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Bedarra Island Resort

Mission Beach Rd, Bedarra Island, Queensland 4852 Australia
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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 twelve 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 restaurant terrace or for an intimate dining experience choose from one of our private dining decks. 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 45 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 launch transfers from Mission Beach to Bedarra.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Mission Beach Rd, Bedarra Island, Queensland 4852 Australia
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Eleanor F wrote a review Jan 2024
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I thought about going to Bedarra for a while but always thought it might have been a bit much of an indulgence for a no occasion holiday. After a busy year I bit the bullet and what can I say.. I didn’t regret it for a minute. From the moment we arrived in Mission Beach we were amazed by the hospitality we received. Credit to the team Bono, Gianni, Mark and Larissa who all looked after us during our stay and know how to mix a cocktail or five. The food was amazing- so much better than I had expected. My only feedback would be that my husband craved a few more carbs in meals but an option for a side of chips would’ve pleased him😂 The rooms are probably due for a bit of a refresh but are very clean and the balconies amazing. We didn’t do a lot but did all the walks including the longer one to Happy Beach. My only feedback would be that that track needs remarking. Am interesting thing we learnt from other guests is that a lot were repeat visitors… I I’m talking 8/9 times. For a resort to get people back time and time again, they’re doing something right! Overall a 5 star holiday and my workaholic husband said he’s keen to come back… so that’s a bonus!!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Donna W wrote a review Jan 2024
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions3 helpful votes
The dream holiday come to life. Impeccable service at every turn. What a team - Geoffrey at the helm and Samuel taking care of us in the restaurant - leading a team of beautiful folk (Bono, Gianni, Mark and Larissa). Chef Miles and a team of creatives in the kitchen - creating a bespoke vegan menu for my partner; beyond expectations. Delicious! She's still dreaming about the macadamia deep fried vegan cheese. The villa we had shows a little age and the lack of wifi is a gift (when it's not annoying) but nothing could detract from the absolute beauty of the island and the care and attention of the team. We would do it all again tomorrow!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Work on increasing your appetite before you arrive - so much to enjoy! Prepare to indulge - and...
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Janelle R wrote a review Jan 2024
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions5 helpful votes
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We stayed at one of The Pavillions - Amazing, comfy bed and our own plunge pool. Complete privacy. The Staff are so attentive and nothing is too much to ask for. They made us feel like we were part of the family. The FOOD….OMG, exceptional. Thanks for an amazing experience we will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: If you want to unwind and leave the world behind this is for you.
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Ted C wrote a review Dec 2023
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How do you describe our Bedarra Island experience as something that is the very best of its kind? The words “superlative”, “magnificent”, “outstanding”, “superb’, “unparalleled”, “unsurpassed”, “world-class” …spring to mind, as they resonate with our Bedarra Island experience. From the time our journey commenced with travel to the Island with Roger, and on our arrival, the welcome from GM Geoffrey, we embarked on a holiday where our memories will be treasured for the rest of our lives. The unique management skills of GM Geoffrey were reflected in the outstanding care, hospitality, and attention to the needs of guests provided by all staff: Really, a benchmark for island resorts. At the time of the World Heritage listing of the Great Barrier Reef in 1981, the UNESCO Committee stated “… if only one coral reef site in the world were to be chosen for the World Heritage List, the Great Barrier Reef is the site to be chosen”. As a variation of this statement, if you had to choose a Great Barrier Reef Marine Park island to be #1 on your bucket list, it should be Bedarra Island – an Australian-owned icon.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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JoeyC wrote a review Nov 2023
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The Bedarra experience was exceptional and exceeded our expectations in so many ways. The team, led by the amazing Geoff will make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. They are attentive and friendly and seem genuinely happy to be there. The resort facilities are great. We eloped at Bedarra and it was absolutely magical. Bedarra had such a meaningful impact that I got quite emotional leaving. You feel a real bond with the people and the island and you don’t want to leave. Highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Julie H wrote a review Sep 2023
Strood, United Kingdom79 contributions32 helpful votes
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It was a fantastic experience from start to finish. Warmly greeted by Geoff, the resort manager, who helped organise our wedding day. Great communication, amazing food, truly a wonderful all-around experience. All the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines. We held our wedding ceremony there and were so well looked after by the team a truly magical day.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The boat journey was exhilarating on the trip to Bedarra due to high winds. The return journey...
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RestlessLegs45 wrote a review Aug 2023
Sydney, Australia122 contributions94 helpful votes
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This is truly a special place to relax, be spoiled and recharge. Bedarra is a beautiful island nestled in the Coral Sea next to Dunk Island and just off Mission Beach. Make it an extra special experience and go by helicopter to and from Cairns. The manager and staff here are just wonderful and really make it a carefree, relaxing holiday. The food is prepared by a very talented chef and is delicious. It’s a place where you can take advantage of many activities on offer…paddle boarding, canoeing, snorkelling, bushwalking etc. or just relax in a hammock, read a book and chill. If I had to pick a negative I would say that the furniture in my villa was extremely uncomfortable. It had a huge, hard divan as seating . I would have preferred comfortable lounge chairs. The snacks provided in the mini bar were also underwhelming. This will be a holiday I will remember for many years as something very special. Treat yourself!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Some villas have a lot of steps so choose carefully.
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Brett C wrote a review Aug 2023
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Bedarra has to be the best experience we ever have. Accomodation is superb. The food wine and team hospitality there are exceptional. You will love the picnics. What else can we say. We want to come back many times. We will be back. We want to be back now.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We’d love to be back in September and October but booking list is huge. We know why!!
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Brett P wrote a review Aug 2023
Hervey Bay, Australia112 contributions71 helpful votes
We loved Bedarra the first time...See previous review...But things have changed. 1.We booked Bedarra and paid the deposit...I have cancer was feeling good at the time...hence the booking. Spoke to Debbie or Debra on booking and told her my new experience of life. Requested that i may have to change dates. When i got the Email stating that full payment was required I rang Debbie or Debra and explained to her that my cancer had decided to have a really bad party within my body and i had developed a Knee problem. She informed me that Bedarra was not an every day MOTEL so I had to honour the booking or lose the deposit.. so i did. 2. I cannot fault mine and my partners service from the most outstanding, caring & compassionate staff that I have had the privilege to meet. 3. Things have changed... gone are the cheese platers on display (there are some available now in a lunch-box container but nothing that I couldn't get from my local Woolworths), gone are the great selection of sorbets. Gone is the Australian wine selection. Gone the Remy xo cognac. Gone linen napkins at lunch. Gone the great picnic lunches (they exist but not what they used to be). 4. Day 3 of our stay of 5 I was struggling to walk. I became completely villa bound. Staff once again amazing, providing me with villa service and struggled upstairs to service me. 5. Geoffrey was amazing, he organised a helicopter transfer for me to get off the island at no extra cost, however we did forfeit a night's stay of over $2k cost. I find it a pity in summarizing that Debbie or Debra showed such a lack of compassion to my situation initially. Disappointing and will not return again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Powerhouse P wrote a review Jul 2023
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What a wonderful, intimate, secluded, tranquil island! Luxury at its finest from the moment you arrive up until you depart. The finest foods, wines & of course cocktail’s. Grab a bottle of anything, anytime & enjoy anywhere. One of life’s best experiences & we can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Take the helicopter at least one way as it gives you a wonderful scenic view
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bedarra Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Bedarra Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bedarra Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Bedarra Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bedarra Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bedarra Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Bedarra Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bedarra Island Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Bedarra Island.
Does Bedarra Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.