Romance and Broome go hand in hand as loved-up couples walk down the seemingly endless Cable Beach, followed by the setting sun burning an array of vibrant oranges, pinks and reds into a clear sky. It’s these magical scenes that make Broome so alluring for couples, as this cosy Western Australia town has some of the most famous sunsets in the world, along with the unforgettable “Staircase to the Moon”.
However, there’s far more for couples to enjoy other than its mesmerising natural phenomenon. Camel rides on the beach, deserted bays, quaint restaurants, local pearls and unique adventure experiences all provide Broome with its uncanny charm. From the western edge of the Kimberley to the untouched Dampier Peninsula, and the inviting blue waters and soft sand of Indian Ocean beaches, visitors have an array of natural spoils at their fingertips.
With more than 300 million annual visitors, HotelsCombined has uncovered the most popular Broome hotels for couples. These beachfront resorts, tropical retreats and central hotels all offer something special, excellent for an unforgettable holiday for two. We’ve also found the best experiences for couples on the beach and around town, which are the perfect accompaniment to any romantic getaway.
Popular Broome Hotels Near Cable Beach
Cable Beach is one of Australia’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. About 22 kilometres of pure white sand meets crystal-clear turquoise water on one side and towering red cliffs on the other. Perfect for swimming and sunbathing, Cable Beach is also renowned for sunset camel rides. Hotels near Cable Beach place guests within walking distance from the coast and reflect the area’s natural beauty with their own gorgeous facilities.
The award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is currently the most popular Broome hotel with HotelsCombined visitors, receiving almost double the amount of annual bookings than any other hotel on this list. HotelsCombined visitors rave about the resort’s stunning beach views and the on-site dining facilities including museum-restaurant hybrid, Club Restaurant; beachfront Sunset Bar & Grill; Southeast Asian-inspired Rambutan; and Japanese restaurant, Zensai.
Just a slice of the opulence and entertainment Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa offers, couples can unwind on sun lounges in the adults-only lagoon-style pool, play tennis or mini golf, visit the Buddha sanctuary, or receive rejuvenating treatments at Chahoya Spa. Mere minutes away from Cable Beach on foot, guests can also participate in weekly activities at the hotel such as cooking classes. Guest rooms range from stylish studios and garden-enclosed bungalows to private villas and utterly luxurious suites. The villas are ideal for couples, with indoor spas, plunge pools and secluded courtyards.
Broome’s only AAA five-star luxury resort is a divine haven of dedicated service, beautiful tropical surrounds, rich cultures and excellent accommodation. Each room is thoughtfully designed to capture the tranquillity of its natural surrounds with private courtyards or balconies. Marble bathrooms with freestanding baths, soft linens, an aromatherapy bath oil menu and hand-picked decors are just some of the features that create a romantic oasis.
Relaxation comes naturally at Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa, which is minutes from Cable Beach, yet offers numerous reasons to stay on site. A sauna, gym, inviting pool, adults-only lounge and meditative gardens help guests unwind in paradise. The on-site Kimberley Spa uses Australian native botanicals to pamper the body and mind, while The Deck Poolside Bar & Restaurant showcases the finest local produce.
The Pearle of Cable Beach is only a few minutes’ walk from Cable Beach, placing guests close to camel rides, parkland and beachfront restaurants. The self-contained resort is a destination in itself, home to a palm-fringed pool with sun loungers, a day spa with exclusive treatment packages, a timber barbeque deck and a café.
Almost every room at this luxury resort contains a private eight-metre swimming pool, secluded alfresco barbeque area, king-sized bed and dual showers. The Pearle Honeymoon Villa is a one-bedroom sanctuary enclosed in lush tropical gardens, which also boasts an outdoor rain shower, stone bath and television. The on-site tour desk makes booking outdoor excursions, sunset cruises and scenic flights easy.
For couples, a holiday at Seashells Broome means lazy days spent exploring Cable Beach, shopping in the many boutiques around town and kicking back by the hotel’s island-style pool on one of the comfortable loungers. The hotel offers the best of both worlds, sitting metres from the coastline and the numerous attractions in town such as the weekly Courthouse Markets and Sun Pictures.
Expertly crafted to ensure rest, style and convenience, the self-contained apartments at Seashells Broome come complete with timber furnishings, spacious lounge rooms and full kitchens. The one-bedroom apartment is a cosy option with its private balcony, Nespresso coffee machine, air conditioning, spa bath and laundry. Visitors who love to cook have all the necessary kitchen tools for whipping up a delicious feast of local seafood and other delicacies.
Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary provides not one, but five stunning pools for swimming or lounging with a refreshing cocktail, so there’s little surprise HotelsCombined visitors highlight the hotel’s outdoor facilities as one of the reasons to stay here. Stomachs are well fed at the on-site Cables Restaurant & Bar, which specialises in gourmet creations from both land and sea.
From studio rooms to self-contained apartments and villas, Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary has an array of accommodation to suit every kind of traveller. The One-Bedroom Apartment is a contemporary residence with a full kitchen, private balcony or courtyard, and heavenly bed. For the epitome of luxury, choose the Three-Bedroom Plunge for a private plunge pool and glamorous master suite.
