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The luxury beachside hotel all Brisbanites need to experience

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The only Australian hotel to be recognised in Conde Nast’s World’s Best Hotels Gold List is closer to Brisbane than Byron Bay!

Perched oceanside in the sweet beach town of Cabarita, Halcyon House is a veritable paradise, perfect for a close-to-home staycation or chic day trip, offering the best parts of the luxury hotel experience with unmistakeably fresh east coast style.

With on-site Hatted restaurant Paper Daisy and 21 bespoke rooms all styled by iconic designer Anna Spiro, Halcyon House is a stunning combination of dining, scenery, and pampering, whether you’re staying the night or just dropping by!

While some of the Insta-worthy drawcards on offer like the luxurious, individually styled suites and beachfront pool are reserved for guests, daytrippers should prepare to be wowed at Halcyon House’s multi-award winning restaurant, Paper Daisy. With newly appointed Executive Chef Jason Barratt (ex Rae’s, Attica & Stokehouse) in the kitchen, you can expect a thoughtful menu with a focus on local flavours.

Think stunners like coal-roasted fish served with finger lime and spanner crab butter, bucatini with grilled octopus, sobrassada and sour tomato, and fig leaf ice cream with strawberry gum meringue and strawberries.

Once you’re (extremely) well fed, turn to Halcyon Spa to rest off that food baby! You don’t even have to be a hotel guest of Halcyon House to leave feeling your best. The spa’s natural products, gorgeous domed steam room, and focus on inner and outer wellbeing will leave you feeling #glowy whether you go with a signature radiance facial, essential healing massage, or body rescue package.

If you’ve made the trip with an S.O. go for one of the luxe spa rituals for two, or include them in your stay by booking a package – there are two and three-night options to suit couples, honeymooners, and friends!

When it turns to aperitivo hour, staying guests can take advantage of Halcyon’s jaw-dropping pool for sunset dips, cocktails, and poolside selfies – the Miami-meets-Byron space features palm trees, striped lounges, and an expansive deck to soak up that east coast sun!

With its prime location just far enough away from Brisbane to feel like a real sea change, a Halcyon House staycation or daytrip is the perfect mix of all things delicious, decadent and divine! Be forewarned, though – you’ll want to call it home.

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Words by Georgia Condon
- the gourmet who loves a luxe getaway