Wednesday, November 17, 2021
A romantic honeymoon in Western Australia
A honeymoon is a holiday like no other. Candlelit dinners, snuggles by the fire, and private jokes as you catch a glorious sunset. Here’s to enjoying an unforgettable and magical honeymoon to kick off married life together in style.
12 ideas for a romantic honeymoon in the South West
Treats on arrival
Bubbly on ice, a plate of plump strawberries with lashings of cream chilling in the fridge, and a trail of candles and crimson rose petals. All you need is to turn up, get the bath running, and pop the champagne cork. Our concierge can organise everything – we’ll just need to know your estimated arrival time. Learn more about Private Properties’ concierge services.
Long lunch for two
Food and wine lovers, a lip-smacking fine dining experience should be high on your list. There are lots of excellent eateries to choose from, including the heavenly degustation lunches at Voyager Estate and Leeuwin Estate. Read more about the best fine dining in the region. Or, have a romantic picnic instead. At House of Cards in Yallingup, for example, you can enjoy a crackling firepit beside the lake, a charcuterie board with a few bottles of wine, and cushions to perch on beneath the trees.
An evening of stargazing
Grab a warm blanket and a Thermos filled with steaming tea, check out the weather with BOM, and head out of town. Choose an inky black night with little or no moon (it washes out star light), with the ideal time being before, during and just after each new moon. And according to Astrotourism WA, autumn through spring is the optimal viewing season as this is when the Earth sits between the sun and the centre of the Milky Way.
Soar like a bird on a helicopter
A helicopter ride above the landscape is something you must experience once in your life. The kaleidoscope of colour of the South West unfolds beautifully below your feet: deep blue, bright green and sparkling white, as your heart soars in synchrony with the helicopter lift. Scenic Helicopters offer a number of cruising options, ranging from ten minutes to six hours – the latter including wineries and a degustation lunch (talk about arriving like a rock star!).
Wander through art galleries
This is your chance to find the perfect piece of art to start your married life together. A serene landscape image from Christian Fletcher, a bespoke coffee table from JahRoc, or quality ornaments to adorn your bookshelf. All promise to be pieces you’ll admire forever. You could even create your own art trail, checking out all the best galleries in the region.
Book a private chef to whip up a gourmet meal
This isn’t just an option for the rich and famous; there are talented chefs in the South West who specialise in cooking for guests in their holiday accommodation. Put your feet up, chatter away with your paramour, and ooh and aah at the delicious scents wafting from the kitchen. Get your tastebuds tingling and discover more about private chefs.
A whimsical afternoon in paradise. A rug under your arm, a hamper overflowing with decadent local goodies, and head down to a picturesque bay. Watch as the sky turns to shades of tangerine and watermelon, wispy clouds drifting idly by, with the hymn of the ocean and light sea salt lingering in the air. Or book a picnic specialist to do all the work for you. Discover picnics in the South West.
Massage for two
Side-by-side in the dimly-lit room, soft music piping through, as your mind is coaxed into gentle daydreaming. You’ll love Empire Retreat’s ‘Relax Together’ package with a Himalayan salt scrub, massage and steam room, and also Vie Spa in Bunker Bay for a private bath and massage. Harmony Wellness Spa in Dunsborough has couples massage, as does Flourish Day Spa in Busselton.
Dinner and a romantic stroll
If you’re keen for a quiet seaside walk after a lovely meal, you have a few options in the South West. Dine at Lamont’s and then stroll down to Smiths Beach, or eat lunch at Bunker’s Beach House and wander the short path to Bunker Bay. Or indulge at Yarri or Blue Manna Bistro in Dunsborough before walking through town to Geographe Bay. Read about the best beaches in the South West.
A private bespoke tour
Choose a special ride to ferry you around to the best wineries in the region. Book a unique cheese and wine tour with Kuste Kombis, a classic car chauffeur with Belair Affairs, or Mr Mustang Hire for a cool ride with the wind in your hair in a vintage Mustang. Explore private tours in the Margaret River region.
Watch the sunrise
For early birds, the morning is the most invigorating time of the day. There are birds larking about, kangaroos and sheep wandering the fields, and warm sunshine promising a brand new sparkling day. Hot coffee, early brekky minus the crowds, and a hand-in-hand people-watching session is the order of the morning.
Romantic honeymoon accommodation
Summer calls for lazy brunches on the balcony, chilled tropical cocktails as you lay beneath a cabana, and paddling in glamorous plunge pools. Meanwhile, winter is all about deep spas, sizzling amber woodfires, and rugging up with fluffy slippers.
But really great accommodation goes beyond this, and a hotel room just doesn’t cut it. You might want a theatre room to watch a movie together, floor-to-ceiling windows allowing the night-time breeze to brush your skin, or activities on premises such as pool tables, board games and tennis courts. And all of this in the most idyllic of surrounds – get inspired with the dreamiest holiday home views.
Start this chapter of your life in style and plan a magical escape with your life partner. Browse our portfolio of luxury honeymoon accommodation in the Margaret River region..
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