You’ll find plenty of escapes in WA, but for those looking for a deep escape that will make you forget about everyday life, you can live the best life.
Get packing, here are the best ways to get away from Perth and WA.
Perth And Surroundings
COMO The Treasury
This modern hotel will make you never want to go back home. Not only does COMO The Treasury have a spa, gym, pool, library and some of the most beautiful rooms you’ll ever look at, The Buildings also has some of Perth’s best food. The rooftop restaurant, Wildflower, offers unparalleled fine dining combined with local ingredients. The Post serves the best Italian food (and arguably Perth’s best tiramisu). And Long Chim is adding items and delicious Thai food in the basement. It’s easy to spend the whole time just looking at everything in the area.
Pictures of Crown Towers
If you haven’t heard Crown Towers, where did you live? The best place to go in Perth for the luxury lifestyle, it’s like stepping into a whole other world – so beautiful. Check in at reception and enjoy a martini in the Waiting Room, then drop your bags in your stunning suite and head back to the main pool. Spend your days dining at the epicurean buffet and pampering yourself in the luxury spa, then head down for dinner. Offering a variety of amazing dining experiences such as Nobu and Rockpool, Korona is the place to be if you’re looking for a stylish escape without straying too far from old Perth.
With sweeping views of the Swan River and Perth City, The Ritz-Carlton at Elizabeth Quay is the place to stay when booking five-star accommodation in the heart of Perth. In addition to the beautiful and spacious rooms (complete with the five amenities you’d expect), there’s a jaw-dropping heated pool, rooftop bar, cozy Hearth restaurant, and boujee day spa. you can get your pamper. When you stay at the Ritz-Carlton you are guaranteed to have the opportunity to spend time with a friendly team and make sure you are spoiled.
A thirty minute boat ride from Fremantle will see you relaxing on the beach at the luxurious Samphire on Rottnest Island. From spacious rooms to a fireplace-filled lounge and an upscale restaurant, this stunning property sports beachy decor and unmatched holiday vibes year-round. Be sure to book an Italian lunch at Isola and a South East Asian feast at Lontara – all part of the Samphire experience. If a superb brekky buffet is included in your stay.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
Margaret River Region
Restaurants and cafes with sea views? Check it out. An infinity pool? Check it out. Tennis courts, state-of-the-art gyms, luxury villas…. You get a picture. Pullman Bunker Bay Resort has all of these things and more. Situated right on the beach, it’s one of WA’s most popular holiday destinations in the South West with a range of beautiful villas (from studios to three bedrooms) to choose from.
Smiths Beach Resort
Waking up to the sound of your ocean vibe? You will fall in love with 5 stars Smiths Beach Resort. This luxury property overlooks pristine Smiths Beach and is the perfect place to kick back and relax, with each large beach house featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to take it all in. Throw on a luxurious towel and stroll down to the beach for the day, hang out by the 15-foot infinity pool, or book a private in-room class with a chef—there’s plenty to help you unwind. vibes.
Injidup Spa Retreat
Entry Injidup Spa Retreat is like entering a dreamland. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Injidup is a beach resort that promises tranquility, spectacular views and stunning sea views… There are only 10 villas here – all with their own swimming pool and gated community, which overlooks what must be some of the best views in WA. Along with the master bedroom and master bath there is a fireplace, eco fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and an interior that is to die for. Additionally, the on-site Bodhi spa is one of the best ways to pamper yourself while you’re there.
Looking to live a world away from the big smoke? Empire Retreat, located in beautiful Yallingup, is an adults-only retreat designed to nurture your mind, body and spirit. With a range of rooms to choose from from luxury suites to luxurious villas, you will be spoiled for choice. Stone bath, steam room and forest bath – run, don’t walk and book this rate. Plus, you can squeeze in some Pilates on site before checking out the Empire Estate Vineyard.
Pictures of Ampersand Estates
Nestled between the ancient karri trees of Pemberton and the River Donnely, this vineyard is a perfect place to be. The house has three bedrooms – each with high-end decor, visuals and other finishes – as well as a cellar door and distillery for wine tastings, tours and luxury picnics. In addition, they have established a significant partnership with Perth’s premium diner, Rockpool, to provide a unique dining experience for guests. We’re talking fire-filled dinners and lunches at a long table among the vines, with special menus paired with rare and limited drops. This is the fastest escape.
The Great South
The most expensive multi-million dollar beach house off the coast of Australia – you just know that living at Latitude 35º5 is going to be real magic. This beautifully designed four-bedroom house is nestled between the forest and the sea, with stunning panoramic views. Just wait until you see the sunrise from the large freestanding bathtub. This is Heaven, right here.
Perched on a beautiful red cliff in the Kimberley sits El Questro; a beautiful hideaway surrounded by timeless beauty and stunning scenery. You can choose to stay in the Emma Gorge tented lodges, which are located among 700,000 acres of sky and diving holes; the El Questro Station lodge along the Pentecost River; or go all out and book a private Homestead and enjoy exciting tours and a delicious three-course meal to end each day. Just be aware that this one closes during the rainy season (November to March) so you should book this one later this year.
Will Salis is a remote beach camp in Cape Range National Park on the edge of Ningaloo Reef, featuring 16 ‘desert tents’. What is a desert tent, you ask? It’s a tent that sits on high ground (away from the pesky insects, thank you) with a jarrah bed, cotton sheets and an en suite bathroom. You’ll be immersed in nature, waking up to the sound of birdsong and surrounded by kangaroos feeding on piles. Sal Salis also offers long range dining and meals prepared by their chefs, swimming equipment, kayaks and a library full of books so you can find plenty of ways to relax.
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
If you know anything about Broome, chances are you’ve heard of it Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. This is where you can live. Four restaurants, an adults-only oceanfront pool, a Chahoya Spa and Salon by L’Occitane and a buffet at your fingertips—if you’re going there, we’re jealous. Be sure to take a camel ride along the beach (which, by the way, is right at your doorstep) at sunset before you go.
Want something close to nature? Here is a list of Our top picks for glamping in WA.
Photo credit: COMO Tne Treasury, The Ritz-Carlton, Pullman Bunker Bay, Smiths Beach Resort, Injidup Spa Retreat, El Questro, Sal Salis, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa