Bedarra Island on the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most unique places to elope. It is also a more secluded and private alternative to Cairns wedding venues.  

At East Bedarra Island Retreat you have a range of picture-perfect wedding ceremony locations to choose from.

Imagine a barefoot wedding ceremony in a ring of frangipanis on the powder white sand of a sheltered cove. The islands, the Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest, granite boulder formations, and calm turquoise waters are your backdrop, and it's all on the doorstep of your luxury villa. Follow this with an intimate sunset reception on your sprawling waterfront deck and you have the perfect secluded beach wedding.

" I can't describe in words what a wonderful trip it has been. Such a beautiful location and accommodation completed by two wonderful people making sure everything was perfect... You really helped us get through such an amazing adventure for our wedding! "
Recent review on Trip Advisor.

Bedarra Island is a private island on the Great Barrier Reef with no cars, no roads and no day trippers.  The surrounding Coral Sea is a comfortable swimming temperature year round, and the days are always warm. The unsurpassed natural beauty of the island has been lovingly protected. East Bedarra Island Retreat is the jewel on this island. This seclusion and pristine beauty is what makes Bedarra Island one of the most romantic elopement destinations and private wedding venues near Cairns.

East Bedarra Island Retreat is a luxury beach villa of understated elegance with clean marble finishes, a light open feel, and expansive views from every room. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is perfect for caterers. The expansive deck (120 square metres) is protected by a UV awning to keep out the elements, and it flows from the open plan kitchen right to the edge of the sea and the sandy coves that flank it with views to the islands. When you book East Bedarra Island Retreat, you have the whole place to yourself.

Bedarra Island Accommodation for Guests

East Bedarra Island Retreat and its sister propertiesBedarra Beach Villa, Bedarra Hideaway and Bedarra 360 degrees – can accommodate a total of twenty guests. If you have larger numbers, or want total privacy during your honeymoon afterwards, charters can transfer guests back to the larger resorts at Mission Beach.

Wedding and Elopement Packages

From exotic flowers to photography, music to transport, catering and decor, at East Bedarra Island Retreat we have the knowledge and passion to help you create an experience you’ll always remember. Bedarra Island is one of the most unique places to elope, and an ideal honeymoon destination and intimate wedding venue. For more information see our elopement packages and honeymoon packages.

We look forward to helping you to create your perfect island wedding or elopement. Please make enquiries to Sharon by email or phone (07 4067 5311 or international +617 4067 5311).