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Bremer Island, Northern Territory 0881 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required for guests
Updated 08/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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A Island beach retreat in North East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The Retreat offers glamping next to world class beaches with five pristine beachfront rooms and an exclusive elevated penthouse. All rooms are fan-cooled with ensuites and beachfront decks. The resort has an elevated restaurant, bar and pool with magnificent views overlooking the Arafura Sea.
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Property amenities
Pool with view
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Pool / beach towels
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Private beach
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English

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Bremer Island, Northern Territory 0881 Australia
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Nhulunbuy Airport23 kmSee all flights
Nhulunbuy Airport23 kmSee all flights
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mbatenburg wrote a review Oct 2021
Darwin, Australia15 contributions13 helpful votes
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Helen and Trevor have done an amazing job of creating this spectacular resort… My family and I spent a day on the island and it’s was one of my favourite days! I can not wait to come back again! The food was delicious and who knew you could snorkel in the NT! If you go to Nhulunbuy add this to the MUST do list!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: We had a day in the Island… once there you will want to spend the night!
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 7 Nov 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review, we endeavour to look after all of guests to ensure they have a memorable experience at Banubanu. We have a great chef and strive for excellent staff services at all times. We hope to see you again sometime in the near future. 🐢🏝
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Beth H wrote a review Sep 2021
Eltham North25 contributions7 helpful votes
We spent three nights at Banubanu in one of the five bungalows and the experience was one to remember! The staff were all friendly, attentive and professional. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was amazing. Attention to detail stands out at this retreat and I would highly recommend it for a memorable getaway.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 11 Oct 2021
Hi Beth0615, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Banubanu. Our hospitality is one that we continually strive to offer all of our guests past, present and future. Kind regards The Team at Banubanu
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NBCooma wrote a review Aug 2021
CoomaNSW36 contributions42 helpful votes
Had a lovely day out. Helen was very helpful and friendly. One of the very few places where we could swim in the ocean - they have a beautiful beach, turquoise water, kayaks. The main pavilion has magnificent high views over the Arafura Sea. Restaurant quality seafood lunch was delicious. Highly recommended day out from Nhulunbuy.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Hi NBCooma, Thank you for your review and coming across to Bremer island for one of our Day Trips, they are very popular as an additional one day attraction for visitors who have limited time when visiting the region.
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dstravel_9 wrote a review Jul 2021
Ballarat, Australia15 contributions7 helpful votes
We have just spent 4 nights at this fantastic resort - it was an amazing experience. From the moment we were picked up from the Nhulunbuy airport, driven to the boat and out to the island, nothing was too much trouble. Helen and Trevor were friendly and approachable and always ready to answer our questions. Our accommodation in the penthouse was perfect - comfortable bed, ensuite, quality linen, a large deck overlooking the beautiful Arafura Sea. We could walk down to the beach to swim, snorkel over the coral or just relax under a beach shelter. There are walks around the island and over to the western beach. The staff were always friendly and accommodating - Romi and Lenny in the dining area, Andrew and Sean preparing delicious meals and Shane, who made Stephen’s holiday by taking him to many fly fishing hotspots! I cannot recommend a visit to this beautiful resort highly enough, you will be so well looked after.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 24 Aug 2021
Hello dstravel_9 Thank you for your great review, it is our goal to ensure our guests have an amazing experience during their stay at Banubanu.
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Dianne L wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I stayed at this beautiful beach retreat on Bremer Island in April 2021. Our accommodation was in a spectacular beachfront bungalow on the Western Cove, literally a few meters to the beach. Our bungalow included a very comfortable bed, ensuite and lounge area as well as a deck which over looked the beach. The owners/hosts were very accommodating, friendly, and always on hand to satisfy our needs. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was all about rest and relaxation while soaking in the view. We can highly recommend this holiday Retreat to anyone. There was absolutely nothing we did not like about our whole experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Hello DiannelC6587ZQ Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated.
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Jaylyn H wrote a review Apr 2021
Greater Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
Banubanu is an amazing beach retreat on lovely Bremer Island. Just a quick boat trip from the mainland you find yourself in paradise. With cute beachside bungalows and amazing hosts, you can't ask for more. The staff and owners go out of their way to make your experience one of a kind. From pool/beachside cocktails, 5 star food to fishing expeditions, the entire experience was sublime. Pure relaxation, I can't rate this highly enough.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Phone reception is available but more limited with optus (but honestly just forget about the...
