Australia is the world's smallest continent. It is bordered by the Indian and Pacific oceans, and is a perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic holiday in secluded exotic resorts. The variety of terrains offers locations to suit all tastes. Popular romantic resorts offer sunsets over the desert close to Ayers Rock, deserted beaches on Lord Howe Island and nights exploring the stars on the Great Barrier Reef.
Arajilla at Lord Howe Island
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, is a romantic island resort located between Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Ocean, only two hour's flight away from Sidney. The UNESCO World Heritage list recommends it for the outstanding natural beauty of its quiet beaches, rain forests and its warm lagoon with crystal clear water and coral reef. If privacy inland is sought, the many hiking trails offer hours of walking and views of the sunsets over the Pacific. For a relaxing end to a busy day, the spa of the Arajilla refreshes and revitalizes guests. For fine dining, the Arajilla restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and locally grown produce, which is served with a selection of Australia's premier wines. Visitors stay in luxury guest houses offering privacy and discreet service. Booking ahead is essential as the island accommodates only 400 guests at a time. Arajilla at Lord Howe Island Old Settlement Beach Lord Howe Island NSW 2898 Australia (800) 063-928 lordhoweisland.info/arajilla
Pinnacles Resort and Spa
Pinnacles Resort and Spa is located on the Pioneer River on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, 1000 km north of the city of Brisbane. This is an exciting and romantic travel destination not yet mainstream enough to be crowded with tourists, offering a wealth of different experiences such as walks through the Eungella National Park, Australia's largest and oldest rainforest and discovering remote swimming holes at the Finch Hatton Gorge on Pioneer Valley trails. If lounging on the beach is what you're looking for, then you can find it right in front of the resort. The rooms are classified as five-star accommodations and you have a view of the Coral Sea. Room service and spa are available to all guests. Pinnacles Resort and Spa 16 Golden Orchid Drive Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia 011 (+61) 7 4948 4800 pinnaclesresort.com/
Waters Edge Resort Whitsundays
Waters Edge Resort is located on the main Whitsunday Island, which is just off the coast of Queensland. The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands that are mostly uninhabited. From this resort you can take trips by boat and plane in search of the deserted beaches--prime locations for romantic picnics. Visitors can explore the Great Barrier Reef area and count the stars when staying overnight out on the Reef. A day trip to other islands must include a flight over the romantic and accurately named Heart Reef, whose unusual formation can be photographed from the air. If you are not into moving around a lot, you can stay right at the resort and have a romantic dinner at the award winning Deja Vu restaurant, overlooking the ocean. Waters Edge Resort Whitsundays 4 Golden Orchid Drive Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia 011 (+61) 7 4948 4300 watersedgewhitsundays.com.au