Name: Saffire Freycinet
Saffire Freycinet is the latest incredibly luxurious addition to Tasmania’s East Coast. This stunning coastal sanctuary combines sophisticated, intimate style, breathtaking views and unique inspirational experiences to create the holiday of a lifetime. Overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the crystal clear waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet seamlessly blends the best of mankind and nature. The breathtaking, ultra modern architecture of this eco-resort, with floor to ceiling glass windows everywhere, maximises your enjoyment of the stunning Tasmanian backdrop.
The resort features 20 luxurious guest suites all of which come with the breathtaking vista of the 3 large granite mountains “The Hazards” which reflect changing colour all day. Each suite offers total privacy with huge glass windows looking out at the bay and comfortable chairs to park in front of these windows to enjoy the view. The material used to construct the suites seamlessly blend from one stone tile to another. Every little detail, including the warmed floor, the beautifully scented products (heartwarmingly all animal cruelty free), the bathtub and dual shower with windows opening onto a private patio which makes it feel like you are taking a shower outdoors, even the lighting is perfect. Plus the refrigerator is stocked with a variety of local wines and beers, all of which are included at no extra charge.
Your personal wellbeing is at the heart of everything they do at Saffire Freycinet and because of this all suites come with sumptuous hammocks in your courtyard as well as yoga mats and individual yoga and meditation sessions can always be arranged for you. The resort also features a fully equipped gym, but if you want to enjoy the great-outdoors then the personal trainers are more than happy to point you in the direction of a stunning beach run or a jog through the picturesque bushland.
The food is just exquisite with a liberal array of local ingredients and each night you can choose from a degustation of local produce or have à la carte. It’s worth knowing you can also request food, such as lobster or fillet steak, and they will prepare it for you if they can, in time for your stay. The resort is renowned for its menu of fresh local produce and seafood. The local Pinot wines are excellent. The beautiful panoramic views frame this most exclusive restaurant.
If you’re looking for a moment to relax with a book, or enjoy a casual drink at the bar, the ‘Lounge’ is perfect for you. Specifically designed to make you feel at home with “classically cool” furniture from original 1950s designers, the lounge is the heart of Saffire Freycinet’s hospitality. In the day it has a relaxed and casual setting to enjoy fresh local produce from the barbeque and outside terrace and at night it transforms into a stunning setting to enjoy evening canapés and pre dinner bubbles. All the dining experiences are at Saffire Freycinet are overseen by Hugh Whitehouse, the Executive Chef, who brings with him a lifetime of culinary experience both from Australia and some of the finest establishments in Europe.
To truly complete your reviving and restoring escape at Saffire Freycinet you must experience a treatment at their Spa. A World Luxury Spa Award 2014 Nominee, the Saffire Freycinet Spa has its own range of signature products designed exclusively for the resort as well as a wide range of well known luxury skincare brands including: La Prairie Switzerland, LaGaia, Becca Cosmetics, Spa Ritual, St Tropez and La Biosthetique hair care.
Saffire Freycinet also offer complimentary experiences which last from one hour to three hours and allow you to explore the stunning natural wonders of the local area via kayaking, fishing, jogging, kite flying, mountain biking and so much more. Their newest complimentary experience is to Meet face-to-face with the iconic Tasmanian Devils and to participate in the quest to save them from extinction. Signature Experiences, which can be purchased prior to or upon arrival, include half and full day cruises, quad-biking and private beach picnics in the Freycinet National Park. Try the Saffire Oyster Bay experience (pictured) where you go out into the middle of the river in waders and taste the freshest shucked oysters in the world, served to you with lime and Champagne – great fun if you are a fan of these salty gems. The walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout is also a must and unbelievably beautiful.
The resort has its own beach and at Low tide you can go exploring under the rocky shelves where you will find wonderful colourful starfish. It’s so nice to be somewhere with so much life in the rock pools.
Choose to simply stay and relax in the the resort with its lovely bar overlooking the expansive view of the Hazards or enjoy these views from the privacy of your own room, or if you feel energetic, get out and explore the magnificent Freycinet national park. Whatever your choice, your stay here simply won’t be long enough!
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