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Family escape to Byron Bay

Take your family on a well-deserved family break to Byron Bay with this 3-night package that will keep both the kids and the grown-ups happy. You won’t need to lift a finger, staying in luxury with all meals prepared by a local chef, daily turn down service and family friendly activities planned for you and your loved ones.

You’ll have exclusive use of your own secluded luxury retreat with a private pool and hinterland views.  Surrounded by national parkland, escarpment and rainforest, it’s is the perfect place to forget it all and just enjoy the peacefulness of a mountain setting.

Inclusions:

  • 3-Nights luxury accommodation (Exclusive use for your family – up to ten people)
  • All Meals ( and some beverages ) including chef prepared breakfasts & dinners, daily snacks, Three Blue Ducks Lunch, private luxe Beach Picnic
  • Daily turn down service
  • Welcome to Byron and Surrounds Tour Private Guided Tour including Brookies Farm and Distillery as well as Crystal Castle
    Byron Bay Highlights Private Guided Tour including inside the Byron Lighthouse
  • Kids Local Cooking Lesson
  • Private Brunswick River Cruise including kayaks and SUP’s as well as a beach picnic
  • Airport Transfers ex Ballina Airport

 

DAY ONE
Fly into Ballina Airport where your local host will be waiting to escort you

Welcome to Byron and Surrounds Tour 

Meet your local host at Ballina Airport before spending an afternoon exploring Byron Bay’s hinterland.
The first stop is the local Brook family’s 96-acre farm ‘Brookies’ located high on the ridgeline above Byron Bay with views to the iconic Lighthouse and along the coastline.

On arrival, meet your host and commence a journey through the story of the Brook family farm and distillery. Parents may wish to start with a Brookie’s Gin & Tonic garnished with Native Finger Lime & Aniseed Myrtle prior to venturing into the subtropical rainforest with your host. See, smell, and touch the native rainforest ingredients such as Macadamias that can be found in the famous Brookfarm Muesli.

Returning to the distillery, parents may wish to participate in a fun sensory tasting experience while the kids spot wildlife and take in the views of the rainforest from the deck. Continuing the journey, stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth and sit inside an ancient amethyst cave at Crystal Castle and Shambala Gardens. As you wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens and rainforest, keep an eye out for resident Koalas.

Check into your luxury accommodation. Welcome drinks and afternoon snacks will be provided on arrival.

Enjoy a local chef prepared dinner with beverages.

DAY TWO
Morning: Breakfast at leisure

Private Behind the Scenes Byron Bay Highlights 
Meet your guide at your accommodation before setting off for the day to explore Byron Bay and surrounds.
Visit Cape Byron Lighthouse and the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Take a private tour of the lighthouse where you will climb to the top to enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of Byron Bay and the hinterland. Spot dolphins, turtles, and rays from the cliffs high above. Learn about the ancient aboriginal history of the Bundjalung Nation as well as the more recent history of Byron Bay and its Lighthouse keepers.

Enjoy a coffee or an ice cream at the Lighthouse café.

Lunch at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm, Byron Bay
The Farm and Three Blue Ducks restaurant is set on an 80-acre farm and Macadamia Orchard on the outskirts of Byron Bay. The chefs work closely with ethical growers and producers to deliver rustic, nourishing, delicious dishes that reflect the goodness of the local produce.

Following lunch, wander along the farm trail past the pigs in their mud bath, the 700 Bond Brown chickens, past the macadamia orchard and the fields planted with produce served in the restaurant.

Afternoon Kids Cooking Lesson
While the parents relax, kids can join the local chef to learn how to make treats such as Muesli Bars featuring Brookfarm muesli or perhaps Gingerbread cookies featuring locally grown ginger.

Optional afternoon massage for the adults can be arranged at additional cost.

Chef prepared Dinner
Enjoy a local chef prepared dinner with beverages.

DAY THREE
Morning: Breakfast at leisure

Private Brunswick River Cruise 
Departing your accommodation, travel to the village of Brunswick Heads where you will board a leisurely private cruise on the beautiful Brunswick River. As you cruise along the river you will see rainforest river scenery and have the chance to spot amazing birdlife, wildlife, and marine life. Pull into a sheltered estuary with a white sand beach to take a short kayak tour or even try your hand at Stand-Up Paddle Boarding with your guide.

