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Top ideas for romance in Coolum

Coolum on the Sunshine Coast is the most heavenly location to spend time alone with that special someone. Whether it be Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just because, come stay with us and enjoy some weekend romance in Coolum.

We’ve put together our top things to enjoy from dusk to dawn that that are guaranteed to impress your loved one.

Start the day with brekkie for two

What better way to show you care than by making your loved one a special breakfast in your sun-drenched beach side apartment? For a simple yet romantic breakfast, croissants, fresh strawberries and a hot cup of steaming coffee never fail to please! With a fully-equipped kitchen and either a balcony or courtyard with views out onto the sparking pool or our lush tropical gardens, there’s no better way to start the day. If you’d rather pop out for coffee and breakfast there are loads of great places close by including The Caf Coolum, Compound Surf Espresso, Ma Boulange Cafe & Patisserie and Bean Head Cafe.

Take in the sunrise from Mount Coolum

Imagine how romantic it would be watching the sun rise from the summit of Mount Coolum. A walk up Mount Coolum is a must do for couples staying in Coolum, but you do require good mobility and a reasonable level of fitness. The path becomes steeper and rockier towards the summit, which is 208 metres above sea level. While only a 1.6km return track, the recommended walking time is approximately 2 hours. The breathtaking 360° views of the coastline and the rolling hinterland are ample reward for your efforts once you reach the top and the perfect spot to maybe pop the question!

Pack a romantic picnic

Pack a delicious picnic hamper for two and head over the road to the beautiful Coolum Beach or to one of Coolum’s other romantic picnic spots. Try Point Arkwright, Point Perry, Main Beach or one of the small bays at First, Second or Third Bay. We are located just a short stroll from Coles Supermarkets where you can pick up your favourite supplies and maybe a cheeky bottle of wine. Why not sample a few of the amazing local cheeses and dips, paired with some fresh bread or a packet of crackers. Don’t forget your picnic rug!

Indulge in a spa treatment

For the ultimate indulgence and de-stress book a spa appointment for two and enjoy a relaxing treatment together. At nearby Asante Spa they offer packages that include champagne and nibbles. Choose from options that include Moroccan Essence Baths, body polishes, head and body massages using mandarin and clove essential oils and more. 

Take a dive together

Create some truly amazing memories by experiencing a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet over the Noosa and Coolum beaches together. This isn’t for the faint-hearted but with a freefall that lasts up to 60 seconds, the opportunity to experience speeds over 200km per hour and your own qualified guide, what are you waiting for? Find out more about sky diving on the Sunshine Coast.

Spot dolphins from the water

Cruise on the beautiful Noosa River and around Noosa Heads for 1.5 hours as you spot majestic and playful bottlenose dolphins. You’ll get to enjoy the amazing scenery in this area from the sea, including the famed Hells Gates and Noosa National Park. What better way to have a once in a lifetime experience that with your loved one? Book your Noosa Dolphin Spotting Cruise!

Enjoy a hinterland food and wine tour

Take the pressure out of organising a day’s activities with a scenic food and wine tour through the picturesque Montville area. Located in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, you and your loved one will be picked up from our accommodation and whisked away to experience the best that this region has to offer. Enjoy cellar door wine tastings, local and international cheese sampling, luxury handmade chocolates, fresh mountain air and amazing views. You’ll need to spend a few days at Coolum at the Beach as tours only operate on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Bubbles at sunset

Find a perfect spot by the beach and watch the sun set together over champagne, berries or some delicious nibbles and chocolates. Talk to one of our team and maybe pre-arrange for an indulgent gourmet hamper to be delivered to Coolum at the Beach. The Sunshine Coast Hamper Co puts together some amazing packages that are sure to make that sunset extra special.

Wine and dine somewhere special

Coolum is home to many fine dining establishments just perfect for wining and dining on Valentine’s Day. There are too many excellent options to list them all, but some of our favourites include Mr Mancino, Canteen Kitchen and Bar and Frank Beach which are all perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Coolum accommodation for a romantic retreat

Book a one bedroom Sunshine Coast apartment that has everything you need for a romantic escape just for two. Just unpack your suitcase and enjoy your days and evenings in your very own home-away-from-home at Coolum at the Beach.