LUXURY BED & BREAKFAST STYLE ACCOMMODATION
LOCATION: Crescent Head (voted Australia's best beach by the book ‘101 Best Beaches’) is surrounded by beautiful national parks, stunning beaches and headlands. It is a great holiday, honeymoon or stop-over break on the Sydney to Brisbane route on New South Wales’ north coast - perfect for relaxing, surfing, kayaking, diving, cycling, bird-watching, walking, photography, beach-combing and fishing.
So much to do, but many come just to relax - the reason generations of families return each year to Crescent Head, our tiny beautiful coastal village on the New South Wales north coast.
SHANTI SUITES: comprise INHLUZANI SUITE (pronounced ‘in-hloo-zaani', a Zulu word for young women's breasts, named for the lovely mountain range to the NW of your suite) and LAMBAZI SUITE (pronounced ‘lime-baa-zee’ is Xhosa for mussels) provide relaxed barefoot luxury with modern facilities. They ooze with charm and warmth and comprise en suite canopied bedrooms (queen-size European latex mattress/pillows (rated 4.5/5 by 33 reviews) and crisp cotton sheets) looking onto a sizeable all weather outdoor deck with panoramic views of the mountains, estuary and Crescent Head's world famous sweeping beach.
BATHROOMS: the bathrooms en suite comprise high quality separate private showers/toilets/basins, the showers tastefully decorated with Sharon's specially designed mosaics.
PRIVACY: the SUITES are let out to only one party at a time – an individual or couple or group travelling/holidaying together – guaranteeing your private space for you or your party.
LOUNGE/DINING/TV: The suites both open onto a tastefully furnished lounge/dining/TV room with easy access to the deck, kitchenette and laundry. All very private, relaxed barefoot luxury.
TV, READING & MUSIC: there is a collection of books and a folder of catalogued music CDs and video DVDs for your viewing pleasure during your stay. Cable TV (Fox) includes the standard package and sport.
WHAT TO EXPECT? A very peaceful, quiet stay. Be woken by the birds or the sea. Crescent Head is fortunately a beautiful 'dead-end' with no through-traffic, which makes it laid back and safe. The beach is a short 5 minute walk away, as are many favourite walks and trails. For the more active-minded there is stacks to do! Please ask us for details as we love pointing guests in the right direction – we know some special spots!
ACCESS: you have your own private access via a key-pad locking system so you can come and go as you please without disturbing anyone.
OUTSIDE H&C SHOWER: after your long walk or swim feel free to use the outdoor shower, beautifully decorated with another Sharon mosaic design.
SHOPS: All are small and quaint but you can get just about anything you need - baker, pub, restaurants (Chinese, Thai and general fare) superette, fruit shop, bottle shop, service/petrol station, pharmacy, coffee shops, news agency, surf-shop, butchery, post office and dress/gift shops) are within easy walking distance (bit of a climb on the way back!). Chances are your car may remain unused during your stay! Between nearby Kempsey (19km inland) or Port Macquarie/Coffs Harbour all the larger shops and stores are represented.
ACTIVITIES: there is plenty to do! Crescent Head is a world famous surf venue and rightly so. But, there is a lot more - it is a paradise for photographers, fishermen (world class deep sea and river/estuary fishing), divers, hikers, runners, cyclists, kayakers and bird-watchers (we can point you to key sites). You can visit beaches and headlands and do bush walks where chances are you will be all alone - perfect for that early breakfast or sundowner! Nearby South West Rocks has world class off-shore game fishing.
We can even point you to our 'secret beach' if you are up for a skinny dip or a very quiet time in an amphitheatre-like beach, and a scramble down a grassy slope, all with its own 'hole in the rock' and cave! The only visitors are likely to be the resident circling Sea Eagles.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: only one hour inland and you would think you were in Scotland as you travel along the windy road alongside the magnificent Macleay River (boasting the best wild bass fishing in Australia) toward Bellbrook and Armidale - a great day-outing. To the north is beautiful Hat Head, South West Rocks, Scotts Head, Macksville (access point to the 'Pub with no beer' a great outing) and quaint Bellingen, while a journey south takes you to Port Macquarie if you want to get to bigger shopping facilities.
Whatever you are keen on, let us know and we will do all we can to help you plan outings.
WEB SITES you may find helpful:
We can suggest various handy websites to help you with holiday planning – weather, surfing, tides, locations and so on.
Emergency contacts are listed in the kitchenette.
GENERAL INFORMATION & ADVICE: chances you will hardly see us during your stay but we are invariably easily contactable for advice – we will do anything (well, just about anything!) to make your stay memorable. We look forward very much to welcoming you to Shanti Suites (by the way Shanti means ‘perfect peace, rest, calmness, tranquility or bliss’ – we hope you experience some of this during your stay!).
We live upstairs and in a quiet neighbourhood and ask that guests bear this in mind, thanks!
Off Road Driving, Birdwatching, Bushwalking, Diving, Dolphin Watching, Fishing - Beach, Fishing - Estuary, Fishing - Trout/Fly, Exercising, Flora, Golfing, Kayaking, Photography, Meditating/Relaxing, Sightseeing, Surfing, Wind Surfing, Swimming, Tennis, Marine Animal watching, Walking, Water-based, Whale Watching.
Beach, Environmental, Honeymoon, Indulgence/Luxury, Relaxation, Romance, Adult Getaway, Business/Trade/Corporate, Luxury, Romantic.