An English man, an Irish, a Scot, a Welsh man and an Aussie walked into the bar..... oh and several women ...
We were delighted to be guests at Bloomfield Lodge for 5 nights in March celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. We wanted to go somewhere relaxing and couldn't have chosen a better destination. In many ways it is better than going to a destination like Fiji as once you are there there are really no decisions to make except maybe whether to fish off the jetty or get your book out and read whilst gazing over Weary Bay.
We took the option of dining on our own each night in a gazebo but enjoyed our 'group' breakfasts and lunches. I can thoroughly recommend the degustation dinner.
We were concerned at the thought of travelling with only 7kg of luggage per person but can assure you that the relaxed atmosphere means no dressing up required and they supply many extra touches to make life comfortable.
We lashed out and stayed in a Hideaway room which meant a VERY steep walk up the hill but a few days in and we were able to make it home without stopping to 'enjoy the view'. The spa bath on the verandah was a welcome retreat at the end of each climb.
David unfortunately stepped on 'something' whilst foraging in the beach for bait (although they do supply it!) - this meant a trip to the local hospital / clinic organised by the on site managers (in the tropics we didn't dare risk not making sure all was ok).
We also took up the trip to the deserted beach with an extremely well packed esky but unfortunately the reef trip was n/a as the boat had blown an engine....
The only thing that could have made it more perfect would be to have had a swim in the ocean but it isn't possible at certain times of the year. Oh ... And if you can, take a docking station to play music from you phone if you are that way inclined.
The food was great, the staff are well informed and friendly (Brooke, Shane, Paul etc) and the transfers are a highlight in themselves.
We initially thought it was relatively expensive but can honestly say it is great value for money - if you can afford it, spoil yourselves.
This resort doesn't seem to be very well known in Australia - we spotted an advert in The SMH.
CAN'T wait to go back.
Thanks Stephanie & David
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hidden gem, enchanting and beautifully remote rainforest hideaway, two hours North of Cairns, Bloomfield Lodge offers a unique experience of two World Heritage listed sites, the ancient lush tropical Daintree Rainforest, and the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef.Bloomfield’s aura of calm and the natural beauty of the rainforest soon takes over, rejuvenating body and soul. Indulge in a soothing massage, relax by the pool or take a stroll along a deserted beach. Adventurous spirits can take advantage of Bloomfields unique location and discover some of Australia’s most incredible plant, animal and marine life with a guided rainforest walk or a cruise along a jungle fringed river. Visit cascading waterfalls, spend a magical day snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef without another boat in sight or experience some of the world’s finest game fishing. Bloomfield Lodge provides the perfect sanctuary to get away from it allA member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, ranked No1 in Forbes Magazine as the 'Worlds Best Remote Hotel', Winner 2011'Best Boutique Hotel' Queensland Hotel Association Awards and Winner 2011 Best Unique Accommodation' Tourism Tropical North Queensland. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bloomfield Hotel Degarra