Travel over seas without travelling overseas

Escape beachside and plan a trip to South Australia’s most precious island paradise. A remarkable sanctuary, witness the pure clear waters backdropped by the raw rugged coastline of Kangaroo Island. It really is nature’s playground for animals and humans alike.

And if the allure of the multi-hued seascapes, preserved natural beauty and seasonal produce isn’t enough, Kangaroo Island is home to some of Australia’s most exclusive, premium accommodation options.

South Australia’s spectacular Island paradise (Credit: Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas)

Kangaroo Island offers total versatility as a beachside getaway, there’s something to appeal to everyone, whether you’re looking to indulge and luxuriate or adventure with the family. 

Adventure on a once in a lifetime experience at some of our top places to stay for every budget.

1. KI Dragonfly Guesthouse

Perfect for: Budget accommodation with the comforts of home


You’ll be right in the heart of Kingscote, the Island’s largest township, when staying at KI Dragonfly Guesthouse. Enjoy a sunshine-fuelled walk to the nearby shops or cool down in the local tidal pools.

Feel relaxed from the moment you step into the door, the guesthouse offers all the cozy comforts of home.

KI Dragonfly’s idyllic location in the heart of Kinscote (credit:

Your hosts offer two accommodation styles. The Guesthouse, perfect for travelers or those wanting to meet people from all walks of life, allows you to dine together in the fully-equipped kitchen. There is ample space in the outdoor area complete with BBQ and two friendly dogs. Shared amenities also include the spacious bathrooms and living room complete with a TV and a range of DVDs. Then enjoy a night’s rest with several bedding options available.

For those desiring complete privacy, Rory’s Retreat is a small, self-contained cabin in the Guesthouse’s rear garden. 

2. Kangaroo Island Seafront

Perfect for: Mid-range accommodation without the hassle


Overlooking the totally unspoilt coastline of Backstairs Passage in Penneshaw, the Kangaroo Island Seafront is the gateway to the Island. If you’re looking for four-star accommodation in an idyllic setting, the Seafront is for you. Just 500 metres from the Ferry terminal, you won’t have any delay in starting your holiday relaxation.

Ocean views from the private balcony at  Seafront Kangaroo Island (Credit: South Australian Tourism Commission)

Kangaroo Island Seafront offers 16 rooms, 12 villas and, their recently added, 11 safari-style glamping tents. For the best views it has to be the Seafront rooms, boasting lovely ocean views and a private balcony. The stylish and welcoming property has excellent facilities including the tranquil gardens, outdoor swimming pool and sauna, tour services or head down to Sorrento’s Pizzeria for a bite to eat.

If you want to be set amongst the native bushland, the Seafront Holiday Park hosts eco-friendly Luxury Tents to sleep two in a comfortable queen-sized bed, with deluxe amenities including ensuite bathroom, TV, nespresso coffee and private deck. Or enjoy striking scenery views in the Bell Tents with shared camping facilities, BBQ area and fire pit for the cooler nights.

3. Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas

Perfect for: Luxury accommodation with the best views on the Island


Nestled in nature and surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, indulge and luxuriate at Sea Dragon Lodge. The boutique, adults-only retreat is situated on 250-acres of unspoiled coastal estate. Experience spectacular, uninterrupted ocean views as you spend your days on your own private beach or unwind with a glass of ‘bubbles’ in your jacuzzi spa.

Indulge with an all-inclusive package and forget the stress of holiday planning as your hosts create a bespoke stay inclusive of meals featuring local produce, all beverages and a personalised tour of the Island highlights.

Experience the best in coastal eco- tourism (Credit: Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas)

Immerse yourself in Kangaroo Island’s spectacular natural beauty. In the privacy of your own luxury eco-villa or apartment-style accommodation, you can enjoy stunning ocean views from your deck. All accommodations are self-contained with signature details including a fully-stocked kitchen, coffee facilities, smart TVS, BBQ, air-conditioning and showcasing local artwork. It’s the perfect home away from home.

The Island has a reputation for being unspoiled natural wilderness, so when Sea Dragon Lodge established their luxury boutique retreat on the island a few years ago, they set out to minimise their impact on the local wildlife and vegetation.  Built to a 6-star environmental rating and complimenting the delightful bushland setting, the villas are suitable to couples and larger groups of up to 8 guests.

The perfect setting for a romantic getaway (Credit: Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas)

Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas is a destination in itself, nowhere else on the island will you find luxury seafront accommodation with private beach access. The estate hosts several walking trails for you to immerse yourself in Australia’s unique flora and fauna. Imagine a beachside sundowner at Pink Bay in total privacy, the only onlookers will be the inquisitive kangaroos.

We invite you to stay and experience the coastal experience yourself at Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas.

Featured image: Couple enjoys a romantic getaway in Kangaroo Island (Credit: Sea Dragon Lodge & Villas)