Local Escapes

13 Of The Best Luxury Escapes Across Perth And WA

By Claire Logan – who is always dreaming of her next meal and reckons a good martini solves most problems

view from a room at El Questro, one of WA's best resorts

You'll find plenty of exceptional getaways across WA, but for those craving a fully immersive escape that will make you forget all about everyday life, you really can beat a good luxury stay. 

Get packing, here are the best luxury escapes across Perth and WA.

Perth And Surrounds

COMO The Treasury

Perth

This contemporary luxury hotel will make you never want to return home. Not only does COMO The Treasury feature a day spa, gym, pool, library and the most elegant rooms you’ll ever lay eyes on, the Buildings are also home to some of Perth's finest dining options. Rooftop restaurant, Wildflower, serves up unmatched fine dining infused with native ingredients. Post offers the finest up-scale Italian eats (and arguably Perth's best tiramisu). And Long Chim is firing things up with spicy Thai eats in the basement. It's easy to spend a whole stay just exploring up everything within this premium precinct.

a light filled bathroom at COMO The Treasury with free standing tub

Crown Towers

Burswood

If you haven’t heard of Crown Towers, where’ve you been? Perth’s premier destination for a luxe staycation, it’s like stepping into a whole other world—an ultra-chic one at that. Strut into reception and sip on a martini at The Waiting Room, then drop your bags in your stunning suite and kick back by the enormous pool area. Spend your days feasting on the buffet at Epicurean and swanning around in the luxurious spa, then wind down with a gourmet dinner. Offering a range of incredible dining experiences such as Nobu and Rockpool, Crown is the place to be if you need a little glamorous escape without straying too far from good old Perth.

The Ritz-Carlton

Perth

With sweeping views of the Swan River and Perth City, The Ritz-Carlton in Elizabeth Quay is the place to be when booking a five-star inner-city stay in Perth. Aside from the elegant and spacious rooms (complete with all the five-start extras you’d expect), there’s a jaw-dropping outdoor heated infinity pool, a rooftop bar, the sensational Hearth restaurant, and of course a boujee day spa so you can get your pamper on. When staying at the Ritz-Carlton you’re guaranteed a luxurious experience with the friendly team making sure you’re spoilt.

a light and bright hotel room with floor to ceiling windows

Samphire

Rottnest Island

A cruisy thirty-minute ferry from Fremantle will see you relaxing beachside at the luxe Samphire on Rottnest Island. From the spacious rooms to the firelit beach club lounge and epic dining options, the stunning stay is sportin' coastal chic decor and unmatched holiday vibes all year round. Be sure to lock in a spritzy Italian lunch at Isola and a punchy South East Asian feast at Lontara—both are all part of the Samphire experience. As is the superb brekky buffet included in your stay. 

Samphire Rottnest

South West

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Margaret River Region

Restaurant and bar with ocean views? Tick. Infinity pool? Tick. Tennis courts, award-winning day spa, luxury villas… tick tick tick. You get the picture. Pullman Bunker Bay Resort boasts all these things and more. Sitting right on the beach, it’s one of the most luxurious resorts in WA’s south-west with a range of gorgeous villas (from studios to 3-bedrooms) to choose from. 

the pool area at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort

Smiths Beach Resort

Yallingup

Waking up to the sound of the ocean your vibe? You’ll fall in love with the 5-star Smiths Beach Resort. This luxurious resort overlooks the pristine Smiths Beach and is the ideal place to kick back and relax, with each of the spacious beach apartments featuring generous floor to ceiling windows that really let you soak it all in. Order a gourmet picnic hamper and stroll down to the beach for the day, set yourself up by the 15-metre infinity pool, or book a private in-room masterclass with a professional chef—there’s plenty on offer to help you max out on vacay vibes.  

