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!