Top 10 Romantic Getaways WA: Locals Guide 2023

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Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

✅ Luxury 1-bed villa

✅ Spa treatments

✅ Outdoor fire pits (June-Sept)

10 Best Romantic Getaways WA

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1. Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

⭐️ RATING: 9.8/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Quedjinup | ✅ Book it!

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape, an idyllic retreat near Dunsborough, has a beautiful native garden, a private balcony with forest views, and a barbecue.

Upon entering your villa, you’ll find thoughtfully designed rooms featuring air conditioning, an open plan living/kitchen area, and a master bedroom with en-suite. Each room has a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV, and luxurious bed linen and towels.

The owners, Tim and Sara Greay, have thought of everything to make your time there special.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Premium music and movie services
  • Rain water shower and free standing bath
  • Bath robes
  • Air conditioning
  • European Morso wood fire place with wood provided
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen & Laundry with Nespresso coffee machine
  • Outdoor fire pits (June-Sept)
  • BBQ
  • Spa treatments available

Pros & cons of staying at Bina Maya Yallingup Escape

Pros

  1. Luxurious: 5-star rated by Star-Ratings Australia, and the build won the Australian Master Builders Award (2020).
  2. Balcony: The villa features a garden and balcony with forest views, allowing guests to relax and unwind.
  3. Room Service: Bina Maya Yallingup Escape offers to arrange delivery of breakfast platters, grazing boards, meals, spa treatments, and a concierge service.

⛔️ Cons

  1. No 1-night bookings: Villas have a two-night minimum, a 3-night minimum on public holidays and a 4-7 night minimum in peak times.
  2. Limited dining options are available on-site. Guests seeking various dining experiences may need to venture outside the resort to explore local restaurants or order one of the delicious meals as room service.

Price: $$$

2. Swan Valley Retreat

⭐️ RATING: 9.6/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Henley Brook | ✅ Book it!

Escape to the enchanting Swan Valley Retreat, a haven for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Situated in Henley Brook, this accommodation is surrounded by gardens with barbecue facilities, perfect for intimate evenings under the stars.

Wake to a delicious continental breakfast, then relax with a soothing spa treatment or massage.

For true indulgence, book the Wine Barrel room, which includes a golf cart, private panoramic sauna, and cedar hot tub.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Streaming Service
  • In-room breakfast
  • Air conditioning
  • Fully Equipped kitchen
  • Private outdoor spa
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa and Wellness Centre

Pros & cons of staying at Swan Valley Retreat

Pros

  1. Private and Secluded: The retreat offers privacy and seclusion, allowing couples to escape from the outside world.
  2. Continental Breakfast: Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, providing a convenient and satisfying start to the day.
  3. Spa Treatments: Swan Valley Retreat offers spa treatments, allowing couples to relax and rejuvenate with professional therapies and massages.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Limited Dining Options: While the retreat provides a continental breakfast, limited dining options are available on-site for other meals. However, restaurants are nearby, or you can use the fully equipped kitchen.
  2. Airport flight path: The aircraft noise could bother some guests.

Price: $$$

glamping tents at night with stars in the sky

3. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

⭐️ RATING: 9.3/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Cape Range National Park, Exmouth | ✅ Book it!

Embark on an extraordinary romantic getaway at Sal Salis in Exmouth, with exquisite safari tents designed to provide ultimate comfort while offering awe-inspiring views of Ningaloo. At Sal Salis, you’ll experience a beachfront retreat like no other, where the rhythm of the ocean and the tranquillity of the surroundings transport you to a world of pure bliss.

Venture into the crystal-clear waters just off the camp, where an underwater paradise awaits. Kayak, paddleboard, and snorkel amongst the diverse marine life, encountering over 500 species of colourful fish.

