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Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa

80 Kewarra Street, Kewarra Beach, Queensland 4879 Australia
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20 minutes from Cairns in picturesque tropical North Queensland set on 30 acres of lush landscaped rainforest gardens this private boutique beachfront property provides the ultimate Australian vacation experience. With a focus on environmental sensitivity, superb cuisine & world class service, while boasting extensive botanical gardens with detached secluded suites & spacious private bungalows it’s no surprise that this wonderfully romantic hideaway has become a firm favourite with honeymooners & nature lovers the world over.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Diving
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snorkelling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
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Karen H wrote a review Apr 2023
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for one night. The room was clean however the TV didn't work, and the restaurant wasn't open. This was an issue that we didn't have our own car and there's nothing else open to fund food to eat. Waited over an hour to get uber eats for breakfast from Smithfield. We should have been told that we could not get breakfast from the resort. We were given a story that the place was closing down soon for renovations but this wasn't relevant to us at all.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris H wrote a review Nov 2022
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A great spot for a beautiful wedding the day went off without a hitch. We had special diet/drink needs for a couple of guests and on a number of occasions tried to contact staff regarding same, our emails were never answered nor our calls returned, very un professional.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Josie S wrote a review Sept 2022
Baylys Beach, Dargaville12 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Kewarra Beach Resort, the combination of beach and rainforest made it feel private and peaceful. Loved seeing the Wallabies, hearing the kookaburras and all the butterflies around us. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We chose not to have a car - there is a very reliable bus service a minute walk away so going in and out of Cairns or to nearby places with places to eat was very easy. Heaps of space in the rooms - we had one night in the beach front room and five nights in the rainforest suite and were happy in both. If you're looking for somewhere with character in nature that's peaceful this will be perfect. Weather permitting the beach shack on Friday & Sunday evenings is not to be missed!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Kimberley M wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia211 contributions86 helpful votes
What a sweet spot. Lovely rainforest surrounds. Positives: quiet, relaxing and secluded. Lovely staff. Great pool. Lots of native animals. Beautiful beach walking Negatives: not a lot around food/drink wise. Need a car / driver. Bus unreliable. Ubers are ok. $20 for a continental breakfast a little steep.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Maddy1982 wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia105 contributions146 helpful votes
This resort certainly has a lot going for it. First of all, its location is gorgeous. You are nestled away within a tranquil oasis of luscious tropical vegetation - all within a stone's throw of Smithfield's cinema/shopping centre, Cairns international airport, Cairns itself (not that close in heavy traffic though), and Trinity Beach restaurants. The resort has its own access to lovely Kewarra Beach - not a 'private' beach as such, but this is hardly a negative, since the beach itself is quiet, and we loved chatting to locals and playing with their dogs. There is a stunning bit of rainforest ('remnant vegetation' really, since it's suburbia), with its own inlet, along this beach. What a treat. The accommodation itself was a little dated but elegant, and extremely well maintained. It had two bedrooms, which was great - somewhere for the kids to sleep while we [in theory] stayed up and watched a little TV. In practice, however, the TV was old and there was no Netflix. What's more is the lighting was pretty gross (fluorescent) in the sitting area. In practise, we just switched off and had a couple of early nights, because the TV and sitting area wasn't that functional or nice, but maybe that's a good thing right!? There is no kitchenette as such - more of a traditional motel set up, with kettle, little milks, coffee and tea making facilities, bar fridge. You could 'sort of' bring snacks for the kids, but you wouldn't want to make much more than a sandwich for them. One 'con', and I honestly do understand this is not their fault, but I will say it anyway - they are seriously short staffed. I knew it was unrealistic, but I had so hoped for a massage. Sure enough and as expected, the spa / massage person was completely booked, and not really returning calls. She did eventually leave us a message in reply, but it was only to say that she was fully booked. I knew it would be like that because everywhere in the far north is crying out for staff, but it was still a bit sad and disappointing. If you're wanting spa services, just book ahead at Smithfield shopping centre (do book ahead, as even Smithfield is short staffed ... I did not get a massage while I was there, but maybe you will!) The restaurant was much the same. You couldn't dine there for dinner when we stayed. There was going to be a lovely night out under the stars on the beach, but they cancelled it due to the prospect of rain. I felt sorry for the management. They basically had to call it on risking paying the staff thousands of dollars, versus the chance that noone would have come. We would still have gone but therein lies the dilemma for management I guess. Maybe another strategy would be to call up all the people who've booked and confirm that they will still come? I don't