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I am visiting Seahaven Noosa in winter. The sun is shining, the temperature is a lovely 22 degrees and it is the perfect day in paradise Queensland style. It has been a couple of years since my last visit to Noosa and things have changed although that stellar view is as beautiful as ever.

Noosa Sunrise
Noosa sunrise

Hastings Street has new shop fronts, restaurants and cafes and even the trees and garden beds have been refreshed. Seahaven Noosa has also had a significant refresh with a near-total rebuild. Staying on Hastings Street and at Seahaven is a stylish experience with easy access to wining, dining, and natural beauty at your doorstep. There are also plenty of things to do in and around Noosa to keep you entertained.

All of Seahaven’s 68 rooms, which are made up of rooftop penthouse apartments, one and two-bedroom beachfront apartments and studio rooms, are decorated with modern beach chic décor and have a backdrop of the Noosa boardwalk, beach and Hastings Street that gets you right into the Noosa vibe.

I have arrived early and my room is still being made ready. No drama as I have a lunch date at Season Restaurant next door. Fortunately, if you do arrive early you can use the facilities and staff are happy to store your bags. Just check beforehand if parking is available under the building as there are limited spots.

Seahaven Noosa Beach-side
Seahaven Noosa from the beach

Leaving by the beach gate on Level 1 takes me straight to the Noosa boardwalk. It also lets me browse the pool and garden areas which are being enjoyed even in winter. This hotel and Noosa in general seems to be the place to come for romance or young family escapes, especially in the low season when rates are lower and the weather is still lovely.

Seahaven caters to everyone but I would suggest doing your research on the different room types here as some will suit your needs better than others. Families on the pool level have access to a grassy area outside their unit where kids can play. Romantic couples seemed to favour the penthouses and higher one and two bedroom apartments. If you’re on a budget, there are cheaper studio rooms and apartments overlooking Hastings Street.

After a delicious beachside lunch I am ready to check-in to my two-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms. The apartment has a king bed with a large ensuite bathroom, lounge big enough to sleep on, large kitchen with all necessary cooking implements, dining table and lastly a balcony with beach and boardwalk views.

Seahaven Resort Beachfront Room
Seahaven Resort Beachfront Room

The second bedroom has two single beds and a smaller ensuite, so there are no fights for the shower after the beach. There is also a large balcony adjoining the living area with an electric BBQ and four seater dining table which makes the most of the view from the apartment.

Speaking of the view, it is worth requesting a room at the southern end of the complex as these have an unobstructed view of the beach. Rooms at the far northern end can be obstructed with trees. As beautiful as the trees are, it’s better being able to see the beach clearly, especially as all of the one and two bedroom apartments at Seahaven Noosa cost the same.

Settling in for our two-night stay we took advantage of Seahaven’s location to eat out on Hasting Street and also self cater in the well-stocked kitchen. All the fresh produce available in and around Noosa had us cooking up a storm, and probably making the neighbours a bit jealous.

Penthouse at Seahaven Noosa
Penthouse at Seahaven Noosa

Sadly home time and our 10am checkout came around all too quickly. Our stay at Seahaven Noosa was excellent with the room amenities and facilities in fantastic condition and lovingly maintained, a handy Hastings Street location, and a view which we never tired of looking at.

The big question with staying on Hastings Street for most people is, “Is it worth the cost?” Not everyone can afford to splurge on somewhere gorgeous like Seahaven Noosa. However, those who do get to enjoy their fabulous Noosa experience to the full with stunning accommodation and everything at their doorstep.

Disclosure: The writer stayed as a guest of Tourism Noosa and would have hidden under the bed at Seahaven Noosa when it was time to check out if he thought it would work.

If you’re after some things to see and do in Noosa, you could go dolphin spotting, cruise the Noosa Everglades in a vintage wooden speedboat or on a kayaking trip, get fit with some healthy Noosa activities, go on a Kanu Kapers Everglades Tour, a Noosa helicopter tour, or a dolphin spotting adventure with Noosa Oceanrider. Find out all you need to know with The Ultimate Guide to Noosa.

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Trevor Templeman is a photographer and writer who travels the world capturing the essence of locations through their landscape, architecture and people. His words and photographs are published in magazines, newspapers and online around the world.