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Great Barrier Reef Hotels

Bedarra Island Resort

  • Luxurious Retreat
  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Relaxed but attentive service
  • Eco-friendly
  • Secluded, spectacular environs

Cons

  • No gym
  • No air-conditioning
  • Plunge pools can be chilly in winter
  • No discount for sole occupation

Updated 01/16/2014

Fodor's Review

Billing itself as "the ultimate in barefoot luxury," the laid-back, exclusive Bedarra Island Resort hosts no more than 14 guests in modern, eco-friendly accommodations, spoiling them with fine food and service, and five-star amenities. A handful of split-level villas and two open-plan pavilions are scattered about the resort grounds. All five villas have large furnished balconies or decks; some have outdoor showers, daybeds, and plunge pools. The secluded beachfront pavilions

have airy "living" and "sleeping" areas, king-size "floating" beds, huge furnished sundecks, and oceanfront private pools. Guests congregate in the open-sided restaurant for tropical buffet breakfasts, varied lunch offerings, and multi-course dinners that showcase seafood and regional produce. Dishes change daily and can be tailored to guests' tastes. All meals and drinks are included in the rate, and there's a 24-hour, serve-yourself open bar. Nature-based activities and use of water-sports equipment are complimentary, as is snorkeling on the island's reef, exploring neighboring isles by dinghy, and paddleboarding with turtles off the island's main beach. If you're bent on getting out to the Great Barrier Reef, sailing, diving, sightseeing, and game-fishing trips can be arranged.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Bedarra Great Barrier Reef resort, via Mission Beach, Family Islands, Queensland, 4852, Australia

Phone:

07-4047–4747

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed mid-Jan.–early Apr.
  • 2 pavilions, 5 villas
  • All-inclusive; All meals

Updated 01/16/2014

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