5 Beachside Hotels For A Luxury Summer Getaway

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As a country that is home to over more than ten-thousand beaches, Australia’s stunning coastline stretches almost 50,000km, more than any other country in the world. Renowned for its plentiful beaches, Australia boasts some of the most beautiful in the world, which means tourists and locals alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to beach front abodes.

Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel with unrivalled ocean vistas, or a more modest beach shack perfect for surfing and sun-gazing, we’ve rounded up the coolest beachside hotels that Australia has to offer.

The Sunseeker, Byron Bay

The Sunseeker, Byron Bay

Since opening at the beginning of 2021, The Sunseeker has quickly earned its reputation for its sustainable and conscious approach to beachside luxury. A collaborative project that celebrates a love of design and local creatives, The Sunseeker is a truly genre-defining space. The motel offers a playful collection of rooms, bungalows and poolside lounging alongside light-filled communal spaces.

Sustainable design methods, interior styling and a host of local collaborations combine to create a luxurious, yet mindful stay you won’t forget.

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Thala Beach Nature Reserve is located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia. Boutique timber bungalows are built high on stilts within the forest canopy providing a private and unobtrusive approach to nature.

Sitting spectacularly atop a peninsula with breathtaking views of untouched coastline, it is the only beachfront nature reserve between Cairns & Port Douglas and provides the perfect location to explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

5078 Captain Cook Highway, Oak Beach, Port Douglas, QLD=

Ramada Eco Beach Resort, Broome Western Australia

Sitting in the pristine Kimberley region, Eco Beach Resort is all about minimal impact. Elevated boardwalks connect 25 beachfront villas and 30 safari style tents where the sound of the ocean will lull you to sleep.  When the sun rises, it provides power for the resort.

Take a dip in the pool or venture a few metres further into the Indian Ocean where, depending on the time of year, you can spot whales, dolphins, manta rays, sharks, turtles and even the occasional croc. The kitchen is mostly stocked from Eco Beach’s own organic garden, with local fisheries and farms providing the seafood and meat.

Elements of Byron, Byron Bay

Coolest beachside hotels: Elements of Byron

The definitive in barefoot luxury, Elements of Byron is a sprawling resort leading to its own private beach in one of Australia’s most sought-after holiday destinations. With stylish day beds – perfect for sunbathing next to the resort’s sparkling pool – an onsite spa, pool bar, and beautiful beach bungalows with stand alone baths and luxury bed linen, Elements of Byron perfectly fuse luxury with style to offer guests an unforgettable beach side stay.

Kingfisher Bay Resort, Queensland

Follow in the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s footsteps and stay at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Known as one of Australia’s leading ecotourism resorts, it’s located on Queensland’s World Heritage-listed Fraser Island. Ecotourism Australia named Kingfisher Bay Resort a Green Travel Leader, as it was designed to integrate with the environment, not impose on it. There are hotel rooms, villas and wilderness lodges available. Kingfisher Bay Resort also conducts its own tours, which have Advanced Eco Accreditation.

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