Beach Picnic lunch
Picture yourselves feasting on the best local products sourced by renowned chefs in an unforgettable beach setting. Luxury Turkish towels, picnic rugs, cushions and funky Moroccan style beach umbrellas will provide comfort while you enjoy an afternoon by the sea. Beach games will also keep the kids entertained.

Afternoon: Explore Brunswick Heads
While in the area, take a stroll around the delightful, unspoilt village of Brunswick Heads. ‘Bruns’ as it is known to locals has retained its traditional seaside village atmosphere.

You may wish to stroll around the village and explore the eclectic boutiques and retro-vintage treasures or perhaps follow the fairy trail to find over 20 unique, hand-made fairy houses.

Chef prepared Dinner
Enjoy a local chef prepared dinner with beverages.

DAY FOUR
Morning: Morning & Breakfast at leisure
Your local host will transfer you to Ballina Airport

Block-out: 15 December 2020 – 10 January 2021

Contact the team at Alquemie at info@alquemie.com.au.

3-night Byron Bay Hinterland luxury escape for a group of friends

We’ve put together an easy escape for a group of 6 friends in the gorgeous Byron Bay Hinterland. Think of it as your own private luxury hotel with all meals and activities taken care of. All you need to do is turn up.

You’ll have exclusive use of your own private luxury accommodation in acres of green rain forest, with spectacular views Eastwards to Cape Byron and the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Byron Hinterland, this boutique bed and breakfast has been impeccably designed to be close to nature and close to the hearts of the founders and hosts.  The interior palette includes Moroccan tiled bathrooms with naked copper fittings; super-lux King size beds with Egyptian cotton linen on burnished concrete floors; unique reclaimed timber cabinetry, and warm birch ply panelled walls. Wake up to the ultimate framed view, where the mountains meet the sea. The 10 metre mineral magnesium pool is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy a drink overlooking Cape Byron.

Inclusions:

  • 3-nights Luxury Accommodation (Exclusive use for your group of 6)
  • All meals (and some beverages ) including chef prepared dinners and breakfasts, Brunch at Beach Byron Bay, Private beach picnic
  • Welcome to Byron and Surrounds Private Guided Tour including Brookies Farm & Gin distillery
  • Bubbles on arrival at accommodation, cheese board and chocolates served to pavilions
  • Minyon Falls Rainforest Walk, Private Guided walk and lunch
  • ‘Forest to Beach’ Sunset Private Horse Ride
  • Cape Byron Sea Kayak Shared Tour
  • Airport Transfers ex Ballina Airport

 

 

ITINERARY

DAY ONE
Fly into Ballina Airport where your local host will be waiting to escort you.

Welcome to Byron and Surrounds Tour 
Meet your local host at Ballina Airport before spending an afternoon exploring Byron Bay’s hinterland. The first stop is the local Brook family’s 96-acre farm ‘Brookies’ located high on the ridgeline above Byron Bay with views to the iconic Lighthouse and along the coastline.

On arrival, meet your host and commence a journey through the story of the Brook family farm and distillery. Begin with a Brookie’s Gin & Tonic garnished with Native Finger Lime & Aniseed Myrtle. Join your host on a stroll through the subtropical rainforest – see, smell, and touch the native rainforest botanicals that are used in the award-winning Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin. Return to the distillery where you will be guided through a fun sensory tasting experience by the distillery team.

Check into your luxury accommodation late afternoon and enjoy bubbles served on arrival. An afternoon massage can be arranged at additional cost.

Dinner will be prepared this evening by the 2018 winners of My Kitchen Rules, Alex and Emily. Enjoy a casual flavour driven menu accompanied by views that stretch across the Byron coastline and Pacific Ocean.

DAY TWO
Breakfast at leisure

Minyon Falls Rainforest Walk 
This morning you will join an environmental scientist on a private 2-hour / 4-kilometre rainforest walk. Explore this amazing rainforest ecosystem, see wildlife, and experience the wonder of Minyon Falls located 100-metres above the valley floor within the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park. Enjoy a swim at the waterfall and picnic lunch before returning to your accommodation.

‘Forest to Beach’ sunset horseback ride 
Join the Zephyr Horses team for a sunset ‘Forest to Beach’ trail ride. On arrival you will be introduced to one of their twenty horses. Spend some time getting to know your horse before riding through native Tea Tree forest trails and along Byron’s iconic Belongil Beach. Suitable for beginner riders, Zephyr offers a holistic approach where the you will not only get to ride, but also learn about equipment, grooming, technique, horse behaviour and movement, and horsemanship.

