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Feel The Love At These Romantic Getaways In Western Australia

By Renée Ardon-Coppinger
9th Jun 2022

There’s nothing more thrilling than planning a sneaky little trip away with your lover, especially after such a crazy couple of years cooped up in our homes. We’ve compiled a list of some of WA's most romantic escapes spanning from the very top tip to bottom of our beautiful state to inspire your next break away.

Whether it’s a big anniversary celebration or just a cheeky surprise for someone special, here are our picks for a loved-up secluded stay in WA.

Hidden Cabins

Ferguson Valley and Peel Region

Sometimes we need to completely disconnect from the world around us to reconnect with our significant other, and there’s no doubt that the masterminds behind Hidden Cabins have created two extraordinary eco-conscious spaces to unwind and recharge together. Both within two hours of Perth, ‘Florence’ and ‘Henry’ both ooze calm and tranquility right in the heart of nature. These little sanctuaries include massive floor to ceiling windows and wood fires to snuggle up and admire the secluded beauty along with full amenities, board games, books and other thoughtful little touches so that you never need to leave the arms of your lover.

Hidden Valley Forest Retreats

Margaret River

You may have already seen this magical spot on your grid with its divine outdoor candle lit bathtub looking out to the treetops from your very own private boardwalk. Hidden Valley offers a range of retreats to suit each couple’s budget, with an emphasis on relaxation and pampering. Whether you’re looking for a personal chef to whip you up a stunning meal using the freshest local ingredients in your suite, or an in-lodge spa treatment, this place is ideal for a special occasion or just an adventure away together in the depths of the whimsical forest. 

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth

“Where the outback meets the reef” is the perfect tagline for this unique romantic retreat. As a  member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, you’ll be sure to find no stone unturned when it comes to creature comforts at Sal Salis. Gaze out and watch the sunset turn to a sky blazing with stars from your own private beach safari tent. With just 15 tents on-site, you’ll feel like it’s only you both here to explore the magic of Exmouth. Dive from the shores of the camp into the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef where you’ll find more than 500 species of colourful fish, and plenty of rays and turtles swimming among the rainbow of coral.

The Bootmakers House

Nannup

This quaint little Airbnb nestled in our South West has quickly become a favourite amongst locals and travellers alike, so you’ll need to book in advance to be lucky enough to check-in. The owners have meticulously restored an old workers cottage carefully curating each detail so that each corner of the space is its own little postcard. Cosy up by the fire, cook a hearty meal together in the beautiful jarrah kitchen or take a romantic wander down to the lake nearby or through the picturesque Nannup main street filled with antique stores and homemade goodies.

La Forêt Enchantée

Margaret River

This is one of the best-kept secrets in the South West for romantics. La Forêt Enchantée is a dreamy destination filled with magic on the banks of the Margaret River. It’s a breathtaking moment when you enter through the wrought iron gates and through the property’s very own Arc De Triomphe. Set within 10 acres of native bush and renaissance inspired gardens; you’ll feel like you have been whisked off in a fairy-tale among the lush greenery, bubbling fountains, and sweeping terraces. The icing on the cake is the two secluded cabins to choose from, resplendent with luxurious furnishings and marble bathrooms. Want even more romance? Why not add on a private chef for the evening, red roses and bubbles on arrival or a sensual spa treatment for two? Or you could fly in by helicopter—they have a love heart shaped helipad ready for you.

RAC Karri Valley Resort

Pemberton

There’s nothing like a lakeside view to wake up to, especially when the early morning mists are still rolling in. RAC Karri Valley Resort sits on the edge of Lake Beedelup, which is filled with trout if you happen to find fishing a bonding experience. From the front door of your room or cabin you’ll be able to stroll through Karri trees and head nearby to relax in the peaceful and charming Pemberton. The resort has recently undergone a few changes, including a thoughtful refurb of the onsite Lakeside Restaurant. It’s easy to spend a significant chunk of the day on the comfy sofas here gazing at the view. Simply perch yourself and take your pick from breakfast through to lunch, cocktail hour or dinner. If it gets nippy, you’ve got the fireplace, a warming glass of wine and each other to keep you warm before bed beckons.

Eco Beach Retreat

Broome

A 2.5 hour flight from Perth will take you to the steamy red sands of Broome, and will set you in the midst of the mangroves at the newly relocated Eco Beach Retreat. This secluded retreat 130kms out of town offers 25 eco villas interlinked by over a kilometer of boardwalks all along the striking coastline offering unbeatable views of the Indian Ocean. The friendly team are experts in organising unique and incredibly memorable experiences for their guests such as their sunset cruises, helicopter rides over the Horizontal Falls and various daily activities like yoga, turtle tracking and guided bushwalking hikes. You’ll quickly fall in love with the balmy soothing heat and the stunning views from the pool and expansive shores.

Discovery Rottnest Island

Rottnest

While most of us have at some point enjoyed a romantic encounter on Pinky’s beach, it’s time for a different experience for your next visit. Thanks to the new Samphire Rottnest hotel, Discovery Rottnest Island may not be the newest kid on the block, but there’s something undeniably romantic about a tent and listening to the wind under the trees. Jump on the ferry and in 30 min you’ll be whisked off to another world where life slows down to the perfect lazy pace for a holiday. Pick a deluxe tent and you’ll enjoy a king bed, private ensuite, spacious deck and even a walk-in robe for the ultimate glamping experience. Of course, if you don’t fancy using the kitchen you can always relax and let the pros look after you at Pinky’s Beach Club right next door.

Simala Retreat

Cowaramup

This luxurious brand new retreat sits pretty on 40 acres of natural untouched bio-diverse forest surrounded by all of the wineries you could dream of for your sweeping getaway. With three gorgeous chalets to choose from as well as a wellbeing studio for yoga and mediation, you’ll be in awe of the views of the enchanting bushlands from your private studio. These architecturally-designed chalets even offer private verandahs with BBQs for you to sit and watch the world go by with the day’s wine haul.

Blackwood River Houseboats

Augusta

Here is something a bit different to surprise your better half with. Whisk them off with instructions to get ready to drift away. Blackwood River Houseboats have a fleet of four different boats ranging in size, so you can even double date with another couple if you fancy sharing your precious time off together. Laze on the deck as you cruise along over 25km of National Park protected by a river reserve. You’ll have plenty of time to gaze into each other's eyes, whether from a kayak on the water or in-between spotting water birds, dolphins and wildflowers from the deck. You’ll be cruising in a biodiversity hotspot, so this is the ideal pick for romantics that also happen to share a love for mother nature.

Injidup Spa Retreat

Injidup

No romantic getaway list would be complete without the incomparable Injidup Spa Retreat. This adults-only spot is booked out months in advance (sometimes a year during Covid) and is worth every cent for the unparalleled views from your own private plunge pool out to the Indian Ocean set on one of Yallingup’s most secluded beaches. With adored spa empire Bodhi J on site, we suggest you splurge on one of their Bodhi Escape couples ‘Spa Journeys’ to really wind down with your beloved in the most opulent way.

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Image credit: Hidden Cabins shot by @journal_of_jian

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