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A cash-flasher’s dream come true, just a single night at Trinity Beach Palace will likely cost ten times your plane fare to get there. And while most self-proclaimed “palaces” in the tourism industry turn out to be a flagrant exaggeration, this one’s worthy of the name. Sprawling behind its regal gated entrance is a lavish oasis that wouldn’t look out of place in a billionaire rapper’s music video, all leopard skin bathrobes and beautiful semi-naked women sinking Cristal and frolicking by the pool.

The “house” sleeps 12 and features six private couples’ retreats, 10,000m2 of tropical landscaped gardens, 130m of private beachfront, a natural ozone climate-controlled pool and African bathhouse, a meditation room, games and entertainment room, a limo and room upon room of smooth leather seats, gold-gilded mirrors and wild, African-inspired original artwork. Remember to pack a spare pair of trousers; you’ll definitely be burning a hole in the pockets of the first pair.

Details // Trinity Beach, north of Cairns, Qld. From $2250 per night. www.ausvillagetaways.com, (03) 9429 0117.

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