Picture yourselves feasting on the best local products sourced by renowned chefs in an unforgettable setting on Belongil Beach.
Luxury Turkish towels, picnic rugs, cushions and funky Moroccan style beach umbrellas will provide comfort while you enjoy a Champagne picnic as the sun sets.

DAY THREE
Morning Cape Byron Sea Kayak Tour 
Meet your local host then transfer to Byron where you will join a Sea Kayak tour through the surf.
Get up close to playful bottlenose dolphins and keep an eye out for sea turtles and season dependant, you may be lucky enough to come across a pod of migrating whales.

On conclusion of the tour, a short transfer will have you at the ever-popular ‘Beach Byron Bay’ for brunch overlooking Main Beach.

Following brunch, you may wish to explore Byron Bay township or perhaps walk the coastal track to the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse located at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

Poolside Dinner with Chef Dai Shibata
With an impressive resume in fine dining restaurants, Chef Dai will create a bespoke degustation style dinner featuring in season local produce.

DAY FOUR
Breakfast at leisure.
Transfer to Ballina Airport

Travel Dates: Now until 31 March 2021. ( Subject to availability and excluding peak period 18 December 2020 – 15 January 2021. Surcharges will apply to 10 – 14 December & 21 – 31 January 2021 )

To enquire please contact the team at info@alquemie.com.au.

Marramarra Lodge – a new luxury retreat on the Hawkesbury

Marramarra Lodge is a brand new luxury retreat on the Hawkesbury. Only accessible by boat or seaplane, yet so close to Sydney, this new luxury accommodation will be a hit with both domestic and international travellers looking for a quick and easy escape from the city – just one hour from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

The exclusive Marramarra lodge sits high on Fishermans Point peninsula on the Hawkesbury River with just eight stylish Peninsula Tents and seven Hawkesbury Bungalows – all with water views and either sunrise or sunset options.

The all-inclusive stay includes a daily six-course degustation at Budyari Restaurant as well as daily activities. There is also a spa and pool for spending a relaxing day in the stunning surrounds.

Two night Marramarra Lodge packages include:
– Transfers via Brooklyn Wharf & Marramarra Lodge
– Accommodation in a newly restored Hawkesbury Bungalow or Luxury Tent
– Gourmet breakfast of chef’s locally sourced and house made produce, each morning
– Light lunch daily
– Exclusive selection of minibar items
– Dinner beverages and paired wines
– Chef’s degustation dinner each evening
– Luxury amenities
– Daily resort activities

From just $1,100 per person twin share.

UPGRADE
Include a scenic Seaplane transfer or a Jet Ski Safari.

To book or enquire please contact the Alquemie team at alquemie@alquemie.com.au.

Highland Valley Forage Weekend Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 October

The Highland Valley Forage in Kangaroo Valley tells the story, of how the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven and Coast South of Sydney are connected, through food and wine. It’s a unique, leisurely long degustation food and wine trail, which takes you through regenerating escarpment bush and blooming spring wildflowers in Morton National Park in Kangaroo Valley.

Once the sea floor, the Highlands are characterised by native scrub dry sclerophyll forests and dry red mineral rich soils of Canyonleigh in the north west and the rolling green hills bordered by sandstone escarpment walls with micro-climate rainforests in the south east. From the village of Robertson, the escarpment drops into one of the country’s most scenic valleys, the Shoalhaven community of Kangaroo Valley, with just 35 kms until the rugged coastline of Shoalhaven Heads. The coast then stretches north through seaside towns and surfing beaches to Wollongong and to the south to the pristine, white sandy coves of Jervis Bay and the famous Booderee National Park.

Experience the best of this region in a leisurely long degustation food and wine trail through blooming spring wildflowers in Morton National Park. Choose from 8 courses over 4km or 10 courses over 9.5km. The terrain is flat and the degustation is social distancing friendly.

We have created a two-night luxury Southern Highlands Highland Valley Forage foodie getaway which includes the Highland Valley Forage, a private olive oil tasting experience and accommodation at luxurious Barrranca in Kangaroo Valley.

Luxury Barranca in the Southern Highlands of NSW

Itinerary

Friday 23rd October 2020: Truly immerse yourself in nature with an adventure filled weekend in Kangaroo Valley. Make your way to Kangaroo Valley on Friday evening, checking into the picturesque accommodation of Barranca, with a welcome pack of wine and cheese awaiting your arrival. You will have time to wander around the stunning property before heading inside for a delicious pre-prepared dinner box in your kitchen provided by one of the local award-winning restaurants.

