From luxe resorts to comfortable hotels, here’s our pick of the best check-in destinations in Broome.
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Established more than a quarter of a century ago by English politician Alistair McAlpine, Cable Beach Club remains a popular option for visitors to Broome (canny observers can still estimate airline departure and arrival times by noting the level of activity in the hotel lobby). While its location on Cable Beach is hard to beat, the resort has more to offer guests than just history and a handy address. Regular renovations have kept each of the property’s 231 pearling-inspired rooms looking fresh, from the spacious studios to the handsome suites named after Australian artists and filled with artefacts and original artworks. While the resort’s separate family and adults-only pools cater to all sorts of holidaymakers, bungalows with private plunge pools offer another level of privacy. The treatments at Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane, however, are worth leaving your digs for, as is the option to dine at some of Broome’s best restaurants.
Kimberley Sands Resort & Spa
A more recent addition to the area is this strikingly modern 72-room hotel that’s an easy walk from Broome’s most famous stretch of sand and sea. The fit-out and the furnishings are kept sleek throughout the property, from the muted tones and modern conveniences of the guestrooms to the crisp lines of the azure pool. Inspired by the Aboriginal Dreamtime and native botanicals, Li’tya products add a distinctly Australian touch to the day-spa offering, while the poolside restaurant serves housemade gnocchi, braised beef cheeks and other mod-Oz favourites.
The Pearle of Cable Beach
Cocooned in its own tropical garden setting, The Pearle is pitched towards the self-caterer, though Cable Beach’s dining and drinking options are also within striking distance. Well-appointed pavilions come in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations and include open-plan lounges, kitchens and – wait for it – private swimming pools and a deck. An alfresco dining area allows guests to make the most of Broome’s legendary warm nights.
Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary
Palm trees and a lagoon pool lend a distinct tropical feel to this sprawling property, while newly renovated rooms make slipping into holiday mode easy. Another option for the self-catering traveller, the comfortable studios, apartments and villas allow guests to make themselves at home, yet the sights, eats and drinks of Cable Beach are all just a leisurely walk away. Small balconies open up onto views of the property’s manicured gardens.
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