I stayed at Kimberley Coast Camp this August (2011) as part of a business trip - and can't recommend it highly enough.
We arrived by helicopter. The quick flight there from Mitchell Plateau is a treat in itself. Aquamarine waters fringed by white sandy beaches as you leave the stunning Mitchell Plateau region and head to the Camp. We even saw some crocodiles sunning themselves in the water in the heat of the day.
On arrival you are met by the incredibly helpful friendlly staff who take your bags and show you to your room. The bungalows are just delightful. Open air style cabins. Shells crunch under your feet. You fell like you are sleeping on the beach, but in complete comfort and luxury. Simply but very elegantly furnished, exceptionally clean and you are literally perched at the waters edge.
The area where you dine/relax/drink is of a similar high standard. All open air, large couches, lounge chairs designed for sitting and whiling away the hours with a drink.
Sunset is spectacular.
Meals are served at the long communal table with views of the gorgeous surroundings. The food is fantastic. Think Mud Crab, beautiful pan fried fresh fish, stunning salads,, huge platters of cheese and nibbles etc. Breakfast is fruit, muesli's etc and of course a cooked breakfast of eggs, bacon and the like.
During the day the boats are loaded up and you are taken to some amazing locations for fishing, walking and more incredible seafood, cooked over the coals on the remote beaches.
The local Aborginal rock art is also definitely worth the hot walk to it's location not far from the camp.
I was travelling with a mixed family and they absolutely loved the experience at KCC, however I thought to myself the entire time I was there that it would be a fabulous location to come to with a partner. Incredibly romantic.
Just a few reminders also, this is a very remote location, which is of course it's charm, so forget the hairdryer (electricity is very limited). A hot shower is available at certain times of the day, and at the time of my stay, there were no ensuite bathrooms - a short walk from your cabin. However, I was told that by next season each bungalow will have it's own facilities, which I am sure some people - particularly the ladies - would appreciate.
You can't swim in the Kimberley region due to the danger of the crocodiles, there is a small plunge type pool at the Camp for cooling off however.
It is very exclusive, but there are no airs and graces, just a commmitment from the entire staff for you to have an wonderful time during your stay. Highly recommend it. It is truly 'an experience'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There are a very few places in the world where you can enjoy fabulous scenery, gourmet food, unique beach front accommodation, spectacular fishing and ancient rock art – all combined with unparalleled hospitality in a remote wilderness location. THIS IS ONE OF THEM. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Kimberley Coastal Camp Kununurra, Western Australia