This luxury retreat offers guests with privacy and picturesque views of the sandstone escarpment of the valley. As well as being surrounded by native wildlife, guests have the delight of meeting the resident animals on the property, including the magnificent shire horses the playful donkeys and the cheeky, yet friendly Buffalo.

Saturday 24th October 2020: Breakfast will be at your leisure with a food box provided in your cabin including all the essentials such as bacon, eggs, bread, cereals and fresh fruit.

You will then embark on an olive degustation, where you will sit amongst the olive grove and sample the freshest oil and products produced on-site. This is the perfect spot to sip on some local wines and enjoy the views of the valley.

The afternoon will be filled with wine tasting at Yarrawa Wines and a chance to explore the local village of Kangaroo Valley. At the end of the day you will have time to explore the village before spending a relaxing evening back at your accommodation where another delicious pre-prepared dinner box will be in your kitchen provided by one of the local award-winning restaurants

Highland Valley Forage in the Southern Highlands

Sunday 25th October 2020: After another delicious breakfast we can check out of Barranca and embark on our signature food, wine and nature walk trail – the Highland Valley Forage. This is your chance to put on your walking shoes and venture the less explored region of Morton National Park.

On the Highland Valley Forage, you will learn about the food and wine trail from coast to highlands. The leisurely long degustation walk winds through regenerating escarpment bush and blooming spring wildflowers. Bringing together local producers from the region, you will be surprised with a different kind of food experience.

This luxury Southern Highlands Highland Valley Forage foodie getaway includes:
– 2 nights accommodation at Barranca, Kangaroo Valley
– Breakfasts & Dinners
– Welcome pack of wine and local produce
– Private Olive Oil Degustation for two people
– 10 course Highland Valley Forage for two people

This experience can be tailored for any number of people. Please enquire with the Alquemie team at alquemie@alquemie.com.au.

 

Australia’s Best Guides – Grace Mitchelson – Bullo River Station

If you head up to Bullo River Station in the remote Top End, there’s a fair chance that Grace Mitchelson will be your guide. This 500,000 acre working cattle station provides guests with a unique tourism experience, combining authentic outback adventures with life on the farm. Grace is one of those beautiful women that is both down to earth and supremely capable and when she effortlessly showcased Bullo River Station to us we were all in awe. We asked her to tell us a little bit about herself.

Please explain a little bit about who you are and what you do at Bullo River Station.
I’m a guide at Bullo River Station, which means showing guests what it is like to live on a working cattle station, and what remote outback life is like.  This involves showing the cattle activities but also activities like fishing and horse riding, things the team love doing on their days off, as well as just exploring this amazing property.

I was born on a farm in Tasmania, where my parents still are, so I have known farming all my life.  I left Tassie in 2012 for my first job as a jillaroo in Queensland, and then I was able to transfer within the company to two other stations, one in the NT and another on the NT/WA border.  After several seasons, I wanted to get into tourism so I got a job at Horizontal Falls for 2 years, and then working on the Great Escape expedition vessel, based out of Broome.  So I had a lot of varied experience when I started working at Bullo for the 2018 season.

What got you started with remote outback guiding and what do you find most interesting about it?
I have a love of the land which got me started here.  The country is continuously changing, from red rocks, blue skies, green bush after the wet, billabongs, it’s all so picturesque.  This country is why I do what I do and I love sharing it with people.  I’m also learning every day from the guests who visit.  A recent guest had such a great knowledge of native plants that he encouraged me to start collecting and pressing plants, to start a visual diary. I would never have thought of that but it’s something I now do and it’s helping me learn more about the bush here.

How do you bring Bullo River Station to life on your tours?
I get people involved by them participating, not just observing.  It is so exciting to see people participate in a new experience, to see their excitement and enjoyment.

Why do you think it’s important that people learn about  life on an outback cattle station?
Live cattle export has had some bad press so it’s important to show people how we manage our cattle, and the care and passion we have for healthy animals that are treated humanely.  Guests can visit our yards and paddocks, there’s nothing hidden.  It’s important that guests understand how cattle stations operate and see where their food comes from – in our instance, beef, fish and even bush tucker, plants that can allow people to live off the land.

