Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat

Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat

Banubanu Beach Retreat, Bremer Island, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
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Escape to Paradise at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat Banubanu Beach Retreat is your idyllic island escape nestled on the northern tip of Bremer Island in North East Arnhem Land. Immerse yourself in luxury glamping with our five pristine beachfront rooms and an exclusive elevated penthouse, all offering stunning views and direct access to world-class beaches. Unwind in our fan-cooled rooms, each featuring a private ensuite and a beachfront deck, perfect for soaking up the tranquility of the Arafura Sea. Take a refreshing dip in our infinity pool, savor delicious meals at our elevated restaurant, or sip on cocktails at the bar – all while marveling at the breathtaking ocean panorama. Whether you're a nature lover, a fishing enthusiast, or simply seeking an unforgettable getaway, Banubanu Beach Retreat promises an unparalleled experience. Book your stay and discover paradise!
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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 tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Umbrella
Room features
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
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English

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Banubanu Beach Retreat, Bremer Island, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
Getting there
Nhulunbuy Airport
22.8 km
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Robyn G wrote a review Aug 2023
Melbourne, Australia
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed three nights, swam in the sea every day just outside our very, spacious, comfortable cabin and ate the most superb meals every night. The standard our hosts, Helen & Trevor maintain is 5 star and amazingly, all off-grid. It gave us an opportunity to relax, learn about a very special area of Australia and enjoy the beautiful sunsets on the deck with just 8 other guests. It is a unique place to experience and we’d recommend you stay there.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 23 Aug 2023
Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your recent stay at Banubanu Beach Retreat. We are thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your three nights with us. It brings us great joy to know that you had the chance to swim in the sea right outside your spacious and comfortable cabin. Our location, nestled by the beach, offers our guests the perfect opportunity to soak in the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are also delighted that you found the meals we served to be superb. Our dedicated hosts, Helen and Trevor, always strive to provide exceptional service and maintain a high standard throughout your stay. It's truly remarkable to hear that they are able to achieve this level of excellence while operating off-grid. We couldn't agree more with your sentiment about the unique experience that Banubanu Beach Retreat offers. It is a place where guests can truly unwind, learn about the local area, and enjoy breathtaking sunsets from our deck. With only eight other guests, a sense of tranquility and exclusivity is maintained, creating a truly special atmosphere. Thank you once again for your recommendation. We greatly appreciate your kind words and are grateful to have had the opportunity to host you. We hope to welcome you back in the future for another memorable stay. Best regards, The Team at Banubanu Beach Retreat
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ChrisTaylerDarwinNT wrote a review Apr 2021
Darwin, Australia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 with friends
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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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LozArthur wrote a review Mar 2021
Darwin, Australia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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dstravel_9 wrote a review Jul 2021
Ballarat, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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JBow1 wrote a review Jun 2020
Nhulunbuy, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the June long weekend at Banubanu. Helen and Trevor were fantastic hosts who accommodated every need our group of 9 had. The food was just spectacular, the beachfront tents kitted out with everything you need for a very comfortable stay. The new additions of the dune top restaurant and pool were perfect for enjoying the view. We are already planning our next trip back - can’t recommend this place enough!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Karen R wrote a review Oct 2020
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing place, beautiful location, fantastic facilities and wonderful staff for whom nothing is too much trouble.
Highly recommend, it is well worth the trip which in itself is an experience. Safe swimming on a beautiful beach where you can see turtles coming ashore to lay eggs.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Tracey S wrote a review Jul 2022
Greater Newcastle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Banubanu as a couple for 3 nights and first up we wish we had booked for another night.
Helen and Trevor were amazing hosts and were very friendly and nothing was ever to much trouble. We were able to book two days fishing charter on the islands boat. The fishing was awesome we caught some great fish which the chef prepared for our dinner that night.
Helen also arranged for us to go mud crabbing . Tony was our local indigenous guide, he was very accommodating and full of knowledge we both felt very honoured that Tony shared his time and homeland with us. We were literally slogging through mangroves looking for crab holes in a known croc waterway, it was amazing and an experience we will never forget!
The island is stunning and all about nature.
Your accomodation is a beautiful clamping tent right on the beachfront, the views are spectacular. The colour of the water is beautiful and very blue.
All staff were lovely and so friendly.
Both Steve and I were so sad to leave and left feeling like we were leaving great friends.
We both very highly recommend a visit to Banubanu Retreat ( Bremer island) the memories will last a lifetime.
Thank you to Helen and Trevor for sharing your beautiful retreat with us .
Tracey and Steve
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Helen Martin, Owner at Bremer Island Banubanu Beach Retreat
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Thank you Tracey & Steve, It was such a pleasure to have met two beautiful people who totally immersed yourselves into island living from the moment you stepped off the plane. From all of the staff at Banubanu you will both be remembered fondly especially for the coronas, crabs and sundeck on your final night. Warm regards Helen, Trevor and the Banubanu Team.
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Jucaja wrote a review Sept 2020
Darwin, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply breathtaking. The food, the hospitality, the sacred land and the beautiful surroundings make this place incomparable to anything else, even for long term Arnhem residents. Thank you to the Warramiri clan for having us on your beautiful land and thank you to Helen, Trevor, Andrew and Sophia for your warm hospitality. A must visit. See you again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beth H wrote a review Sept 2021
Eltham North
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 as a couple
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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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Answer from Helen Martin
Nhulunbuy, Australia15 contributions2 helpful votes
There are crocodiles on Bremer Island, they are generally located down the bottom end of the island where the creeks are. In the past 16 years that we have been on the island, we have seen them up at our end of the island passing through. As a rule we swim and snorkel with caution at all times.
mbatenburg wrote a tip Oct 2021
Darwin, Australia19 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a day in the Island… once there you will want to spend the night!"
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Jaylyn H wrote a tip Apr 2021
Greater Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Phone reception is available but more limited with optus (but honestly just forget about the world while here). There is one boat trip in (8am) and out (leaving 3pm)"
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DanielF012 wrote a tip Sept 2018
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the views are all around you as the eco tents are on the beach"
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Peter Graham wrote a tip Jun 2017
Alstonville, Australia238 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are some rooms nestled into the hills and there are other detached rooms that have views out onto the beach."
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ToniOstwald-Brown wrote a tip Nov 2016
Newcastle, Australia105 contributions107 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go the eco hut/tents on the beach!"
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₹27,276 - ₹1,96,954 (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 a free welcome drink 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.