We have just returned from five nights on Bedarra and already wishing we were back there! When we arrived Sam said he wanted us to feel like it was our own beach house (albeit with amazing people behind the scenes making everything appear so effortless!) and we certainly got that feeling. We chose Bedarra as the thought of barefoot luxury appealled. After a very busy year and we needed to just unwind and this was the perfect place to do it. There is very little to do on the island so you don't feel like you have to make any effort... just sleep, eat, drink, read your book and maybe sleep and eat some more...
The food was amazing and John did a fantastic job producing new and interesting meals every day. We really enjoyed talking with him about food and watching him cook in the open kitchen. All the staff we talked with were relaxed and friendly and really contributed to making our holiday so wonderful. We liked the freedom to walk up to the fridge to help ourselves to drinks or a cheese platter and we had fun making our own cocktails before dinner!
... take a boat to an island with a picnic
... have the seafood dinner
... make the effort to walk to the lookouts as you will appreciate the view.
This is not the island to choose if you want to be waited on hand and foot and dress in glitz for dinner. It is the place if you want to unwind, feel special and enjoy the company of your partner
- 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