The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence -

PRETTY Beach House reopens on NSW’s cen­tral coast, 90 min­utes from Syd­ney, later this month fol­low­ing a rebuild of more than two years af­ter a fire; a day spa has been added and the retreat sleeps a max­i­mum of eight in four luxury pool vil­las; the high-end retreat, perched on a promon­tory of Bouddi Na­tional Park, is op­er­ated by nearby Bells at Kill­care with food by Ste­fano Man­fredi • Luxury travel com­pany andBeyond is re­fur­bish­ing its is­land retreat in Mozam­bique; andBeyond Benguerra will re­open on June 1 with in­te­ri­ors re­flect­ing the coun­try’s Por­tuguese her­itage; the gue­strooms, each with new plunge pool, are be­ing re­con­fig­ured to en­sure all beds face the stunning beach in front of the lodge • Fiji’s Out­rig­ger on the La­goon and Cast­away Is­land re­sorts have joined to of­fer a $F600 credit ($374) per room to spend dur­ing your stay, based on four nights at Out­rig­ger and three nights at Cast­away; avail­able from April 1 to the end of March next year • Sher­a­ton will open ho­tels in Sri Lanka and Ro­ma­nia this year as part of a global push that will see at least 20 new prop­er­ties com­ing on line; one third of th­ese will be in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion, based on grow­ing de­mand from China • Canada-based Fair­mont Ho­tels & Re­sorts has met World Wildlife Fund cli­mate tar­gets re­duc­ing CO2 emis­sions by 20 per cent be­low 2006 lev­els; in­di­vid­ual ho­tels have driven th­ese cuts; for ex­am­ple, the Fair­mont Or­chid Hawaii heats its pool us­ing waste heat from a chiller sys­tem.

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