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Hi JaylynH2, Thank you for coming to Banubanu and your great review, our goal is to keep it real for our guests to enjoy their holiday.
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ChrisTaylerDarwinNT wrote a review Apr 2021
Darwin, Australia596 contributions163 helpful votes
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We only did a day trip 9am to 4 pm. The boat trip there and back was good. but Banubanu beach retreat was absolutely more beautiful than we anticipated. When we arrived we were welcomed by 2 dolphins swimming at the beach were we landed. Then we went up to the restaurant to get information of points of interests. The owners Helen and Trevor were so welcoming showing us the best places to walk short tracks around the near by areas. We decided to go for a walk first and take in the other side of the bay which was a beautiful white beach to the right of us and huge rocks to the left of us. We check out both. The water was pristine and the sand squeaky white. We were lucky enough to have it all to ourselves. When we got back to the main bay in front of the restaurant we had a cool off in the safe area near the rocks, no stingers or crocs just crystal clear cool water. We then headed up to the restaurant for a delicious lunch of local thread fin fish and chips and a couple of beers. Then spent the next hour in the swimming pool on the front deck of the restaurant. The staff were delightful and the view spectacular. It would have certainly been a bonus to stay the night in one of the 5 glamping tents. This is what makes this place so special is the number of people here is low giving it a very exclusive feel. We enjoyed our day from the moment we arrived to when we left. Highly recommend a visit to the beautiful retreat.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 24 Aug 2021
Thank you for your review, it was a magic day to have the dolphins coming so close into the bay. We look forward to seeing you next time.
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Britto2206 wrote a review Mar 2021
Cairns, Australia14 contributions
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Wow... What a brilliant little piece of paradise this place is. Trevor and Helen are so welcoming, Andrew is an incredible chef and Ruth is an excellent waitress and all rounder behind the bar. We loved every minute of our 3 days on the island and very grateful for the experience. We are already planning to come back again in September for our anniversary. There are plenty of things to do on the island to keep you busy or you can just take the time to relax and unplug from social media. Could not recommend Banubanu high enough. Please do yourself a favour and visit this hidden gem.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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LozArthur wrote a review Mar 2021
Darwin, Australia264 contributions91 helpful votes
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Absolutely heavenly! My husband and I spent the weekend at Banubanu resort and had the best time. The beach is just beautiful and you’re able to swim in the water (just being aware of your surroundings at all times). There’s a great selection of things to keep you entertained from snorkelling, kayaking, swimming and then walking to a few lookout spots around the retreat. The restaurant was top quality food, honestly the best food we’ve had in the Territory! Hats off to Andrew for also being able to provide gluten free options for every meal! Ruth, our waitress, was just incredible too. She was so attentive to our needs but never imposing. The accom was more than comfortable and quite private. The view is just stunning - we just loved waking up to the ocean every morning. I cannot recommend Banubanu enough. This is the perfect location - whether it’s just popping in for lunch on a boat trip for the day, having a romantic getaway or even a wedding, you cannot find anywhere better! And visiting Banubanu supports the local community too, I do recommend you visit!!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled
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marcella l wrote a review Nov 2020
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We stayed for 6 days to celebrate a big-0 birthday and it was fabulous. We have stayed at a few Aman resorts around the world and it was similar in quality. The owners, Helen and Trevor, were great hosts asking daily what they could do for us and even organised another pair of reading glasses to be brought over to the island for my husband when he lost his. All the staff were excellent with special mention to Emma, Andrew and Shane. Andrew the chef prepared a spectacular 3chefhat meal for us with the fish we caught on a fishing trip. Our “Penthouse” tent was great with a ceiling fan, ensuite bathroom and balcony. A truly 5 star resort in Australia!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 9 Jan 2021
Thank you Marcella1 for our review, we hope to see you again sometime in the near future. kind regards from the Team at Banubanu.
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$678 - $1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNorthern TerritoryTop EndBremer Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
What are some of the property amenities at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, airport transportation, and free shuttle or taxi services.
Which room amenities are available at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, extra long beds, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a plunge pool during their stay.
Does Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.