Set off to Seashells Mandurah to juggle urban beats (it’s the second-largest city in Western Australia) with white-sand beaches and abundant marine life. At an easy 45-minute drive from Perth, you’ll arrive at your luxurious beachside getaway ready to chill out in your self-contained accommodation by the ocean.
With options for intimate escapes and group getaways, you can choose from apartments tucked between the Indian Ocean and the Mandurah Ocean Marina. Spaces are awash with warm, wooden-accented furniture and calming shades of blue to evoke the feeling of the sea lapping just beyond your floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen in your apartment is handy for preparing a quick cheeseboard or whipping up an epic feast if you’re so inclined, which you can eat as you watch the world go by from your private deck or balcony.
For some pampering, book a treatment at on-site Eco Spa Mandurah, the city’s only organic day spa—indulge in a cocoon body wrap to draw every ounce of stress from your body and leave you in a state of bliss. If you’re up for some action, walk a few steps to Comet Bay beachfront to spot dolphins or try your hand at paddleboarding on the calm water. Or stick close to home with a splash in the hotel’s outdoor infinity pool and separate spa pool. You’ll find sun loungers dotted around the adjoining terrace, ideal for when you want to lie back with a good book and soak up that West Coast sunshine.
For your evening meal, fire up the terrace barbecue and grill up fresh seafood as the sun sinks into the horizon. If you’d prefer to eat out, stroll four minutes to Catch22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge and fill up on plates of pork belly, lamb sliders and Thai green dumplings—plus a few decadent cocktails.