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Sanctuary Retreat

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13/06/2017 14/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sanctuary is one of a kind. Situated in Bingil Bay in an area of rainforest backing on to Garner's Beach the place is impressive from both a tourism and ecological perspective. I stayed in basic accomodation ($75 for a cabin - no bathroom, just a bed) but there are flashier options for those that so desire. After a few hours...

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing. Beautiful views. Great restaurant and bar. Self catering facilities available. Amazing jungle glamping experience. Probably not for people who are terrified of bugs/nature! (Definitely IS for people who want to feel the sun go up and down in the rainforest)

1Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you are near mission beach, be sure to stop by the Sanctuary Retreat! And leave your car behind and walk along the track in the rainforest. It is a spectacular place. The small huts with open netted walls ensures you get all the sounds and smells of the rainforest without being bothered by insects, and the outdoor bath was...

Thank Michael Ø
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed here for ten nights to celebrate my fiftieth birthday, and I think it was the most relaxing break I've ever had. Mission Beach is an easy drive from Cairns, and once you park the car at Sanctuary Retreat there's no real need to use it again until you leave. Our double rainforest cabin was close to the pool,...

3Thank Lachlan W
Travelling the globe
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Access is as described in other posts: you’ll be glad you don’t have to drive yourself up from the carpark and may well be content to stay put up the mountain, in the forest, for the whole of your stay. Transport is available for you and your luggage on arrival and departure but there’s no courtesy transport in between. Walking...

2Thank NancyTR
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and wow wow wow! What a place to stay. This place is about 10 minute drive from main mission beach. We got the grey hound and hired a car from sugar land. It was good and I would recommend hiring a car. There's great kitchen facilities at this hotel, but you need a car to...

1Thank Gem M
SanctuaryRetreat, Manager at Sanctuary Retreat, responded to this review

Hey Gem, Thanks for your awesome and detailed review. You summed it up perfectly. Sanctuary is not for everyone but if you like nature and are physically fit then it's for you. Glad you guys got it and had a great time

Boise, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Tents in the rain forest had clean laundry, as an FYI if you don't like nature this place isn't for you. It has good wifi at the main communal area. Meal prices are way above average, for a bowl of cereal with fruit and yogurt on top was over 15 dollars. When checking out Paul watched us load the truck...

Thank Reginald_Boise
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A wonderful place to slow down and recharge. For a week I stayed in an outdoor hut where I could watch the sun rise from bed, take a shower under the trees and wake to the wonderful sounds of the forest. It is rustic and earthy, well run and comfortable. Gorgeous yoga studio, great masseuse and delicious food. The communal...

Thank 44jab
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Easy to find in a rural location with a great welcome from the team, fabulous food catering for all tastes. Friendly relaxed staff and very welcoming. If you are looking for a get away to reconnect with yourself this could be it...

Thank dawnebloodworth
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We came here stressed from work, stayed at one of the deluxe cabins which was so worth it as it was totally private (cabin 34) and within a few hours had distressed as we felt nature reconnect with us. The cabins really are set in the middle of the rainforest. We nearly walked into a cassowary. There's birds and wildlife...

Thank infojunkieQld

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Retreat

Address: 72 Holt Road, Bingil Bay, Mission Beach, Queensland, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Mission Beach > Bingil Bay
Price Range: €48 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Think about upgrading if you don't want to share with the critters. Maybe bring earplugs - nature can be noisy.”
aliceg_81, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Seeking comfort? Choose a cabin. Want to be close to nature but safely protected? Choose a hut.”
953jayner, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the private ensuite if travelling in the warmer months.”
  • Our private alfresco ensuite in the rainforest.
  • The views were spectacular.
alicec638, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The outside ensuite was very special, even with the cold shower.”
chrisandanne2016, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Incredible cabins surrounded by rain forest”
, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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