This Chic Mediterranean-inspired Resort Is In Literal Paradise

rottnest island accommodation

Rottnest Island, or Rotto as the locals call it, is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Fremantle but feels a world away. There are 63 beaches and 20 bays to explore, so whether you want to dive, snorkel, or just wade into its clear waters, Rottnest Island is an island lovers’ paradise. On dry land, meet the island’s most famous resident, the adorable, smiling quokka. Snap a selfie, explore the island’s restaurants and bars, or take a hike. Rottnest Island is yours to explore.

Regarding accommodation, there’s a wide range of options, including campgrounds and self-contained units. Although, if you’re looking for something special—a haven- consider these boutique stays.

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Samphire Rottnest

When it comes to indulging in a beachside break, no place does it better than Samphire Rottnest. Complete with a bright, earthy colour palette; guests will feel like they’re in the Mediterranean with an Aussie touch. Each room has its own view, whether it’s of the beach, the lagoon pool, or the surrounding greenery. The onsite restaurant is a great place to relax and unwind, take in a sunset with a cocktail in hand. Think of it as a beach club. Unlike most other boutique accommodation options, Samphire is situated in the main town, so guests are close to the main attractions and food hotspots.

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Discovery Rottnest Island

Another beachside option is Discovery Rottnest Island. The glamping tents nestled on sand dunes are the best way to take full advantage of the island’s famous sands. The tents come in all shapes and sizes, from a deluxe tent for two to a superior family tent that sleeps five. It’s known for treading lightly on the environment, which is just another reason to book. Nearby guests have access to Family Fun Park & Mini Golf and the Wadjemup Bidi Trails, which wind through lakes, cross coastal headlands and pass landmarks. There is also a 90-minute tour bus that takes you to all the island highlights.

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Best Things to Do on Rottnest Island

Hike the Wadjemup Bidi Trail

Walking is one of the best ways to see any new area. The Wadjemup Bidi Trail is a 45km trek, although you can do it in sections, weaving through the island, boasting ocean views, coastal headlands, stunning inland lakes, and some man-made attractions. Join a guide or make your own way through the well-marked track.

Float in Little Parakeet Bay

Little Parakeet Bay has shallow, calm waters, which is perfect for when you want to float along and relax. It’s also great for families and young children. You can get there on the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer, which will drop you off at stop 18, a few steps from the beach.

Snorkel and Sail

Board the bright yellow catamaran, known as Capella, for an unforgettable snorkel and sail experience. The 12.5-metre luxury catamaran sails to the island’s best reefs, where guests can jump into the sparkling waters of Wadjemup for a closer look at its thriving marine life. Capella comes complete with snorkelling equipment, kayaks, a stand-up paddleboard, and a cargo net, which you can sit in and feel the wind in your hair.

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