12 March 2018
Paradise does have an address!
East Bedarra Island Retreat â where we translated our dream into reality and experienced total relaxation & romance in paradise.
Exactly one month ago today we stepped off our water charter and into the arms of this beautiful island getaway. One month later and we...
5 February 2018
Your own private deserted island
Wow Wow Wow, this retreat on East Bedarra island is amazing! With the swim-out pool directly off the retreat and complete privacy it is the ultimate 5 star getaway. The retreat itself is more than comfortable, we have never slept so well and we loved...
7 December 2017
East Bedarra retreat gave my wife and I some special time together to relax and reconnect. What can I say, an exceptional location on the reef in a beautifully appointed home on the waterfront. We had sea turtles swimming daily off the deck and an...
3 November 2017
Falling in love again!
Next time we will book a longer holiday at East Bedarra its like a little peace of paradise that by chance we found on the internet.. We had so much fun and will be definitely coming back if you'll have us. of course . A...
Sunshine Coast, Australia
12 October 2017
Magical Island Experience
This was my 50th birthday present 5 days on Bedarra Island. It has taken me a while to write my review just to make sure I am fair and do this beautiful place justice. We were definitely not blessed from the weather gods it rained...
31 May 2017
No shoes, no watches, no problems
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend an incredible 5 nights experiencing the tranquil magic of East Bedarra. We spent a lot of time just relaxing on the deck, watching the moods of the ocean. Fish, turtles, amazing beaches, breathtaking views. The private...
Greater Sydney, Australia
19 May 2017
Island paradise, with ultimate privacy!!
What a place!!!
The moment we arrived on the beach at Bedarra Island we felt we were a million miles from anywhere. Our hosts, Mike & Marg met us off the boat and showed us around the island and the amazing house before departing themselves...
19 May 2017
A Dream Honeymoon Experience for My Wife and I
My wife and I had researched at great length retreats all over QLD... Somewhere secluded, relaxing, and unforgettable. We know East Bedarra Island Retreat was the place! We arrived by water taxi and were met my our wonderful hosts at the gorgeous beach.
14 April 2017
Picture perfect (Trust me, I'm a photographer)
When our feet touched the sand on Bedarra we knew we had arrived somewhere truly special as we were greeted by Marg and Mike who proudly showed us to our own private beach villa and to our bed which had been covered with rose petals...
9 April 2017
A great secluded holiday retreat.
We stumbled over this place on the internet and thought it looked great from what we saw and we were not dissapointed, East Bedarra only has about 7 houses and is just a short boat ride from Mission Beach.
15 April 2016
Find better anywhere in the world I challenge you
Without doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world,serene luxury at it's very best
Star gazing on the deck at night,swimming in a crystal clear private bay with a loved one could not get any more romantic
We spent 3 unforgettable days soaking...
Port Douglas, Australia
7 February 2016
Want that perfect holiday ???
Everyone wants that perfect "perfect" holiday ...and it's funny how we always look overseas for it , when East Bedarra Island Retreat is right on our doorstep. My husband and I booked 5 nights as a belated honeymoon .... that quickly turned into 7 nights...
19 January 2016
Great time to recover.
After recovering from nine weeks in hospital (cancer) It was time to find a place to chill out.Quiet relaxing with plenty of time to reflect on the good things in life.What better way to start.East Bedarra island retreat was just perfect with the lovely sun...
22 December 2015
This was our 25 year anniversary trip, we were looking for something luxurious, quiet and in a location second to none and it was all that and more.
Prior to arriving, the information supplied made arranging the transport to the island painless. Highly recommend Mission...
18 December 2015
5 days was like 5 weeks of rejuventation
Most relaxing and idyllic holiday we've ever had, with you own private pool, beach and facilities with everything you needed living off grid, it was perfect. The 5 days/nights we spent there were amazing, completely relaxing and rejuvenating. Sharon made sure we had all the...
8 February 2015
We stayed at East Bedarra Retreat for our 30th wedding anniversary. The only complaint we had was it just wasn't long enough, the island is beautiful, East Bedarra is everything guests say, peaceful, relaxing, spectacular and we can honestly say we have never had a...
30 December 2014
What a holiday should be!
We were lucky enough to spend 6 nights at East Bedarra for our honeymoon. This place is what a holiday should be - complete relaxation!
From the moment we stepped onto the island and into our luxury 'bungalow' we were immediately relaxed. The island is...
12 November 2014
This is the perfect getaway if you want to do absolutely nothing but relax. The location is very picturesque with stunning views. The beach is beautiful and there is an even better one a few minutes walk away just over the hill. The house is...
28 October 2014
Seclusion, serenity and one of the best holidays ever
Firstly, it was everything we thought it would be from information from their Website.
This trip was a true 'holiday' by our definition. No sightseeing cities attractions, no battling restaurants with large crowds and ultimately no frustration with uncontrollable children.
Not seeing anyone else for...
2 October 2014
Our Dream Honeymoon Location!
After googling a just a few potential honeymoon locations we stumbled upon the East Bedarra Island Retreat webpage - and thank goodness we did! After viewing the virtual tour on their website and the many excellent reviews around the web we booked in with high...
18 April 2014
What a honeymoon should be...
Peaceful & relaxing. The deck is massive with lovely little sitting spots and a daybed.
The trip over was much shorter than I thought it would be (25 mins) and Mission beach is undoubtedly one of the more nicer and quieter beaches on the nth...
