Bedarra Island Resorts

When you simply don’t wish to be found, when you need to escape, unwind and experience the finer things in life, there is no better place to disappear to than Bedarra Island Resort; an exclusive tropical private hideaway, lying off the coast of Cairns.

The cuisine is exquisite; sample local delicacies on the open-air terrace restaurant, with a freshly prepared menu every day. A popular lunch option is a romantic beach picnic with a gourmet hamper. While the focus on Bedarra Island is on peace and relaxation, there are also many activities to enjoy, such as paddle-boarding, fishing, snorkelling and diving day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, as well as motorised dinghies for exploring the island’s picturesque, private beaches. Feel like more indulgence? Enjoy a relaxing therapeutic massage in the privacy of your villa.


An open terrace restaurant overlooks the cascading pool in an intimate setting for a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner, all of which are included in your tariff. The food is simply exquisite, a standard their guests demand – so there is a team of chefs and a new menu every day. The superb seafood is always fresh, as if you caught it yourself. In the evening, flawless service delivers a superb a la carte menu and every meal offers the freshest local produce in a delicious and original way. Breakfast is available from 8am, lunch from 1pm and dinner from 7pm. A gourmet hamper and your own boat are the perfect excuse to slip away to a secluded bay on Bedarra Island. Gourmet picnic hampers for beachside outings are available on request daily. Please advise of any special dietary needs in advance. They are able to cater for any special dietary requirements, however, due to their location they request that you provide as much notice as possible to ensure they are better able to meet your needs.


The resort’s relaxed lounge features their well-known self service bar which is comprehensively stocked with Australia and imported beers and a quality selection of Australian wines, spirits and liqueurs and Champagne.


Designed to blend in with the beauty of their natural surroundings, each spacious villa has a balcony and features polished timber floors, a luxuriously appointed bathroom and a separate furnished living area with a fully-stocked refrigerator and entertainment facilities. A hammock, perfect for lazing the day away in or enjoying a book, is one of many special details Bedarra offers each of the Island’s fifteen air-conditioned villas are nestled into the rainforest, offer enticing beach and bay views and of course provide total privacy.


Removed from the main resort area, the two Pavilions are set in exclusive, private locations with stunning views over Wedgerock Bay. An open plan layout, featuring extensive use of timber and glass, is designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views and create an inviting indoor/outdoor ambience. The spacious sleeping area overlooks the rainforest and features a custom designed king size bed, large walk-in wardrobe and a separate oversized bathroom with shower and deep bath. An expansive and beautifully appointed living area offers contemporary seating, mini bar, entertainment facilities (LCD TV and Bose Lifestyle sound system) and work desk with phone and personal laptop computer with complimentary  broadband internet. A large outdoor area and deck incorporates a private heated plunge pool and daybed. Guests receive daily delivery of ice and sunset canapés to the room.


The Point is located in a superb elevated beachside position at the northmost point of Hernandia Beach offering seclusion, isolation and stunning panoramic ocean views over Hernandia Bay. The villa boast a large open plan indoor living area with contemporary styling and design features maximising the panoramic views. The separate living level offers comfortable lounge and armchairs, LED TV, Ipod, work desk, tablet and bar with a pod espresso machine. The elevated sleeping area is complete with a King Sized bed, built in wardrobe and a separate bathroom with shower and free standing bath.  The outdoor area features a deck, perfectly positioned to ensure complete privacy, including a luxurious daybed, sun lounges and private heated plunge pool. 


This villa is nestles in the rainforest and surrounded by coconut palms. Perched on granite boulders, this villa provides exquisite views over the beach and Coral Sea below. The Treehouse gives guests a spacious and private escape to truly relax and unwind. The villa is a split-level design with the bedroom on the upper floor, and living area on the lower level, featuring a relaxing lounge setting, LED TV, Ipod, tablet and pod espresso machine.


