Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Luxe Retreat
  • 07 Jul - 13 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

Perched above Hanson Bay, the Kangaroo Island retreat offers a ringside seat to witness the South Ocean in all its elemental glory. With no land mass between here and Antarctica to dampen the swell, waves pound its sugar-white sands. The limestone-clad lobby has a wrap-around screen of floor-to-ceiling glass, while views from the 21 contemporary suites, named after shipwrecks, are equally impressive. Cantilevered, with glass-walled bathrooms and sunken lounges, the design directs you to the wild exterior. The lavish 1,290sq ft Osprey Pavilion is the pick, with a hand-crafted free-standing bath, offering a panorama that takes some beating. Add to this the fauna of Australia’s answer to the Galápagos and friendly service and there can be few better places to be shipwrecked. The food here is the real highlight. Fresh native produce is the order of the day, on a menu that changes depending on what is in season. All meals are served in the Great Room where a suspended fireplace acts as the centrepiece.