Nestled along the pristine shores of Cabarita Beach in Northern NSW, Halcyon House is more than just a hotel—it’s an experience. A blend of elegant design, impeccable service, and unparalleled coastal views, this luxurious boutique hotel beckons travelers seeking a tranquil yet lavish escape. If you’re searching for a getaway infused with style and comfort, look no further. Halcyon House will whisk you into a world of beachside splendor. During your stay, you’ll experience why Halcyon House is the deserving recipient of the prestigious 2021 Conde Naste Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards and the 2020 Alluxia Awards Best Spa Getaway.
The History of Halcyon House
Once a simple surf motel, Halcyon House has undergone a monumental transformation. Opening its doors with its current look in 2015, this boutique hotel’s metamorphosis is a testament to the art of reimagining and refurbishing. Every corner, from the art-adorned walls to the meticulously chosen decor, echoes the tales of its history while exuding modern luxury.
Luxurious Amenities Await You
With 21 unique rooms and suites, Halcyon House offers an intimate and personalized experience. No two rooms are alike, with each space thoughtfully curated with handpicked furnishings, bespoke fabrics, and eclectic art pieces. It’s a harmonious blend of comfort and aesthetic appeal, ensuring each guest feels the exclusivity of their stay.
We stayed in the One Bedroom Suite complete with a plush King bed, spacious closet, dining area, living room with a flat screen TV that connects to your favorite streaming services, and two massive bathrooms, one of which includes a soaking tub.
Plus, the Suite has private deck with lounge chairs and a view of the pool. Halcyon House goes the extra mile to make sure you feel right at home, with a complimentary mini-bar stocked with healthy and delicious beverages and snacks that is refilled every day. Some of our faves are the Oregano & Thyme flavored Piranha Snaps and the refreshing Noah’s apple, pear, mango, fejoa, yuzu, matcha juice smoothie. Yum!
As you stroll through the hotel, you’ll be lured by the inviting azure pool—an oasis surrounded by lush greenery and tantalizing sun loungers. It’s the ideal spot to sip on a cocktail, immerse in a book, or simply let the coastal breeze caress you.
Culinary Delights at the award-winning Paper Daisy
Your senses are in for a treat beyond just the visual wonders of Halcyon House. Paper Daisy, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, is renowned for its innovative dishes that pay homage to local produce. With every bite, you taste the essence of Cabarita Beach and its surroundings. Whether you’re seated indoors, surrounded by chic interiors, or outdoors, with the ocean as your backdrop, dining at Paper Daisy is an affair to remember. With a myriad of awards to its name including, One Hat (Good Food Guide 2023), 3 Glasses (Wine List Of the Year Awards 2022), #35 Most Delicious Restaurants in NSW (Delicious, 2022), Best Hotel Breakfast (Gourmet Traveller 2018), and Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants (Australian Financial Review 2018), Paper Daisy’s culinary team proves it is deserving of all of the praise.
Breakfast each morning was delightful with fresh squeezed juice, barista quality cappuccinos, smashed avo toast, passionfruit pancakes and pineapple-ginger porridge.
Chef Jason Barratt and his team accommodated our family’s vegan and vegetarian diets, by preparing delicious custom dishes for us to enjoy at dinner. Zoe, Claire, Dirk and Reuben took such great care of us at every meal.
Enviable Amenities Courtesy of Trueheart and Halcyon House
As Virtuoso preferred partners, when you book your stay at Halcyon House with Trueheart, you will be treated to the following VIP benefits to enhance your stay:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily Breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom
$100 USD equivalent in local currency credit applicable towards transfers or Hotel Mercedes car hire
Complimentary Demi of Champagne & Chef Plate in room upon arrival
Guaranteed Late Check-Out at 12PM, Early Check-In, subject to availability
You will be welcomed with first class hospitality by the amazing General Manager Laura and Maeve, Cassidee, Sharna, Alice and Barbara on her fabulous team.
Exploring Cabarita Beach and Surroundings
The beauty of staying at Halcyon House extends beyond its opulent rooms and impeccable service. Step outside, and you’re greeted by the mesmerizing allure of Cabarita Beach and its surroundings.
Cabarita Beach: Often termed a hidden gem of Northern NSW, Cabarita Beach boasts shimmering turquoise waters and golden sands. Whether you’re a surfing enthusiast or someone who prefers relaxing beach strolls, Cabarita caters to all. The waves are a surfer’s delight, offering both challenging swells for pros and gentler waves for novices. For those seeking tranquility, the beach extends a vast expanse for sunbathing, picnicking, or indulging in the simple pleasure of watching the sun dip below the horizon.
Norries Headland: A short walk from the beach leads to Norries Headland, offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s an excellent spot for whale-watching during the migration season, and its elevated vantage point provides stunning photo opportunities, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Cabarita Lake: A juxtaposition to the beach, the serene Cabarita Lake is a haven for kayakers and paddleboarders. The calm waters, flanked by verdant foliage, create a peaceful environment, ideal for a day of relaxation and exploration. Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts will also find the lake area teeming with local wildlife.
Local Markets: The region around Cabarita Beach is known for its vibrant local markets. Dive into these bustling hubs to discover handmade crafts, artisanal products, fresh produce, and delicious street food. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to mingle with locals and get insights into their culture and traditions.
Local Tours: We were so lucky to have a guided tour by Kiff & Culture. In one day, our amazing guide Alex, planned three unforgettable adventures. Alex took us around in a gorgeous, luxury Mercedes van to some local spots that were fantastic!
First, we went to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for a private tour, where we fed kangaroos, held a snake and cuddleda koala bear!! This is one of the coolest places in the Gold Coast, but getting a private tour takes it up a few notches!
Then, we went to Tropical Fruit World. This place was truly magical. they have over 500 acres and 500 different tropical fruits, some of which we had never heard of or tried before. They had chocolate pudding fruit, which actually tasted like chocolate pudding! We got driven around in a buggy and stopped wherever we wanted to try as much fruit as we could eat. Scott was in heaven cracking and enjoying as many Macadamia nuts as he could eat!
We also found these massive delicious purple grapes which we picked directly off the tree!!
But, the best part was the private gourmet lunch they had waiting for us in a grove of gorgeous trees. The food was extraordinary and the location was so serene and peaceful. We felt like we were in a fairytale. We will NEVER forget this beautiful family meal.
Finally, Alex took us to the super cool Husk Farm Distillery, where they grow their own sugarcane to make some of the best rum that Scott has ever tasted (they gave us some limes and raw sugar to mix in – YUM!!)
We also got to pick our own sugarcane, then juice and taste it in a rare behind the scenes look at how HUSK makes their delicious rum. Scott got SOOO excited over their unique coconut rum, that he bought a few bottles to gift to friends.
If you ever visit the Gold Coast, PLEASE check out Kiff & Culture >> We promise they will take amazing care of you and it will be a day you never forget!!!
Conclusion: An Unparalleled Experience Awaits
Halcyon House, with its combination of history, luxury, and beachfront location, stands as a jewel in Cabarita Beach’s crown. Each visit promises new memories, be it through a sunset witnessed from your room, a culinary masterpiece tasted at Paper Daisy, or the myriad experiences the locale offers.
If there’s a place where the ocean whispers tales of luxury, it’s here. Dive into the embrace of Halcyon House and let Cabarita Beach serenade you. Book your stay now to experience unparalleled luxury.
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