Friday, January 29, 2021
That Summer Feeling…
If you’re dreaming of an utterly idyllic luxury beachside escape with glittering aquamarine waters and creamy white sand, consider this your cheerful ‘welcome to Bunker Bay’. An unbelievable paradise nestled in the cosy corner of WA’s South West.
Get to know Bunker Bay
You’ll find Bunker Bay just a ten-minute drive north-west of the buzzing tourist mecca, Dunsborough. It’s the best of both worlds here: the wineries and food havens of the region are just a stone’s throw away, but you can retreat into tranquil relaxation and privacy when the day is done.
Popular attractions include Cape Naturaliste lighthouse which dates back to 1904, beautiful Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, and Sugarloaf Rock – the perfect vantage point to watch the sunset.
Nature lovers wanting to take in deep gulps of fresh air and experience the local area on foot, try nearby Bunker Bay Loop. This 3.6km moderate difficulty trail will take between one and three hours, depending on how fast you walk. You can find out more at Trails WA. After the hike, visit Shelley Cove on the western edge of Bunker Bay where the water is packed with colourful shells, pretty sea glass and underwater rocks for a great snorkelling opportunity. And if you prefer to be above the waves, try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding.
Bunker Bay is the envy of the whale watching world from September through December. The southern right, humpback, and sometimes even rarely-seen blue and minke whales can be spotted from here. Many species were almost hunted to extinction in the 19th and 20th century, so it’s a poignant experience to see these gentle giants cruising our waters in ever-growing numbers.
Luxury beach accommodation in WA’s Bunker Bay
Leave the huge doors open on those balmy summer nights, listening to the waves rhythmically thump onto the sand, as you’re lulled to sleep in the most enchanting of settings. Bunkers Beach House is literally steps from the pristine beach so you can amble down to the bay for a quick dip quite literally at any time that strikes your fancy. Vaulted ceilings and a sweeping verandah create a luxurious, airy space.
Possessing a handsome and understated elegance, Panorama has breathtaking views of the bay thanks to the huge windows out the back. Elevated above the water, there’s a lush thicket of trees creating a neat privacy break for that little touch of exclusivity. The sunken pit in the garden is a perfect spot for enjoying a leisurely morning breakfast with warm sunbeams caressing your skin.
This spacious home cleverly wraps around an external stone fireplace, forming a sheltered courtyard in the middle of the house; perfect for putting your feet up and enjoying deep conversation under the twinkling night sky. The garden’s tall retaining wall and natural landscape of paperbarks and native grass make you feel cocooned in cosy secretive luxury, even though the beach is metres away.
Each villa will comfortably sleep six adults with three bedrooms each, with larger groups having the option of booking both and getting double of everything! The luxurious villas are joined by a shared stone wall and central timber doors that can be opened up for the duration of your stay. The nearby track will lead you through the bush and over the lake’s floating bridge to the beach.
Tucked away in an excusive, private lane adjoining Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, you’ll have access to all the resort’s facilities, including heated swimming pool, gym, day spa, tennis court, and restaurant. Tall trees create the most magical atmosphere in your back garden, with dapped sunlight peeking through as you sit at the outdoor lounges, sipping a refreshing cocktail.
Browse our portfolio of luxury holiday homes, including more at Bunker Bay. To book any of these properties and get your perfect summer started, phone (08) 9750 5444 or jump online.
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