We stayed only two nights at Seven Spirit Bay, but should have stayed longer. It is a superb place for a short break. If you love birdlife or fishing, you will have a great time. If you like just relaxing in a beautiful wilderness environment, you will have a great time. For history buffs, there are the ruins of Victoria Settlement, which was an early failed attempt to establish a settlement in northern Australia.
The resort building is lovely but the real highlight of the resort itself during our visit was the food. It is simply excellent. The rooms are separate cabins that are airy, welcoming and very clean. Each cabin has its own bathroom that is semi open air, a few metres walk down a path from the cabin. At first the bathroom seems a bit weird, but showering there is a lovely experience after the initial surprise. My only quibble is that the website suggests that internet access is available, but it is really only available for emergencies - a blessing perhaps.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula, Arnhem Land, Seven Spirit Bay's resort accommodation lies only a scenic 45 minute flight from Darwin, Northern Territory. Access to this inspiring landscape is by permit only and you will come to understand why this area has been revered by the area's indigenous Australians for millennia. Enjoy a variety of exciting activities all designed to showcase the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of the area, while relaxing in the comfort of air-conditioned Sea-View villas and dining in the award-winning restaurant. ... more less