Australia offers something to fit every couple’s honeymoon travel desires. Its shoulder months of March-May and September-November offer moderate temperatures with less crowds to make an unforgettable Australian escape.
Lizard Island Resort provides private beaches to relax on and explore the Great Barrier Reef. For something different, visit Kakadu National Park to witness waterfalls, bird watching opportunities and ancient Aboriginal artwork.
1. Daydream Island
Daydream Island in the Whitsunday Islands has long been known as an entry point to our breathtaking Great Barrier Reef, but has also become an attractive resort destination in its own right, drawing holidaymakers with its idyllic beachfronts and lush rainforest hideaways. Recently treated to an incredible $100million makeover, it now provides even more dreamy accommodations suitable for everything from family trips to romantic escapes or destination weddings!
Stay in one of 280 stylishly designed rooms featuring sleek floorboards and tropical touches that complement their tropical surroundings. Choose from Garden and Garden Balcony Rooms or Ocean Rooms offering breathtaking views across the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef; for families traveling with kids there are interconnecting rooms or a family suite featuring two Resort Rooms joined together with an adjoining door.
Dining options abound at Daydream Island with three incredible restaurants and bars to choose from, ranging from the iconic Inkstone Kitchen and Bar to Infinity – an Asian fusion restaurant offering local seafood (such as wok tossed mud crab). And for daytrippers who plan on exploring nearby islands or reefs, Daydream Island also provides convenient packed lunches!
This resort can easily be reached via the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island or Proserpine airport and then by ferry transfer. Furthermore, they operate a shuttle bus service between each point for guests staying at their hotel and airports.
2. Hayman Island
Hayman Island offers the ideal tropical island paradise experience, boasting shimmering turquoise waters, white-sand beaches and dense coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life. Boasting two kilometers of unspoilt beach frontage and lush gardens surrounded by expansive pools – Hayman is an idyllic resort destination that invites couples looking for rest, renewal and relaxation to come relax here.
Hayman Island was recently transformed and reinvented for an unforgettable stay, offering suites, villas and penthouses designed to take full advantage of its spectacular surroundings. Lagoon pool suites are especially sought-after; each one is fitted with luxury cabanas, sun loungers and direct beach access for maximum relaxation. For an unforgettable experience take the heli-tour or one of Hayman’s signature day tours to Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet where you can leave footprints in the sand swim among these world-famous coral formations!
There’s also a spa to pamper your senses and five eateries to choose from, offering delicious seafood and local produce, or indulge in Pacific’s gourmet breakfast featuring buttermilk pancakes, smashed avocado toast, and sweetcorn fritters – not forgetting Planet Trekkers menu available across all restaurants for little ones to enjoy!
3. Spicers Sangoma Retreat
Spicers Sangoma Retreat – an all-inclusive couples escape – delivers sensual rejuvenation at its finest. Nestled amongst the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains, Sangoma features eight intimate suites that create an inviting sultry ambiance with earthen hues and sensual textures, creating moody earthen hues and sensual textures to relax the senses. Plush details like wood-burning fireplaces and Philippe Starck bathtubs for two will inspire romance in equal measure!
No matter which suite you select from the Tent Suite, Bi-level Chief’s Suite or Garden Suite – whether lofty Tent Suite, bi-level Chief’s Suite, Garden Suite or more affordable Garden Suite – you’ll enjoy high ceilings and large windows that open outward to bring the outdoors in (think lyrebirds and wattle trees, the twinkling Sydney skyline on clear days!). Custom-designed king beds, sleek ensuite bathrooms featuring deep bath tubs/showers as well as wood burning fireplaces provide maximum comfort!
All suites at this property feature private patios and come equipped with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players and minibar items. In-room dining options are also available: the hotel serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast at no cost; there’s an onsite fine-dining restaurant serving lunch and dinner; plus there’s poolside bar a sauna as well as free in-room parking & a 24-hour front desk as well as offering massage/body treatments as extra options (for an additional fee).
4. Cape Lodge
Cape Lodge, Australia’s luxury boutique resort located in Australia’s western wine country and surrounded by vineyards and forests, provides an intimate escape from everyday life. Boasting luxurious rooms and suites that feature breathtaking views of its lush surrounding countryside as well as an award-winning restaurant that uses local ingredients to craft delectable dishes that pair perfectly with wines from this region, Cape Lodge provides an intimate escape.
This resort is perfect for newlyweds seeking a romantic retreat amid natural beauty. All rooms here have been created specifically to meet the needs of couples, with stunning views, comfortable beds and spa-like bathrooms in each room. Additionally, guests can take advantage of numerous on-site facilities during their stay such as an all-weather tennis court and large, arty pool to lounge in.
This hotel is three hours’ drive from Perth and makes for an excellent base from which to explore the scenic coast and forest areas of Margaret River wine region. At Jervis Bay Marine Park you may spot dolphins and seals; at Cape St George Lighthouse climb up for great views of whale migration routes along the coastline.
Kangaroo Island provides the ideal honeymoon experience, offering tranquil waters and idyllic cottages as you visit family-owned wineries and learn about its rich history.