Luxury resorts in Australia make an excellent honeymooning option, offering many different kinds of options from rainforest hideaways to beachside safari camps – there is truly something to suit every couple here!
Lord Howe Island offers the perfect blend of luxury and ecological responsibility; this World-Heritage Listed volcanic island boasts the southernmost coral reef in Australia and makes for a luxurious yet environmentally sustainable honeymoon getaway.
Daydream Island offers unspoiled beaches, clear waters and stunning natural surroundings – the ideal setting for couples, families or groups looking for tropical tranquility to unwind and recharge their batteries.
Daydream Island in the Whitsundays features two resorts and numerous restaurants, one catering to day visitors while its counterpart is designed for overnight guests. Accessible via ferry from either Great Barrier Reef Airport in Hamilton Island or Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine and easily accessed from Cairns, Brisbane or Sydney flights, Daydream Island offers both day and overnight visitors an enjoyable getaway experience.
Daydream Island boasts 280 exquisitely designed resort rooms that are sleek and stylish, featuring sleek floorboards, soft furnishings and finishes to compliment its stunning tropical surroundings. Rooms feature balconies or terraces offering views of resort gardens, pools or vast ocean blue. There are interconnecting rooms suitable for families as well as romantic stays; additionally a variety of room types including accessible rooms are also available.
At this resort, there is an array of dining options, such as Inkstone Kitchen serving modern Australian cuisine, Barefoot Bar with swim-up bar and Lovers Cove Bar for sunset cocktails. Additionally, Tonic Bar located just off the main lobby specializes in gin cocktails; ideal for pre-dinner drinks or late-night beverages.
At the pinnacle of Australian island luxury, Hamilton Island embodies the perfect getaway destination. Boasting idyllic beaches, desirable coral reefs, and abundant marine life to discover, as well as an exciting cosmopolitan lifestyle complete with gourmet restaurants, boutique shops, and even its own yacht club – it truly offers the complete experience for island vacationing.
Hotels and resorts on the island include qualia, an impressive 5-star property located at the northernmost tip. Boasting stunning natural views, Qualia stands as an example that proves environmental sustainability can coexist with luxury.
Other popular options for luxury accommodation on Hamilton Island are Palm Bungalows, nestled into tropical foliage and ideal for couples seeking an idyllic escape; and Beach Club, an adults-only resort on Catseye beach. Reef View Hotel stands out as another iconic beachfront hotel that will captivate with breathtaking oceanfront views and an iconic pool deck that promises relaxation and rejuvenation.
Hamilton Island provides something extra exciting for visitors looking for action: its marina is one of only two island marinas in the Whitsundays and features the popular Dennison Star Dinner Cruise aboard a 107ft timber boat. When it comes to dining out, Hamilton Island has something suitable for all palates from upscale cafes to casual woodfired pizza overlooking its Marina.
Hall cites this destination as one of Australia’s premier vacation spots for good reason: its idyllic beaches and water activities make for unforgettable trips, while couples quickly note how friendly and accommodating its locals are.
This tropical archipelago comprises 74 islands, many of which boast luxury resorts. Daydream Island is an incredible option with ocean views and features such as an open-air cinema and bars; alternatively, check out Intercontinental Hayman Island resort on the mainland; another great option!
Are you feeling adventurous? Charter a bareboat and explore the Whitsunday Islands by sailing around them on its waters. This budget-friendly way of seeing much of this area at your own pace allows you to witness its splendor up close – you could moor overnight off Whitehaven Beach to watch its shifting sands from a boat, or take part in one of many day sailing tours that include lunch and snorkeling on nearby reefs.
Port Douglas’ Four Mile Beach resort is the ideal setting for honeymooners seeking relaxation. Offering studio rooms and two and three bedroom apartments complete with pools, spas and Balinese-style lagoon pools; guests can also explore nearby Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest at their own pace.
Cairns may be more of a city destination than beach resorts up north, but it still boasts plenty of wonderful activities and sites for travelers to see and do. Lovers will appreciate its tropical atmosphere surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Jervis Bay beaches are an absolute must, where you’re sure to spot dolphins, seals and little penguins! Boorderee Botanical Gardens feature giant eucalyptus trees while Murrays Beach offers breathtaking sunset views. To truly experience something remarkable head up to Cape St George Lighthouse where bioluminescent plankton lighting up the water could create an unforgettable romantic evening experience!
There is an abundance of luxury, sustainable hotels to choose from in and around Cairns. Thala Beach Nature Reserve sits atop an idyllic private beach and opens out into a 58-hectare pristine nature reserve; here, cassowaries, Boyd’s forest dragons, striped possums, and monitor lizards can often be seen roaming freely – providing for an unforgettable honeymoon experience!
As part of Cairns options, other options include Fitzroy Island – just a short ferry ride from Cairns and famous for its picturesque hikes and white coral beaches – or Green Island, which can be reached after 45-minute ferry ride and offers excellent green sea turtle viewing and is home to Cassius the world’s largest captive crocodile.