Bedarra Island, situated within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is one of Australia's most unique resorts, the ultimate in barefoot luxury comprising 100 hectares of tropical rainforest. The resort can be reached by ferry or helicopter from Mission Beach, an eclectic beach town just 2 hours south of Cairns.
The Bedarra Island Resort, with just 11 guest villas, each slightly different than the others, you are guaranteed a sanctuary of seclusion and solace and a personalized island escape like no other. Some villas are situated a few steps from the beach, several feature private infinity- edge plunge pools, some have outdoor rainforest bathrooms, and some offer expansive private sundecks and daybeds. The property also offers luxurious spa services.
Bedarra’s philosophy is centered on relaxation, however there is plenty to keep you active during your stay. Sea Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards, Motorized Dinghies, Snorkeling, Fishing, Tennis, Self-Guided Rainforest Walks and Gym workouts are all included as part of your stay.
For the more adventurous, Outer Great Barrier Reef snorkeling, SCUBA trips or deep-sea fishing charters can be arranged.
Bedarra Island Resort is ideal for honeymooners, couples and families wishing to escape the crowds, activity seekers and others "jonesing" for remote luxury.
Bedarra is privately owned by Sam and Kerri Charlton, whom we had the pleasure to meet at The Australian Tourism Exchange in Brisbane this past May. A charming couple, passionate about the travel trade, Sam and Kerri know how to provide exemplary service to indulge their guests and are highly recommended by repeat guests. In their words, "A place of solitude, serenity, and beauty to truly switch off and have a holiday."