Discover the Beauty of Broome: Pearle of Cable Beach
September 30, 2015
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Nestled beside the sparkling waters of Roebuck Bay and serving as the gateway to Western Australia’s untamed Kimberley Region, Broome makes for an idyllic holiday destination. Boasting a perfect blend of sun-drenched beaches, historical significance and a diverse multicultural community; this exotic pearling town truly has something for any type of traveller.
Situated at the heart of this little slice of paradise is a sumptuous resort that is guaranteed to leave you utterly enchanted. Much like Broome’s famous South Sea pearls, our Travel Team discovered first-hand that the luxurious Pearle of Cable Beach just might be the sparkling gem in Broome’s crown.
Serving as one of Western Australia’s pre-eminent accommodation establishments, the five-star Pearle on Cable Beach provides luxurious lodgings and fantastic service just a short stroll away from the white sands crystal clear waters of Broome’s famous Cable Beach.
Proof of the resort’s popularity and benchmark service is underscored by three consecutive TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence awarded in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
The impressive property is a plush modern oasis with spacious guest rooms and opulent villas showcasing attractive designs and plush amenities that work in tandem with a calming neutral colour scheme.
At the heart of the boutique establishment sits a stunning 25-metre infinity edge swimming pool – an ideal place to unwind and soak up some sun.
Eager to start relaxing by the poolside, our Travel Team checked-in and made haste for our room.
Our Pearle Guest Room beckoned us – an inviting haven adorned with chic modern furnishings and generously-sized interiors.
The king-size bed was wickedly soft and provided restful nights that left us recharged to tackle action-packed days, while the huge ensuite bathroom housed a romantic walk-in rain shower (perfect for couples). An LCD TV with complimentary Foxtel channels, air-conditioning, and a cosy balcony complete with coffee table and chairs put the finishing touches on the room. As an indulgent bonus, we also received a complimentary Mount Romance Relaxation Kit chock-full of pure sandalwood oil products locally-sourced from the Kimberley Region.
Aside from the alluring central pool, The Pearle of Cable Beach also boasts an engaging range of on-site guest facilities including a handy tour desk, well-stocked gift shop and tempting café.
The latter is where we enjoyed delicious daily continental breakfasts – the buffet selection presented us with a wide range of tantalising options that enticed us to get out of bed nice and early each morning of our stay. The pastry section in particular was a hit with our travelling troupe (can you blame us? Just look at those decadently flaky croissants!).
Further enhancing the property’s laidback ambiance, guests are encouraged to unwind at the in-house Pearle Day Spa – offering a comprehensive selection of soothing treatments from youth-restoring facials, to hot stone massages and everything in between. The spa is also equipped with premium Pevonia products – sure to leave you looking and feeling your very best!
Cable Beach is one of Broome’s main drawcards and with scenery like this, it’s no surprise. The 22 kilometre stretch of white sandy heaven lures travellers in search of beachside relaxation from across the globe.
If you’ve read about Broome in glossy travel magazines or received postcards from holidaying friends, chances are you’ve seen images of camels loping along the shores of Cable Beach. It’s an activity that has become so ingrained with Broome’s tourism industry that it’s considered as synonymous as the town’s storied pearling links.
Having saddled up for a morning ride with the team from Red Sun Camels, we can confirm that this is something you not only need to add to your bucket-list but tick it off as soon as possible. Our group had an absolute ball petting and riding our furry humpback chariots, and watching the sun slowly creep above the Indian Ocean while painting the clouds with licks of orange and gold is an unforgettable experience.
You simply can’t visit Broome without getting caught up in the romance of the town’s pearl-diving history, so we embarked on an amazing four-hour pearl farm expedition with Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tours.
Our knowledgeable guides revealed the hidden secrets of the modern pearling trade and showed us how these rare and precious natural wonders are cultivated – recounting the journey from seabed to jewellery store window. With return coach transfers, morning tea and a leisurely boat cruise; our tour made for a fun day out.
We also caught the latest flick screening at the world’s oldest open-air garden cinema still in operation according to Guinness Book of World Records – the Sun Pictures theatre in Chinatown. The historic cinema dates back to 1916, and while movies were once viewed via 35mm projectors, the theatre now boasts the finest digital screening technology.
Broome’s scintillating weather is the perfect match for a cold glass of beer, and there’s no better place to sample the local brew than at Matso’s Broome Brewery. An extensive range of distinctly unique handcrafted beers and ciders will ensure Matso’s earns a place in your heart – we particularly loved the aptly named ‘Pearler’s Pale Ale’ and their Mango beer is a must-try!
Broome is a beautiful beach town of many delights and we’ll definitely be back to indulge in its rich history, scenic natural splendour and luxurious surrounds very soon! This place is truly one of Australia’s most precious hidden treasures…
“We have visited Broome many times over the past 16 years and this is our first stay at The Pearle resort. It is far and away the best, most luxurious and relaxing accommodation in which we have stayed. We stayed for seven days in a spacious pavilion with well-appointed kitchen, private pool, bbq, laundry, comfortable internal and external seating/dining areas. The bathroom was clean and modern with lots of space. The private pool was a delight especially after coming back from the beach. Overall all staff (reception, grounds and spa) were friendly and professional. We will definitely be back.”
Five out of five stars
“Hello there – what a holiday – couldn’t have asked for a better hotel – the staff – every one of them from the lovely ladies in reception to the very pleasant young girls that did the cleaning of our room – they were all just great – I can honestly say even the gardeners or maintenance men were so polite – my husband and I couldn’t get over it. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the staff at the Pearl – like I told them, we will be back without a doubt and we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else – I just hope they will give us the same room so we will feel like we are home – cause that’s how we felt – the whole holiday was just great – wish it had been longer. So staff members, if you are reading this, don’t change – you all have what it takes to make one’s holiday just great. A holiday starts from the place you chose to stay and if you are not happy there – pack up and go home – but if you are staying at the Pearl – well you can count on a great holiday”
Five out of five stars
“My husband and I stayed for 7 days at The Pearl and it was awesome. The service was fantastic and everyone was very helpful on tours, car rentals etc. 10-15min walk to Cable Beach and the local bus stop just across the road. Breakfast is lovely, plentiful. Would definitely recommend.”