Hayman Island is Offering Grand Re-Opening Specials!

July 22, 2011

Hayman Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is truly a luxury hideaway!  It is a private island resort in a scenic and serene setting, ideal for couples and honeymooners. Hayman also offers a large range of activities for family vacations as well as the active traveler. It’s the perfect place to relax by the pool or beach or have a day full of adventure and activities. Hayman has 5 restaurants, which appeals to travelers who like a lot of variety.

Discounted Ultimate Adventure rates apply to the following:
Stay 2 nights in a Luxurious Pool Room on Hayman Island with daily buffet breakfast in Azure, Roundtrip launch transfers from Hamilton Island and a Premium Full Day trip to the Great Barrier Reef.

Note: Non combinable, Conditions and Validity dates apply.

Why book Hayman Island?

1. The Beach Villas is the newest most luxurious accommodation in Australia. The villas are over 1,300 square feet, with private plunge pools and situated right on the beach

2. Coral-fringed beaches and majestic pools accentuate the secluded style of this private-island resort

3. Hayman offers elegant resort living with 210 guest rooms, suites, penthouses and beach villas - all of them include either a private terraces or balconies. Room types for each style of traveler in the Pool Wing, Lagoon Wing or Beach Wing

4. Winner of over 50 Australian and International Best Resort and Excellence awards

5. Guests can enjoy a vast amount of activities - from relaxation, indulgence to adventure - Ocean Massage, Night Dives, Sea Plane/Helicopter to Whitehaven Beach, Great Barrier Reef and Cruise Whitsundays outer reef pontoon

Families are welcome and kids will enjoy the vast array of activities and adventures at the Hayman Kids Club. Couples can and honeymooners are pampered by the Romance Escape or Spa Escape packages. Whichever the selection the award winning staff ensure that all guests enjoy the beauty and warmth of Hayman.

If you too would like to relax on a private island in Australia or combine a few days

with a South Pacific Cruise - Call Me at 1-800-644-6659

Your ‘See the South Pacific Specialist’ at Luxury Hideaways

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Thala Beach Lodge - Luxury Treehouse Living!

April 25, 2011

When considering a cruise vacation to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia - be sure to save a few days to visit Thala Beach Lodge located near Port Douglas, in North Queensland. Thala Beach Lodge is a family owned 5 star luxury hideaway, boutique resort set spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and provides the perfect location to explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

An island on the mainland!

Located just 45 mins drive north of Cairns (where International and Domestic Airports are located) and just south of Port Douglas, Thala Beach Lodge is the only beach nature lodge providing Port Douglas accommodation on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas.

Guests of Thala Beach resort relax in one of 83 deluxe timber bungalows are built high on stilts and nestle in a forest canopy. Talk about a luxury treehouse! All bungalows have either ocean views or forest views. Thala Beach Lodge features a restaurant, 2 bars, coffee shop, pool and jacuzzi.

Why vacation at Thala Beach Lodge?

1. Thala IS AN EXPERIENCE, rather than just accommodation, due to the complimentary onsite guided nature tours included in all rates.

2. Rainforest & beach experience in ONE location - saves packing bags & changing hotels to get both North Queensland experiences.

3. An ISLAND ON THE MAINLAND, the resort is surrounded by water on three sides so you get the feel of an island vacation however saves the inconvenience & additional cost of ferry transfers.

4. Value: The all inclusive rate consists of breakfast, lunch & dinner daily plus roundtrip transfers between Cairns and Port Douglas as well as In room mini-bar with spirits, wine, beer, soda, snacks, tea and coffee.

Our opinion: This boutique coastal sanctuary is an experience to remember. Unique, tranquil and secluded, with your own private beach and close to the town of Port Douglas.