Popular Amenities:

  • All inclusive – meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from your open bar, and national park fees.
  • Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkel gear, wetsuits and all guided wilderness activities are included. 
  • Eco-ensuite bathroom 
  • Daily housekeeping

Pros & cons of staying at Sal Salis

Pros

  1. Eco-Luxury Accommodation: The resort offers eco-luxury safari tents providing a unique and comfortable experience, blending seamlessly with the surrounding environment.
  2. Exceptional Snorkelling and Diving: With the Ningaloo Reef at its doorstep, Sal Salis allows guests to witness the diverse marine life.
  3. Off-the-Grid Experience: The resort operates off the grid, allowing you to disconnect from technology and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Limited Connectivity: Internet and cellular connectivity is unavailable due to its off-the-grid nature.
  2. Weather-dependent Experiences: Activities at Sal Salis, particularly those involving water-based adventures, may be weather-dependent.

Price: $$$$

4. Empire Spa Retreat

⭐️ RATING: 9.2/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Dunsborough | ✅ Book it!

Each of the eleven architecturally designed guest rooms ensures complete privacy, providing seclusion and luxury.

To extend its philosophy of relaxation and rejuvenation, Empire Spa delivers the ultimate therapeutic experience for retreat guests. Whether it’s a soothing massage, a revitalising facial, or a pampering body treatment, the skilled therapists at Empire Spa Retreat will guide you on a journey towards complete rejuvenation.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Breakfast included
  • The Studio Suite and Luxury Villas have a microwave, coffee machine, sink, & fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Pros & cons of staying at Empire Spa Retreat

Pros

  1. Well equipped rooms: The retreat provides luxurious accommodation options, ensuring guests a comfortable and indulgent stay.
  2. Spa and Wellness Facilities: Empire Spa Retreat offers a range of spa treatments and wellness services.
  3. Privacy and Exclusivity: As an adult-only destination, Empire Spa Retreat provides an exclusive and intimate experience catering to couples seeking a romantic getaway.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Limited Activities for Non-Spa Enthusiasts: Guests not interested in spa treatments may find limited on-site activities. However, there’s plenty to do in Dunsborough and Yallingup.
  2. Limited Dining Options: While the retreat offers breakfast, no other meals are available. So, explore nearby restaurants.

Price: $$$

aerial drone view of eight willows retreat luxury accommodation
Photo by Frances Andrijich

5. Eight Willows Retreat

⭐️ RATING: 9.1/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Margaret River | ✅ Book it!

Escape to a haven of serenity and luxury at Eight Willows Retreat in the heart of Margaret River. With a range of 27 self-contained luxury chalets to choose from, couples can find their perfect home away from home.

At Eight Willows Retreat, every day begins with a delicious breakfast basket that includes seasonal fruit from the orchard and fresh eggs from the on-site chickens. As the sun sets, be prepared for close encounters with kangaroos, a magical experience that happens every evening.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Chromecast streaming
  • Breakfast basket
  • Air conditioning
  • European-style kitchenettes
  • Spa bath
  • Queen chalets with gas log fire
  • BBQ

Pros & cons of staying at Eight Willows Retreat

Pros

  1. Stylish: Chalets use modern, high-quality furnishings and products, creating a luxurious feel.
  2. Scenic Location: Eight Willows Retreat has picturesque surroundings, including vineyards, forests, and a lake.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Distance from Town Center: While located in Margaret River, Eight Willows Retreat is not within walking distance of the town centre, but is only a short drive to shops, restaurants, and other amenities.

Price: $$-$$$

6. Aqua Resort

⭐️ RATING: 9.1/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Busselton | ✅ Book it!

Set on Geographe Bay in the breathtaking South West region, this resort is the gateway to the renowned Margaret River Wine Region.

De-stress in the beauty of the eight-and-a-half acres of mature peppermint woodlands and meticulously landscaped gardens surrounding Aqua Resort. Offering beachfront accommodation with direct access to the coast, the resort perfectly captures the essence of a quintessential Australian beach house holiday.

Choose from a range of self-contained beach houses, from two to five bedrooms. Many beach houses feature private heated plunge pools, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate in complete seclusion.

