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Yardie Creek Rd Cape Range National Park, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707 Australia
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There's camping, there's glamping and then there is Sal Salis! But Sal Salis offers so much more than just accommodation: a digital detox, an opportunity to reconnect with nature, guided activities focusing on the extraordinary landscapes and wildlife, chef prepared meals, an open bar and the lightest footprint all make Sal Salis one of the world’s best and true eco-luxe experiences. Sal Salis offers 15 tented rooms, each with private eco-bathroom. The social heart of the camp has views of the reef and the breakers beyond. A bar and open lounge area with a small reference library provides a great spot to sit out the heat of day. Guests may help themselves to a selection of beverages from the bar. Chef prepared meals feature local produce and dinner is shared with other guests against a back-drop of rich orange sunsets. The tariff includes accommodation, meals, beverages from the bar, use of snorkel & water sports equipment and guided activities.
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Yardie Creek Rd Cape Range National Park, Exmouth, Western Australia 6707 Australia
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Bill B wrote a review 25 May
Ulladulla, Australia50 contributions54 helpful votes
When my wife booked this glamping experience at sal salis I confess to being a bit reluctant. How wrong could I be!!? The place is spectacular and I urge anyone and everyone to spend a few days there. The staff are wonderful. Nick and his team have the place running smoothly, preparing fine meals and organising activities. The whale shark experience they organised was superb.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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QueenGucci wrote a review 12 May
Melbourne, Australia121 contributions65 helpful votes
Sal Salis had been on my go to list for some time, and certainly did not disappoint when we go there, so much so we extended our original plan to stay from 4 nights to 6. It really is all about location, location, location the tents are comfy and well equipped. We loved the meals in the main lodge and meeting me exchanging stories with other guests. Would return if we are in the area again
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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CarolineLR wrote a review 7 May
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions8 helpful votes
3 outstanding days at Sal Salis. Incredible location, nice and well equipped tents, great food and many awesome activities, walks and snorkeling included in the package. Staff is lovely and efficient. Expensive but really worth it! Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Chose self drive to be more independent
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hypnos8 wrote a review Apr 2022
Berlin, Germany5 contributions12 helpful votes
Let me start by saying that when paying 2500 AUD per night, we expect a luxurious stay and/or a unique experience that is exclusive to that property. Unfortunately, Sal Salis turned out to be neither. The biggest nuisance by far were the innumerable flies which are in your face by the dozen from sunrise to sunset, immune to insect repellent and some of them delivering a nasty bite. Apparently the flies are dependent on the direction of wind and obviously there is nothing to be done, but still it is a fact to bear in mind. The second major discomfort is the strong sun. Here, I think the resort is actually at fault because neither the decks in front of the tent nor the beach loungers have been designed to offer any shade. So your only option to spend most of the day is in the communal area, a large part of which actually does not feature great views. As for the tents, they are ok, but we have seen more luxurious designs by far. No complaints about the drop toilet or lack of AC. But very dim lights, no 220V power outlets, no safe and not even a little fan? Surely there must be a better way, even taking into account sustainability and park regulations. The food is very good and we did not mind the fixed menu at all. But having to mix your own drinks get’s old pretty quick and there is no service at the beach. We met some truly wonderful people during dinner, yet still felt exhausted after a couple of days because due to the sun you are forced to spend most of the time around others. Why not offer a choice of communal and individual dining tables during dinner? So maybe the above is simply what it takes to be able to enjoy a truly unique nature experience? Well, the Ningaloo Reef is indeed stunning and the sunrises/sunsets are brilliant - but all of the beaches and whale shake tours are available to anyone. As for the outdoor hikes, being with a guide added little value for us and we would even have enjoyed them more on our own instead of with a noisy group of 15 guests. Overall, in our experience, there are other remote glamping camps offering more luxury for less and there are luxury resorts offering better value at higher price points. But Sal Salis delivers neither on luxury nor value. All of which pains us, because its one strong point is the truly great staff who are genuinely friendly, easy going and eager to make your stay memorable. However, the owner needs to seriously rethink the concept in order to actually deliver. Yes, this is still the most upmarket option north of Perth and at half the price some of its drawbacks might be more palatable. But as it stands, better visit Ningaloo and the Cape Range Park on day trips form Exmouth, enjoy more comfortable accomodation and spend the savings on another place that is near to your heart.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Sue B wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions68 helpful votes
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Our recent stay at Sal Salis was special in every way. A much delayed Mother-daughter holiday was made all the more relaxing and memorable because of the warmth and care shown by the team at Sal Salis, including: Ben & Jordy - front of house. Two great guys - they kept everyone happy and were always willing to assist. Hannah & Jake - Assistant Managers. Nothing was too much trouble and they’re highly visible, but never intrusive. Maddy, Hailey & Renee - Guides. They were knowledgeable, fun and engaging. The sunrise hikes and snorkels were the perfect way to start the day! Zac, Simmo & Chloe - kitchen. The meals are 5 star! Seriously! We have no idea how they manage to serve such fresh, gourmet meals day and night - very impressive. Maddy, Issy & Clare - housekeeping. It’s magical - they know exactly when to freshen up the rooms when you’re out and about, and everything is kept spotless. The rooms smell sooo nice, and the toiletries are beautiful (so good that I ordered some of the Vatéa products upon our return!) And finally - Nick. What a star Manager. Well respected by the team, maintained his composure (even during RAT testing!) and ALWAYS had time for the guests. This is a place you’ll be sad to leave and dream about re-visiting. Thanks and best wishes to all the team for the season ahead. And a few tips for future visitors: ⁃ For the best snorkel spot, go right out the front of the tents! ⁃ Help yourself to a drink (or two) at the never ending “help yourself” bar. ⁃ Learn a few card games before you go (the communal activities are great fun). ⁃ Go for at least one sunrise hike - they’re a beautiful way to start the day! - Leave your laptop and work worries behind - pack a couple of good books, or just borrow from the well-stocked library (I left a couple there for you to try!)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We loved Tent # 2, but all are beautiful.
