engage in, one of the most popular ones being playing golf on world-renowned Hamilton Island court. It’s important to mention that the resort is available only to people over the age of 16.
7. Saffire Freycinet – Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
For our final pick, we have this architectural masterpiece is located in the Freycinet National Park and will certainly amaze you. It’s slightly different from the previously mentioned hotels and resorts and it offers only 20 suites. Considering that, you can expect a pleasant, non-crowded experience and since there are not a lot of people you can expect you every need tended to. Like the previous one, it’s composed of private pavilions and if you’re looking for the best possible experience – choose the Dove. It’s one of the premier pavilions and it comes with certain perks, like a private kitchen, where, with prior notice, you may have a chef come and prepare a special meal for you. I feel like we’ve said this many times, but the view from here is jaw-dropping. As you could guess, the restaurant is brilliant. As far as activities go, there are plenty and are all included in price.
Those were some of our picks for the most exquisite and luxurious hotels and resorts throughout Australia. If you decide to visit any of these, you will not be mistaken as they offer nothing but greatness.