For many years Rottnest Island has been one of the most popular ‘holiday at home’ destinations for West Australians, but our little island secret now seems to be out! The destination has many charms attracting families, couples, groups, and all ages.There’s so many reasons to love this island, but we’ve tried our best to summarise them succinctly here for you. Day-to-day life can be so fast-paced. Rotto gives visitors the chance to slow down and relax. There’s no cars available to drive or hire and bikes are the vehicles of choice. Thongs or bare feet are the standard footwear and salty hair is encouraged! Enjoy fish & chips with a view (Aristos Restaurant), a bucket of fresh prawns at the pub (Hotel Rottnest), locally made ice cream (Simmos), great coffee (The Lane, Dome), old fashioned shakes and spiders (Geordie Bay Café); and buy fruit and veg, meats and other essentials to self-cater (Rottnest General Store). No trip is complete without a visit to the Rottnest Bakery to enjoy a traditional cream bun!