Top Luxe Beach hideaways

Treating yourself to a luxury getaway every now and then isn’t just about the Facebook bragging rights. It does wonders for the soul too, and we reckon it’s more therapeutic than lunch with friends, a deep-tissue massage and an afternoon at the driving range combined. With summer just around the corner and a beach escape likely to be high on your agenda, there’s never been a better time to head to the coast and hole up in some swanky accommodation. Go on, you deserve it…

Kims Beachside Retreats are a collection of timber bungalows and villas boasting a subtropical rainforest backdrop and outlook over Toowoon Bay on the NSW Central Coast. These comfortable bolt holes have all the hallmarks of the perfect beach house: high ceilings, timber floors, cane furnishings and glass windows that can be thrown open to let in the sea breeze. Some have extra luxuries too, like an open fireplace, a private pool and even a personal sauna. A communal pavilion-style restaurant is where you’ll mingle with other guests and feast on Kim’s legendary buffets. These spreads are the stuff of gourmet dreams, and the tables overflow with outstanding seafood, meats, fruits, vegetables and cheeses. The buffets happen three times a day and are included in the tariff.