The ultimate in barefoot luxury, Bedarra Island is an all-inclusive, tropical oasis with 12 private villas, all nestled in the rainforest and enjoying spectacular ocean views. Each villa has either plunge pools, outdoor private rainforest bathrooms, expansive decks or is located at the water’s edge.
Guests can indulge in candle-lit dinners on private beaches or arrange gourmet hampers and a dinghy for a romantic picnic on a deserted beach. With gourmet meals, open bars and a whole host of activities from paddle boarding to spa treatments, Bedarra is the ideal location for a romantic getaway.
Offers & Booking
Nightly All-Inclusive Package
Prices are per room per night based on 2 adults sharing for 1 night:
Pandanus Villa from $1,490
Oceanview Terrace Villa from $1,650
Nautilus Villa from $1,650
The Treehouse Villa from $1,690
Villa North-East with Private Plunge Pool from $2,190
The Pavilions with Private Plunge Pool from $2,190
The Beach House with Private Plunge Pool from $2190
The Point with Private Plunge Pool from $2,690
Rates valid until 31 March 2022, and will increase by $100 per Villa per night from 1 April 2022.
All villas accommodate a maximum of two guests.
From Mission Beach:
Launch – $198 one-way / $396 return
Helicopter – $400 one-way / $800 return
Helicopter – $1250 one-way / $2500 return (limited availability).
All transfer rates are quoted one-way per couple.
Accommodation in private and free-standing villas, each with spectacular views of the surrounding Coral Sea.
All gourmet meals and snacks daily.
An extensive selection of alcoholic beverages (including champagne and cocktails) and all non-alcoholic beverages.
Fully stocked in-villa mini-bars.
Unlimited island activities including sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, fishing gear, motorised guest dinghies, gourmet picnic hampers, tennis and self-guided rainforest walks.
Terms and conditions
- Limited last minute rates and availability for Queensland residents.
- 20% non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking to confirm a reservation with the balance of payment due 30 days prior to arrival.
- For any cancellations made between 60 to 30 days prior to arrival, a 50% cancellation fee will be charged.
- For any cancellations within 30 days of arrival, a cancellation fee of 100% will be charged.
- COVID-19 Updated Cancellation Policy - In light of current uncertainty, we have updated our cancellation and change policy to the following, over and above our normal booking terms and conditions: In the situation that either any of the below occur during a proposed guests period of stay: 1. The government places a travel ban or travel restriction within Australia significantly impacting guests ability to reach us. 2. Airlines cease operating domestically, or 3. We are required to close for the purposes of quarantine we will be offering guests the option of either a full refund for their stay without penalty, transferring their dates to later in the year, or holding as a credit for the following year.
- Children 16 years & over permitted at this accommodation
Bedarra offers 12 guest villas, each hidden among the tropical rainforest and enjoying spectacular ocean views.
All villas their own magical experience, each being slightly different from the others. Some villas are situated literally 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.
While each of our villas is unique, they all offer a true escape from civilisation, a private sanctuary of solitude and relaxation to revitalise the soul – and the ultimate in barefoot luxury.
Our Pandanus Villas (Villa 2 and Villa 7) are situated just a few steps above the beach, nestled into the fringing lush rainforest. Featuring spectacular palm framed beachfront views over the sand and ocean, the villas are a two-storey design, with a King size bedroom, powder room and cocktail balcony on the upper level and the relaxed lounge, living room and bathroom on the lower level. The lower level opens out onto the balcony featuring outdoor seating and breathtaking views. The villas feature a work desk, LED television, pod espresso machine, mini bar and ipod.
Please note that 3G/4G and Wi-Fi signal is sometimes not available in the Pandanus Villa 2 and if staying connected to the outside world is important during your stay then we suggest considering any of our other villa types. Wi-fi is available however in our restaurant and lounge area.
Total area of the villas are 73.5m2 (61.5m2 internal and 12m2 deck).
Oceanview Terrace Villa
The Oceanview Terrace Villas (Villa 12 and Villa 13) are nestled on a ridge, offering mesmerising views over Hernandia Bay. A split-level design with the bedroom on the upper floor, and living area on the lower level. The lower level comprises contemporary custom lounge seating featuring an internal daybed, LED TV, Ipod, tablet and pod espresso machine.
Each villa features a private balcony with outdoor seating offering a secluded but spectacular place to relax and enjoy the enticing beach and bay views. Our Oceanview Terrace Villas both feature an oversized private sundeck with sun lounges and alfresco dining setting.
Total area of each villa is 76.5m2 (56.5m2 internal and 20m2 deck).
