WOW, OMG and any other three letter acronym you can think of - words do not do this location justice!
I've been watching the Bedarra website for over a year, eagerly waiting for information on when it would be opening and when they could take bookings, so I was ecstatic when in February Kerri-Ann took our reservation. After a little hiccup delaying our arrival, we eventually set foot on Bedarra on Wednesday 14th August by helicopter. What made it even more special was that our first day and night, we had the resort to ourselves - how lucky did we feel!
The location is beautiful, the area is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous. More importantly, what more could you expect from the elite team that Kerri-Ann and Sam have put together. Elyza and Jimmy from an F&B perspective and Steve from knowing which reefs to snorkel and take the boats out to for the day - oh and eat the massive picnic that again Jimmy has put together.
We stayed in one of the pavillions which was gorgeous with fabulous plunge pool, lay out and spectacular views.
I know people are reading this thinking there must have been something wrong.....and yes there was - we didnt stay long enough, although our waistlines have grown with the sumptuous food delights and the wine recommendations with each course.
Sam, it was a pleasure meeting you and we feel so lucky that you were actually on site acting as GM for the whole of our stay and many thanks to you and Kerri-Ann for everything and for the belated birthday dinner surprise... Jimmy you surpassed yourself again and raised the bar.
All there is to say, if anyone is thinking about booking Bedarra... stop thinking - do it, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Thank you to the whole team, including those back of house that weren't always visible but definitely part of the team making this such a beautiful beach house to stay at.
See you all again soon - Mike & Maria
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA so you can book your Bedarra Island Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.