There are three elements to a good Australian luxury vacation: comfortable lodgings, the best of the nation’s unique food and enjoyable activities for everyone involved. All three are quite astoundingly on display at the first-class, award-winning Cape Lodge at Margaret River.
The awards won by this fine establishment certainly are impressive. It was voted in the top 100 hotels in the world for 2010 and was named the best boutique hotel in Australia as well as one of the world’s top 20 vineyard hotels. All of these recognitions are well-deserved for a number of excellent reasons Cape Lodge is only too happy to demonstrate.
Set amid amazing and stunning local scenery, the lodge has easy access to coasts along the Indian Ocean including some of the world’s best beaches and swimming waters. Some of the great Margaret River wine country estates border the lodge as well, and often play host to tours and wine tastings for the numerous guests at this excellent retreat.
The lodgings are suitably decadent. First-class furnishings, spacious arrangements, private patios with grand views — there is nothing out of the reach of Cape Lodge visitors. Also on hand is a first-class restaurant with an outstanding selection of local foods, including vegetarian and organic options, and the wines Margaret River is justly famed worldwide for. Further, a group of up to five couples can also secure the Cape Lodge Residence, a house set aside for just such large gatherings that want close access to one another, but privacy from others.
Activities abound, be it for those eager to set out into the countryside or those guests looking to stay close to their lodgings. A nearby horse ranch offers riding lessons and tours, while two nearby golf courses are available for those who book ahead. But perhaps the best attraction is the lodge’s very own cooking school. If guests find the food to their liking, they can attend classes and learn the arts of Australian cuisine for a chance to take home some of this wonderful vacation with them.