10 of the best luxury hotels and resorts in Western Australia
Although we missed interstate and international travel, we love this opportunity to explore a little more WA during these unprecedented COVID times.
You’ll find plenty of exceptional getaways here, but for those looking for a totally immersive escape that will take your mind off everyday life, you really can beat a good luxury stay.
Pack your bags, here are 10 of Western Australia’s best luxury hotels and resorts to get away from it all in 2022.
COMO The Treasure
This contemporary luxury hotel will make you never want to go home. Not only COMO The Treasure have a spa, gym, swimming pool, library and the most elegant rooms you have ever seen; it is also home to some of Perth’s best dining options. The Wildflower rooftop restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with fine local produce. Post offers elegant dining with modern Italian cuisine; Petition offers more casual dining and delicious modern Aussie fare, while the Wine Merchant is the perfect place to unwind with a wine in the Postal Hall. So much activity, and we haven’t even mentioned Pooles Temple, the underground jazz bar. This is possibly one of the most romantic hotels in Perth so if you have an anniversary coming up you know what to do.
If you haven’t heard of Crown Towers, Where were you? Perth’s top destination for a luxury stay is like stepping into a whole other world, an ultra-chic world to boot. Step into the lobby and sip a martini in The Waiting Room, then drop your bags into your gorgeous suite and relax by the huge pool. Spend your days indulging in the Epicurean’s buffet and lounging in the luxurious spa, then unwind with a gourmet dinner. Offering a range of incredible dining experiences such as Nobu and Rockpool, Crown is the place to be if you need a little glamorous getaway without straying too far from good old Perth.
The Ritz Carlton
With stunning views of the Swan River and the city of Perth, The Ritz Carlton at Elizabeth Quay is the place to be when booking a five star stay in Perth city centre. Along with the stylish and spacious rooms (with all the five-star extras you’d expect), there’s a breathtaking outdoor heated infinity pool, a rooftop bar, the sensational Hearth restaurant and of course a day spa. boujee so you can pamper yourself. When staying at the Ritz-Carlton, you are guaranteed a luxurious experience with the friendly team who make sure you are spoiled.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
Margaret River Region
Restaurant and bar overlooking the ocean? Check. Overflowing swimming pool ? Check. Tennis courts, award-winning day spa, luxury villas…tick tick tick. You get the picture. Pullman Bunker Bay Resort has all of these things and more. Located right on the beach, this is one of Southwest WA’s most luxurious resorts with a range of gorgeous villas (from studios to 3 bedroom) to choose from.
Smith’s Beach Resort
Waking up to the sound of the ocean, your vibe? You will fall in love with 5 stars Smith’s Beach Resort. This luxury resort overlooks pristine Smiths Beach and is the perfect place to relax and unwind, with each of the spacious beach apartments featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that really allow you to soak in it all. Order a gourmet picnic basket and stroll to the beach for the day, lounge by the 15-meter infinity pool or book a private in-room masterclass with a professional chef – there’s plenty to offer to help you make the most of the holiday atmosphere.
Injidup Spa Retreat
En route to Injidup Spa Retreat it’s like stepping into some sort of luxurious dream world. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Injidup is an intimate coastal retreat that promises tranquility, luxury and fabulous ocean views…and it’s more than perfect. There are just 10 villas here, all with their own pool and wooden deck, which overlook what has to be one of the most incredible views in WA. Next to the bedroom and the huge bathroom are heated floors, an eco-friendly open fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows as well as an interior to die for. Plus, the on-site Bodhi Spa is one of the best ways to pamper yourself during your stay.
Looking to be a world away from the big smoke? Imperial retreat, located in beautiful Yallingup, is an adults-only oasis designed to heal your mind, body and soul. With a range of room choices from loft suites to luxury villas, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Stone baths, a steam room, and rainforest shower suites — run, don’t walk, and book that stat. Plus, you can get stuck in Pilates on the spot before checking out the Empire wine estate.
Nestled on a stunning red cliff gorge in the Kimberley lies El Questro; a truly spectacular hideaway surrounded by rugged natural beauty and truly incredible views. You can choose to stay in Emma Gorge’s safari-style tented cabins, set among 700,000 acres of natural paradises and swimming holes; the resort-style bungalows at El Questro resort on the banks of the Pentecost River; or go all out and book the private Homestead and enjoy free excursions and a three-course gourmet meal to end each day. Just note that this one closes during the rainy season (November to March), so it’s best to lock it down for later this year.
Sal Salis is a secluded seaside safari camp in the dunes of Cape Range National Park, on the shores of Ningaloo Reef, with 16 ‘wild tents’. What is a wild tent, you ask? It’s a tent that sits on a raised platform (safe from dangerous insects, thank you) equipped with a jarrah bed, cotton sheets and an attached bathroom. You will be entrenched in the middle of nature, awakened by the chirping of birds and surrounded by kangaroos grazing on the dunes. Sal Salis also offers a long communal table with meals prepared by their expert chefs, snorkeling gear, kayaks and a library full of books so you will find plenty of ways to relax.
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
If you know anything about Broome, chances are you’ve heard of Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. This is where you can really party. Four restaurants, an adults-only ocean pool, the Chahoya Spa and Salon by L’Occitane, and a cocktail menu as long as your arm — if you’re heading there, we’re jealous. Be sure to take a camel ride along the beach (which, by the way, is right on your doorstep) at sunset before heading out.
Fancy something a little closer to nature? Here is a list of our top picks for glamping in WA.
Image 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