The Cabana Suite at Pier One
Take a dip in the plunge pool spa, sip drinks and grill your own barbecued meal by the harbour.
Over winter, Pier One brought back its harbourfront igloos. Now that summer is here, it's setting up a luxe hangout zone by the water instead. If you've been hankering after a few drinks in a scenic spot — and a dip in a spa plunge pool while you're there — this should be a very viable option.
The hotel is calling its new offering The Cabana Suite, and you can hire it for yourself and up to 14 mates. You do need to be willing to indulge in a few cocktails and bites to eat, however — and you can even get cooking yourself.
To hire out the suite, you have to spend $200–300 for 2.5 hours ($200 Monday–Thursday, $300 Friday–Sunday) as a hire fee. You also need to fork out a minimum of $200–500 (depending on the day and time) towards food and drinks. Regarding the latter, you'll choose your beverages from the Bar One menu — including glitter cocktail carafes — and you can nab something from the barbecue meats and marinades lineup that you can either grill yourself, or pay a private chef to cook for you. Gourmet hampers and feasting platters are also available.
You can hire out the suite from 12–2.30pm, 3.30–6pm or 7–9.30pm, all across summer up until Sunday, April 18. If you opt for the latter time slot, you can add on a night's stay for an extra $350, which includes overnight accomodation for two, plus breakfast and parking.
Images: Anna Kucera.
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