5 hotels perfect for escaping winter
Not keen on big puffy jackets and shivering your timbers? Escape winter with the hottest spots (literally) in Australia and beyond.
- Viceroy Hotel, Bali
Avg winter temp: 27°C
Nothing says summer holiday like a luxurious Bali hotel escape. Situated in the Ubud highlands, each of the Viceroy Hotel’s 5-star villas has its own private pool and sweeping views of the Petanu River. But, hey, if a private pool isn’t enough, skedaddle over to the infinity pool overlooking the Valley of the Kings, where Balinese royalty once lived. Look, if you’re going to escape winter, do it in style ?.
- Niramaya Villas and Spa, Port Douglas
Avg winter temp: 25°C
A pavilion-style hotel, Port Douglas’s Niramaya Villas and Spa will definitely beat your winter blues. Soak up the summer vibes as you laze on a pool side lounge with a cold drink in one hand and a cheese platter at the other. Niramaya is also the perfect home base for exploring more of the northern tropics, with Mareeba, Kuranda, and local wineries close by. Make sure you check out our foodies’ guide to Port Douglas before you go!
- Radisson Blue Resort, Fiji
Avg winter temp: 29°C
This 5-star beachfront paradise is a destination in itself. If you’re keen on golf, try your skills (or your luck) on the 18-hole golf course. Or if swimming is more your thing, make a splash in one of Radisson Blue’s five lagoon pools. Don’t forget the awesome swim-up bar too – a summer holiday must-have ?.
- COMO Point Yamu, Phuket
Avg winter temp: 28°C
Just a 30-minute drive from bustling Phuket, COMO Point Yamu overlooks gorgeous Phang Nga Bay. It’s not absolute beachfront, but if you’re craving all things sand take a complimentary boat to COMO’s exclusive off-shore beach club (um, WOW!). For a seriously summer-esque getaway, COMO Point Yamu ticks all the boxes.
- Mangrove Hotel, Broome
Avg winter temp: 30°C
With its swinging palm trees and sparkling Roebuck Bay views, Broome’s Mangrove Hotel makes winter feel like a distant (and kinda sad) memory. Make a beeline to the pool area to bag a private cabana or lazy hammock – it’s like hitting the summer jackpot. Or hit up the hotel reception to join a camel safari tour of Cable Beach (just five minutes away). And DEFINITELY try the goats’ cheese and pumpkin pizza at the on-site restaurant – it’s a-maze-ing.