Dive into the 25-metre infinity lap pool, maintain your fitness regime in the well-equipped gymnasium, unwind in the steam room, or relax in the outdoor spa.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool, hot tub & sauna
  • Cable & satellite tv channels
  • Full kitchen & laundry
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym & Spa
  • Tenniss court
  • BBQ

Pros & cons of staying at Aqua Resort

Pros

  1. Luxury Accommodation: The resort provides luxurious self-contained beach houses and apartments featuring modern amenities, spacious interiors, and high-quality furnishings.
  2. On-Site Facilities: Aqua Resort offers a range of on-site facilities, including a heated infinity pool, spa, gym, barbecue areas, and a tennis court, providing guests with ample opportunities for relaxation and recreation.
  3. Exceptional Service: The staff at Aqua Resort is known for their attentive and friendly service, ensuring that guests have a comfortable and memorable experience during their stay.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Noise: Some guests reported noise issues from other guests.
  2. Mobile Reception: Due to its coastal location, the mobile reception at Aqua Resort may be intermittent or weak.

Price: $$$

7. Berkeley River Lodge

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Berkeley River | ✅ Book it!

Surrounded by Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, Berkeley River Lodge offers couples the ultimate Kimberley experience in a setting of unparalleled beauty.

As Australia’s most remote luxury lodge, Berkeley River Lodge can only be accessed by air, making the journey itself part of the adventure.

Step into your air-conditioned private retreat, featuring a king-sized bed, an open-air ensuite with dual vanities, and a free-standing bathtub. Indulge in bathing beneath the Kimberley moonlight, or chill out on the daybed on your deck.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi is available in the guest library
  • 20-metre lap pool
  • Open-air shower and free-standing baths
  • All villas offer ocean views
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and select beverages are all included
  • Air conditioning

Pros & cons of staying at Berkeley River Lodge

Pros

  1. Remote and Scenic Location: Berkeley River Lodge is located in a remote area of Western Australia, providing a secluded and pristine setting with breathtaking views of the Berkeley River and Timor Sea.
  2. Luxury Accommodation: The lodge offers luxurious and stylish private villas featuring modern amenities, spacious interiors, and private decks with panoramic river and ocean views.
  3. Exclusive Experiences: Guests at Berkeley River Lodge can enjoy a range of exclusive experiences, including scenic helicopter flights, river cruises, guided hikes, and fishing expeditions, providing opportunities for adventure and exploration.
  4. Gourmet Dining: The lodge offers gourmet dining experiences focusing on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, allowing guests to indulge in delicious meals while enjoying the stunning surroundings.
  5. Exceptional Service: The staff at Berkeley River Lodge is known for their attentive and personalised service, ensuring that guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay.

⛔️ Con

  1. Price: The luxury experience and remote location of Berkeley River Lodge come with a higher price tag, making it a more exclusive and expensive option for accommodation in Western Australia.

Price: $$$$

white room with bed and sofa and double white glass doors opening onto a verandah

8. Winniston Lodge Luxury Accommodation

⭐️ RATING: 9.7/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Denmark | ✅ Book it!

Originally built in the 1960s by an English couple who migrated to Australia, Winniston Lodge has a rich heritage as a museum showcasing their remarkable collection of antiques and paintings.

Just 7 kilometres from Denmark, Winniston Lodge, offers two adults-only fully renovated rooms, each adorned with a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom. French doors open onto the verandah, with sweeping views of the Wilson Inlet and Ocean Beach.

Curl up by the fire in the welcoming and cosy living area or explore the town of Denmark by using the lodge’s bicycles along the shared footpath from Ocean Beach to the CBD.

Popular Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Streaming service
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Kettle & fridge
  • Air conditioning

Pros & cons of staying at Winniston Lodge Luxury Accommodation

Pros

  1. Delicious breakfast: The lodge offers a gourmet breakfast experience, serving delicious and locally sourced ingredients to start the day on a high note.
  2. Friendly hosts: Expect a warm and friendly welcome with amazing service throughout your stay.
  3. Tranquil Atmosphere: Winniston Lodge provides a peaceful and serene atmosphere, making it an ideal place for relaxation and escaping the busyness of everyday life.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Limited On-Site Facilities: Winniston Lodge may have limited on-site facilities compared to larger resorts, which could be a consideration for guests seeking a wide range of amenities and activities within the accommodation.
  2. Coffee: Instant coffee is provided – a small capsule machine would be better.

