Fodor's Expert Review Bedarra Great Barrier Reef

Bedarra Island, Queensland, 4852, Australia Fodor's Choice

Billing itself as "the ultimate in barefoot luxury," the laid-back, exclusive, child-free Bedarra Island Resort hosts no more than 16 guests in modern, eco-friendly accommodations, spoiling them with fine food and service, and five-star amenities. Eight split-level villas and open-plan pavilions are scattered about the resort grounds. All have large furnished balconies or decks, comfy king beds, celling fans, and five-star amenities like mini-bars, espresso machines, and LED TVs. Some villas have outdoor showers, daybeds, and plunge pools. Guests congregate in the open-sided restaurant for tropical buffet breakfasts, varied lunch offerings, and multicourse 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. If you're keen to get out to the Great Barrier Reef, sailing, diving, sightseeing, and game-fishing trips can be arranged.


  • relaxed but attentive service
  • eco-friendly
  • secluded
  • spectacular environs
  • fabulous food and wine
  • secluded, spectacular environs
  • fabulous food and wine


  • Wi-Fi can be slow and cell phone signals intermittent
  • plunge pools can be chilly in winter
  • no room service


Green, Romantic, Service


Phones: 07-4068–8233


8 villas and pavilions
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Jan.–late Mar., All-inclusive

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