Nestles on a ridge, the Oceanview Terrace Villas offering captivating views over Hernandia Bay. With a split-level design, the bedroom is located on the upper floor and living area on the lower. The lower level is complete with modern custom lounge seating, including an internal daybed, LED TV, Ipod, tablet and pod espresso machine.The Ocean View Terrace Villas feature a private balcony with outdoor seating offering a private, yet spectacular place to relax and unwind, whilst taking in the breathtaking beach and bay views. 


The Pavilions offer both  an exclusive and private location with mesmerising views of Wedgerock Bay. The open-plan design takes advantage of the spectacular views. The custom built floating bed, separate bathroom and a luxurious bath guarantees relaxation. The living zone and bar offer modern features like built-in lounges, LED TV, Ipod and espresso machine. The large outdoor area and deck are complete with a private plunge pool, daybed and an alfresco dining setting.


The Nautilus Villa sits above the beach with stunning views of the rainforest and the headland across the bay. Complete with a large lounge in the living area downstairs and high cathedral ceilings in the bedroom upstairs, this villa is a offers the perfect atmosphere for rest and relaxation. With a private deck, complete with sun lounges and a beautiful outdoor rainforest shower and bath at the rear of the Villa, The Nautilus is the perfect tropical escape.


Situated right on the beach, nestled amongst the coconut palms and rainforest is the The Beach House. Featuring an infinity plunge pool and oversize deck, The Beach House offers stunning beach views over the sand and ocean. This two-storey design, with a custom lounge and bar on the top level and bedroom/bathroom on the lower level. The lower level opens onto the deck creating an indoor/outdoor living experience. Surrounded by rainforest and granite boulders, the deck is fitted out with a daybed, sun lounges and outdoor seating. Shower amongst  the rainforest in the outdoor shower. This villa features a work desk, LED televisions, pod espresso machine, mini bar, tablet and ipod.


The Pandanus Villas are situated just a few steps above the beach and the lush rainforest. The beautiful palm framed beachfront view is the quintessential postcard image. The Pandanus villas are two-storey accommodation, with King size bed, powder room and balcony on the upper level. The lower level comprises of a relaxed lounge, living room and bathroom. It opens onto the balcony complete with outdoor seating and spectacular views. This villa features a work desk, LED television, pod espresso machine, mini bar and ipod.

  • Please note: phone / Wi-Fi signal are sometimes not available in the Pandanus Villa.


Located in private elevated position, Villa North-East is the highest villa on the resort, offering stunning views over Hernandia Bay. The Split Level Villa is open plan and features an elevated sleeping area with a King Size bed and built-in robes. A separate 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. Split Level Villas are just a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant.

Location Information


A launch service operates between Mission Beach and Bedarra each day. Their arrival launch departs Mission Beach at 12.30pm each day to arrive at Bedarra at 1:00pm (subject to conditions). Their departure launch departs Bedarra at 10.30am each day to return to Mission Beach by 11:00am (subject to conditions). They will arrange your transfer when you make your reservation. Mission Beach is approximately 2 hours drive south of Cairns and can be reached by self-drive rental car or limousine service. Helicopter transfers can be arranged from Cairns directly to their beachside helipad. Please contact us for details of helicopter transfer operators. Getting to Cairns To get to Bedarra Island regular flights are available to Cairns from all Australian Capital cities with Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue.


The resort provides all the leisure activities one would expect and when tennis, bush-walking, snorkelling, fishing and paddle-boarding are not enough, guests can explore further afield. Perfectly positioned on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, guests can board a fast catamaran to explore the wonders of the coral reefs. Charter yachts are also available for sailing expeditions around the picturesque waters, visiting neighbouring islands including Dunk and Timana. But when it comes to relaxing in glorious seclusion, Bedarra Island is the perfect retreat. Guests rarely encounter their fellow escapees as they explore the pristine rainforest and bask in the sun on the secluded beaches.


  • Sailboards and paddle boards
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling
  • Motorised dinghies to explore beaches and neighbouring islands
  • Guest DVD, book, games & CD library
  • Gourmet picnic hampers for beachside lunches
  • Self-guided island walks and nature trails
  • Tennis – day & night
  • Gymnasium
  • Therapeutic Massage