When you think of overwater villas, the first places that come to mind are The Maldives, Fiji, and Bora Bora. Not Sandstone Point, which is just over an hour from Brisbane northbound. The last we heard of Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, they’d opened up their idyllic swim-up pool bar, giving us the vibes of an overseas holiday without the long-haul flight. Now, they’ve gone one step further and announced the opening of six new luxury villas set on a swim-up dam. Honestly, sign us up.
Opening at the resort in late 2023, these overwater abodes all have three bedrooms, so they’d be perfect for a getaway with mates or the family. Not to mention ladder access for when you want the shortest distance possible from the swimming hole to your accommodation.
Sandstone Point Holiday Resort plans to transform its on-site dam into a chemical-free swimming hole, which will be fully equipped with pumps and injectors to provide constant water flow and oxygen.
Access to the swimming hole can be enjoyed by all resort guests, not just ones staying in the overwater villas. But hey, if you want to treat yourself to an overseas holiday without leaving Queensland, we vote going for a stay in the villas.
Sandstone Point Holiday Resort is home to plenty of accommodation options, including safari glamping tents, as well as camping and caravan sites, making it a prime spot for holiday makers. Notably families on school holidays, as there’s plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied including a slip ‘n’ slide water park and pump track for scooters, bikes and skateboards as well as a jumping pillow, arcade room, tennis court, and giant chess board.
While it’s unclear when exactly the overwater villas will open up, you can sign up to this form on the resort’s website to find out more info as soon as it’s announced.