Needing a romantic getaway? Get ready to fall in love with the beauty and luxury that Queensland has to offer at these romantic stays!
What makes a holiday memorable? Is it the company? The food? The views? Or is it where you stay? For us, a memorable holiday is all of this and more.
Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, a romantic weekend getaway or a much-needed break, Queensland offers a wide range of romantic accommodations for couples looking to enjoy a special getaway. Whether you prefer beachfront resorts, cosy treehouse cabins in the rainforest, or luxurious city hotels, Queensland has something to suit your preferences.
So get ready to fall in love all over again with our list of the best romantic stays in Queensland:
For a secluded, romantic getaway, take the trip over to the Whitsundays’ Long Island. Located on the closest island to the mainland, Elysian Retreat is tucked away on the southern point of Long Island, only catering to a maximum of 20 guests at one time. A small team of dedicated staff, including a private chef, maintain the blissful beachside paradise that’s surrounded by coral fringing reefs. Wind down and adjust to the laid-back atmosphere of island life while indulging in a tranquil and comfortable setting. Elysian Retreat is the perfect destination if you just need to take a breath and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Emporium Hotel South Bank
Opened in 2018, the five-star Emporium Hotel South Bank is considered as one of the most romantic hotels in Queensland. With a grand pillarless ballroom and stylish piano bar, the interior of this high-end boutique boasts luxury. But, the pièce de resistance has to be the 23-metre infinity edge pool with views overlooking South Bank and the river to Brisbane City and beyond. Yes Brisbane, a rooftop pool! The sun-lit Terrace Rooftop Bar with retractable glass ceiling serves everything from an all-inclusive breakfast to cocktails by pool, so there’s really no need to ever leave.
Lizard Island Resort
Have you ever wanted an entire island to yourself? Well, Lizard Island Resort is here to make your dream a reality! Found on Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, the resort itself is tucked within the lush 1013-hectare National Park. With just 40 rooms, suites and villas, Lizard Island Resort understands seclusion and natural privacy. Accessible only via a scheduled one-hour charter flight, here private beaches, thriving reefs, incredible nature and seclusion is at your fingertips. Perfect for honeymooners or couples seeking a romantic escape!
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
Awaken to the chirping sounds of happy birds while the sun gleams through the curtains. This is expected at O’Reilly Rainforest Retreat since it is surrounded by Lamington National Park. It may not be as exclusive as other secluded getaways on this list, but with all the stretching trails in the area, you will surely find resplendent serenity that’s perfect for your next romantic getaway in Queensland. There’s also treetop walks and two waterfalls in the immediate vicinity, and plenty of other activities to sink your teeth into. Oh, and we almost forgot about the infinity pool!
For a touch of luxury on your next couples getaway, look to Qualia on Hamilton Island. One of the most romantic hotels in Queensland, Qualia lets guests choose from one of their two pavilions: the tropical Leeward Pavilions with sea views; and the Windward Pavilions that are famed for their private plunge pools. Situated on the northern part of the island, guests will be able to truly immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. With award-winning service and a jaw dropping 12-metre infinity pool, Qualia embodies the true meaning of a luxurious retreat.
The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa
If you’re needing a couples getaway, a romantic hotel in Queensland, the adults-only The Reef House Boutique Hotel & Spa is for you. Located in Palm Cove, The Reef House is home to a stunning selection of five-star chic rooms, suites and apartments. Designed for adults, The Reef House prides itself on being an attentive couples retreat where relaxation is at the forefront. Needing some more persuading? Their spa treatments and gourmet dining are sure to win you over.
Silky Oaks Lodge
With 40 luxury treehouses plotted within the Daintree Rainforest, Silky Oaks Lodge promise to be one of the best romantic getaways for couples in Queensland. Reopening their doors late 2021 after a rebuild, Silky Oaks Lodge is renowned for their charming location and impressive interiors. Think contemporary furnishings and spectacular views of the Mossman River and rainforest. A truly immersive experience, here you can unwind in their treehouse-style accommodation or cool down and explore the river. The options are endless!
Spicers Tamarind Retreat
Twenty-two rooms across 14 private villas. If that hasn’t sold you, maybe the seclusion, endless luxury, open fireplaces and Japanese-style cedar hot tubs will. Welcome to Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Located just over an hour from Brisbane Airport and 40-minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport, Spicers Tamarind Retreat provides the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle thanks to the serene rainforest setting in Queensland’s famed hinterland. On top of beautiful views, this romantic stay offers gourmet dining and life-changing spa treatments to its guests.
The Star Grand
Conveniently located on Broadbeach Island, unsurprisingly, The Star Grand is one of Queensland’s best romantic getaways for couples. With 592 rooms to choose from, The Star Grand promises coastal and hinterland views. Plus, with a pool, 24-hour casino, Event Centre and award-winning restaurants all within reach, there will be no reason to even leave! If you love luxury, fine dining and entertainment, this romantic hotel is for you.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Can’t decide between the land or the sea? Thala Beach Nature Reserve has the best of both worlds thanks to their convenient location between Cairns and Port Douglas. Sitting on 145 acres, the private headland property ensures that the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest are both just a touch away. With plenty of things to do, at Thala Beach Nature Reserve couples can embark on hikes, bike rides, guided star gazing nights and much more. One of the most romantic getaways in Queensland!
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