Saffire, Freycinet Peninsula, Australia
Hugging Tasmania's pure eastern shores, boutique hotel Saffire on the Freycinet Peninsula is a natural gem, with beach views from its 20 sleek suites and a spa. At first sight it resembles a shiny UFO, but this stingray-shaped sanctuary embraces the curving Coles Bay coastline, encouraging you to be at one with nature.
Chef Hugh Whitehouse presides over Palate, Saffire's top-notch contemporary restaurant where tasting menus of local seafood are a specialty, alongside quality regional produce. Activities include visits to vineyards and a marine oyster farm, trekking and island-hopping.
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