The Anchorage Port Stephens Hotel & Spa
This Port Stephens resort overlooking Anchorage Marina boasts a luxe spa, two restaurants and a whisky bar.
The Anchorage Port Stephens is as waterfront as it gets. Many suites come with their own north-facing balcony or terrace, giving you dreamy views of the bay, foregrounded by the Anchorage Marina and backdropped by Corrie Island. The spacious interiors take inspiration from The Hamptons. Think crisp, white linen and pale timber furnishings, splashed with blues and oranges. There's a variety of rooms on offer, from anchorage rooms to one- and two-bedroom loft suites to self-contained villas.
The pool's right on the water, too, and comes with a dedicated bar, letting you sip between dips. But, for a serious wind-down, book yourself a signature massage in the day spa. Get there an hour early to kick back in the jacuzzi and sauna.
Breakfast is served in the form of an Olympian-sized buffet in the Anchorage's poolside Kitchen Galley. Say yes to eggs-cooked-to-order. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, too. But you may opt to check out the other onsite restaurant, The Wild Herring, instead, which specialises in locally sourced seafood with expertly paired wine.