14 April 2014
I keep returning as this is true paradise
After a year of Chemo and operations it was my dream to revisit East Bedarra Island Retreat. A time to celebrate life and share this time with my family. To wake up each morning looking at every sunrise on the deck and walking on the...
20 January 2014
This was our second visit to Bedarra. 10 years ago I proposed to my wife here. This visit, we found that the house had been renovated and was even more spectacular than before, which says a lot because It was magical then. There is such...
18 January 2014
My New Favorite Place In The World
East Bedarra Island Retreat is the premier romantic getaway, remarkable relaxing holiday, and overall the most beautiful experience I have ever had. I have never been so happy and stress-free in my life. The privacy and serenity was perfection.
It is perfect for any type...
2 January 2014
A little piece of heaven in our own backyard
We stayed at East Bedarra Island Retreat in mid December 2013 as part of our honeymoon. It was the best holiday my husband and I have ever had. It is a magical place and I was amazed at how easy it was to fill the...
28 July 2013
Truly breathtaking experience
My now fiancÃ© arranged a surprise holiday far far away from Berlin, Germany .
We arrived in Cairns high is where I thought we were staying, there was a limousine waiting to take us closer to the surprise destination with a boat to take us...
10 July 2013
We stayed at East Bedarra for our honeymoon in July, 2008. The retreat has been significantly updated since then.
The caretakers were friendly, the gardens were colourful and the view was simply spectacular, especially during a sunset. The accommodation was rustic but that was part...
12 May 2013
5 days in a beautiful place even if we didn t know it was still the storm season
Beautiful location, warm greeting, charming house, beautifully equipped we had a wonderful time there as a family with young adults (2 rooms,, one bathroom to share)
Canoe, fishing gears, nice trolls. We all loved it !
Also went to Misty mountains beautiful location !
11 April 2013
What a wonderful way to feel a million miles away with the one you love.
The peace and tranquility of nature - turtles, night sky scattered with stars, crystal blue waters lapping up the beach, late-night swims, sunrise swims (swimming whenever you can really), island...
29 March 2013
Our own private island!
WOW!! Our 10 year anniversary trip was absolutely fantastic! The island was everything we imagined and more. From the fresh eggs every morning to the stunning sunsets every night, each moment was a treat to the senses. We are so glad we discovered the retreat...
7 August 2012
After such a busy time planning for our destination wedding at Misty Mountains Rainforest Retreat, with our family and friends who travelled over from the UK , we continued to have our much needed honeymoon at East Bedarra Island Retreat.
We were not sure what...
2 July 2012
Honeymoon in Paradise
"Absolutely Amazing" pretty much sums it up!
East Bedarra Island Retreat was a truly magical place to stay for the start of our honeymoon late April - early May earlier this year.
Picture perfect weather, fantastic views, very private, and truly relaxing.
Everyone made our...
Mount Isa, Australia
17 April 2012
A stunning setting for an Engagement!
East Bedarra Island Retreat â what an amazing, beautiful, romantic place.
We stayed here in March 2012 where my now fiancÃ© proposed after a beautiful romantic dinner on the deck.
The retreat is very secluded and has the most stunning water views, we spent most...
Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
5 March 2012
We travel, some of us forever, to seek such blissful dis-engagement
For four blissful days the world simply stopped. No clocks, no phones... couldn't bring ourselves to switch on the TV. From every perspective the panoramas were breathtaking. A genuine retreat, where your time is your own, no intrusions, at high tide we literally walked into...
5 January 2012
Not Yet Booked
I have not yet booked , but after talking to Sharon who i have to say was the best tourist operator i have come across , ever !!! And that says a lot.. I came off the phone after an enquiry to her and was...
4 October 2010
On our 5th anniversary we decided to try something different, after always holidaying at Monkey Mia & came across Bedarra Island. We like outdoor, natural settings & hate to be in a hotel surrounded by other people & "staged" environments. We found the island to...
30 September 2010
Magic in heaven
My partner and I have travelled the world including The Maldives, Seychelles and Santorini and I would rate East Bedarra among the best we have stayed in and I would even go as far as to compare it very much to Bora Bora where we...
31 August 2010
How can you fault paradise?
We have recently been to East Bedarra for our honeymoon and were so pleased we chose the Retreat. We had a mixed bag of weather, but rain or shine East Bedarra is the perfect place to get away and be together, especially after such a...
23 July 2010
The perfect getaway to truly relax
This was a fantastic spot for our honeymoon. It is set in a truly beautiful part of Australia and has everyting you need and more. Most of all a private and romatic spot to truly relax.
9 June 2008
East Bedarra is truly a paradise and was a great place for us to spend our honeymoon. The experience is indescribable and so we will do our best... if you are reading this and thinking about planning a trip to East Bedarra, stop thinking and...
Auckland, New Zealand
10 April 2008
In Love, In Heaven at East Bedarra
We were looking for a romantic island honeymoon we found Bedarra over the internet. We fell in love at first sight although we took a risk at that time of year as we heard it was the wet season .
After a bumpy ride on...
6 September 2007
Lovely location, but some drawbacks...
We stayed at East Bedarra in August 2007, and found the location to be absolutely beautiful - tranquil, private and very 'eco-friendly'. The private rock-pool, open living spaces (incl outdoor shower!) and (effectively) private beach were everything you could wish for in a private beachside...