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.

PROS

  • views from every inch of the property
  • comfy, modern suites
  • great excursions

CONS

  • extremely remote (transfers are not included)
  • one restaurant
  • very pricey

QUICK FACTS

Resort
ViewsRomantic
Quiet
Near the beach
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: - 03 - 6256–7888

HOTEL DETAILS

20 suites
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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