A one-of-a-kind resort in Broome, Bali Hai Resort & Spa brings Balinese culture and opulence to this charming part of Western Australia. In true Balinese style, the resort’s four-star self-contained villas feature outdoor Mandi showers, private barbeque courtyards and lush tropical surrounds. Each one houses traditional timber furnishings, while the Deluxe Two Bedroom Villa also boasts a twin bath.
Guests have a range of on-site facilities to enjoy, many of which make guests feel they have been transported to Indonesia. The Bali Hai Cafe serves Broome’s delicious produce with an Asian twist, while the Bali Hai Spa pampers guests with treatments sourced from Balinese villages. A public herb garden and a large saltwater pool create an even richer connection between Bali and Broome that provides an unforgettable ambience only minutes’ walk from Cable Beach.
Romantic Beach Experiences in Broome
Cable Beach Camel Safaris
Offering morning, pre-sunset and sunset tours almost every day of the year, a camel ride along the picturesque Cable Beach is rarely the same experience no matter how many times you go. Camel safaris last from 30 to 60 minutes and are run by experienced camel handlers. Couples can ride the same camel and relax while they’re led along the shoreline, soaking up the serene nature.
For those couples that love to get outdoors, kayaking around Broome’s diverse coastline is a fantastic way to explore the region. There are various kayaking tours on offer including those which incorporate fishing, beach picnics and swimming. There are even kayak tours that include spotting wildlife such as sea turtles, dolphins and birds. Visitors can also opt to hire their own kayaks and venture out on the water by themselves.
Staircase to the Moon
Arguably Broome’s most famous natural attraction, Staircase to the Moon is a mesmerising natural phenomenon that takes place about three evenings a month between March and October. When weather and tide conditions allow, the moon rises over the mudflats of Roebuck Bay, creating an optical illusion of stairs leading across the flats all the way to the moon. Because of its rarity, locals usually plan markets and live music for the nights of this rare event.
Located about 10 minutes from Broome, Gantheaume Point is an easy day excursion. It’s comprised of red rock cliffs and a white-sand beach that connects to Cable Beach. Other points of interest include real dinosaur footprints at the cliff’s base, the picture-perfect Anastasia’s Pool and a historic lighthouse. However, many visitors are happy just swimming in the pristine water and admiring the uninterrupted Indian Ocean views from the top of the cliffs.
Broome Hovercraft Sunset Tour
Visitors can discover more about Broome’s fascinating coastline while soaking up a beautiful Western Australia sunset on a Broome Hovercraft Sunset Tour. There are two tours, one that pairs finding prehistoric remains with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and orange juice from a secluded spot on the tidal flats. The other experience is run eight times a year and includes World War II wrecks, dinosaur footprints, champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
Visitors need only drive about 30 minutes north of Broome to find one of Australia’s most desirable slices of paradise. Coconut Well is a collection of tidal rock pools, each one an inviting haven of crystalline water and colourful marine life, along with a sprawling lagoon ideal for snorkelling during high tide. Coconut Well is only accessible when driving a four-wheel drive, which makes it less crowded than Broome’s other popular coastal areas.
Popular Broome Hotels Near Roebuck Bay
Roebuck Bay is slightly different to its neighbour, Cable Beach, but just as mesmerising. It is the sight of Staircase to the Moon, a rare lunar optical illusion that attracts visitors from around the world. However, Roebuck Bay is picturesque any time of the day with its stretch of mudflats coursing unhindered into the blue Indian Ocean. Roebuck Bay hotels often possess some of the best ocean views in Broome and have the best spots for witnessing Staircase to the Moon. They are also ideally positioned for exploring Broome’s main township, which houses attractions, shops and restaurants.
Overlooking Roebuck Bay, Moonlight Bay Suites is ideally situated for exploring Broome’s numerous cultural attractions including Sun Picture Theatre, Court House Markets, Chinatown and Pearl Luggers. Matso’s Broome Brewery sits across the road, serving up award-winning brews and sumptuous food. Visitors can also cook their own barbeque using the hotel’s on-site facilities located next to a sun-drenched 28-metre pool surrounded by grassy lawns.
About 18 of the hotel’s 50 self-contained suites boast views of the serene Roebuck Bay, while the rest overlook tropical gardens. With both one bedroom and two bedroom options, Moonlight Bay Suites combines a beach bungalow style with modern conveniences such as a full kitchen, DVD player and Foxtel, a separate living area, air conditioning and daily room service. Coco Beauty Broome, located on site, provides specialised beauty treatments including massages, facials, pedicures and waxing.
Beloved by HotelsCombined visitors for its incredible Roebuck Bay views, Mangrove Hotel is one of the best places in Broome to witness the Staircase to the Moon natural phenomenon. The rear of the resort is adorned with bay-facing cabanas, day beds, lounges and umbrellaed tables, all part of the on-site Bay Club, a sophisticated restaurant and bar where guests can find live music, cocktails and gourmet meals.
