Need to know
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $224.41 (AU$327), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
There’s isn’t currently a restaurant, so rates don’t include any meals, but do include an artisanal breakfast hamper of granola, yoghurt and fruit toast for your first morning. There’s a minimum stay of two nights.
Owners Claire and Rob want the hotel to be a place that encourages guests to slow down and disconnect, which is why it doesn’t have WiFi. There’s good 4G coverage, though, so you won’t be forced to live a hermit’s life against your will.
At the hotel
Sunroom, private gardens, firepit and direct access to the beach. In rooms: flatscreen TV; kitchenette with a mini fridge, microwave and sink; wireless Bose speaker; tea and coffee kit; Weber barbecue; working fireplace and Subtle Energies bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Daubed with earthy and oceanic colours, the seven suites are designed to be inherently relaxing, and have large windows that make the most of the coastal views. The most indulgent of the lot is Alto, which has panoramic sea views from the living room and a stone soaking tub overlooking the lighthouse.
The poolhouse cuts a suave figure with its pitched metal ceiling, jet-black walls and statement stonework. Windows overlook the rolling coastline on either side, and there’s a light-flooded sun room with chairs and sunloungers. The pool is heated and filled with mineral water tapped from the limestone caves beneath the hotel.
Lon Spa is made up of three minimalist treatment rooms, each with a massage area, soaking tub and steam shower, both of which draw their water from the mineral-rich springs that work their way through the sand dunes. Each room has sweeping views of the ocean, local lighthouse and rolling coastline, creating a placid backdrop for the treatments on offer, which range from aromatherapy steam baths to indulgent facials involving 24-karat gold leaf and minerals extracted from pearls and conch shells.
With no WiFi at the hotel, you couldn’t ask for a better place to catch up on your reading list.
All common areas are wheelchair accessible, as is one of the Luxury Suites.
To preserve its peaceful ambience, the hotel only accepts over-16s.
Very – the hotel was built with maximum energy efficiency in mind, making use of the latest green materials and building techniques. Solar and wood-fired heating minimise their use of electricity and gas; natural springs feed the spa, baths and showers; and rainwater is collected for use on their organic farm, which supplies produce and flowers. They also recycle waste and use recycled and local products wherever they can.