Overlooking tangled rainforest, the Ruffles offers secluded luxury combined with fabulous food and infinity pool views when you do leave the retreat of your very private accommodation. The rooms are more like suites with big folding doors opening out to a generous wooden balcony. Treat yourself to an upgrade and you’ll have a private cooling plunge pool, or if it’s less than balmy there are thick blankets on hand to help warm up.
There’s plenty to choose whether at the extensive breakfast or the delicious evening menus, served overlooking the twinkling distant lights of the Gold Coast.
The owners often make an appearance over pre-dinner G&Ts on the terrace, comfortably chatting to guests and clearly enjoying the relaxed, luxurious atmosphere they have created. As the evening draws to a close you can hop on your personal golf cart and drive yourself home.