Looking for a romantic getaway idea? SheSaid spent the weekend at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa – just 3 hours from Sydney and one of the best weekend getaways we’ve ever had!

Pure luxury in the Australian Blue Mountains! Just 3 hours from Sydney is a prestigious 5-star resort with everything you could wish for (and more) nestled on the valley floor of Wolgan Valley. The Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is surrounded by the rugged Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The unique spa resort is built around a fully restored homestead with its own private conservation and nature reserve.

Just 30 kms from Lithgow, the Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa has been meticulously planned and built with the utmost care for the environment and the pleasure of its many guests. The 40, stand-alone villas are more like your own home away from home as opposed to a hotel room. Your own lounge room with open gas fire, regal four-poster bed, separate toilet and bathroom plus your own indoor lap pool. Yes, you read that right – your own private pool in each villa!

The landscape and the views of the surrounding bushland and escarpment are truly breathtaking and the villas all have floor to ceiling glass windows so you can enjoy the view from every angle in your villa. Even lying in the great big comfy king size bed – how decadent!

The food and wines are first class, as are the amazingly well-trained and yet super friendly staff. This is a resort where nothing is too much to ask for. Margaritas delivered to your villa or a cheese platter by the fire after your afternoon walk? No problem. And how about a glass of bubbly whilst you enjoy your cheese platter? Or even a private two-hour horse ride through the surrounding bush? Nothing is impossible at Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa.

If you like hiking and exercising then take the three-hour walk/hike up the Glow Worm Tunnels. It’s a 5km walk up to the tunnel and old railway tracks and a 4km hike back. Take a torch offered to you by the staff as it is pitch black in the tunnel but well worth the walk up there.

If hiking isn’t your thing then make sure you pop into the Emirates Timeless Day Spa for a little pampering. You will be massaged, cleansed and exfoliated within an inch of your life with the most gorgeous natural, organic products by Sodashi. Sodashi combines natural ingredients with anti-aging, nourishing and balancing properties to create natural skin care solutions. Obviously chosen to match the natural Australian bush setting, Sodashi products and spa treatments are unparalleled in performance and purity, employing only therapeutic-grade, ethically-sourced essential oils and plant actives to effectively heal and nurture. From seed to shelf, Sodashi remains true to its name, dramatically regenerating the skin, and imparting a deep sense of wellbeing to spirit and mind.

The amazing Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is one you need to see to believe – I think of it as a diamond nestled within the Blue Mountains. The only problem is that three days seem to fly by too quickly and I can’t wait to return!

Thanks to Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa for making us feel so welcome for our stay! A very special place indeed…

Visit www.wolganvalley.com.