Its beachfront location, excellent on-site dining, and sleek suites make this laid-back resort popular with city dwellers seeking upscale relaxation. And with three lagoon pools and a day spa, it's not hard to find a spot to relax. The open-air lobby opens onto compact but well-landscaped grounds and the largest of the Club's three pools, fed by a soothing cascade of water. All rooms and suites have sophisticated contemporary furnishings, flat-screen TVs, ceiling fans, minibars, fridges, and big balconies or courtyards; spa rooms have balcony Jacuzzis and deluxe rooms have kitchenettes. You can hire a quad bike, chill out with a cocktail at the swim-up bar, or receive a treatment at the Salt Day Spa, which does everything from detoxifying body treatments to massage, makeup, and nail services.
123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, Queensland, 4879, Australia
07-4059–9200-direct line; 1300-737–444-toll-free in Australia; 07-5665–4426-Australia-wide reservations