The Nautilus Villas (Villa 3 & Villa 6) sit just above the beach and enjoy spectacular rainforest framed views to the beach and stunning views of the headland across the bay. With a large lounge seating in the living area downstairs and cathedral ceiling bedroom upstairs, the villa is a sanctuary of rest and relaxation. Offering an expansive and private deck with sun lounges and a beautiful outdoor rainforest bathroom with shower and bath at the rear of the Villa, Nautilus is the epitome of what a tropical island villa should be.
Total area of the villa is 98m2 (61.5m2 internal and 36.5m2 deck)
The Treehouse Villa
Perched on elevated granite boulders and nestled into the canopy of the surrounding rainforest and coconut palms, this villa offers mesmerizing views over the beach and Coral Sea below.
Featuring an expansive split level sun terrace and daybed and an outdoor shower, The Treehouse (Villa 11) provides a spacious and private escape to truly relax and unwind. Inside, the villa is a split-level design with the bedroom on the upper floor, and living area on the lower level.
The lower level also features a relaxing lounge setting, LED TV, Ipod, tablet and pod espresso machine.
Total area of the villa is 88.5m2 (56.5m2 internal and 32m2 deck).
Villa North-East (Villa 14) is the highest villa at the resort, offering commanding north-east views over Hernandia Bay. Villa North-East is split over two levels and designed to maximise the spectacular views with the bedroom located on the upper level and the living area on the lower level.
The sleeping level comprises a King Size bed and built-in robes and the living level offers contemporary lounge seating, LED TV, Ipod, work desk, tablet and bar with a pod espresso machine. The large outdoor deck features a private infinity edge plunge pool, daybed, outdoor shower and an alfresco dining setting.
Total area of the villa is 94.5m2 (56.5m2 internal and 38m2 deck).
The Pavilions (Villa 15 & Villa 16) are set in exclusive, private locations with stunning views over Wedgerock Bay. An open-plan layout is designed to take advantage of the spectacular views and create an inviting indoor/outdoor ambience. The sleeping pavilion features a custom-designed floating bed, air conditioning and a separate oversized bathroom with shower and deep bath. The living pavilion and bar offer contemporary built-in lounges, LED TV, Ipod and espresso machine. A work desk and tablet are located in the villa. The large outdoor area and deck incorporate a private plunge pool, a daybed and an alfresco dining setting.
Total area of the villa is 87.25m2 (60.25m2 internal and 27m2 deck).
The Beach House
The Beach House (Villa 5) is situated right on the beach, nestled amongst the fringing coconut palms and rainforest. Featuring a wet-edge plunge pool and oversize deck, the villa offers spectacular beachfront views over the sand and ocean. The villa is a two-storey design, featuring the custom lounge and bar on the upper level and the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level. The lower level opens out onto the expansive deck creating an inviting indoor/outdoor living experience. The deck is surrounded by rainforest-clad granite boulders and enjoys a daybed, sun lounges and outdoor seating. The bathroom spills out onto the rainforest deck to the outdoor shower hidden amongst the rainforest. The villa features a work desk, LED televisions, pod espresso machine, mini bar, tablet and ipod.
Total area of the villa is 99.5m2 (61.5m2 internal and 38m2 deck).
The Point (Villa 1) is located at the northernmost point of Hernandia Beach and offers seclusion, isolation and absolutely breathtaking views over Hernandia Bay. The villa is split over two levels and designed to maximise the panoramic views with bedroom located on the upper level and living on the lower level. The sleeping level comprises a King Size bed and built-in robes and the living level offers contemporary lounge seating, LED TV, Ipod, work desk, tablet and bar with a pod espresso machine. The expansive outdoor deck is designed to offer privacy and provides an amazing sanctuary to enjoy the expansive ocean and reef views. The outdoor area features a private plunge pool, covered outdoor lounge, daybed, sun lounges and an outdoor shower.
Total area of the villa is 134.5m2 (56.5m2 internal and 78m2 deck).
Each of the villas features the following amenities:
- Private Balcony
- King Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Bath Robes
- Aveda amenities
- LED TV
- iPod and Dock
- Beach Towels
- Hair Dryer
- Haiku Ceiling Fans
- 4G Wifi
- Pod Espresso Machine
- Mini-Bar & Snacks
- Work Desk
About Bedarra Island Resort
When you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Bedarra, an all-inclusive, private, tropical haven – Australia’s most unique resort, and the ultimate in barefoot luxury.
The island comprises just 12 private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offering solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Accommodating a maximum of 24 guests, guests are guaranteed a sanctuary of seclusion and solace and a personalized island escape like no other.
