Just had the most amazing weekend on Bedarra Island! From the moment you arrive you can’t help but fall into a relaxed state. The whole island has the calmic effect on you. The setup is great. Your own private Bungalow just far away enough to feel like you’re on your own island, but close enough to the main ‘house’ to have your every whim catered for. The all-inclusive approach can sometimes be a little daunting – but no need to worry. A well thought out wine list – with premium selection available if you want to splash out, help your-self cocktail bar and snacks if you feel the urge – ensure every taste is catered for. The meals were completely delish, but my favourite was breakfast. I by-passed the eggs Florentine offer and could look past a simple breakfast salad of leaves with grilled pear, toasted nuts and seeds finished with a spiced maple sauce. It was not just delicious, but a well thought out, clever breakfast offering. Great coffee, juice, cheese and toast finished me off. Lunch is a simpler fair. A yum Laksa with a glass of Clare Valley Riesling hit the spot. Just enough to ensure I could enjoy a mid-afternoon wine and cheese. For Dinner we had our own table with the most magnificent view onto the Barrier Reef in the distance – the perfect setting for a set 3-course Dinner. It was like we were in the chef’s Dining room. I was a little concerned about the ‘no–choice’ menu – but this actually enhanced the experience. Dinner finished with all guests (sans the honeymooners) enjoying dessert wine, bad jokes and a sore tummy from laughing so much. We met some great people!
The staff are amazing! We were fortunate enough to be staying the same weekend the owners were on deck to give the managers a break. The unmistakable point of difference for Bedarra is the passion that both owners and staff put into the place. They really understand the needs of their guests and do whatever they can to ensure the perfect stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amongst a backdrop of secluded hidden bays, majestic granite boulders, white sandy beaches, and towering coconut Bedarra Island is the ultimate definition of barefoot luxury. With just seven private villas, each with uninterrupted ocean views, this all inclusive sustainable island resort will ensure you find yourself in a sanctuary of complete solace and seclusion as you explore the tropical rainforest, beautiful beaches and fringing reefs. Our Executive Chef prepares gourmet meals daily and local produce and tropical fruits are a feature of our ever changing menu. The open terrace restaurant, bar and lounge are the heart and soul of Bedarra, where guests converge over a delicious and ever-changing menu, or to indulge at the legendary open bar. An exquisite menu is matched only by the sublime beauty of deserted beaches fringed by lush rainforest. Find your own table for two on the pool deck or terrace for an intimate dining experience or join the Long Table for a dinner party style congregation with your fellow guests and resort host.Although our ethos remains centred on relaxation, we do offer a number of less sedentary activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling, fishing, tennis and self-guided interactive walks through the verdant rainforest. For the more adventurous and at an additional fee we can arrange deep sea fishing, scuba-diving, and scenic helicopter flights. We pride ourselves on offering each guest a unique experience. Whether it be a candlelit dinner for two on our private deck under the starry night, packing a gourmet hamper in your own dinghy for a romantic picnic on one of the nearby deserted islands, or booking the entire resort with a group of friends or family for a bespoke tropical island experience you will remember forever. Bedarra is situated seven kilometres off the coast of Mission Beach, Tropical North Queensland (approximately 140km south of Cairns). Scenic 35 minute heli-transfers are available from Cairns airport directly to our beachside heli-pad. Alternatively road transfers from Cairns take approximately two hours connecting with twice daily water taxi transfers from Mission Beach to Bedarra. ... more less