If people wanted to find out more about life on Bullo River Station or the Top End are there any particular books, documentaries or websites you would recommend?
As the original owner, Sara Henderson’s biographies give a good history of Bullo River Station and her experiences in establishing the Station and Homestead.

I love wildlife books, and plant books, particularly that cover the Top End. Many have been to me recommended by guests – I find two really useful; Native Plants of Northern Australia by John Brock and A Guide to Wildlife and Protected Areas of the Top End by Linley McKay.

Is there anything else you’d like to add that hasn’t been covered by the questions already posed?
I guess just the multi-faceted aspect of my job.  Every day is varied – I could be down at the cattle yards in the morning and on a boat on the Bullo River in the afternoon and finish the day on a rock ledge overlooking the Victoria River at sunset.  I’m also continuously learning, especially now that Bullo has a partnership with Australian Wildlife Conservancy, which is running several conservation and science projects on the property.

What’s your favourite Australian animal and why? 
I have too many. Maybe Brolgas because I love how they dance, and they are so pretty when they fly.

What place is Australia’s best-kept secret?
Tasmania – home is where the heart is and the Tasman Peninsula in the south of Tasmania is just stunning scenery, with the rugged terrain and cliffs.

What haven’t you seen / done in Australia that you’d like to and why?
Diving at Lizard Island

Finally, how can people follow you on social media?
@gracemitchelson

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Saffire Freycinet Exclusive Winter Offer

Tasmanians know that the best time to experience the breathtaking natural wonder of Freycinet National Park is in the cooler season. Whether you’re hiking to wineglass bay, dressed in waders at the oyster farm, or in a full-body apiarist suit for our beekeeping experience, the quiet, clear Tasmanian winter air makes this connection to nature even more magical. The locals are willing to share this secret with you (along with warm fires, finest whiskies, hot stone massages and deep-soak baths)

 

With this 25% off special we invite you to experience the iconic luxury of Saffire Freycinet!

  • Available for stays until 30 September 2019 (subject to availability)
  • 2 night minimum stay
  • Booking remains non – refundable

 

Iconic luxury at the newly reimagined InterContinental Hayman Island

Welcome to a new era of immersive luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.  Opening 1 July 2019, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in a world of breathtaking natural beauty, iconic island experiences and sacred moments of connection with your family, friends and yourself. 

Nestled at the northernmost point of the stunning Whitsundays, Australia’s most iconic private island resort redefines luxury island living with 166 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. From the moment your feet hit the sand, you’ll discover unforgettable island experiences where exploring the world-famous Heart Reef by air, turquoise swirls of Whitehaven Beach by boat or remote rainforest mountains by foot is just the beginning.

Embark on a culinary adventure with five innovative dining experiences designed to delight the senses and fuel the soul, boasting a diverse selection of cuisine to suite every palette from modern Asian-infused menus to family-friendly Mediterranean cuisine, spectacular seafood delicacies to poolside cocktails. 

Seeking something deeper. The Hayman® Spa will inspire you to leave the world behind and immerse you in one-of-a-kind treatments, wellness philosophies and luxurious products that will renew your body and mind. While the little ones will discover their own island paradise in a world-class kid’s club. Blending fun and nature to create a collection of entertaining experiences and adventures connecting them to the island wonders that surround them.

Experience the re-imagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and discover a place of visual and visceral beauty so deep, it will leave you feeling transformed.

** Experience Hayman’s Suites **

Offer: Stay 3/Pay 2

Travel: 01 July 2019 to 14 October 2019

Book by: 31 May 2019

** Opening Special **

Offer: Stay 3 nights or more and receive 25% off

Travel: 01 July 2019 to 14 Oct 2019

Book by: 10 September 2019

Tanja Lagoon Camp – Connect with nature

Tanja Lagoon Camp is one of those beautiful conservation stories that you dream of creating in retirement. Once a dairy farm with nothing but grass and cows, this gorgeous property has been converted by labour of love into a peaceful wilderness camp with tall trees and abundant wildlife.

A chilled out mob of Eastern Grey Kangaroos call Tanja Lagoon Camp home, as do Swamp Wallabies, Echidnas, White-footed dunnarts, Ring-Tail Possums and a variety of other mammals. In conjunction with funding from the Local Land Services, owners Loz and Sam are planting vegetation across the property to create a wildlife corridor for the rare and endangered Long-Nosed Potoroo.

