Best dirty weekends
One of the many excellent things about falling in love is the potential for dirty weekends. While you’re still madly in lust is the perfect time to pack a bag with lingerie, Champagne and not much else.
But the real question is where to go? Where are the best dirty weekend getaways around Sydney? In the world? Without revealing anything too incriminating, where have you and your beloved, ahem, had a good time?
Here are three of my favourite places for a dirty weekend.
The Darling, Sydney
I once had a exceptional dirty weekend at The Darling. Why was it so good? Because you don’t have to go far to access some of the best fun that Sydney has to offer (and you’re never too far from your room if you need to get back there in a hurry). With the Lyric Theatre downstairs, Sokyo restaurant (my favourite), a food court with Gelato Messina and Din Tai Fung, and all the bars and gaming floors of the casino, you can easily imagine that you’re in Las Vegas (and we all know what they say about Vegas…).
This is a classy option for a weekend away (especially if you don’t want to run into anyone you know). Lilianfels is old school, from the toile wallpaper to Darley’s Restaurant which has one of the best degustation menus – and some of the best service – in NSW. Kick back with a bottle of Dom Perignon, frolic in the pool, relax in the spa or go for a stroll down to the Three Sisters lookout. Or not. Just stay in your room and enjoy each other’s company. Here’s a full review of my stay there.
Bells at Killcare, Killcare
The restaurant at Bells has a grappa trolley – what more could you want?! The rooms at this Hamptons-esque coastal hideaway are cosy and elegant. There’s a gas fireplace to cuddle up in from of, a comfy couch, a bottle of wine and hey, who needs anything else? The fresh produce-driven Italian menu was a highlight for me. Bells is extremely discreet which is why it’s popular with lovers.
Where is your favourite place for a dirty weekend?