Located just ten kilometres from the coastal township of Mission Beach, nestled amongst the tropical ‘Family Islands’ group, Bedarra is unquestionably worth protecting.
Guests feel like they have the island to themselves, further enhancing the feeling of privacy, exclusivity and seclusion Bedarra is renowned for.
Bedarra’s philosophy is centred on relaxation however it also offers a number of less sedentary activities including paddle skis, stand-up paddle boards, snorkelling, fishing, tennis and self-guided interactive walks through the verdant rainforest. For the more adventurous, Scuba Diving or Deep Sea Fishing Charters can be arranged.
Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two on your own private beach or rainforest deck, pack a chef-prepared gourmet hamper in your own dinghy for a romantic picnic on one of the nearby deserted islands or have our restaurant team create your own bespoke menu and private dining experience to celebrate a special occasion.
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.
The Bedarra restaurant sits beautifully within its natural surroundings – overlooking the pool area, our magnificent 300 year old Calophyllum tree and the glorious Hernandia Bay.
All meals are served in the restaurant, with romantic tables for two sprinkled around our alfresco dining terrace.
We also offer a number of private dining decks on the beachfront or nestled into the tropical rainforest, providing a memorable location for romantic dining.
The philospophy of Bedarra’s menu (that changes daily) is simple. Fresh high-quality ingredients, locally sourced produce, each dish cooked to perfection and then presented beautifully. Our passionate team of chefs strives to create the style of menu that perfectly matches our tropical island location
Find your own table for 2 on the terrace for an intimate dining experience in the evenings, or join the long table for a dinner party style congregation with your fellow guests and hosts.
Bar and Lounge
Our legendary open bar is the heart and soul of Bedarra, and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration…or a day of doing nothing at all!
Our nightly pre-dinner cocktail hour is a great opportunity to meet other guests and to share stories of the days adventures.
Alternatively, guests can relax in our lounge and choose a book from our extensive library, or select a board game or playing cards from our island collection.
Bedarra is one of the most beautiful places in the world and Bedarra Island Resort’s team is passionate about keeping it this way.
Here they are not just paying lip service to the philosophy of sustainability and have made real changes to the operation of the resort to significantly reduce their impact on the environment.
With the beginning of new ownership the resort undertook a Sustainability Analysis of the island to determine the population of guests and staff the resort could reasonably sustain on a long term basis. A particular emphasis was placed on water resources, power consumption and waste production and recycling.
The major result of this analysis has been the reduction in the number of guest villas from 16 to only 12, with a similar decrease in the quantum of staff accommodation. The benefits are twofold; the consumption of resources will be reduced significantly and that guests will be sharing the island with fewer people, further enhancing the feeling of privacy and seclusion that Bedarra is renowned for.
A new off-grid hybrid solar system coupled with a battery bank and a backup generator has replaced the traditional diesel generators and this further compliments the serenity of this island paradise.
They now also source fresh water from the plentiful rainwater collected from resort roofs, rather than producing water by a diesel powered desalination plant as has occurred in the past.
Waste will be significantly reduced on the island. Firstly, the amount of waste arriving at the island will be reduced by giving preference to suppliers that do not use excessive packaging for their produce. All organic waste will be composted for use on the island’s vegetable garden, as will paper and cardboard products. Aluminium waste will be transported to the mainland for recycling at local plants.
A new bio-cycle septic system has been installed on the island to replace the 25 year old sewerage treatment plant, with all treated effluent being dispersed underground through sand beds without any risk of contact with the ocean or fringing reefs.
Other initiatives include undertaking all laundering of linen on the mainland to reduce the risk of potential phosphates entering the adjoining Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the continued replanting of foreshore areas with native plant species that were eroded during cyclone Yasi.
When you stay at Bedarra not only are you encompassed by luxury that is only available at one of Australia’s leading boutique resorts, but you can also do it with a clear conscience for the environment.
Location & How To Get There
Guests can arrive or depart from Bedarra with the following options:
– Launch to/from Mission Beach
– Helicopter to/from Mission Beach
– Helicopter to/from Cairns Airport
Helicopter transfer availability is limited, so please confirm availability with us prior to booking your stay, or airline flights to/from Cairns.
Transfers are scheduled to link with domestic flights from most Australian capital cities. Unscheduled transfers can also be arranged (for an additional charge).
Launch Transfers depart from our office at South Mission Beach, where we also have a lounge, amenities, refreshments and off-street parking available.
The launch transfer is a 20-30 minute scenic journey through the Family Islands Group before arriving at Bedarra.