A newcomer to the Travel + Leisure Top 100 Hotels list and Australia’s first luxury wilderness hotel, the Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is a spectacular place to spend a vacation.
Kangaroo Island is often referred to as Australia’s Galapagos because of the wide array of animal species and the breathtaking natural attractions. The island is flanked by the Southern Ocean, providing mesmerizing views.
The Lodge itself is comprised of 21 suites designed to be comfortable and stylish. Located on a cliff, the hotel gives a panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding landscape. Sandblasted limestone floors, sunken lounges, Southern Spa amenities, and of course floor-to-ceiling windows can be found in each well-appointed suite.
Visitors to the hotel can enjoy the fine dining options at the Lodge’s restaurant, spa treatments at the Southern Spa, and a high level of personal service throughout the stay.
Outside of the hotel, a multitude of experiences and adventures await. Vacationers can fish right from the beach, hike through Flinders Chase National Park, go on a koala spotting adventure, visit Seal Bay or take any number of other luxury excursions offered by the lodge.
Suites at the Southern Ocean Lodge start at $990 per night and can be booked on the lodge’s website.
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