The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching, and Casuarina Square’s very own Cupid has been busy cooking up ways to make it your best one yet. While our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide can help you surprise Bae with the perfect gift, this special date guide will ensure that it’s more than the weather that’s hot and steamy this Valentine’s Day.
The Classic Date
Darwin’s newest dining and entertainment precinct - The Quarter – provides the perfect backdrop for a classic date. Choose from a range of blockbusters at BCC cinemas and enjoy a sneaky pash in the back row (it’s open until midnight) before heading to Max Brenner for a chocolate fondue-for-two. Baskin Robbins also stocks 31 flavours of ice cream, including the seasonal special, ‘Love’ Ice cream Cake.
Keepin’ It Cool
Do Valentine’s Day the Darwin way with a swim and a cocktail. Head to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct for a frolic in the Wave Lagoon followed by some fresh seafood at Oyster Bar. Alternatively, the Cullen Bay Marina has a great grassy area to spread out with a picnic, and Lola’s Pergola is also close by if sliders and freshly-made cocktails strike your fancy.
Rather see the beach from a bird’s eye view? Have a gander at Top End Tandems adrenaline-busting skydive packages that neither one of you will forget.
Did you know that East Point Reserve is home to over six hundred species of plant life, including nine species of mangrove? Pack a picnic or barbecue to enjoy sunset views of Lake Alexander, and maybe even get a visit from a cute wallaby or two.
If you love nature, The Botanic Gardens are also a great option. Eva’s Botanical Gardens Café is situated in the gorgeous, heritage-listed Wesleyan Church within the gardens, and offers High Tea (bookings essential) or a delicious walk-in lunch menu.
You could even wrap up your Valentine’s Day with a Star Safari star-gazing adventure for two.
Dinner Does It
Nightcliff Foreshore is a great place to grab a bite for dinner, with some of Darwin’s best food trucks stationed conveniently around Nightcliff Jetty and Nightcliff Pool.
For something a little more crazy-special, however, why not book a Sunset Cruise? Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf, the Sunset Fish ‘n’ Chips package offers a sightseeing tour of the city’s seascape accompanied by fish and chips, champagne, warm ocean breezes and sunset views.
The Ultimate Staycation
SkyCity Resort is Darwin’s premier choice for inner city luxury, and the Lagoon Rooms are simply stunning. With sweeping views of the hotel’s very own lagoon, the lavish offering includes a deluxe king size bed, separate luxury bathroom, private balcony and more.
The best part? Casuarina Square are offering one lucky couple the chance to win a $2K weekend at the Lagoon Rooms, and entering is easy! Just click here and pop in your details to be in the running.