What defines luxury? Palatial castles, dripping in gold? Custom-made Bentleys driven by your own, personal chauffeur? We’d like to think that luxury is defined by extraordinary experiences not meant for the masses, but for those willing to go the distance for something truly unique and spectacular. The diamonds of Western Australia are found under a billion sparkling stars that blanket an endless, midnight sky in the world’s southern hemisphere.
Top Luxury Accommodations
From starry nights in one of the most remote regions on earth, to the barefoot luxury of a coastal enclave, WA offers world-class lodging for the upscale traveler.
This Wilderness Park totals an incredible one million acres in size, and boasts some of the region’s most lavish accommodations. The location also grants easy access to some of the best attractions in The Kimberley such as the Bungle Bungles, Lake Argyle and Ord Valley River, which is teaming with Australian wildlife and boasts unforgettable landscapes. Guests staying in The Chamberlin Suite can gaze onto the magnificent sunset from their wrap-around veranda or from the luxury of a grand, claw-foot tub surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. Three Cliff Side Retreats offer uninterrupted views of the Chamberlin River and a garden rain shower, surrounded by stone walls that provide complete privacy.
The Berkeley River Lodge
Experience the stunning landscape of the Kimberley’s true wilderness in ultimate luxury. Each of the 22 private villas offer sweeping, 180-degree views, while the main lodge is the perfect place to take a dip in the pool. Those looking for a more adventurous stay can opt to take a private helicopter for a day of fishing for Barramundi, ending their day with a secluded picnic of gourmet fare prepared by renowned chef Paul Seymour.
A favorite of celebrities, Cape Lodge is a five-star hotel located in the heart of Western Australia’s premium wine region, Margaret River. Guests can enjoy Executive Chef Michael Elfwing’s world-class, award winning cuisine – voted #4 on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best of Food” Gold List – and sip premium wines at the source, all against the backdrop of acres of picturesque vineyards. While all of the rooms are beautifully appointed, The Vineyard Residence is the ultimate in luxury, with a Master Suite, two King bedrooms, a guest house, a private lake and putting green on three, gorgeous acres.
With luxury safari tents on a private beach just steps away from the Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis is where the outback meets the reef in grand style. With the philosophy of ‘Wild Bush Luxury,’ Sal Salis is designed to expose guests to the abundance of the natural wonders found in the region. Swimming with Whale Sharks, guided gorge walks, snorkeling, fishing and kayaking further expose guests to the spectacular natural beauty of Ningaloo Reef and its surroundings. Sal Salis is Barefoot Luxury at its finest.
The Richardson Hotel Perth
The indulgent, ESPA-designed treatments at The Spa at The Richardson and the elaborate tasting menus at Perth’s most glamorous dining destination, Opus One, are just two of the reasons why The Richardson Hotel is Perth’s leading, 5-star boutique hotel. Although located within a short drive to some of the city’s most alluring sites, The Richardson’s spacious accommodations, superb service and understated elegance may be too captivating to leave!
(Source: Tourism Western Australia)