The Islington Hotel
Horizons On Mission
Island Views Palm Cove
Coral Sea Resort
McAlpine House
Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

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The Islington Hotel - Hobart

Islington Hotel is a very special, small luxury hotel with a long history and a large and delightful garden, affording quite special views of Mount Wellington. Decorated with fine artworks and furnished with antiques, The Islington Hotel appeals to those who want the very best in life, surrounded by great service, presented in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquility. Built in 1847, Islington is a fine example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase its original glory and up-dated to include the little necessities and amenities our forebears over-looked, such as a mountain-view pavilion and a fine wine cellar. Just off the courtyard is The Islington's French-inspired herb garden. Mint, sage, rosemary, fragrant basil are all on hand to inspire the chef and fuel the flavors of the fabulous cuisine served inside the hotel's country-style kitchen. From the impressive arrival at the crab apple lined graveled turning circle, to the portico-ed canopy as you enter Islington, every step has a grandeur and a sense of wonder....

Luxury Service Feature

DescaradA Charters - Airlie Beach, North Queensland

DescaradA's luxury boutique cruises take you to the stunning sceneries of the Whitsunday Islands! This beautifully appointed motor vessel consists of three spacious levels, including an accommodation deck with four private cabins.
Service comes complete with excellent food, fascinating tour itinerary and great activities - high speed boat, jet skis, kayaks, snorkelling equipment and dive tank fill station, and our crew of three boating professionals sees to the guests’ every need.
Join an unforgettable journey to the amazing Whitsundays aboard the luxury motor yacht DescaradA. Indulge yourself in exclusive service and prestige facilities within a personal and flexible cruising atmosphere that is well fitted to individual needs. Some 74 secret pieces of paradise are waiting for you in the Whitsundays, now you can discover them in style...


Bloomfield Lodge

Nestled within the magnificent World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest on the shores of the Coral Sea, Bloomfield Lodge offers tastefully furnished cabins, superb cuisine and an abundance of lodge facilities and excursions, including guided rainforest walks and river cruises. Accommodating a maximum of 36 guests in 17 rooms, guests can be assured of an intimate and relaxed atmosphere on arrival at Bloomfield Lodge. Natural timber cabins are located amidst lush gardens, blossoming with vibrant flowers and resounding with birdsong from the surrounding forest. Nowhere else in the world do two World Heritage-listed sites sit side by side: the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, experience both at Bloomfield Lodge, a luxury rainforest retreat in the heart of far north Queensland. Whether you want to explore or simply unwind, Bloomfield offers the opportunity to indulge all your senses and refresh mind, body and spirit.

Captain Kennedy House

DescaradA's luxury boutique cruises take you to the stunning sceneries of the Whitsunday Islands! This beautifully appointed motor vessel consists of three spacious levels, including an accommodation deck with four private cabins.
Service comes complete with excellent food, fascinating tour itinerary and great activities - high speed boat, jet skis, kayaks, snorkelling equipment and dive tank fill station, and our crew of three boating professionals sees to the guests’ every need.
Join an unforgettable journey to the amazing Whitsundays aboard the luxury motor yacht DescaradA. Indulge yourself in exclusive service and prestige facilities within a personal and flexible cruising atmosphere that is well fitted to individual needs. Some 74 secret pieces of paradise are waiting for you in the Whitsundays, now you can discover them in style...

Constellation Apartments

Prepare to be pampered! Constellation Apartments offers guests Margaret River’s most opulent and relaxing 5 star AAA lodgings when visiting this delightful region. Exquisitely appointed and presented, our two premier fully self contained apartments are conveniently situated in the very heart of Margaret River township.
The apartments, Cygnus and Aquila, take their names from the beautiful southern sky constellations, and provide a tasteful and exclusive private sanctuary for your sojourn in the wine region. An easy drive or quick flight south of Perth the Margaret River Wine Region seduces visitors with life's simple pleasures - tranquility, sublime wines, fine cuisine, arts, pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery and a slow and easy lifestyle whispering for us to relax, unwind and enjoy.

Coral Sea Resort

Coral Sea Resort, in the exclusive sea side enclave of Airlie Beach, positioned on Paradise Point, is an oasis of luxury and tranquillity just moments via the seaside boardwalk to Abel Point Marina or the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village that is abound with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. This deluxe award winning resort is situated just 30 minutes from two major domestic airports or 25 minutes from the national highway. Externally, this low-rise four-storey tropical resort is adorned in Mediterranean architecture with expansive balconies, arches, and columns surrounded by lush tropical resort gardens. Inside, the resort is cool and elegant with a largely nautical influence featuring tiled lounges and sumptuous cane furnishings. Combining first class facilities with award winning legendary hospitality, Coral Sea Resort rates as one of the most appealing deluxe luxury resorts in the magical Whitsundays.

