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Romantic Getaways & Adult Only Holidays in Palm Cove

The perfect place to celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary or special occasion.

Whether it’s a special occasion or you want to make the most of your time together, our adults-only boutique beachfront hotel is designed to be the perfect place to celebrate any, and every occasion. 

The Reef House is the perfect place to base yourself as it is nestled between two of the world’s most wonderful natural attractions – the Wet Tropics rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. There is no place in Australia that offers its guests such a perfect combination of action, adventure, relaxation, rejuvenation, and of course, romance. 

Discover our Top 10 experiences to celebrate your special anniversary or romantic getaway in Tropical North Queensland.

1. Hot Air Balloon flight

There’s nothing more romantic than a hot air balloon experience at sunrise while you marvel at the unrivalled panoramic views of the unique landscapes of Tropical North Queensland. From country landscapes to luscious rainforests, the mountains to the oceans, every direction offers an awe-strikingly beautiful view. Discover more.

2. Dine under the stars

Enjoy a candlelit dinner under the stars as you gaze out over the Coral Sea at Palm Cove’s most iconic restaurant. Nestled under magnificent Melaleuca trees and palms, the Reef House Restaurant and offers an intimate and romantic setting directly across from the beach. Choose from the a la carte menu or our famous degustation menu with optional matching wines. View menus and discover more

3. Romantic Sunset Sail

There is something so captivating about a sunset, especially when on board a first-class sailing catamaran on the Coral Sea. Soak up the tranquillity as you take in the spectacular views as the sun sets on the sea and mountains in the distance. The Sailaway Sunset Sail tour is an adults only affair, and offers a welcome drink and canapes, and is the perfect start to your evening. Discover more.

4. Romantic Dining at the Reef House

Let the Reef House team organise a memorable dining experience for you and you loved one. Choose to add champagne or wine to any of these packages, perfect for those special celebrations. Learn more about our experiences here.

Seafood Platter

Nothing says celebration and romance more than a decadent seafood platter. Our Reef House signature seafood platter is one you’ll be thinking about for years to come and is best enjoyed with a bottle of bubbles in your own private poolside dining setting with dedicated waitstaff. The sumptuous spread includes oysters,  Moreton Bay Bugs, Tiger Prawns, Yellowfin tuna, beetroot cured salmon, Reserve Polanco caviar and more. Find out more here.

Private Dining Experience

Create unforgettable memories for you and your loved one with a private dining experience in the intimacy of your own private room, suite, apartment or villa at the Reef House. Sample a select range of dishes from our award-winning menu paired with five star service from your personal wait staff. Discover more.

Luxury Beachfront Picnic

Surprise your loved one with a picturesque picnic on the beachfront in front of the Reef House, complete with umbrella, chairs and table. Choose from our signature seafood platter or our gourmet picnic package including antipasti, local cheese, breads, Moreton Bay bug rolls, petit fours, coconut macaroons and tropical fruit. Our staff take care of all the set up, so all thats left to do is relax in great company. Discover more.

5. Helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef

A once-in-a-lifetime experience. Discover the Great Barrier Reef from above as you soar over the shimmering ocean, stunning reefs, lush rainforest and incredible coastlines. This will be an experience to remember for years to come and is perfect for a special occasion or romantic proposal. Discover more.

6. Explore Palm Cove by bike

Collect a vintage cruiser bike, available complimentary for Reef House guests, and pedal around our beautiful little village of Palm Cove with your loved one. Make your way back to The Reef House for a well earnt dip in our Tranquility & Mineral pools and some refreshing local tropical sorbet served at 3pm daily, yet another complimentary inclusion for our guests.

7. Day Spa pampering

Indulgence is a great way to celebrate something special, and a day at the Reef House Day Spa is certainly all about indulgence. For the ultimate romantic experience book our couples treatment room equipped with a spa bath for post treatment relaxation. Discover the array of treatments and rituals available at the Reef House Day Spa here and let our therapists take care of you.

8. Explore the Great Barrier Reef aboard a luxury sailing catamaran

Spending your day on a postcard perfect sand cay in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef with your loved one – it doesn’t get much better than that. Swim into the azure waters surrounding your own slice of paradise, discover the marine life and the true tranquillity of the ocean in a one-of-a-kind luxury sailing adventure. You’ll sail onboard a luxury catamaran to two of the coral cays in the outer reef – Mackay and Undine Reef – and spend your day snorkelling, swimming and enjoying a tropical buffet lunch.  Discover more here.

9. Cocktail Mixology and Wine Appreciation

As part of the Reef House 21 signature inclusions and experiences, our cocktail mixology class and wine appreciation sessions offer the ultimate unique experience for all lovers of good wine and delicious cocktails. Savour a selection of handpicked wines with our Sommelier and expand your knowledge with our wine appreciation. Learn about different wine regions, grape varieties and how to identify aromas. Learn how to create two delicious cocktails in our fun and interactive ‘Reef House Mixology’ class hosted by our experienced bartender. See our weekly schedule here.

10. Relaxing Day at the Reef House

Romance and relaxation go hand in hand, which is why you can’t miss a day lazing by the pools at the Reef House and taking advantage of the long list of over 21 signature inclusions and experiences provided during your stay. Your poolside butler will be ready to cater to any request and provide cool towels at 11am and local tropical sorbet at 3pm. If you prefer to get your body moving, try out beachfront yoga or aqua aerobics classes. Don’t miss out on the twilight punch & canapés in the Brigadiers Bar each evening – a favourite for our guests. Discover our signature inclusions here.

With a variety of amazing unique experiences at our doorstep and special packages available for our guests, it’s easy see that the Reef House is known for being one of Australia’s most romantic holiday getaways and best special occasion destinations.

Add a little more Romance to your Reef House stay

– Surprise your loved one with a romantic picnic.

– Pamper your partner with our signature Seafood Platter enjoyed in a private poolside setting with personalised service. 

– Celebrate any occasion with a bottle of French Champagne & local chocolates from Kuranda.

– Get out and explore Palm Cove on the Reef House Vintage Cruiser Bikes and let our team prepare a gourmet Picnic Basket for you to enjoy on the beach.

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Need help planning your Boutique Tropical Escape to Palm Cove?

Simply book an appointment and one of our Escape Planning Specialists will call you to assist with your holiday planning to Tropical North Queensland. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Need help planning your Bespoke Relaxation Escape to Palm Cove?

Simply book an appointment and one of our Escape Planning Specialists will call you to assist with your holiday planning to Tropical North Queensland. We look forward to speaking with you soon.