This top-of-the-range hotel offers expensive, contemporary-style rooms with private balconies, many overlooking the pool, some with Jacuzzis. You can’t see the Rock from your room, but most guests are too busy sipping cocktails by the pool to care. The pool area is shaded by white shade “sails” and surrounded by sun lounges. The lobby art gallery has artists in residence. The Mayu restaurant serves elegant à la carte fine-dining fare with bush-tucker ingredients, and Ilkari is a smart brasserie. The hotel’s Red Ochre Spa is the only day spa at Yulara. It has four therapy rooms offering a range of treatments and therapies, with two rooms offering “dry” massage therapies and two “wet” rooms that have tubs on the veranda.