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This Dreamy Montville Retreat Was Named The Most Romantic Hotel In The World

By Annie Berry

a small pool on a balcony

Calling all star-crossed lovers and loved-up couples out there. If you agree there’s no better way to say “I love you” than by embarking on a romantic getaway with your significant other, you’ve come to the right place.

This cosy, hidden rainforest retreat that’s nestled in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland was officially named as Tripadvisor's most romantic hotel in the world  in 2021, so it's just the place to get seriously loved up. Grab your significant other (or your even just your bestie) and head off for some quality time in the charming foothills of Montville—especially since they've just added two new cabins that feature private heated pools on their balconies. 

a cabin in a rainforest

Nestled in the lush surrounds of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Narrows Escape has long been one of our favourite spots for a weekend getaway, so we can see why it took out the top spot as the most romantic hotel in the world. With only eight cabins hidden among the trees, here it’s all about getting back to nature, and enjoying some alone time with your plus one. Each of the original six villas come with all the essentials, including a fireplace, double spa bath, kitchenette and hammock on the balcony overlooking the rainforest—so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. 

interior of a cosy cabin

As for those two new cabins,  while they've swapped a spa bath for a regular marble bath, they've made up for it with a heated plunge pool on the balcony overlooking the rainforest. Frankly, we can't think of a better spot to get some one-on-one time with bae. There's even a fluffy robe and slippers, a DVD library and a breakfast hamper, to really ramp up the relaxation vibes. 

If you want to stay nestled in the cosy, wooden villa we totally get that. But on the off chance you want to venture out and leave the humble abode for a couple of hours, there's a plethora of things you can do while in the beautiful hinterland of the Sunshine Coast; from waterfalls to vineyards, there is plenty to explore in between relaxation sessions. Go on, scoop up your lover and book your romantic getaway at Narrows Escape here.

Has all this talk of love in the air got you excited for your next couples vacay? Feel the love at the most romantic stays on and around the Gold Coast.

Image credit: Narrows Escape

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