Western Australia

Broome accommodation for soaking up year-round sunshine way out west

An air of dreamy relaxation surrounds the blissed-out beachy town of Broome making it a perfect year-round domestic holiday destination.

Perched on Western Australia’s pristine northwest coast, this historic hamlet is bathed in year-round sunshine and has a laidback vibe – the kind that will have you shrugging off your stresses and strains. With more flights than ever to get you here and a myriad of Broom hotels to suit every taste and budget, now is a great time to pack your bags and head straight for this gem on the Indian Ocean.

To give you a taste of what awaits, we’ve sourced some of the very best Broome accommodation to inspire thoughts of serene sandy stretches and daydreams by the cerulean sea. Browse bay-side boutique rooms, sumptuously secluded suites and private pampering pavilions. Whether you go for a poolside abode or a decadent spa suite, order a bottle of bubbly, kick off your shoes and soak up the sunshine in style. And… breathe.

Lounge in luxury at a bayside Broome accommodation

There’s nowhere quite like the Mangrove for views to stop you in your tracks. Perched on the edge of glittering Roebuck Bay and kissed by mangroves as the name suggests, this luxury estate offers escapes flavoured of wilderness and wonder. Guests can choose from a peaceful poolside abode, rooms that overlook lush tropical gardens or a luxurious Ocean View Suite where you can gaze over turquoise seas from the comfort of your super king bed.

You’ll want to start the day with a refreshing swim in one of the property’s two palm-lined swimming pools before refuelling with spicy shakshouka at the stylish on-site restaurant, The Bay Club.

If a tranquil laze under bright blue skies is what you’re after, bag yourself a private cabana and send for a chilled glass of chardonnay as the afternoon tiptoes in. There’s a fully equipped gym for those with energy to spare, so you can easily work up an appetite for an evening feast of buttermilk battered king threadfin and a candied cashew-topped cronut sundae.

Each of the 60 spacious suites has been fitted with sleek interiors and comfort-inducing features such as chaise lounge seating areas and invigorating rain showers. Large flatscreen TVs with a stock of 120 complimentary movies might just tempt you to spend a night in, though if you’re keen to explore beyond the hotel boundaries, the vibrancy of Chinatown is just a short stroll away.

Mangrove

8.4 Very good (778 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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Escape in style to a Broome hotel on Cable Beach

Some places whisper luxury from every square inch, and The Billi at Cable Beach is one of them. Set in tranquil garden grounds, this romantic hideaway uses rich wood architecture and lush landscaping to transport guests into a secluded forest fantasy.

Perhaps you’ll check in to a self-contained villa with kitchen facilities, private deck, luxe cowhide rugs and an outdoor rain shower for a private holiday with a splash of the exotic. Or, you might opt for an exquisitely lavish eco-tent to let the gently swaying tree canopy lull you into sound sleeps each night. Whatever you choose, all accommodation is air-conditioned and perfectly private, making this the ideal place to escape to for an undisturbed break.

The serene central pool area can be reached by a series of winding wooden walkways, so stretch out on a day bed overlooking artful waterfalls and soak up some of the soul-renewing sunshine. Nature lovers can take advantage of the hotel’s hourly car hire service to explore the nearby Broome Bird Observatory, or you can occupy your afternoon with a relaxing walk down to McDaniels Lookout. If you don’t feel like cooking, meander in minutes to the eatery-dotted tourist hub of Cable Beach and feast on fresh seafood as the sun sets.

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The Billi

9.2 Excellent (596 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.3 / 10
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Taste tranquility at a Broome accommodation with ocean views

Set between swirling desert sands and the turquoise expanse of the Indian Ocean lies the Mercure Broom. With 136 rooms, this is one of the larger hotels on Roebuck Bay – tranquil gardens and waving palms add a laidback vibe. For a true treat, set your bags down in a Privilege Room and recline in fluffy bathrobes on a private balcony with complimentary gourmet coffee and chocolates.

