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Bedarra Island Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bedarra Island
Certificate of Excellence
Gilbert, Az
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“Absolutely Incredible!!”
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We spent 4 nights here for our honeymoon and could not have been any happier with our experience. The rooms were fantastic, the food is insanely amazing, staff is incredibly helpful, and the views are spectacular! We had an amazing time! Jason and Kayla are doing an amazing job and the staff were so incredible and really went the extra mile to make our honeymoon so amazing with beachside lunches and dinners. We had so much fun exploring other islands and kayaking around the island (and of course just lying poolside with a cocktail!) Thank you, thank you, thank you! We will definitely be back!!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed over New Years Eve for five nights
Beautiful views but reef disappointing only a couple of sandy beaches other wise just coral beaches
We found that it wasn't valve for money
No choice of food -just placed in front of you !!
Could recommend the seafood platter which you have to pay extra to have
Rooms very nice
Didn't like the set up of the bar.
Disappointing having to ask for beach towels and toilet paper
When we boarded the boat to go across to Bedarra they said it was better than Lizard island
sorry it's no comparison

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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GMBedarra, General Manager at Bedarra Island Resort, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear Christine W

Thank you for staying with us at Bedarra over the New Year's Eve period. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our rooms and the seafood platter.

As an all-inclusive island resort set in a beautiful location, offering all gourmet meals, alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages, free standing private villas and the use of water sports equipment as part of our tariffs we feel that we offer excellent value to guests.

To celebrate New Year's Eve at Bedarra during your stay we provided cocktails and canapés at sunset, live music & a seven course degustation menu which included Foie-gras imported from France, Caviar from USA and Cave Ripened Cheese from Spain, each course served with matching boutique wines, all at no additional cost to our guests.

Bedarra enjoys two glorious white sandy beaches directly in front of the resort, and another three private and sandy beaches within a leisurely 5-10 minute paddle on our sea kayaks. There is only one coral beach on the island which is a great location for beachcombing. In addition there are another 12 surrounding islands in the Family Island group, each offering beautiful beaches to relax on and are easily accessed with one of our motorized guest dinghies, the use of which are included in our tariff.

We apologize that you were required to ask for extra pool towels or toilet paper during your stay. We try and keep all our guest amenities fully stocked at all times, unfortunately on very rare occasions we fail to keep up with demand. We will always rectify any issue as soon as it is brought to our attention and we are sorry you experienced one of our rare lapses in attention to detail.

There are many beautiful island resorts along the coast of Queensland and we do not compare ourselves nor profess to be better than any of these other excellent resorts. Bedarra is unique and special - we try to offer an informal and relaxed island experience with an attentive yet not overbearing level of service to our guests.

We are always seeking ways to improve our service and appreciate your feedback.

Regards
Kayla & Jason
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I'm just going to keep it simple and say what an unforgettable place this is. My husband and I enjoyed our 2nd honeymoon here which also included his birthday and New Year's Eve. The staff are magnificent, nothing is too much trouble and they pretty much think of everything before you do anyway. They set up a private setting on the beach for my husband's birthday dinner and brought him a cake complete with birthday chorus from the staff! The ultimate in barefoot luxury, you really do feel like it's your home to come and go as you please. We had amazing weather and to look around and think that only 3 years earlier, the island was wiped out by a cyclone, the recovery is amazing! Cannot recommend highly enough, we hope to go back one day.

Room Tip: We stayed in No. 15 pavilion, with it's own plunge pool and stunning views of the bay and beach...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We just had our first taste of Bedarra for Christmas and were incredibly lucky with the amazing weather over what is meant to be the wet season. The team are fantastic, helpful and friendly, and everything runs so smoothly thanks to the excellent management by Jason and Kayla. Loved the beach picnic, the kayak around the island and the wonderful food- thanks John and Jimmy, it was awesome. 4 days wasn't enough and we are definitely trying to juggle dates for this year to go back for longer. It really is paradise.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Oh where to begin, other than sat in the lounge at Cairns airport having just had another 6 amazing nights on Bedarra over Christmas!

Sam & Kerri-Ann, you really have enhanced the team with your new joint GMs - Jas & Kayla - excellent team! Other new faces that we got to know, Martika and Riley, and oh Jimmy has a new partner in crime in the kitchen - John. A fabulous culinary duo they make who I am sure will come back next season with some amazing asian cuisine sensations after their foodie trip!

Sometimes when you book to go back somewhere, you have such high expectations and secretly wonder if it will be as good as it was the first time..... well we had no need to worry, as soon as we stepped off that helicopter onto the warm sands and greeted by Jason & Kayla, it had that lovely familiar coming home feeling. We loved everything and could fault NOTHING. We had seven days of glorious sunshine, cloudless skies, private beach picnics taking the dinghies out, seeing beautiful fish, turtle and lots of rays. Again we stayed in the same room - Pavillion which is stunning with fab views across the bay.

Honestly what is there not to like about Bedarra? It really is the one place that we unwind in less than 24 hours and get into the swing of our down time holiday following hectic worklife schedules.

Thank you to the Bedarra family for an amazing time and Christmas and hoping you all have a fantastic New Year filled with everything good, you all deserve it. Elyza - I hope to see you next year with some new wines perhaps from your travels?????

We will be back in 2014 which all our friends know is an accolade to Bedarra, as we never go back to the same place more than once, and we're already planning trip 3.

All the best
Maria & Mike

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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runaway bay, gold coast
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Just back from 4 nights at Bedarra Island resort. Brilliant. Luxury, delicious food, complete privacy, beautiful surroundings and friendly, attentive staff. My only whinge, if I had to find one, is that there is no room service. But you know what? Who cares. This was a dream holiday in a dream location.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Recently returned from five amazing nights on Bedarra and can't wait to return next year!
From start to finish there was nothing that could have been done any better.
The new managers Kayla and Jason were two of the loveliest people you could ever meet, nothing was ever too much trouble and you were always greeted with a warm smile.
The chefs Jimmy and John were fabulous as were the wait staff Elyza and Martika.
One of the highlights was taking a little adventure by dinghie to Hudson island complete with our
gourmet hamper. Really quite hysterical as we are not boating experts but that didn't matter.
If you want to just relax and watch the world go by then there really is no better place!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bedarra Island Resort
Address: via Mission Beach, Bedarra Island, Queensland 4852, Australia
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Region: Australia > Queensland > Bedarra Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bedarra Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Bedarra Island Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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