Located on the Sapphire Coast about 6 hours drive south of Sydney, this small pocket of privately owned land sits on the edge of a coastal lagoon surrounded by National Park. The region is know as Australia’s Coastal Wilderness and blissfully remains relatively unvisited due to the distance from any capital cities or major airports. You’ll often have miles of beach entirely to yourself.

Both Loz and Sam are former outdoor education guides and have a wealth of knowledge on the natural world.

Luxurious Safari Tents

Just four large, luxurious safari tents overlook the lagoon. Inside each tent is a beautiful and comfortable handcrafted queen size bed positioned to enjoy the best of the view when the tent is fully opened. There is also a lounge area with a sofa and writing desk. During the cooler months there is a Noirot heater to take the chill out of the room.

The ensuite bathroom of a safari tent at Tanja Lagoon Camp

Off the back of each deck is an ensuite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave and cooking equipment. There is no restaurant on property however there is a quality gas barbecue with a hotplate, grill, oven chamber and side burner for you to self cater if you choose.

The spacious front decks have views of the lagoon, a comfortable dining setting, an ethanol brazier in the cooler months and the sofa is easy to move outside to be enjoyed as a daybed.

Each tent also has it’s own fire drum with camp chairs and fire wood provided to allow guests to enjoy the pleasure of sitting around a camp fire.

Middle Beach is just a short bush walk from Tanja Lagoon Camp.

Activities at Tanja Lagoon Camp

At Tanja Lagoon Camp you can be as active or as lazy as you please. Nearby is Middle Beach where the lagoon meets the ocean. Here you can surf, swim or explore the rock pools and sand bar that divides the lagoon from the sea. To access this magical place there’s a short bush walk, or you can take a canoe and paddle your way to the ocean. There is also a walk through the Mimosa Rocks National Park forest amongst the spotted gums and cycads. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to see the abundant wildlife and feel at peace in this natural wonderland.

Within an hours drive of Tanja Lagoon Camp are a variety of other activities both on and off the water. Beaches abound for surfing and swimming. There are a range of mountain bike trails for the active, and art trails for the creative. You can discover the Aboriginal heritage of the area at Aragannu, a site of special cultural significance to the local indigenous people or visit nearby oyster farms. You won’t get bored!

One activity that is recommended is to enjoy the sunset over the lagoon from the deck of your safari tent with glass of cold wine in hand.

Tanja Lagoon Camp is perfect for those who are after a wilderness experience near the beach. It is set up for those who self drive and self cater as there is no restaurant on site, however it can easily accomodate those who need full service.

 

 

 

Introducing Raiwasa Villa in Fiji

Raiwasa Villa is undisputedly not only one of the most luxurious villas in the whole of Fiji, but also one of the world’s most exclusive hideaways.

Welcome to a tropical paradise that truly lives up to the word. A dream home in a dream location. Raiwasa Private Resort in Fiji recently won the 2017 World Boutique Hotel Awards and is our pick for one of the must-do places to stay in Fiji.

You’ll be entranced by the magical world in which you find yourself; pampered like royalty in an awe-inspiring tropical setting few people ever get to appreciate. You’ll marvel at the unique sights, sounds, and tastes of a pristine environment that blends five star comfort and lifestyle experiences you will never forget.

An environment acclaimed so much by seasoned world travelers that they begin to run out of superlatives. Spectacular, superb, amazing, perfect, and speechless are just some of the words that have been used. When well-versed guests tell you the food is the best they’ve ever tasted and the service is second-to-none you know you’ve found your own little piece of paradise.

Kick back and relax like you’ve never relaxed before, or experience emotionally connected activities like you never have before. The choice is always yours.

Guests booked through Alquemie before the end of 2017 (for travel in 2018) will receive the following unforgettable experiences for free (total value US$1,000)

  • Body Indulgence: Welcome massage for each adult.
  • Cultural Emersion: Private Kava, Meke and Lovo traditional ceremony.
  • Waterfall Excursion: Guided tour to the stunning Bouma Waterfalls.
  • Reef Adventure: Snorkeling outing on the famous Rainbow Reef.

What makes Villa Raiwasa so special?

Consider Location

It’s perched high above the South Pacific, with an awesome 180-degree view overlooking the Somosomo Straight and surrounded by a lush tropical carpet of green rainforest and swaying palm trees. The dramatic sunsets are equaled only by the brilliance of the stars at night. No wonder that its name reflects its lofty location. In the Fijian tongue Rai means looking out from a height and Wasa means sea or ocean. Raiwasa simply means looking out to sea.