Along with exceptional dining on Roebuck Bay, Mangrove Hotel invites its guests to enjoy two lagoon-style swimming pools with spas, almost two hectares of soft lawns, a fully-equipped gym and complimentary tour bookings from the on-site tour desk. The newly renovated rooms treat guests to garden, pool or bay vistas while delivering the utmost comfort with deluxe bedding, bathrooms and private balconies. The Ocean View Suite is arguably one of the best in town with 180-degree bay views, BOSE home entertainment, freestanding bath, LED rain shower and a Super King bed.
The modern apartments at Oaks Broome are perfect for couples who love a no-fuss holiday that doesn’t eat up the budget. The One-Bedroom Poolside apartment is wonderfully appointed for a romantic getaway, with a private gated entrance to the pool, a spa bath, full kitchen and king-sized bed. There’s also the classic Hotel Room or Studio for those seeking more affordable accommodation.
Only five minutes from Broome’s town centre, Oaks Broome is near some of the region’s top attractions, including Broome Golf Club, Matso’s Broome Brewery and Chinatown, along with various restaurants. The hotel itself provides plenty to capture the attention of guests, from the two swimming pools to the on-site 1861 Restaurant & Bar with casual dining and drinks. It’s also favoured among business travellers who appreciate the state-of-the-art conference and meeting venues.
Nestled between the striking Kimberley desert and the sprawling blue water of Roebuck Bay, Mercure Broome is the ideal launching pad for experiencing the region’s many natural attractions and outdoor adventures. The hotel matches its surrounding nature in both beauty and exclusivity, thanks to a gorgeous swimming pool, the on-site Conti Bar & Bistro with alfresco dining, and Captain Murphy’s Irish Bar.
Visitors find it easy to unwind at Mercure Broome, especially in one of the 136 quaint guest rooms, where air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and private patios ensure year-round comfort. The Privilege Room is a clear favourite with bathrobes, slippers, gourmet tea and coffee, chocolates and a private balcony with Roebuck Bay vistas all included. Guests need only venture outside to discover some of Australia’s best beaches alongside quality attractions, restaurants and shops.
Romantic Broome Activities In & Around Town
Pearl Shopping in Chinatown
Broome is synonymous with Australia’s pearling industry, home to many traders selling some of the country’s finest pearl jewellery. Broome’s Chinatown is where visitors will find most of the town’s pearl stores, which are gathered along Johnny Chi Lane, an open-air mall. Visitors can handpick their favourite pearls, before having a jeweller create a unique piece just for them. There are also rare pearls to be seen, including the world’s largest fine pearl.
Movies Under the Stars at Sun Pictures
Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest operating outdoor garden theatre, provides the perfect setting for a romantic movie night out under the stars. Two movies are shown each night, with doors opening 20 minutes before the first. Both alfresco and undercover seating are provided, along with grassy areas closer to the screen for visitors to set up a picnic blanket. Moviegoers can bring their own food or purchase popcorn, soft drinks, ice creams and other snacks from the kiosk.
Matso’s Broome Brewery
A favourite watering hole among locals and visitors alike, Matso’s Broome Brewery is a must-do for lovers of homegrown beer and casual dining. The award-winning microbrewery serves an array of beers made from natural ingredients, including ginger, mango and lychee varieties, pale ale, chilli beer, dark lager and seasonal beer. Visitors can take a brewery tour before settling in for a delicious meal paired with Roebuck Bay views.
Day Spa at Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa
The Kimberley Spa at Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa welcomes guests and other travellers to enjoy pampering treatments that soothe the body, mind and soul. The extensive menu includes such treatments as hot stone therapy, facials, customised massages, mud wraps, full body exfoliation and manicures. Along with individual treatment rooms for complete privacy, the spa boasts a mineral bath, sauna, alfresco dining, a lay-down shower and hydrotherapy.
One of the best ways to escape the crowds in Broome is to leave everyone else behind and take to the skies on a scenic flight. Whether visitors prefer helicopters or planes, Broome has plenty of providers looking to showcase the region’s best natural sights. A scenic flight gives visitors a better understanding of the area and lets them witness sights they might otherwise miss such as horizontal waterfalls, dramatic red cliffs, offshore islands and a vast desert.
Let Your Love Grow in Broome
Broome is without a doubt one of the best places in Australia for a couple’s getaway, thanks to its stunning coasts, unique natural sights and array of romantic activities. Instead of forcing the romance with cheesy gimmicks, Broome lets its visitors fall deeper in love while delighting in its natural surroundings and unparalleled experiences, such as sunset camel rides and private lagoons.
The range of accommodation in Broome welcomes those seeking privacy, luxury and exclusivity. From self-catered apartments and cosy studio rooms to opulent villas and Bali-style bungalows, there’s something for every type of couple. HotelsCombined visitors clearly prefer Broome hotels with on-site pools, day spas and restaurants, as well as rooms designed for couples with in-room spa baths, king-sized beds and private balconies.
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