Congratulations to 2013 Hideaway Report Reader Survey favorite Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Here are some recent favorite images of the property shared by guests on Instagram. Download the complete 2013 Hideaway Report Reader Survey results including the best beach resorts, city hotels, family escapes, food and wine properties, golf destinations and spas. Southern Ocean Lodge, Australia Download the complete 2013 Hideaway [...]
“Sophisticated resort on a remote 2,500-acre island surrounded by white-sand beaches and crystalline lagoons. Forty guest quarters offer spacious living areas leading onto private decks. The most desirable units are the 16 Anchor Bay Suites with separate living/dining rooms; also eight cliffside Sunset Point Villas, plus The Pavilion, with its own plunge pool perched [...]
In January 2011, we were dismayed to learn that Hayman, a longtime recommendation of Andrew Harper, had sustained significant damage during Cyclone Anthony. This private island resort near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef reopened in August 2011 after completing major restoration work, but Hayman didn’t feel satisfied to return to the status quo. It continued [...]
While this month’s Hideaway Report features a number of new discoveries in Australia, we would be remiss in not mentioning some of our long-standing favorites. Voyages Longitude 131°, a remarkable series of tented guest quarters abutting Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is rightly regarded as one of the most unique properties in the world.
Longtime Harper favorite Hayman has unveiled eight new lavish Beach Villas, raising the bar for resorts in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The 212 accommodations in the original low-profile wings feature beautiful balconies and marble baths, but the villas provide an entirely different level of luxury, for those so inclined. In addition to glorious views of [...]
Harper travel consultant Anne recently made a trip to Australia, staying at The Observatory in Sydney, Lilianfels Blue Mountains (two hours outside Sydney) and the Park Hyatt Melbourne. Anne loved “inspiring, high-energy, easy-to-get-around” Sydney, as well as garden-studded Melbourne. Lilianfels made for an ideal contrast, with a “traditional English” atmosphere and a gorgeous setting “ideal [...]