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Sarah C wrote a review Apr 2022
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We have been lucky enough to visit Sal Salis a few times over the years and each time we return, we are blown away by how magical it is. It feels like you're on a quiet, deserted island, and yet once you dive under the beautiful tropical water, the sea is teeming with the most incredible abundance of life - probably the best snorkelling on I've ever done. Aside from the spectacular location, the thing that keeps us coming back are the staff. The manager, Nick, has a wonderful, laid-back style that is professional yet friendly. It's clear the staff hold him in enormous regard, and all the guests feel a level of ease and comfort that makes you forget that you are staying at one of the world's most exclusive glamping sites. We have a 9 year old son who gets genuinely upset every time we leave it's his favourite place on earth and he feels a real affection for the staff who lavish attention on the kids. His dream is to be hired by Sal Salis one day! It is expensive for a fancy camping holiday, but once you arrive, it's clear how difficult the site is to run. There is no water or electricity, so everything is brought in. The staff glamp too in sometimes rough weather and long hours. Yet, the guest tents are always clean, beds turned down and free of insects, the two daily tours done with utter enthusiasm and ....the food. Oh the food. How the chef, Zac (and his team Simmo and Chloe at the time) manage to serve up 3 magnificent Michelin star worthy meals a day, including wsunset canapes and a three course dinner....is totally beyond me. Additionally, whipping up bespoke meals or snacks throughout the day is offered without a second thought or complaint. It's a truly wonderful gift for those lucky enough to get a booking and afford to spend time up there. I will say that it's still fancy camping, so be prepared for the odd rough night of sleep and incremental weather. It truly doesn't seem to matter up there at dreamy Sal Salis. Finally, you will only realise one you're there how incredible and hard-working the staff are. I recommend taking a healthy tip to offer those that go above and beyond, or to offer to Nick to share at the end. All the guests we chat to at communal dinner wish they had thought of bringing some cash, as once you're there, you cannot be further off the grid.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All tents have pros and cons. Tents with the good views can get hit with the wind at night. So...
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Ozi1_10 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cleveland, Australia565 contributions109 helpful votes
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There are truly no words that can do this place justice - but I'll try. The resort is very remote and perched on top of sand dunes overlooking Ningaloo Reef. It consist of 16 luxury tents (all with ensuites) and a main building with indoor and outdoor meal spaces and lounge. There is a white sand resort beach with sun chairs and shelters for guest to use. The reef can be accessed off this beach - and it's absolutely stunningly beautiful full of marine life and coral. The range of blues of the water in the reef are hard to believe. The canvas tents are really comfortable with a king size bed, electric lights, outdoor bathroom - which has a shower, toilet and basin - and a small front deck with chairs and hammock. There is no TV or internet here as there is no signal. Some tents have views of the reef others are closer to the beach but have no views. All tents and main building face west towards reef and have stunning sunset views. All meals and drinks are included in the rate. Breakfast is served a la carte, lunch is a set dish, and dinner is a 3 course affair served with wine pairings. Dinner is served family style with everyone sitting at large communal tables at 7 pm. Canapés are served from 6 pm. Overall the food was fabulous, innovative and delicious. During the day all drinks and snacks are self-serve from the bar area - drink as much as you want of whatever you like. This is not a tropical paradise with palm trees swaying and cocktails by the pool - if this is what you like don't come here. This is a luxury camping safari style resort in the most unbelievably beautiful and remote part of Australia. It's for people that like to get away from it all and love snorkelling, kayaking, SUP, and just being outdoors. There is not much else to do here other than just relax and disconnect from the world. The resort does offer daily activities such as sunrise walks to a nearby hill , snorkelling trips to places like Turquoise Bay and Oyster Stacks, and beach combing walks. The staff were all lovely and very accommodating. A big shout out to Maddie - the walking marine encyclopaedia, helpful Ben - nothing was ever too much trouble, and manager Nick who accommodated our food requests. We loved our 3 night stay at Sal Salis and found it hard to leave.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you can book the honeymoon tent. It's the biggest tent with a double outdoor day bed and it's...
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ToniandRoss B wrote a review Apr 2022
Perth, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Sal Salis is an amazing experience. 10/10 for location (Ningaloo Reef a few steps from the private beach you are on) food ( eating crayfish for lunch/ 3 course dinner every night with wine pairing) and staff.( so friendly and would do anything for you to enjoy yourselves) Could not have asked for a better holiday. Thankyou sooo much Sal Salis!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Lou C wrote a review Mar 2022
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Fabulous friendly staff. Lovely food and open bar. The canapés on the deck with a G&T watching the sunset was amazing. We also did a swim with the Whale Sharks on the Live Ningaloo vessel. Fantastic what a day. It’s a long way to go but it’s worth it and the bonus … no mobile phone coverage, WiFi or TV for 3 days.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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QueenGucci wrote a review Jan 2022
Melbourne, Australia121 contributions65 helpful votes
Wow what a special place, we stayed 6 nights in August and loved every minute. The location was stunning, so special to be able to wake up every morning to the stunning view. We loved the communal dining along with the food. Expensive but worth it for a special treat
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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USD 1,126 - USD 1,445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Which popular attractions are close to Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef?
Nearby attractions include Ningaloo Marine Park (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef have airport transportation?
Yes, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.