aerial view of the pool at Smith's Beach Resort

Injidup Spa Retreat

Yallingup

Heading into Injidup Spa Retreat is like entering some kind of luxurious dream world. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Injidup is an intimate coastal retreat that promises tranquillity, luxury and fabulous ocean views… and it more than delivers it. There are only 10 villas here—all with their own plunge pool and decked terrace, which looks out to what has got to be one of the most incredible views in WA. Alongside the bedroom and enormous bathroom is heated flooring, an open eco fireplace, floor to ceiling windows as well as an interior that is to die for. Plus, the Bodhi spa on site is one of the best ways to get your pamper on while you're there. 

deck chairs by private pool at Injidup Spa Retreat

Empire Retreat

Yallingup

Looking to be a world away from the big smoke? Empire Retreat, located in the beautiful Yallingup, is an adults-only oasis designed to treat your mind, body and soul. With a range of room choices from loft suites to luxury villas, you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice. Stone baths, a steam room and rainforest shower suites—run, don’t walk and book this one stat. Plus, you can get stuck into on-site Pilates before checking out the Empire Estate Vineyard

Ampersand Estates

Pemberton

Tucked between Pemberton's ancient karri trees and the Donnely river, this lush vineyard retreat is as luxurious as it gets. The estate is home to three private lodges—each with super chic decor, gorgeous views and next-level finishings—as well as a cellar door and distillery to fuel wine tastings,  spirit flights and gourmet picnics. Plus, they've just cemented a groundbreaking partnership with Perth's premium fine diner, Rockpool, to deliver custom food experiences for guests. We're talking truffle-filled dinners by the fire and long table lunches amongst the vines, featuring unique menus paired with rare and limited release drops. This is the ultimate foodie escape.

Ampersand in Pemberton

Great Southern

Latitude 35º5 

Goode Beach

A fully secluded million-dollar beach house minutes from the finest slice of coast this side of Australia—you just know a stay at Latitude 35º5 is going to be pure magic. The architecturally designed four-bedroom mansion is nestled between forest and sea, with some crazy beautiful panoramic views. Just wait til you see a sun rise from the huge stand-alone bathtub. This is heaven, right here.

Luxury escape in the Great Southern

North West

El Questro 

Kimberly Region

Nestled on a beautiful red cliff gorge in the Kimberley sits El Questro; a seriously spectacular hideaway surrounded by untamed natural beauty and truly amazing views. You can choose to stay at the safari-style tented cabins of Emma Gorge, situated among 700,000 acres of natural landscape heaven and swimming holes; the resort-style bungalows of El Questro Station on the banks of the Pentecost River; or go all out and book the private Homestead and enjoy complimentary excursions and a gourmet three-course meal to end each day. Just note this one closes during the wet season (November to March) so you're best locking this in for later this year.

free standing bath at El Questro

Sal Salis

Exmouth

Sal Salis is a remote beachside safari camp in the dunes of Cape Range National Park on the shores of Ningaloo Reef, featuring 16 ‘wilderness tents’. What’s a wilderness tent, you ask? It’s a tent that sits on a raised platform (away from the dangerous insects, thank you) fitted with a jarrah bed, cotton sheets and an en suite bathroom. You’ll be entrenched right into nature, waking up to the sound of singing birds and surrounded by kangaroos grazing on the dunes. Sal Salis also offers communal long table dining with meals prepared by their expert chefs, snorkelling equipment, kayaks and a library full of books so you're bound to find plenty of ways to unwind.

aerial view of Sal Salis

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Broome

If you know anything about Broome, chances are you’ve heard of Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. This is where you can really live it up. Four restaurants, an adults-only ocean pool, the Chahoya Spa and Salon by L’Occitane and a cocktail menu as long as your arm—if you’re headed there, we’re jealous. Be sure to go for a camel ride along the beach (which, by the way, is right on your doorstep) at sunset before you go.

inside a room at Cable Beach Resort

Wanting something a little closer to nature? Here’s a list of our top picks for glamping in WA

Image credit: COMO Tne Treasury, The Ritz-Carlton, Pullman Bunker Bay, Smiths Beach Resort, Injidup Spa Retreat, El Questro, Sal Salis, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

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