Thala Beach Lodge provides memorable experiences that capture the essence of the diverse North Queensland region from the thrill of exploring the secrets of the Great Barrier Reef, ancient tropical rainforest, wild expansive outback and ancestral rock art of Aboriginal tribes - to viewing the grandeur of it all by air. Or simply visit this paradise to step away from the crowd, take some time out for relaxation and marvel at the natural world.

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The Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa - Comfort in the Jungle

December 30, 2008

Daintree villaThe Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is one of the few places where outsiders can interact with Australian Aborigines in their element. Daintree works together in partnership with the local Kuku Yalanji tribe. Guides offer painting workshops using ocher from the lodge’s waterfall and hiking tours to see medicinal plants and ferns with 25-foot fronds.

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is located only 113km (90 minutes) drive north of Cairns International Airport and/or 45km (40 minutes) north of Port Douglas, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Its a perfect way to build a unique “Reef & Rainforest” holiday.

This past year Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa have garnered most of the “Eco-tourism” awards, including but not limited to the World’s Leading Eco Lodge (World Travel Awards), the Best Spa on the Continent (World Spa Awards) as well as the coveted Ecotourism Award in recognition of this outstanding Australian Lodge AND one of the top jungle lodges by National Geographic Traveler.Daintree villa

Live in your own treehouse!

Guests stay in elevated tree house-like villas ensconced in thick, misty rain forest. Only 15 tranquil rainforest villas occupy secluded positions amongst the world’s oldest living rainforest… reinforcing the impression of being ‘at one with nature‘, yet still providing all the creature comforts of a boutique retreat.

The friendly staff strive to ensure guest expectations are surpassed by actual authentic experiences. The mood of the tropics lends itself to casual attire. Loose, light clothing, coupled with sandshoes, runners or sandals is the perfect attire for daytime resort wear.

For more information, just send us an email at info@luxuryhideaways.net

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Surfs up at a Luxury Resort in Australia

November 1, 2008

Kims beach resort Kims Beach Hideaway is a 5 star resort located on Toowoon Bay beach, an appealing seaside hideaway on the Central Coast, located less than 90 minutes north of Sydney.

Take an opportunity to learn one of Australia’s most popular year round water sports, whilst staying in a exquisite Beachfront Bungalow. Coastal forest, golden sand, the ocean at your door….

Start the day waking up in your luxurious king size bed overlooking the ocean, start the day with a full, healthy Australian breakfast and then enjoy a two-hour personal surf lesson with eight-times Australian surfing champion, Sandra English. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, spend the afternoon learning the skills of kite boarding with your professional instructor before returning to the hotel for cocktails and a wonderful dinner.

Kiteboarding is the fastest growing watersport in the world, where you use the power of a kite to ride boards, buggies, and waves. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, whatever your level, your certified instructor will cater your lesson to suit. [Read more]

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Lilianfels Resort in the Blue Mountains, Australia

May 30, 2008

lilianfelsTry to spend a little time prior to your Australian cruise in and around the Sydney area - you will find a little piece of heaven in the Blue Mountains!

Australias Blue Mountains, recently named a World Heritage site, is a heavenly destination in this unforgettable country. To best experience the area’s peaceful wonder and spectacular scenery head for Lilianfels, a grand country hotel that occupies a privileged position overlooking Jamison Valley.

Only a ninety-minute drive from Sydney, Lilianfels Hotel & Spa in Australia’s Blue Mountains is regarded as Australia’s finest boutique “getaway”. It combines the best of both worlds — the pleasure of stylish living and the healthy invigorating delights of country life.

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Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns Australia - Pre Coral Princess Cruise Resort

May 18, 2008

Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns Australia

Nestled alongside Trinity Inlet, the five star Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns is tropical North Queensland’s most prestigious hotel.

The cool and stylish lobby provides a glimpse of the simple elegance of the hotel, which is also reflected in the 128 luxuriously appointed rooms. The rooms and suites are unmistakably Tropical North Queensland style with plantation sh utters and light timbers.  Explore Travel Gal’s Australia Cruise extension Resort Recommendation. [Read more]

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