know what the answer is. I was so sad when it was cancelled though. My one actual complaint is that on the hotel / resort website and communication material, it does say that one of the two pools was heated. They even told us this to our face. Perhaps it is heated, but it must only be heated to one degree or two degrees above what it would otherwise be but for the heating. Simply put, BOTH pools were freezing. This actually annoyed me from a consumer perspective, because the entire reason we booked this place was because we are regular travelling to the far north, and we know perfectly well that most places don't heat their pools over the dry season. For southern travellers, this renders them basically useless, as we are of course seeking the heat. We might be soft, but I don't think so. I have swum many times in 10-11 degree water (CENTIGRADE / CELSIUS...with a wetsuit it's true, but it's def cold). It's more just that it's called a HOLIDAY for a reason, and that means water that's comfortable for humans. I've also taken care of my own pool and I'm acutely aware of what temperatures most people find comfortable. 18-19 degrees is not that temperature, sorry Queensland. It's true I didn't complain ... but after being told one of the pools was heated, I figured it was just going to cause drama to complain. And I do feel sorry for the north at the minute, they really do need staff. Also I would just add that the pools contained many sunken leaves ... I know, I know, it's a staffing thing, and I don't have all the answers, and it's tough up there. However, I do fear it becomes a vicious cycle ... the pools don't get maintained because no staff / high wages, and then suddenly people depart for Bali etc instead. But yes, it is a lovely spot. Eating with the birds on the beach was special. But for the love of goodness, heat and clean at least one of the pools.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Chiara L wrote a review Aug 2022
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
Loved the room right on the beach! Loved the beach shack bar on the beach on Fridays & Sundays. Loved that it felt quiet. Two notes: 1. They only serviced our room once even when we left the sign on the door daily. 2. Spa was completely booked out for the entire week we were there - book early if you’re wanting to get in.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michelle R wrote a review Aug 2022
Engadine, Australia332 contributions68 helpful votes
We stayed at this resort for five days in a gorgeous beach front villa. We had our own private beach in front of our villa where you could sit at night to watch the sunsets with a glass of wine. Unfortunately the Beach Shack was closed when we were there as weather was drizzle rain or overcast and most of it is open. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the restaurant, which was like an indoor/outdoor space, was amazing. We had breakfast there one morning and lunch which was beautiful and the surrounding grounds are amazing. There are little wallabies everywhere and just an abundance of flowers, birdlife and I think some crocs in the creek. It was about 20 minutes out of Cairns but that suited us as it was nice and quiet. Would definitely recommend staying here and will be back again one day
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Vicki M wrote a review Aug 2022
Southern Highlands, Australia21 contributions3 helpful votes
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Exceptional service- staff go over and above and are very friendly and accommodating. Location - awesome. Cafe/restaurant great- not open evenings however Friday night live music food and drinks ON THE BEACH- just lovely! Peaceful and quiet set amidst palm trees and lush greenery- dolphins and wallabies were an added bonus. We live walking and walked to Trinity Beach twice and along the beach to Palm Cove for dinner( 45 min walk).
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Hiring a bike if you were staying for a week would be good.
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Linda M wrote a review July 2022
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We had a terrific time at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa. Leanne, Julie and Paul were terrific hosts and make a damn fine coffee too! The atmosphere at the Resort is so relaxing and it was a real pleasure sitting each morning having breakfast looking at the gorgeous rainforest. We stayed in a deluxe beachfront bungalow, which I highly recommend. I had reiki & a massage at the Spa. Jess is an excellent masseuse and very intuitive and I would have to say it was one of the best reiki session I have ever had. We went to the Beach Shack on both Friday and Sunday, and had a great time. They have food trucks, music, and a bar and it's a great, chilled-out way to spend an evening. I would have liked to give Kewarra 5 stars, but I didn't because I think the mattress, although comfy, has had it's day. But that would not stop me from going back. Keep up the good work guys.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Patkym wrote a review July 2021
Brisbane, Australia66 contributions14 helpful votes
We love going to holiday places that are not as 'built up' and 'busy' to catch the location vibe, and this beach was fantastic. We had a little room that looked over the beach, felt like we were the only ones there. Breakfast and lunch are served in the restaurant if you're keen to chill and Sunday night at the 'Shack' was a fantastic local Australian beach vibe with food trucks, live music and bar right on the beach front. Close to trinity beach and palm cove and Smithfield shopping centre with cinemas, it was a great location! The staff were amazingly friendly and chill and happy to help wherever they could.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Trinity Beach (1.9 km), Palm Cove Beach (3.9 km), and Birdworld Kuranda (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include 27 Degrees, Espresso & Co Cafe Bar, and Petit Cafe Kuranda.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kewarra Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.