Boutique Beach Shack Luxury in Tasmania
The tropical Australian island state of Tasmania lies at the southernmost edges of the Bass Strait, and is unique on the sub-continent for its lifestyle, heritage and luscious landscapes. Isolated from mainland Australia for millennia, it’s a land of historic colonial buildings, magnificent, jagged mountain ranges and isolated beaches and bays. Set on glorious Great Oyster Bay is Saffire, a small, unique boutique resort offering beach shack-style luxury and impeccable service to those looking for a relaxing break far from the madding crowd. This is luxury in Tasmania at its finest!
The resort’s isolated location and ecological self-sufficiency is overlooked by the Hazard Mountains’ sharp, granite peaks and fronted by the soft sands and azure waters of the bay. Designed to blend in with the surrounding natural beauty, its buildings are a combination of slate, wood and stone, and all-natural materials feature throughout the guest suites. The 21st century necessities of flat screen TVs, internet access and music centres don’t intrude on the organic ambience and earth colours of the beautifully-designed suites. Egyptian cotton bedding, climate control via aircon, fresh fruit and cookies delivered daily to your suite, fresh flowers, herbal teas, yoga mats and luxury toiletries are all provided.
Suites come in three styles, deluxe, luxury and premium, and all have superb views from picture windows overlooking the bay. The level of service is second to none, the beach is a few steps away and the range of eco-activities gives something for everyone. The resort’s Palate Restaurant is set on two floors, bth of which offer panoramic views of the peninsula as well as gourmet Tasmanian fusion dishes and multi-course gastronomic experiences accompanied by the best in Australian wines.
Saffire’s luxury spa offers unique gem-based treatments including facials using elements of silver, sapphire, and gold for a glowing result, and the anti-ageing therapies utilise plant stem cells, gold dust and diamond dust. The aim of all the treatments is to rejuvenate, increase energy, promote cell renewal and relax, and volcanic magma is used to reduce cellulite and improve skin suppleness. Activities include birding, dolphin-watching, kayaking, boat trips to Pacific oyster farms, archery, kite-flying, golf, mountain biking and star gazing.