Hidden Valley Forest Retreat

Hidden Valley Forest Retreat provides unique, world class, state-of-the-art self contained accommodation in an incredibly diverse and pristine pocket of bushland in the celebrated Margaret River Wine Region of Western Australia. With five accommodation options that reflect a contemporary statement about innovation, design, texture, shape and colour and combine to capture the spirit of the environment and create an amazing feeling of inner calm and well being for guests. The team at Hidden Valley Forest Retreat provides a high level of personal service and attention to detail that matches the luxurious surroundings and levels guests to return home completely indulged and rejuvenated.

Horizons On Mission

For those of you wishing to feel on top of the world – now is your chance! Horizons on Mission really is the perfect mixture of elegance, views and privacy that only a property in this exclusive estate with this elevation can offer. Find yourself waking to the depth of the blue sky meeting the aqua of the Coral Sea, and at night the lights of the Islands twinkling like you could almost touch them. The elevation of the property puts you in a front row seat to be the first to witness the moon breaking the darkness of the endless horizon. This amazing four bedroom residence is set on top of the Exclusive Lugger Bay Estate. As you walk into this stunning property, the glass walls fold right back to seemingly pull the 180 degree views of the Family Group Islands and Coral Sea inside. Walk out to the beautiful wet edge pool and verandah that stretches the entire length of the property giving plenty of space in the shade or to sun on the loungers. For one or two couples a perfect retreat to stay, play, relax and enjoy each others company. For families, you have the space of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a very well equipped kitchen, large lounge area, pool table and bar area with a Balinese Pavilion for those who wish to relax with a book. The list goes on; however to find out more, treat yourself to Horizons on Mission.

Children 10 years of age and over are welcome.

Island Views Palm Cove

Imagine sipping a cool drink, settled on one of the generous balconies, looking out over the coconut palms to islands on the Coral Sea. Commanding a superb position in the centre of Palm Cove's leafy esplanade, Island Views is a luxurious boutique property, comprising of just 16 beautifully designed and styled beachfront apartments. On entering any of the Island Views apartments, it is immediately apparent they have been designed with every care and attention. This is enhance by the timeless architecture and the subtle colours, evolving into a structure which doesn't conform to fashion trends. Island Views is a very unique complex in that every unit has its own individual design - a rare aspect indeed for ocean front holiday rental apartments. The discerning holiday maker seeking luxurious quality, comfort and total beachfront views will not be disappointed, with the satisfaction of staying at Palm Cove's best.

Little Forest Country Cottages

Little Forest Country Cottages offers 4 self contained cottages for short or long stays. All have claw foot baths and slow combustion fires. Antique furniture and out door settings provide a peaceful environment to relax. Enjoy the bush tracks around the property on foot or by mountain bike. Astronomy lovers should bring a telescope to view the amazing night sky. Train lovers may see a 3801 steam by. Spring is a highlight with waratahs and bower birds along with other native flora and fauna. The villages of the Southern Highlands are close by and offer a good range of dining options. Visit the wine trail, antique and book shops.

Luxury Escapes

McAlpine House

McAlpine House is a century-old home in ‘old Broome’ and is the legacy of Master Pearler Captain Herbert Kennedy. Today its old-world charm and sense of history is combined with understated elegance, relaxed style and unsurpassed personal service. McAlpine House has been transformed to an award-winning boutique hotel with just eight rooms - each with its own style and private outdoor escape. Here, a sense of space and escape is blended with a feel of intimacy and serenity. Step outside to explore the wonder, beauty and contrasts of Broome’s azure waters, sweeping white beaches, distinctive red earth and eclectic culture.

Oceans Mooloolaba Resort

Oceans is the only 5 star Mooloolaba resort, has a perfect position directly opposite Mooloolaba Beach and is right in the center of the Mooloolaba Esplanade. Walk out the door and choose from dozens of great restaurants, boutique shopping outlets and the ocean waves sparkle on the stunning Mooloolaba beach, which is just across the road. 46 exquisite self contained luxury apartments and penthouses feature state of the art facilities, smart technology and modern design details that re-define the words style and quality. Luxury 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses are available, all have stunning ocean views. The horizon-wide windows dissolve boundaries and connect intimately with the seascape to capture 180º views across Mooloolaba Beach to Point Cartwright and north as far as Noosa.

SPECIAL WINTER TRAVEL DEAL!
Stay 4 nights and pay for 3
Stay 7 nights and pay for 5

Valid for travel until the end of August 2014.

Palazzo Versace

The world's first Versace hotel incorporates 205 classically elegant rooms, 72 neighboring condominiums, three award-winning restaurants, and a private marina on a historic site at the edge of the Gold Coast's Broadwater. The Gold Coast's magnificent waterways, hinterland, and white sandy beaches have established in worldwide as a resort destination. Inspired by the venerable European tradition of the spa, Palazzo Versace has created Salus Per Aquum, meaning 'health through water'.

