We stayed for two nights in late March for the first time and everything about this place went beyond our expectations , especially the staff on greeting and throughout were always willing to offer assistance and go out of their way to help, the place is immaculate and very well managed by the onsite manager . This is all on top of the beautiful rooms , location and facilities , I highly recommend . - Amy
A Tingirana Holiday Experience
Healthy eats on hastings street
Fortunately, Hastings St. abounds with healthy options guaranteed to fuel the body with a range of delicious options. Here, the Tingirana team have collated the top three:
Diagonally across the street from Tingirana is the first ‘My Body Is A Temple’ stop. From this small space at the entrance to Bay Village is the unobtrusive shrine to all things health: Blended. Committed to ensuring each customer is left “feeling fresh, revitalised and in the flow”, Blended is the perfect antidote to too many servings of boozy Christmas pudding and custard. The menu covers a wide range of dietary requirements in the form of smoothies, blended bowls, hot oats and cold pressed juices. And there’s enough kale, hemp seeds and acai sprinkled through the menu, along with the use of local ingredients and beautiful presentation, to have your stomach feeling zen in no time. Of course, we’re all still human, something the folk at Blended know intuitively: they serve a mean All Press Coffee guaranteed to have you looking bright and cheery. Breakfast traditionalists can rejoice further; there’s also the odd bit of banana bread, smashed avo on toast, nachos and even ham and cheese croissants. Their range of raw treats and nicecreams are similarly delicious.
Wander further toward the national park, and tucked in a little court of Noosa Drive is Olakino, formerly the Acai Bros. The name may have changed, but the menu remains very similar, with Olakino bowing down to the vegan and gluten free gods of health. The name itself refers to a state of ‘health and well-being, living life or healthy living. Both are essential for longevity of the mind body and spirit.’ Having tackled the extended family over Christmas and a pandemic, a bit of health and well-being in a bowl sounds like the medicine we all need right now!! With the entire menu (including the bagels) gluten free and vegan, building your own smoothie bowl or choosing one of the house made creations is a salve for your toxxed-out stomach. There’s a dedicated Kids Menu with familiar items like banana smoothies and coconut ice cream with fruit to keep the children happy too. Olakino also offer a range of juices and bagels for those still weaning themselves off the holiday carbs. Again, the presentation of each bowl, smoothie and bagel is deliciously insta-worthy.
Right next door is the Tingirana team’s go-to when lunch (or dinner) needs to feel healthy and nourishing. Raw+Rice is smorgasbord of bright, light and yummy ingredients, all waiting to be placed together for a summery taste sensation. This Sunshine Coast phenomenon is built on the poke bowl theory, and allows the hungry to either choose a fresh house made bowl (Salmon, red onion, cucumber, edamame, wakame, coriander, sesame tahini, ponzu and sesame seeds is a crowd favourite) or build their own. The clever people at Raw+Rice even break down the process, dividing choices into the base (brown or white rice, quinoa or salad), proteins, fresh veggies and herbs, sauce and (the best bit) crunchy ingredients. It’s hard to go wrong here, and it’s all healthy!
Each of these healthy options have very limited to no seating, which simply means enjoying your healthy meal with the benefits of Vitamin D and fresh, clean Noosa air down on the sand just a few steps away or in the luxury of your Tingirana accommodation.