1 of Frommer’s “World’s 10 Best Beachfront Hotels” July 2011.
Mission Beach accommodation in the luxury of an absolute beachfront spa resort in Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
Read the review where Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach was named in July 2011 by Frommer’s as one of the “World’s 10 Best Beachfront Hotels’
Imagine … 20 tropical islands shimmering over the warm waters of the Coral Sea ( scroll down for a stunning photo ), cool soft sand bordering an absolute beachfront spa resort with full resort facilities. Now … throw in a spa house and a couple of chilled cocktails and your dream escape is complete!
Newly refurbished Castaways Resort & Spa is your absolute beachfront escape. Bound by the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest, Castaways Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for couples, families with children and groups traveling together. Click on the images in the right hand columns for stunning high definition videos of Castaways Resort & Spa, the beach directly in front of the resort and a secluded rainforest swimming area and walking trails just 6km from the resort.
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“There’s a way of life defined by the rainforest and the island coast – at once serene and invigorating, magic and irresistible, quiet and peaceful. Where natural rainforest springs trickle down the green clad mountains and grow into fat burbles over rocky outcrops, cascading gentle waterfalls turn into crystal clear creeks flowing over pebbly beds finding their way through the coconut palm fringed sandy beaches and into the warm waiting arms of the Great Barrier Reef waters.
Life in Mission Beach keeps pace with the gentle rhythms of the sea and the rustle of the breeze through the coconut fronds fringing the warm sandy beaches. The simple pleasures of sun and sand and bathing in warm waters of crystal clear rainforest streams are the greatest treasures of all”.
Early morning sunrise over the top end of the 25m lap pool at Castaways Resort & Spa.
You can plan your perfect beach wedding in Mission Beach at Castaways Resort & Spa and Mission Beach is one of the prettiest and most romantic places all up and down the QLD Coast to escape to on your honeymoon.
There are not many places where you will have 14km of gorgeous sandy beaches and 20 tropical islands all bordered by rainforest mostly all to yourself … and we can provide you with a delicious beach picnic hamper to enjoy under the shade of the many palm trees that line the beach.
To read a recent wedding review plus a few up to date photos of a gorgeous beach wedding, have a look at our Tropical Beach Weddings Facebook page …. click here.
Mission Beach Accommodation
Located directly on the sandy beaches of Mission Beach, Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach offers a range of beachfront accommodation from Hotel Motel type rooms to comfortable resort and apartment styled rooms with 7 rooms all containing in room spas for the extra touch of romance and relaxation. All but two rooms feature stunning views overlooking the Coral Sea out to the Great Barrier Reef and Dunk Island from your balcony or garden area.The resort and the resort accommodation options are located absolutely beachfront – no roads between the resort and the beach, just grassy lawns spilling onto the sandy beach.
No matter what type of holiday you are looking for, Castaways Resort & Spa can provide to your every need.
The resort features Tropical North Queensland’s only Beach Club called “Bibesia”. The Bibesia Beach Club now forms the centre piece of the resort with fine cuisine, cool cocktails along with in house activities events that provide all guests and members the highest of quality and service.
Pics above are taken at Laceys Creek rainforest day use area just 6kms from Castaways Resort & Spa. Click on the pics for a gorgeous panoramic version. Another fantastic weekend coming up – perfect for a dip in a pristine rainforest pool and stream!
Beach Picnic on a Deserted Tropical Island … see the video that featured on Channel 9′s Getaway.
This segment of Australia’s favourite travel show featured Jason Dundas catching a ride aboard the amphibious Sealegs and cruising to one of the stunning tropical islands just offshore from Mission Beach. Click here for the video …
Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach hotel rooms start at $165 a night. One-bedroom apartments start at $285, family resort rooms from $265 and island beachfront 2 bedroom apartment suites from $315.
The Great Barrier Reef – 20 stunning tropical islands within 20nm of Castaways Resort & Spa – PLUS our very own secret coral reef just 5kms away you can snorkel over.
Did you know that Mission Beach is one of the closest land based access points to the Great Barrier Reef? Stunning underwater coral gardens and brilliantly hued tropical fish and marine life are just an easy boat cruise away. Dive, snorkel, hand feed the fish from your reef cruise boat … some say the reefs offshore from Mission Beach are as beautiful and colourful as the Whitsundays. Have a look at the picture below … it is Beaver Reef with one of the Mission Beach reef cruise boats anchored up alongside. Put your self in the pictured hand feeding the tropical fish from the boat and snorkeling over the stunning coral gardens … book your reef cruise at Castaways reception.
Barely 40km off the beach from Mission Beach is this stunning reef … you can snorkel, dive or just enjoy the reef cruise to Eddy Reef, just next door to this reef and just as beautiful!
Another stunning reef to dive over is Eddy Reef which is just nearby to Beaver Reef. Both of these are more or less directly offshore from Castaways Resort & Spa. Here you will be snorkeling over brilliant soft and hard corals surrounded by sea turtles, lion fish, maori wrasse and a whole host of friendly sea life.
Lastly, there is a gorgeous coral reef you can snorkel over yourself just 5km from the resort. Huge coral reef formations, giant Conch shells, sea slugs, colourful reef fish and all within 5km of Castaways Resort & Spa, Mission Beach AND only 50m from the shore … park your car, walk across the road and down a little coral encrusted beach, put your flippers, mask and snorkel on and in 2 minutes you’ll be swimming over breathtakingly beautiful coral reef and underwater gardens … surrounded by colourful reef fish. Where is this secret location? You’ll have to ask us to find out! Click here to see some of the recent photos …