Real Living (Australia) - - WANDER -

A WAN­DER THROUGH ANY OF THE RE­SORT’S ROOMS will have you run­ning your fin­gers over hand-wo­ven rat­tan pieces and cus­tom linen uphol­stery (in­clud­ing bed­heads), all the while ap­pre­ci­at­ing the del­i­cate minimalism, Sisal rugs, green­ery and care­fully cho­sen art pieces. Although in­ter­na­tional finds do make an ap­pear­ance (you can’t ig­nore the stun­ning wrought iron chan­de­lier from Italy), there’s a real cel­e­bra­tion of home­grown tal­ents, with Den holm planters and art­works by By­ron lo­cal Todd Hunter.

But it’s not the wow fac­tor that makes you fall in love with Rae’s, it’s the de­tails. It’s the fresh­ness of the sashimi, caught lo­cally (nat­u­rally), that you can eat at Rae’s Restau­rant. It’s the fact that you can grab a surf­board and go for a pad­dle just as eas­ily as you can lose hours in com­plete in­dul­gence at the spa (trust us, the Sil­ver Rain treat­ment is a game-changer). Better yet, those tough de­ci­sions are made for you at Rae’s be­cause the staff spe­cialise in tai­lor­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence for you, to cre­ate a truly in­di­vid­ual stay.

And that’s the real beauty of Rae’s: there’s a spe­cial kind of ef­fort­less­ness to the ex­pe­ri­ence. You’re free to just “be” in the space, en­joy­ing the calm, loung­ing in the ocean breeze and do­ing a whole lot of noth­ing… just the way hol­i­days should be.

Sweet dreams The curved bed­heads and hand dip-dyed bed­side tables are just a couple of Tamsin’s favourite fea­tures, while the tow­els were cus­tom-de­signed by Lucy Folk. Heavy load This amaz­ing 500kg Den holm traver­tine ta­ble (op­po­site) had to be craned into Pent­house 1!

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