Pinctada Cable Beach

Broome’s new five star resort and spa experience. Pinctada Cable Beach resort & spa captures Broome’s unique beauty and contrasts, culture and freedom. Inspired by Pinctada maxima, the shell that nurtures the world’s most beautiful pearl, Broome’s new five star resort and spa experience is created to nurture you. Whether your quest is serenity or adventure, here you’ll find time and space, understated elegance and around the clock attention. And, discover your own treasures – personal moments, endless horizons.

Romantic Terrigal Hinterland Retreat

Terrigal Hinterland Retreat's luxury 5 star boutique accommodation is set amongst beautiful bushland and only minutes from Terrigal offering a unique and relaxing experience. It is not often you can have the best of both worlds, but Terrigal Hinterland Retreat's streamlined modern look in a romantic setting, has the chic of the city, the call of the ocean, and the sheer privacy of your own tranquil valley views. Enjoy a scrumptious a la carte breakfast in the spacious guest lounge overlooking the heated lap pool and tranquil valley views. Your luxury accommodation on the Central Coast of NSW, Terrigal Hinterland has an intimate modern style perfect for small weddings, corporate or private functions, this elegant venue offers a calming poolside ambiance for a truly memorable celebration. Terrigal Hinterland Retreat consists of a romantic retreat with two luxury appointed suites aptly named Joy and Serenity, both with their own very special individuality. Three minutes from the ocean, miles from the crowds.....

The Elandra Mission Beach

The Elandra Mission Beach is a boutique resort which houses 52 creatively designed rooms. It is nestled in amongst the lush tropical rainforest, interlinked by elevated boardwalks and contains a fine dining restaurant, glamorous cocktail bar, chill out lounge areas, conference facilities and an alluring swimming pool. The stylish Resort features a tennis court, chic boutique, in room massage, National Park walking track, private dining room and just in case you need more reasons to relax, the pool deck also offers private day-beds and oversized sun lounges. The Elandra Mission Beach is perfectly positioned and designed to give you the feeling that you could be anywhere in the world, making it a ‘must’ on every cosmopolitan traveler’s to do list. Indulge your senses – The Elandra Mission Beach.

The Islington Hotel

Islington Hotel is a very special, small luxury hotel with a long history and a large and delightful garden, affording quite special views of Mount Wellington. Decorated with fine artworks and furnished with antiques, The Islington Hotel appeals to those who want the very best in life, surrounded by great service, presented in an atmosphere of serenity, luxury and tranquility. Built in 1847, Islington is a fine example of Regency architecture recently restored to showcase its original glory and up-dated to include the little necessities and amenities our forebears over-looked, such as a mountain-view pavilion and a fine wine cellar. Just off the courtyard is The Islington's French-inspired herb garden. Mint, sage, rosemary, fragrant basil are all on hand to inspire the chef and fuel the flavors of the fabulous cuisine served inside the hotel's country-style kitchen. From the impressive arrival at the crab apple lined graveled turning circle, to the portico-ed canopy as you enter Islington, every step has a grandeur and a sense of wonder....

The Kimberley Grande

The Kimberley Grande is the premier resort destination in the East Kimberley town of Kununurra, situated in the far north-west of Australia, and regarded as the eastern gateway to the Kimberley, a wild wilderness area which covers over 250,000 square kilometers. Our hotel is a comfortable and civilised sanctuary in this vast frontier region. It is the perfect place from which to launch an unforgettable adventure into one of the most spectacular and ancient landscapes on earth. The Kimberley Grande is set within tropical gardens, and boasts a bistro, a tavern (including a sportsman’s bar) a fine dining restaurant and a large swimming pool.

Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer Bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with the exceptional unobtrusive personalised service. Redefining intimate levels of service, suites are serviced daily with an additional turndown service each evening whilst the retreat boasts a private sun deck, deep water horizon pool, lush tropical gardens, native bird feeding, a-la-carte in room massage, facial and beauty treatments, tour booking agency, great barrier reef touring, concierge, valet parking and personalised limousine transfers. Exuding luxury, romance and tropical ambience, Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers the travel connoisseur a perfect blend of relaxation, intimacy and personalised service for an unparalleled retreat experience.


DescaradA Charters

DescaradA's luxury boutique cruises take you to the stunning sceneries of the Whitsunday Islands! This beautifully appointed motor vessel consists of three spacious levels, including an accommodation deck with four private cabins.
Service comes complete with excellent food, fascinating tour itinerary and great activities - high speed boat, jet skis, kayaks, snorkelling equipment and dive tank fill station, and our crew of three boating professionals sees to the guests’ every need.
Join an unforgettable journey to the amazing Whitsundays aboard the luxury motor yacht DescaradA. Indulge yourself in exclusive service and prestige facilities within a personal and flexible cruising atmosphere that is well fitted to individual needs. Some 74 secret pieces of paradise are waiting for you in the Whitsundays, now you can discover them in style...

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