Amazing location with delicious food by the cook (Nathan) and brilliant tours by Nina, and Tayla. They organised a snorkel tour where we swam with Giant Trevallies, white tip reef sharks and beautifully colourful fish and coral.
A truly unique holiday in the sprawling National Park, overlooking the ocean. Nina and her staff provided every need in a most gracious manner. Daily excursions that worked with my needs. And can you believe it? My personal chef, Patrice Ulbrecht created amazing dishes. Dinner was served in my echo chalet. Patrice even cooked in my room. Bucket list holiday. You'll regret it if you don't experience Swell Lodge.
We agree with all the endorsements in previous reviews: stunning location, challenging and interesting day trips, sublime swimming and snorkelling opportunities, beautifully prepared food from wonderful, often local ingredients, and more. In addition, the personal touches added by super informative guides Nina and Holly and master chef Patrice made this a truly memorable experience. A few tips for new players though: make sure your device has a good Wifi connection or make sure you are shown how to connect with management via the phone in the chalet just in case the water pump or generator fail temporarily. Management resides off-site and the drive from base to the lodge takes about 1/2 hour, partly through the rainforest. So you are on your own out there which is both wonderful as well as possibly troubling! Housekeeping is only 2x per week which we felt should be increased to 3x, even though we appreciate that labour costs are high on the island. This is surely off-set by the high daily rate. All in all. a thoroughly worthwhile experience which we would recommend to the reasonably fit, particularly in these troubled Covid times. You are overseas, yet still in Oz and since you're outside the Oz customs zone you can pick up some low-cost booze at the main super market too.…
What a beautiful experience , to come and enjoy the coast from this eco suite with everything supplied , the staff from Nina down have done and are doing a wonderful job of creating.our experience cheers , and the beers keep coming lol. To be this close and surrounded by unique wildlife
The location is breathtaking (but be warned, a long way away from anything apart from the chalet next door and the noise of the waves crashing on the rocks just a few meters away from your window can be somewhat insistent) and the whole concept truly remarkable. The jungle, the crabs, bird life, fish and turtles are amazing. The guides (Nina) and the chef (Patrice) are so friendly and informative. The food (there’s a lot of it) is delicious. We couldn’t recommend it more highly. We had a great time.