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Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Bedarra Island Villa

Bedarra Island Villa can be found on the secluded East Bedarra Island, Queensland where the white sand beach wraps the turquoise water framed by palms. This beach house is the ultimate in privacy and beauty – the perfect romantic escape. Experience paradise when you book and stay at this unspoiled Bedarra Island retreat. The exclusive accommodation in your very own luxury beach house is moments from Dunk Island and Mission Beach – but only on Bedarra can you experience pure heaven and tranquility!

Bedarra Island is the closest thing to tropical paradise in Australia – and Bedarra Island Villa is one of the most beautiful private places to stay in Australia’s famed Great Barrier Reef. This is the signature property in the Contemporary Hotels collection.

The Villa is positioned near the waters edge on a private two-acre estate which wraps around a palm-framed white-sand beach. Prominent artists, photographers and writers consider Doorila Cove to be the most beautiful beach on the island. Here you can swim or snorkel for hours in the warm clear turquoise waters of the coral sea.

The functional design of the Villa is languidly relaxed, yet comfortably modernist – with interiors by renowned interior architect Robert Davidov. The Villa has two queen-sized bedrooms and an open-plan lounge/dining space which expands out to a large deck. All enjoy stunning views of the beautiful coral sea and the distant islands, extending to the oceans of the Great Barrier Reef, South Pacific and beyond.

There is also a Studio on the property that was originally built by prominent artist Noel Wood in the early 20th century, the Studio was his residence for more than 50 years. Since renovated by Ian Moore, it maintains many original features including the gin and cognac bottle feature wall, a stone fireplace, bamboo paneling and a collection of original bamboo furniture items handmade by Mr Wood himself.

There are only a small number of private homes on East Bedarra Island and there is no public access – so you will never see any day-trippers. The property and its surrounds have been documented in many books and magazines, including Wallpaper, Vogue Living and Belle. The Villa also featured on Channel Seven’s travel show The Great Outdoors.

Travelling to Bedarra Island will be relished by those who love a sense of adventure. This is a getaway in every sense and once there you’ll feel as though in another world where you can unwind in seclusion, but not in isolation. Our caretakers will wait on the beach for your arrival by boat to help you land – literally and figuratively – on your island in the sun.

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Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Detailed directions on how to get to the island will be provided at the time of booking. Below is an overview of the options:

Most guests hire a car from Cairns and take a scenic two-hour drive to Mission Beach where they stock up on supplies at the Woolworths there, then catch the water taxi direct to East Bedarra which is only a very short ride. Our caretakers will meet guests on the beach and help them with all their provisions.

High flyers can charter a helicopter from Cairns Airport to drop you on the beach at Bedarra Island.


All reservations with Luxe Houses include a personal greeting and Champagne on arrival, housekeeping, Aesop bath and spa products and access to Luxe Concierge which is at an additional cost should you wish.

We love our VIP concierge and so will you; private charter jets, super yachts, celebrity chefs, butlers, drivers, bespoke spa treatments, wonderful nannies, personal trainers and VIP helicopter transfers. Everything, is in reach with our extensive and highly respected network of impressive professionals, who we have been working with for a number of years. Concierge services also include arranging at an additional cost private chefs and wait staff for special guest occasions from the romantic to group dining experiences. Luxe Houses concierge specialises in ensuring your stay in our properties is both decadent and flawless.

Please note: we do not allow properties to be hired for weddings or private parties.