Escape Travel

Head West! Relaxed Beachside Glamour at Samphire Rottnest in Western Australia

A barefoot oasis on one of Australia’s most beautiful islands just 25 minutes boat ride from Fremantle in Perth, Western Australia, Samphire Rottnest is a beachside destination that should be on your 2023 must-visit list!

Located in the heart of Thomson Bay, Samphire features 80 relaxed coastal-inspired rooms, lagoon-like pools and a collection of dining options.

Samphire Rottnest General Manager, Paul Clark, said: “We are thrilled to be going into our first year of uninterrupted travel, and can’t wait to welcome visitors to Samphire Rottnest – many of whom will be their first time visiting our largely undiscovered resort! We encourage people to embrace the sand, salt, quokkas and discover the unique native beauty of Rottnest Island”.

Inviting the relaxed coastal vibe in, rooms at Samphire Rottnest were thoughtfully designed to complement their raw, natural surroundings. Pale wood paneled walls, breezy linen curtains and jute rugs warm up the rooms and give way to stone bathroom finishes and Hunter Bath amenities.

Guests are invited to unwind on their private balcony/terrace with a locally sourced mini-bar and seasonal room service menu. The protected outdoor terraces and courtyards embrace the island’s natural beauty and feature lagoon- like pools, native landscaping, and outdoor dining with expansive views over the bay.

For a relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience, Lontara combines the finest produce from Western Australia’s land and sea to provide guests the best of island life. Highlights from the menu include chilli soft shell crab tempura, nasi goring and watermelon salad with grilled Carnarvon tiger prawns.

Guests can enjoy an island spritz and classic Italian fare at Isola Bar e Cibo. The menu reflects the simplicity of island life, drinking and dining right on the beach with the sophistication of an Italianate drinks list and simple dishes built on quality WA produce. Highlights include wood-grilled whole Exmouth prawns, taglierini with Shark Bay crab and agnello arrosto, slow roast lamb shoulder with broccolini, burnt honey, polenta and salsa verde.

Samphire Rottnest’s team offer personalized adventures and activities to showcase Rottnest Island’s undiscovered beauty. Guests are spoiled for choice with snorkeling, skydiving, sunset sailing, cultural tours and local yoga classes on offer. Hotel Rottnest is the iconic sister venue to Samphire and the social hub of the island. Over this coming summer they will be hosting a series of live music events with DJs and big acts including Birds of Tokyo and Pete Murray and many more.

Live the island life this summer and be one of the first to experience this blissful barefoot escape on Rottnest Island.

Want to make a booking? Click here to visit the Samphire Rottnest website.