Price: $$$

9. El Questro Homestead

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Kimberley

El Questro Homestead is a luxurious retreat within the breathtaking wilderness of the Kimberley region. Surrounded by rugged landscapes, towering cliffs, and cascading waterfalls, this exclusive wilderness lodge offers an unparalleled escape into nature.

The homestead has elegantly designed accommodations that blend into the stunning surroundings. With its impeccable service, gourmet dining, and a myriad of activities, El Questro Homestead offers an unforgettable experience for those seeking a blend of adventure and indulgence in one of Australia’s most spectacular and remote settings.

Popular Amenities:

  1. Bedrooms cantilevered over the Chamberlain River.
  2. Meals, including a three-course dinner and matched wines (selection of wine, beer, basic spirits and sparkling wine).
  3. Complimentary excursions, including guided tours, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and boat cruises
  4. Homestead swimming pool.
  5. Complimentary wireless internet access is available in the library and lounge/bar area of the main lodge.

Pros & cons of staying at El Questro Homestead

Pros

  1. Breathtaking Location: The homestead is in the stunning Kimberley region of Western Australia, offering guests access to a picturesque and remote wilderness setting.
  2. Luxury and Comfort: El Questro Homestead provides luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities, ensuring an indulgent stay. The stylish rooms, gourmet dining, and attentive service provide a high-end experience.
  3. Range of Activities: The homestead provides guests with a wide range of activities.

⛔️ Cons

  1. Remote Location: The homestead’s remote location might challenge some guests. It is far from major cities and towns, requiring considerable travel time to reach the property.
  2. Higher Costs: The exclusivity and luxury El Questro Homestead offers come at a premium price.

Price: $$$$

interior of studio at cable beach resort broome
Cable Beach Resort & Spa

9. Cable Beach Resort & Spa

⭐️ RATING: 8.7/10 Stars |📍 LOCATION: Broome | ✅ Book it!

Overlooking Broome’s iconic Cable Beach is the fabulous Cable Beach Resort and Spa. Offering couples a luxurious stay with a poolside bar, four restaurants, and a day spa.

Popular Amenities:

  1. Resort pool with poolside bar
  2. Four on-site restaurants
  3. Spa
  4. Adult-onlt Ocean Pool

Pros & cons of staying at Cable Beach Resort & Spa

Pros

  1. Beautiful grounds & facilities.
  2. Traditional rooms with lots of space, high ceilings, ceiling fans, and excellent air conditioning
  3. Adults only pool

⛔️ Cons

  1. On site food and drinks can be more expensive than outside the resort (as with most luxury hotels)
  2. Some susts reported noise from neighbouring rooms

Price: $$$

Our Romantic Getaways WA Awards

Romantic Getaways WA Best Luxury Accommodation

Berkeley River Lodge

Romantic Getaways WA Best Secluded Retreat

Berkeley River Lodge

Romantic Getaways WA Best Coastal Escape

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa (Broome)

Romantic Getaways WA Best Fine Dining

COMO The Treasury (Perth)

Romantic Getaways WA Best Natural Beauty

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

FAQs About Western Australia Romantic Getaways

What are some romantic destinations in Western Australia?

Western Australia offers several romantic destinations, such as Margaret River, Ningaloo Reef, Broome, The Kimberley, and Perth.

What are some activities for couples to enjoy in Western Australia?

Western Australia offers various activities for couples, such as wine tasting in Margaret River, exploring the stunning beaches and snorkelling in Ningaloo Reef, enjoying sunset camel rides in Broome, and embarking on scenic hikes in the Kimberley.

Are there any luxury accommodations for couples in Western Australia?

Yes, Western Australia offers numerous luxury accommodations for couples. Some popular options include Cape Lodge, COMO The Treasury, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, El Questro Homestead, and The Berkeley River Lodge.

How can we make our romantic getaway more memorable and special?

To make your romantic getaway in Western Australia more memorable, consider indulging in couples’ spa treatments, sunset beach picnics, scenic helicopter flights, private yacht charters, or romantic walks along the coastline.

Final Thoughts: Romantic Getaways in Western Australia

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