Set between a harbour on one side and a surfing beach on the other, Manly is a popular suburb of Sydney, accessed via ferry from the city’s centre. It has a relaxed vibe and with so much to see and do on the doorstep, you could make a whole holiday just within this district. Do hit up The Corso, a pedestrianised strip for drinking and dining, commune with nature by walking the bush trails on North Head and search out some hidden coves (with a coastline longer than Bondi, Manly has plenty of room for everyone to pitch a roomy spot on the sand.
Manly Pacific Sydney Mgallery Collection
Wake up to the sound of the waves when you book a beach-facing room at this family-friendly MGallery property. An outdoor pool also looks onto the ocean, flanked by a glass balustrade. Guests have several options for dining at Manly Pacific; Zalis serves modern, laid-back Australian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner and Bistro Manly provides a contemporary coastal take on French food, crafted using fresh seasonal produce. For drinks, there’s Sable, a mezzanine wine bar and the Charlie bar, which incorporates a gaming area.