Escape to Australia’s stunning islands for an exquisite luxury holiday, featuring secluded resorts for couples in some of its most untouched coastal regions – from private beaches along the Great Barrier Reef to cultural countryside adventures with Arkaba.
One Kangaroo Island celebrates West Australian coastal living with luxurious rooms featuring sisal matting, sandstone bathrooms and seaside views just a sandbank away. Just 25 minutes by plane from Adelaide.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Thala Beach Nature Reserve, owned and managed by a family-owned group, was awarded with National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World recognition. Additionally, it set the example for sustainable eco-resorts offering relaxed luxury within nature. Situated just 45 minutes away from Cairns on a stunning coastal road that connects Great Barrier Reef with Daintree Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland; it makes an idyllic coastal retreat an ideal retreat for nature enthusiasts.
At Osprey’s Resort & Spa, there are 83 boutique timber bungalows situated high on stilts in the forest canopy, providing guests with a private and unobtrusive relationship to nature. All rooms boast beautiful ocean, mountain, or forest views from screened windows; furniture includes fine Australian timbers and granite; bathrooms come complete with walk-in showers and separate toilets for convenience; as well as Osprey’s main restaurant that overlooks Coral Sea while providing spectacular vistas of coastline and forested mountains from an elevated position over Coral Sea offering breathtaking vistas of coastline and forested mountains from an elevated perch high up on stilts!
Guest are treated to an expansive complimentary activities program that includes guided beach and rainforest walks; birding and reptile spotting; stargazing at the outdoor observatory with our resident astronomy expert; stargazing from our ranger-staffed observatory; tree planting tours led by rangers as well as guided explorations of forests and woodlands for their flora and fauna, such as teaching guests how to identify birds that live at the resort as well as tips on where you might find wallabies, possums and sugar gliders!
Popular activities at the resort include snorkeling and scuba diving at its private beaches; swimming in two natural freeform rock pools featuring waterfalls, spas, grottos and granite boulders; relaxing in hammocks while reading; complimentary guided tours such as an Aboriginal cultural presentation by Kuku Yalangi elders as well as Australia’s first Coconut Odyssey tour are also provided at no additional charge.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides an ideal platform from which to explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, with all regional day tours leaving directly from reception. However, Thala Beach Nature Reserve also makes for an enjoyable island-inspired holiday experience!
Silky Oaks Rainforest Retreat
Silky Oaks Rainforest Retreat offers couples looking for an escape into nature the ideal rainforest experience. Situated just minutes from Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef, the resort features luxury bungalow-style rooms and elevated treehouse suites as well as artwork from local artists crafted exclusively for this resort. Additionally, guests can relax at Healing Waters spa, featuring Vichy showers inspired by ancient wisdoms as well as guided walks, yoga sessions kayaking & snorkelling in Mossman River as well as day trips out to low islands of Great Barrier Reef.
Tropical North Queensland locals love this eco lodge spanning one of its most spectacular wilderness areas: World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and Mossman River. Its main building, perched atop a ridge overlooking both, virtually disappears among the trees while its open-sided Treehouse Restaurant provides spectacular views and the soundscape of insects and water flowing by. All accommodation at this advanced eco lodge, from Billabong Suites to River Suites to newly opened Daintree Pavilion are designed and furnished to reflect their surroundings while all boast generous balconies with hammocks ready to sway in afternoon breeze.
Silky Oaks has emerged from a multi-million dollar refurbishment as one of the country’s premier luxury rainforest resorts. Renowned architects James and Hayley Baillie, known for creating sensuous resorts such as Uluru’s Longitude 131deg and Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island (such as Longitude 131deg and Capella Lodge respectively) used their talents to transform this 37 year-old retreat located in north Queensland.
Silky Oaks provides an immersive experience into Australia’s natural wonderland, as the rainforest embraces you the moment you step foot inside your cabin. Wake to birdsong and butterflies as you stretch out on a spacious balcony before taking advantage of your private bathtub while gazing upon Australia’s majestic canopy from above.
Red Feather Inn
Red Feather Inn is a charming collection of historic sandstone buildings constructed with convict labor in 1842 and converted to boutique accommodation and restaurant use since 2007. Lydia Nettlefold has created an opulent French provincial style offering all modern comforts imaginable – superior quality beds, state of the art bathrooms, gas log fires, delectable breakfasts and much more are just a few highlights at Red Feather.
All the historic features of the Inn have been preserved, from its original sandstone facade with visible pick marks to front entry doors featuring radial fanlights and multi-paned sash windows. Offering up to 35 rooms between itself and three historic cottages, the Inn makes an excellent base from which to explore Meander Valley – as well as being exclusive home for Tasmanian Walking Company as departure point for Cradle Mountain Huts Walk and Bay of Fires Lodge Walks.
At our hotel, guests can take advantage of its many facilities, such as free Wi-Fi and parking. Business center users can stay productive by accessing work files while away; additionally, an in-room kitchen makes meal prep convenient without leaving your room.
For meals, The Red Feather Inn features an Australian and French menu prepared using seasonal produce from local farms. With its comfortable atmosphere and relaxing vibe, The restaurant makes for the ideal setting to unwind with a glass of wine while celebrating special moments with loved ones.
The Red Feather Inn is an ideal luxury resort option in Australia for couples, as its staff will ensure a wonderful stay. Golfing and hiking are among many activities nearby, while it is conveniently close to Launceston Airport as well as wineries. Plus there’s babysitting services available if needed – plus it boasts several room options so that families can find one suitable to their size needs!
At this aparthotel, guests enjoy the convenience of being within walking distance to Four Mile Beach and Flagstaff Hill as well as Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas zoo. Additionally, guests can take advantage of free airport transportation, an in-room kitchenette and free Wi-Fi access in all rooms – not forgetting modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs with cable channels as well as iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers in every guestroom!
At this resort, guests will find studio and one-bedroom apartments that vary between ground-floor studios and one-bedroom apartments with direct access to the main pool as well as patios with Jacuzzis in private courtyards. Each room includes a microwave, minibar, refrigerator and in-room safe for added peace of mind; its spacious bathrooms also come equipped with spa baths and separate showers for an enjoyable bathing experience.
Hotel facilities at this property cater specifically to couples, including a private beach and day spa. In addition, there are restaurants, bars and a gym; additionally there is on-site parking.
Shantara Resort provides the ideal setting for exploring Tropical North Queensland. Within easy walking distance to Macrossan Street with its wide array of cafes and restaurants, and just 400 meters from Four Mile Beach – making its boutique apartment-style accommodation suitable for couples, honeymooners and independent travellers seeking peaceful surroundings.
At this resort, guests can take advantage of two outdoor pools and a fitness center, free Wi-Fi in public areas, spa services, terrace seating areas and tour/ticket assistance services to make their stay as pleasurable as possible. Staff members are more than happy to assist guests with any special requests during their stay.
This hotel stands out with its lagoon-style heated pool that can even be enjoyed during winter months. All guestrooms at this resort are strategically arranged around it so most have direct pool access – perfect for relaxing while admiring stunning coastal surroundings!