Australia dropped all remaining pandemic-era entry rules this week, fully opening more than two years after implementing some of the strictest COVID-19 border restrictions in the world.
In celebration of the pandemic slowly dwindling, we thought we’d share some of the best places to travel to in the Oceania region, as the LUXE Portfolio grows, so does the beauty of the destinations we feature.
We don’t want to highlight any favorites, because there are just too many to mention. However, we thought we’d give a glimpse into some of the newest Oceania destinations in our portfolio.
1. Eden Health Retreat, Australia
Eden Health Retreat is Australia’s longest-running health retreat. Set on 400 acres of rainforest, it is the perfect place to hike, explore or wander. Whether you’re relaxing by the labyrinth, the mud baths, or on your balcony – guests feel a million miles away from the real world.
Guests can now choose between seven-, four-, or three-night stays. Each program at Eden includes activities in the state-of-the-art yoga and Pilates pavilion, mouth-watering, organic wholefood meals provided by the kitchen and enjoyed in the dining area overlooking the rainforest and valley and indulgent treatments. The spa area also includes an infrared sauna, steam room and relaxation area.
2. SOFITEL KIA ORA MOOREA BEACH RESORT, French Polynesia
I mean? The beauty is infectious.
SOFITEL KIA ORA MOOREA BEACH RESORT sits on the edge of the crystal-clear lagoon framed by jagged green mountains. Accessible via a short ferry ride from Papeete, positioned on the eastern side of Moorea, making it the most convenient and one of the best off-Tahiti Island experiences. The resort enjoys a secluded location on the picturesque white sand beach of Temae, the longest of the island, within a protected marine area.
Featuring 113 luxurious bungalows built over the water, on the beachfront or surrounded by landscaped gardens. Boasting French style infused with Tahitian hospitality, the hotel’s two acclaimed restaurants provide an intimate and romantic setting with incredible panoramic views and live entertainment. Come live the French way and experience chic luxury with authentic South Pacific charm.
3. GateKeepers Day Spa, Australia
You can’t beat a spa day and Gate Keepers offers the best Australia has to offer.
The beautifully appointed Gate Keeper’s Day Spa offers a destination Spa escape that sits high above and overlooks the stunning Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Valley from the iconic and award-winning Mount Lofty Estate.
With every element and experience carefully crafted to offer an enchanting Spa Wellness sojourn, our exquisite rituals for face and body incorporate the latest techniques and meticulously formulated products to ensure each spa journey rejuvenates skin-targeting results with a slice of relaxation heaven. Be nurtured by our professionally trained and compassionate Spa Therapists dedicated to tailoring each Spa Wellness visit to your personal needs and preferences.
4. Maruia Hot Springs, New Zealand
Immerse yourself in the ultimate outdoor experience.
Maruia Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot spring, day spa and wellness destination tucked among the snow-capped Southern Alps on the picturesque Lewis Pass national reserve. Instantly feel connected to the mountainous landscape and nature surrounding you whilst you relax in natural geothermal mineral pools, nourish your soul with organic food and relax your body & mind in our daily wellness classes.
This is a quality all-round experience, the well trained friendly and helpful staff to the clean and modernised rooms, healthy and imaginative dining, range of therapeutic experiences and, of course, relaxing hot pools.
So, there you have it, our Top 4 Oceanic Destinations in the LUXE Global Portfolio. Keep an eye out for our next blog.