Australian Traveller’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards for 2011; results for Best Resort in Australia. THE WINNER:

CABLE BEACH CLUB RESORT & SPA
“Amazing location, service and climate,” said one reader. “The best beach in Australia at your door,” said another. Broome is a pretty fantastic spot – a down-to-earth pearling port on a dramatic stretch of Western Australian coast now famous for its sunset camel rides. The Asian-inspired Cable Beach Club exposes travellers to this special part of the world in style. Its villas, bungalows, suites and studios are artfully decorated with a mix of antiques and modern decor, there are two pools and three restaurants set on 26 acres of landscaped grounds, and the luxe Chachoya spa features Aveda treatments. One reader summed up the resort in two pithy words: “unpretentious luxury”. And it’s true, Cable Beach Club does indeed have a foot in both camps: “Go posh at the resort or go to the local pub and meet the locals,” recommends yet another reader.
THE DETAILS Cable Beach Rd, Cable Beach, WA. (08) 9192 0400; cablebeachclub.com

RUNNERS-UP:

2 HAYMAN ISLAND
An exclusive island resort in the heart of the Whitsundays. hayman.com.au
3 HAMILTON ISLAND REEF VIEW HOTEL
Also in the Whitsunday Islands, this won reader appreciation as an affordable tropical family holiday destination (kids stay and eat free). hamiltonisland.com.au/reef-view-hotel/
4 SEA WORLD RESORT & WATER PARK 
A budget family resort in the heart of the action on the Gold Coast. seaworldresort.myfun.com.au
5 NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS RESORT
A waterfront resort on the Sunshine Coast, complete with an 18-hole championship golf course. twinwatersresort.com.au

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