CABARITA BEACH, NSW
The Tweed Coast has always been a favourite for holidaymakers in the know, but in 2015 it became a truly coveted destination when Halcyon House opened at Cabarita Beach. This luxury boutique stay gave new life to the run-down 1960s Hideaway motel, with a complete makeover: breathtaking interiors by Anna Spiro (pictured), a fabulous on-site restaurant Paper Daisy, a light and breezy day spa, old-fashioned service that saw visitors flocking here from across the country. But those who knew Cabarita before the Halcyon, in the halcyon days, know that it’s always been a little pocket of paradise, bordered by a nature reserve, lake and sugar-white beaches. And it’s just a bonus that there’s now a pretty place to lay your head at night.