When the sun rises, emerge from plush burgundy bedding and take an early morning wander to Bedford Park for quiet reflection by the stately war memorial. After lunch, stop to quench your thirst at nearby Matso’s brewery before returning to the hotel for a midday dip in the crystalline swimming pool. Dry off on one of the many sun loungers, then ready yourself for a gastronomic experience to remember at Conti Bar and Bistro. We recommend tucking into luscious lamb shanks and a heady glass of Bancroft Shiraz, best enjoyed alfresco beneath a canopy of twinkling stars.

Hotel Mercure Broome

7.8 Good (1142 reviews)
Very good Location 8.1 / 10
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Unwind in peace and quiet: calming Broome accommodation for a Cable Beach retreat

If you’re looking for a place to revive the soul, an escape to Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary might just do the trick. A premier resort among Broome accommodation options, the azure waters of Cable Beach are but steps away. Every space at this recently refurbished hotel speaks of elegance and style, from the sleek wooden fixtures to the sumptuously soft linens and furnishings. For a grandiose group get-together, check in to a three-bedroom plunge villa and spend joyful afternoons in your private six-metre plunge pool. A fully equipped kitchen invites long and lazy breakfasts, though you might prefer to sample the avocado, egg and cheese-heavy Mediterranean stack at the tummy rumble-inducing Cable’s Restaurant and Bar.

With five different pools to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice when you feel like a leisurely swim. Reward any exercise efforts with a poolside Negroni or glass of chilled white wine in the ever-present sunshine. The shops and bars of Cable Beach are minutes away on foot, so be sure to take in at least one incredible sunset from the shores of the Indian Ocean before retiring to the relaxed spaces of the hotel for colourful tapas and a mouthwatering mango colada.

Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary

7.7 Good (705 reviews)
Very good Location 8.2 / 10
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Experience history and nature at a truly tropical Broome hotel

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Feel serenity settle on your soul from the moment you glimpse the frangipani-flecked gardens of the award-winning Pinctada McAlpine House. This charming boutique retreat has only eight rooms for real privacy and quiet, each decorated in a style that reflects the colours and landscape of beach-hugging Broome. Unique art pieces dress the walls of each room for an uplifting, creative vibe, and each unit has its own private outdoor space for sitting and reflecting – or just soaking up the sun.

A complimentary tropical breakfast will make sure you begin each day on the right foot (with a full stomach!). After your morning feast, wander to the hotel’s beguiling parrot aviary for some feathered entertainment. Afterwards, the quiet Chinese Tea House is an ideal place to get lost in the pages of a gripping novel. Or, head to the palm-lined deck where a pristine pool makes a cool escape from the day’s heat. The centre of town is a stroll away, so head to Broome Historical Society and Museum to learn more about the fascinating historical region. Then, return to your room to kick up your feet on your latticed veranda.

Pinctada McAlpine House

8.4 Very good (191 reviews)
Excellent Service 8.7 / 10
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Sink into serenity at the spa to soothe your soul

In its peaceful garden setting near the azure calm of Cable Beach, the Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa might just take your breath away. Accommodation here ranges from courtyard rooms to multi-bedroom apartments to suit groups of varying sizes. For an intimate – and luxurious holiday, book into a lush one- or two-bedroom suite. Polished wood floors gleam next to elegant rattan furnishings and ocean tones, and sliding glass doors leading to garden courtyards beg to be thrown open to the sea breeze. After a sound night’s sleep in luxury linens, begin the day with an opulent bath in your palatial marble bathroom before heading downstairs to sample a complimentary buffet breakfast alfresco.

For an adults-only afternoon, you can slip on a robe and pad over to the on-site day spa for a few hours of floral-scented pampering. Slip into a mineral bath or the deliciously hot sauna to detoxify, then hydrate your skin with an Aveda aroma body wrap. For full indulgence, you can book a Seaside Delight spa ritual for a full-body massage and facial using plant-based products. Whatever your treatment of choice, you can extend the extravagance into the evening by feasting on almond-crusted Tasmanian salmon and silky vanilla crème brûlée at the on-site restaurant, The Deck. Wash everything down with a crisp Riesling as twilight falls and prepare for a peaceful night in the private serenity of your air-conditioned suite.

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8.5 Excellent (935 reviews)
Excellent Comfort 8.7 / 10
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