Bedarra Island Resort

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.


  • Reception is open from 7.00am to 7.00pm
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Limited foreign exchange and traveller’s cheque facilities
  • Guest DVD, book, game and CD library
  • EFTPOS facilities
  • Facsimile facilities
  • Island boutique
  • Therapeutic massage in dedicated massage room
  • Massages and spa treatments also available in your Villa
  • Fresh water swimming pool & heated plunge pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Tennis court (day and night)
  • Daily laundry service (dry cleaning service not available)
  • Safety deposit facilities located in room
  • Postal service
  • Internet access facilities
  • Children 12 years and under are not catered for


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.


Each Point is located in a superb elevated beachside position offering stunning panoramic ocean views over Hernandia Bay. The Points boast a large open plan indoor living area with contemporary styling and design features maximising the panoramic views. Each feature an elevated sleeping area, a separate bathroom with shower and free standing bath and a separate sunken lounge area, with comfortable sofa and armchairs, mini bar, entertainment facilities (LCD TV and Bose Lifestyle system), a work desk with a phone and a laptop computer with complimentary internet connection. A large outdoor deck, perfectly positioned to ensure complete privacy, features a luxurious daybed, sun lounges and private heated plunge pool. Guests receive a delivery of ice and a sunset canapé plate every evening.


Hillside Villas are situated in elevated locations close to the beachfront and are set just behind the central resort facilities and restaurant. Set into the lush tropical rainforest each Villa offers filtered inhibited water views. The double storey layout provides a sleeping area and bathroom with separate bath at ground level and the upper level features a living area with comfortable seating, entertainment facilities (LCD TV and Bose Wave system with docking station), mini bar and a second toilet.


Double Storey Villas are situated beachfront and with easy access to the central resort facilities and restaurant. Set into the rainforest each Villa offers tree-filtered ocean views. The double storey layout provides a spacious sleeping area and a bathroom, offering rainforest views and separate bath at ground level. The upper level features a living area with comfortable seating, entertainment facilities (LCD TV, Bose Wave system with docking station), mini bar and a second toilet. Double Storey Villas offer private balconies on each level.


Located in private elevated positions, each Villa offers stunning views over Hernandia Bay. The Split Level Villa is open plan and features an elevated sleeping area and a separate living area, with comfortable sofa and armchairs, entertainment facilities (LCD TV, Bose Wave system with docking station) and a fully stocked mini-bar on the lower level. A private veranda offers enticing beach and bay views. Split Level Villas are just a short stroll away from the central resort facilities and restaurant.

Location Information:

GETTING THEREA 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
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