10 breathtaking romantic getaways on the Sunshine Coast

From the waterfront to the poolside, these are the Sunshine Coast getaways that will have you unwinding in just minutes.

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You can't get closer to the beach than the Sunshine Coast, so if you and your special someone are looking for a coastal getaway, look no further. With beaches left, right and centre, keep reading for our top picks for stays on the Sunshine Coast.

Our favourite romantic stays on the Sunshine Coast

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1. Luxury Sunshine Coast Getaway

Where is it? Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Book a weekend that you'll never forget with a luxury apartment that overlooks the Sunshine Coast oceanfront. Your two-night stay will be met with a bottle of bubbly and decadent Belgium chocolates. Spend your days at the Eumundi Markets or meet the locals with a stroll past the nearby cafes.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Champagne and chocolate upon arrival, ensuite spa bath and late checkout.
  • Why do we love it? Take in uninterrupted views of the ocean from the comfort of your bed or from your private balcony.
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2. The Palm House

Where is it? Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Visit the tropics without having to leave the suburbs. The Palm House features European design with large French doors and herringbone oak floors. Picture lazy days spent basking by the pool with a glass of champagne and switching on a movie for that post-dinner food coma.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Sizeable bedroom, large shower and dried flower arrangements throughout the property.
  • Why do we love it? Spend your escape soaking up the sun by the pool or take the 15-minute walk down to the beach. The stay is equipped with ecologically-sound toiletries including shampoo, body wash and soap.
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3. Noosa Tree Top Eco Retreat

Where is it? Sunrise Beach, 30 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast

You and your partner will feel like you're worlds away in this tree-top bungalow. Taking inspiration Balinese design, this home features a king bedroom overlooking the Noosa National Park, a massage studio, and an outdoor candlelit bath. You'll be walking distance to the beach, cafes and Hastings Street.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: In-house massage parlour, outdoor bath and king-sized bedroom.
  • Why do we love it? Stay in bed those few extra minutes as you take in the panoramic views of the parklands.
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4. Ramada By Wyndham, Marcoola Beach

Where is it? Marcoola, Sunshine Coast

Wake up with a coffee on your balcony which overlooks the endless stretch of horizon at the Ramada By Wyndham. Choose to make the most of the hotel's provided breakfast or take a stroll through the area for a bite to eat, only to come back for a swim in the pristine outdoor pool. If you're after salt and sand, you'll find the beach just moments away.

  • Star rating: 4 stars.
  • Romantic features: Beauty centre, bicycle rentals and breakfast.
  • Why do we love it? Reviews from previous couples who have stayed here highlighted the bar, the on-site restaurant, the pool and the excellent location.
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5. Beach Cottage

Where is it? Coolum Beach, 10 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast

Calling all beach bums! Nestled a stone's throw from Coolum Beach, local cafes and sights, the Beach Cottage has everything you need and more. Reconnecting with your partner is easy, with nights spent in your outdoor spa and home-cooked dinners on your personal BBQ.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Jacuzzi, private deck and queen-sized bedroom.
  • Why do we love it? After a day at the beach, come back to your private heated spa.
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6. Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Where is it? Noosa Heads, 30 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast

Nestled in sunny Noosa Heads, the Sofitel is your one-stop shop for getting away from the busyness of everyday life. Couple reviews include comments on the excellent views of the river, the great bedrooms and the excellent food and bar. The hotel offers rooms with two-person baths, balconies and in-house fine dining.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Jacuzzi, sauna, in-house spa, garden and body treatments.
  • Why do we love it? Rent a couple of bikes and see Noosa like a true local.
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7. Noosa Loft

Where is it? Noosa Heads, 30 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast

You don't have to travel all the way to Bali for a taste of paradise. The Noosa Loft's inspired design will send you across seas without having to leave the Sunshine Coast. The accommodation features a large, outdoor deck with a pool and a BBQ, a bar and multiple spots to cuddle up for a night under the stars.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Outdoor pool, spa and queen-sized bedroom.
  • Why do we love it? You'll be a short five-minute drive from all of Noosa's main attractions.
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8. Eco-friendly Earth House

Where is it? Glenview, 25 minutes south of the Sunshine Coast

Surround yourselves with the serene rainforests of the Sunshine Coast at the Earth House. Featuring a sizable bedroom, breakfast upon arrival and a patio and garden, you'll be fully equipped for a weekend filled with love and fun. Pop open a bottle of champagne and drift off to the sounds of nature coming alive after sunset.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Fireplace, rainforest views and private deck.
  • Why do we love it? As the name suggests, this home leaves little impact on its surroundings.
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9. Rainforest Cottage

Where is it? Cooloolabin, 25 minutes west of the Sunshine Coast

Rekindle the romance with a cabin just outside the Sunshine Coast. Encapsulated entirely by rainforest, your stay comes with all the amenities one could need for a weekend getaway, all you have to do is light up the fire and watch the day melt into night.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Complete privacy and a firepit.
  • Why do we love it? Getting away from the city hustle and bustle is easy with the rainforest as your backdrop.
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10. Rainforest Cottage

Where is it? Noosa Heads, 30 minutes north of the Sunshine Coast

From an exquisite private pool to a deck that features a BBQ and lounge area, you and your special someone will have full reign of the lower level of this holiday home. Fill your itinerary with trips to the beach, the farmer's markets or even take a walk through the national park. Then, come back to the peace and quiet of your own space.

  • Star rating: 5 stars.
  • Romantic features: Private pool, queen bedroom, lounge areas and bathtub.
  • Why do we love it? Previous guests have described the stay as a tranquil, tropical getaway with an excellent location.
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Where should I book for romantic stays on the Sunshine Coast?

These are our favourite recommendations when it comes to staying on the Sunshine Coast:

  • Mooloolaba: For a trip with everything in one place, you can't look past Mooloolaba. The beach boasts calm waters and you'll have a selection of restaurants and shops to browse post-swim.
  • Noosa: This seaside town is a short half an hour drive from the Sunshine Coast but is ideal if you want to check out the Noosa National Park, the Main Beach or the Eumundi Markets.
  • Marcoola: If you want to surf the waves, then Marcoola Beach should be your go-to. Not only are the waters optimal for surfing, but the long stretch of coastline means crowding is uncommon.
  • Coolum: Situated just north of the Sunshine Coast city centre, the sights include Point Perry, Emu Mountain and Coolum Beach. This seaside town has everything you need for a week-long getaway.
  • Buddina: This is your go-to if you want to be right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast and want to bring the pets. You'll have the beach on your doorstep and access to the dog-friendly areas of the shore. We also recommend checking out Point Cartwright Lighthouse.

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