Fodor's Expert Review Saffire Freycinet
Coles Bay Rd.
Blame it on jaw-dropping views of Great Oyster Bay and the Hazards Mountains that frame the resort, or the modernist architecture, this far-flung luxe getaway screams style. The campus, on Tasmanias remote Freycinet Peninsula, is replete with 20 ultramodern rooms and pavilions (think Eames lounge chairs, drop-down flat-screen TVs, and black-out shades at the push of a button), a spa with treatments using sapphire and diamond dust, and a to-die-for restaurant with Tasmanian wines and some of the best food on the island. But don't worry, it's definitely not as intimidating as it looks: casual clothes are de rigueur here for most activities, like oyster shucking and spotting local wildlife by boat. Best of all, all-inclusive packages feature gourmet tasting menus, nightly wine tastings, mini spa services, and your wine-and-goodies-stocked minibar. Rates are steep, but Saffire can't be beat for romance, natural beauty, and sheer get-away-from-it-all decadence.
- views from every inch of the property
- comfy, modern suites
- great excursions
- extremely remote (transfers are not included)
- one restaurant
- very pricey
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive