We spent time at Bedarra 4 years ago and returned last week for a second visit. Jason and Kayla are wonderful hosts...you feel as if you are spending time there as their personal friends...and the staff are excellent. Sunday nights are BBQ evenings where all the guests (who want to ) are brought together on a long table along with Jason and Kayla. There are never more than 16 guests at any one time and our varied and mixed age group this week were lovely people, mostly from Australia. Other than exchanging the day's adventures in pre dinner drinks in the bar, you rarely see each other other than when eating. We stayed both times up the steps on the hill and each beautiful villa is so private you feel as if you are the only people on the island. The view from lounging in the bath is one I'm still dreaming about! Food is wonderful and we looked forward to each and every varied meal. Thank you Jimmy for teaching me how to REALLY poach the perfect egg! Well worth taking out one of the small boats with a picnic lunch and spending time on your very own island. We also kayaked around Bedarra which took just over an hour. Great safe swimming too but no coral. Have been back in Sydney for four days and wishing I was back on that perfect island!
- 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