Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

While Noosa experienced one of its wettest weekends, we snuggled up safe and warm at the new Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort & Spa high on the side of Noosa’s hill above the southern end of Hastings Street tucked in beside Noosa National Park.

It’s just a short stroll (500-metres from the shoreline) but it feels like you are in the middle of a rainforest. Listening to the water coursing loudly down the hill and walking along the board walk to Hastings Street, K2 and I had these deja vu moments where we thought we were back in Ubud, Bali.

Got to say Noosa is a lot closer, I didn’t have to negotiate the Denpasar airport – such a blessing - and the beach is way better.

We had two nights in a one bedroom spa suite and I was impressed by the standard of finish, overall design and simple useability. This is a place where you could easily relax for a much longer holiday.  I loved the little touches, like louvers to encourage air flow so you don’t have to rely on air conditioning and an extra power point over the mirror in the loo so I could blow dry my hair without disturbing K2’s shower.

The suite had a great little kitchen and laundry so everything you need for a relaxing holiday is at your fingertips.

It’s also the region’s greenest large-scale resort with full rainwater harvesting systems, sustainable building design and materials, gas and solar powered hot water systems, gas heated pools and many energy efficient in-room facilities. 

Situated on a former banana plantation, over 36,000 trees were planted as part of the re-vegetation program to form wildlife corridors to Noosa National Park that is home to over 1100 species of flora and fauna.

And the really important things (only joking), there’s a Stephanies Ocean Spa, great restaurant (View on Little Hastings), bar, pool, lap pool and gym.

It’s about a 10 minute walk down to Hastings Street, very useful if you like to walk off a bit of what you’ve been eating.  Guests can also take advantage of the resort’s moped hire service.

My only beef is that the bathrobes are too small.  Bathrobes should be warm, cosy and spacious so nothing pops out at inconvenient times, like when you are checking out the view from the balcony.  I heard the present Outrigger robes shrink each time they are laundered – soon they will be suitable for buff 12-year-olds.

Bottom line: Loved staying here.

Little Hastings Street, Noosa. p 1800 726 591.

Disclaimer: Eat,drink and be Kerry enjoyed one night of complimentary accommodation.