Consider The Property

Sitting on three acres of land and superbly-manicured gardens, Raiwasa Villa offers the privacy and understated luxury of a world-class retreat. The three-sided infinity pool is ideally situated to give stunning views of the deep blue and green ocean waters. A series of steps take you down to the private beach or just wander through the collection of rare palm trees, and banana, papaya, pineapple, orange and lemon trees.

Consider The Villa Itself

Two exquisitely-decorated suites are connected by a central living and offset kitchen area, designed to maximise the stunning ocean and garden views. The master bedroom has large bi-fold doors that open onto the wraparound deck. Both bathrooms provide twin honeymoon showers and outdoor bathtubs. Just imagine soaking in the fresh open air with an unfettered view of the stars with the soothing sound of the ocean waves in the background.

Resort activities include:

  • Star Gazing
  • Relaxation
  • Massage
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Paddle Boarding

Island activities include:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Hiking
  • Coastal Fishing
  • Pearl Farm Tour
  • Snorkelling
  • Bike Riding

 

Your Hosts

Your on-site hosts Richie and Rosie guarantee an unforgettable experience at Raiwasa Villa, raising the word pampering to new heights of excellence.

From the moment you arrive full of wide-eyed expectation until the moment you leave (wishing you didn’t have to go) the husband and wife duo head up a team that’s totally dedicated to taking care of your every need.

Together they deliver an experience that goes beyond five star—an experience that’s personal and discreet and tailored to your personal preferences.

During your stay Richie and Rosie will be your dedicated chefs introducing you to the gastronomic delights of dishes influenced by the different cultures of the Pacific region while also embracing your own personal preferences. If you’re interested, they love to share their culinary techniques with guests using locally grown, fresh, and mostly organic ingredients.

Both Richie and Rosie are extremely knowledgeable about the island of Taveuni and thrilled to share their insider secrets.

They have two children, Riya, six and Robert, two, and Rosie is an experienced children’s nanny, should you have need.

Richie oversees the villa’s skilled staff, who are so quiet and efficient that you will rarely notice their presence.

Patrick & Erika, owners of Raiwasa Villa, have entrusted their home and their guests to Richie, Rosie and the whole Raiwasa team. The couple is an integral part of the daily life of the villa. So much so that Patrick says,

“As your local hosts they are amazing and very skilled at what they do. I am sure, like us, you will just love them. But don’t think you can adopt them. We found them first!”

STAY 5/PAY 4 SPECIAL at Raiwasa Villa

FROM AUD$6,828 per person

Travel Dates:

  • Now to 20th December 2017
  • 8th January to 28th March 2018

Kimberley Coastal Camp 2018 Pre-Season Sale

SAVE $1980 per couple at Kimberley Coastal Camp. Stay for 6 – Pay for 5 – All Inclusive Package Stay

Book a 6 night stay during 2018 for 2 adults and only pay for 5*, transfers & alcohol additional.

There are very few places in the world where you can enjoy fabulous scenery, gourmet food, unique beach front accommodation, spectacular fishing and ancient rock art – all combined with unparalleled hospitality in a remote wilderness location.

Fill your days at Kimberley Coastal Camp with

  • Expert fully guided fishing (all equipment provided) – head out to the estuaries & blue water, try for the elusive Barra (with great success). Your catch is prepared for your mouth watering evening meal.
  • Drop the pots for mud crabs & Oyster gathering with of course Champagne!
  • Ancient rock art walks and tours (Gwion Gwion & Wandina) – the walk into the bush with Tub is a fascinating journey into the Dreamtime stories behind the incredibly preserved rock art he leads you to.
  • Boat cruises to remote private islands for gourmet picnic lunches, where you are likely to see no-one
  • Unplug and relax in truly one of the most unique and remote places.

New transport option – Paspaley Flying Boat! Direct from Darwin.

*Conditions apply. Per couple savings, min of 2 people booking to receive offer, twin share, transfers & alcohol additional, children at full child rate per night, limited bungalows subject to availability, non-refundable deposit of $2400 payable with in 7 days of booking, prices are correct at 20/9/17. Offer for nights booked between April & Sept 2018 and valid for bookings made before 31/12/17, not redeemable with any other offer. Only available for direct bookings, non-commission able