This centrally located small resort, which was once a private residence, feels positively quaint, and that's a good thing when you're looking for a low-key escape in this low-key resort area. Gigantic rooms have red-tile floors and beds draped with mosquito netting, expansive terraces or private patios (some with large spa tubs), large flat-screen LCD TVs, and minibars; some have separate lounge rooms and small kitchenettes. The well-regarded on-site restaurant predates
the hotel and serves modern Australian cuisine with Asian influences. The Brigadier's Bar is operated on an honor system (you sign for the drinks you pour yourself). There's a lovely beach just across the street, but if the ocean doesn't call you or it's stinger season, there are three pools (one saltwater) in the resort complex, as well as two hot tubs.