You might have heard of somewhere special that goes by the name of Sorrento in Boonwurrung Country on the coast of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.. A destination where seaside charm combines with luxury accommodation, thrilling aquatic experiences and a laid-back coastal lifestyle. A location where pops of colour are found in vibrant gallery spaces. And where delicious dining exists between sun-drenched cafes and iconic buildings full of historical traces.
For many years, Sorrento has continued to attract the couple seeking a beachside escape that balances adventure with relaxation time. Two peas in a pod that want to enjoy life's finer things but are also keen to unearth unique experiences and local hotspots. Tailored to two, Sorrento beckons discovery from the moment of arrival.
Luxurious accommodation and the town of Sorrento could well be described as a match made in heaven. And for the couple choosing to enjoy their getaway here, they have a difficult choice regarding where to stay. Renovated, refurbished and relaunched in 2022, the Intercontinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula dazzles with charming seaside-inspired accommodation. Three exciting dining experiences, a pool deck, a fitness centre, and the newly launched spa and bathhouse add extra sparkle to the coastal centrepiece. If you are looking for the perfect self-contained experience for two loved ones, the apartments at Carmel at Sorrento go above and beyond in space, luxury and comfort.
If there is one experience that is best shared with a special someone, a morning, afternoon or evening spent enjoying exceptional flavours always goes down a treat. Head to the water’s edge in Sorrento for idyllic seaside dining. Or witness a new fine dining experience that impresses you from start to finish. There’s a variety of cafes and eateries along Ocean Beach Road too. The perfect scenes to have a wholesome feed and to pick up the daily brew! Positioned by the Bay, The Baths has plenty more to share beyond their panoramic dining room views. A table for two here is paired with a menu inspired by the sea and a relaxed and refreshed ambience. Meanwhile, booking in at The Continental Sorrento’s Audrey’s is truly memorable. Steered by celebrated chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett, expect exceptional fine dining flavours within a stylish setting bathed in natural light. At Hotel Sorrento, choose to dine with wholesome pub classics or taste of Cantonese cuisine. When the sun is shining, enjoy a cocktail (or two) outdoors in one of Hotel Sorrento’s alfresco spaces.
Moments To Inspire
Windswept walks, captivating galleries and distinctive limestone buildings; pockets of inspiration across Sorrento are not hard to find. When it comes to a stroll or a hike, there’s no better place to enjoy a journey on foot than by the coast. Witness spectacular scenery, sight some of the region's most stunning coastal landscapes and breathe in an endless supply of sea air. Along the main thoroughfare of Ocean Beach Road, discover an array of galleries, boutique retailers, vintage stores and even a cinema. Spend time with, hear stories from and support the locals who are the experts in their trade! Sorrento’s limestone buildings are a continual reminder of a destination steeped in history.
Moments To Relax
Taking the time to rest and rejuvenate is more than possible in Sorrento; it’s welcomed. The town’s front beaches set the scene for long days spent on the sand, a book in hand, under the glow of the afternoon sun. Sorrento’s ocean beach has a wilder side with its surfing waves. But it's still a prime location to enjoy lazy (and sandy) walks year-round. Treat yourself to a spa at Aurora Spa & Bathhouse for complete indulgence. Opt for a couples' experience and drift into total relaxation.
Unique experiences create unique memories. And for a couple visiting Sorrento during any season of the year, they will find a treasure trove of activities that leave a lasting impression. Partaking in an eco-tour to meet the beautiful marine wildlife that calls Port Phillip home is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Get up close to the beautiful species of Burrunan Dolphins who inhabit the Bay. And spend time exploring more of the magical underwater world. Speaking of marine magic, a trip on the iconic Searoad Ferry offers plenty of scenery and fresh air. If you and your partner are looking for a unique way to start or complete your time in Sorrento, this is a superb adventure to follow. Return trips run daily across Port Phillip Bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff.
For a destination ideally suited to a couples' getaway, Sorrento ticks all the boxes. Ready to explore more with your better half? Find more information at https://visitmorningtonpeninsula.org