Trippin’ | Rocking out at RockWater

I never want to leave this deck.


It is one of the most beautiful points on the Sunshine Coast and it is all mine. At least for a few short days at RockWater Secret Cove Resort.


This isn’t your average cabin. In fact it isn’t a cabin at all – it’s one of RockWater’s famed tenthouse suites. Which means the walls are canvas. I keep forgetting this fact because I have a door with a lock on it, heated tile floors and a bathtub with a gazillion dollar view. But really, I might as well be outside.


Even when I shut all the doors and windows at night I can hear the waves pounding on the bluff below me. Which reminds me how long it’s been since I’ve heard the ocean from my room. It’s the greatest thing on earth.


Here, the hallway is a 1,500-metre elevated boardwalk that winds its way through the trees.


The jet set travels by seaplane (thank you West Coast Air for a wild flight-seeing tour).


And the transportation is four-legged instead of 4WD. (While I may have the Ralph Lauren equestrian look down pat, I have no idea how to ride a horse and Jewel could tell immediately. Just look at the expression on her face and tell me she isn’t judging me.)


So what do you pack if you’re heading to RockWater? Resort casual clothes so you can feast on seafood in the renovated 1950s fishing lodge; bug spray so you can spend the whole evening out on your deck without the company of mosquitoes (and leave your super sweet Dove go fresh body wash at home); ear plugs in case the wind picks up and the waves start crashing; and a sleep mask because the sun rises early and floods your tenthouse with light.


Oh, and plan to have a massage in RockWater’s Spa Without Walls. It’s a heavenly open-air spa right beside the sea so you’re listening to real waves and real birds chirping instead of Seaside Soundscapes Vol. 7.

Goodbye, little cabin on a cliff. I’ll miss you!

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  • Reply kaye i July 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm


    LOL at the horse’s look. You’re funny. A beautiful, funny lady. I like that.

  • Reply Teresa July 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    holy omg beautiful and gorgeous!

  • Reply Joe July 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Visit Seaplane City in Tavares Florida

  • Reply Leonie July 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Wow, yeah those days at the resort must have been terrible ;-) Love the fact that you can ride horses there too, perhaps I should plan a visit. It’s been almost 6 years since the last time I sat on a horse… I wouldn’t be surprised of the horse could tell and would judge me as well!

  • Reply Melissa July 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I am obsessed with everything about this post. The pictures are gorgeous and they seriously make me want to get away.

    But mostly I’m obsessed with Jewel’s expression. Amazing.

  • Reply lisa July 4, 2011 at 11:39 am

    This looks like an amazing getaway! And the expression on Jewel’s face is priceless.

  • Reply aliciafashionista July 4, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    BAHAHA the look on Jewel’s face is ahhhmazing! Looks like a beautiful resort, I’ll definitely have to look into that for my next weekend getaway. Glad you had a nice time on the Sunshine Coast xo

  • Reply Jessica July 5, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Lucky duck! I want to stay in one of these tent suites so badly! My friends husband took her here for her 30th birthday and they had an amazing time!

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