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Looking for the perfect honeymoon spot or just a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway in sunny Queensland? Here are the top 6 romantic retreats.
Shantara Resort, Port Douglas
Port Douglas is Australia’s most preferred honeymoon spot and it’s easy to see why. Famous for its beach resorts, like the Shantara resort, it’s the perfect base for you and your significant other to visit the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. Or simply sit back and relax on the pool deck or in your own Jacuzzi in your private courtyard. If you’re not up for booking a honeymoon room at the Shantara Resort, you can still enjoy the courtyard’s two lagoon style swimming pools that encircle the apartment courtyard. They even boast a day spa so that you and your partner can truly unwind and relax.
Spicers Balfour Hotel, Brisbane
If you’re more interested in checking out the inner city than Queensland’s superb national parks, tuck yourself away at Spicers Balfour Hotel in trendy New Farm. The velvety and lux retro-fitted hotel rooms are the perfect cosy nook to relax in after a long day of city living. Unwind in the large bathtubs and then check out the cool rooftop bar to grab a before dinner cocktail, before heading to the Balfour Kitchen.
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Montville
The Hinterland is perhaps the Sunshine Coast’s most romantic spot and the Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat was designed to up the romance even more. Six secluded stays are spread across two hectares of rainforest in Montville in the Blackall Range. Each hideaway has its own double spa bath, saltwater rock pool and log fire for those cold nights. If you and your partner are really looking to treat yourselves then you can’t go wrong with the Tarzan and Jane package which includes three days and two nights of champagne, chocolates, fine dining and massages.
Misty Mountains Tropical Rainforest Retreat, Bellenden Ker
Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat is a luxurious eco-resort perfect for some serious romance, as it’s exclusive to one couple at a time. Hidden away on a private 200 acre tropical resort, Misty Mountains is the perfect getaway for couples wanting some serious alone time. The retreat is set among botanic gardens and an expansive natural lagoon. The resort has everything you’ll need for a luxury stay away including exclusive glass bar and lounge with pool table.
Qualia, Hamilton Island, The Whitsundays
Qualia is a first class luxury resort situated on spectacular Hamilton Island. Situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef the resort is sun-drenched throughout and you’ll get your pick of 60 individual pavilions with breathtaking views. The retreat boasts two bars and restaurants, a library and fitness centre as well as two swimming pools. Enjoy a full breakfast and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
Bedarra Island Villa, East Bedarra Island
Bedarra Island villa is the perfect secluded retreat for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The villa is a tropical paradise situated on a white sandy beach and framed by palm trees. Located on Australia’s famous Great Barrier Reef, it’s the perfect spot to relax and get back to nature with your partner. The villa is by the water’s edge on a two acre private estate. Enjoy a swim and snorkel with your partner or go kayaking before taking an outdoor shower and heading in and putting on the fire.