My husband and I recently spent three glorious nights and days at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island.
Photographs don’t do it justice – an architectural and design masterpiece (thank you Max Pritchard), set low in the cliffs with nothing but the sea in front of the well-appointed suites. The overwhelming sense of space and privacy is the definition of luxury.
The food was a culinary adventure in seasonal produce and the very best, fresh local ingredients. Among them, the salmon amuse-bouche paired with the Adelaide Hills Verdelho set up a chemical connection which was a culinary sensation.
All tours - including a guided three-kilometre cliff top walk, the chance to see kangaroos,Tamar Wallabies, seals and sealions and more - are included in the price.
The winter beach holiday came complete with brief showers followed by bright Australian sunshine and glorious double rainbows; back at the Lodge the brisk weather seemed to make the fire glow more brightly.
On check out, a staff member asked what could be improved. We simply laughed and replied, “Nothing - you can’t improve on perfection.”
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island is Australia's most extraordinary luxury lodge experience. Exclusive and award-winning, the world-class lodge is sensitively designed to float amongst the coastal drama of the island's south west, offering an unforgettable blend of contemporary luxury and pure nature. Twenty-one luxurious suites welcome panoramic views of the great Southern Ocean and boundless coastal wilderness and feature lavish sleeping areas, sunken lounge and glass-surround ensuite. The Southern Spa features signature treatments with Kangaroo Island botanicals designed to relax and rejuvenate. All-inclusive rates, first name service and personalised experiential itinerary combine to offer guests the ultimate Kangaroo Island encounter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Southern Ocean Hotel Kangaroo Island