Frequently Asked Questions
Eco Beach Resort is a multi award-winning eco resort set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley environment. Just over an hour’s drive south of Broome, accommodation at our eco resort provides guests with an unforgettable and unique wilderness experience whilst having minimal impact on the surrounding landscape.
Our eco friendly holiday accommodation near Broome is perfectly suited to every taste.
The accommodation at our eco resort includes 25 superbly appointed Eco Villas interlinked by over 1km of elevated wooden boardwalks, and 30 luxurious safari style Eco Tents. For larger groups we also offer The Beach Houses, striking ocean front accommodation with amazing views of the Indian Ocean.
How far is Eco Beach from Broome?
Eco Beach Resort is a 1.5 hour drive south of Broome - 120km along the Great Northern Highway and then 10km along a well maintained pindan (red dirt) road or a 25 minute scenic helicopter journey from Broome.
Is the resort right on the beach?
Eco Beach Resort is nestled a stone's throw from the Indian Ocean. You can choose from ocean front Eco Villas and Eco Tents, villas and tents that have partial ocean views or you can opt for a Kimberley coastal bushland experience. Whichever accommodation location you choose, the beach is only a stroll away and you can fall asleep to the rolling sound of the waves every night.
How many guests can stay in the villas and tents?
Our Eco Villas sleep up to 4 guests, however we do have 2 two-bed villas which can sleep up to 6 guests.
Eco Villas Bedding:
1 King + Daybed
1 King + Bunks – Family Villa
2 Kings – 2 Bed Villa
Our Eco Tents sleep up to 2-3 guests with a king size bed and roll-out bed. However we do have a limited number of tents which sleep 4 guests. These tents feature a king size bed and a set of bunks.
Is there air-conditioning?
Yes, all of our Eco Villas are air-conditioned, offering our guests a “green” experience in superior comfort. Our Eco Tents are very well ventilated and equipped with fans.
Do you provide linen and towels?
Yes, we provide all the linen and towels in our Eco Villas and Eco Tents. We also have pool/beach towels available.
How often are the villas serviced?
As we are an Eco friendly resort, all villas will receive a mini service after every 2nd night of your stay. Stays over 7 nights will be provided with a linen change after their 4th night. If you would like your villa serviced daily, simply ask one of the friendly reception staff.
Are the villas and tents self-contained?
Our Eco Villas are self-contained with tableware and the essentials for cooking up a holiday storm.
If you’re staying in an Eco Tent, you can also cook your own meals in a shared self-catering tent, which contains a microwave, single hotplate, kettle, fridge space and barbeque.
Is Eco Beach Resort solar-powered? Can I use my hair dryer?
Our accommodation is mainly powered by the Kimberley sun. If you’re staying in a villa this means you can dry your hair, but you can’t microwave your dinner at the same time! You can only plug in one electrical appliance at a time.
The tents are limited to 2 amps of power, this power level can support a mobile or camera charger however a hair dryer cannot be operated. However, if you’re staying in a tent we have a private designated area for you to use your hair dryer.
Can I launch my boat from the beach at Eco Beach Resort
We will launch and retrieve your boat using one of our vehicles at a fee of $50. Maximum size of a boat is 5 metres.
This is very tide and weather dependant.
Can I drive my boat to Eco Beach and use a mooring?
Contact Eco Beach Resort reception at least 24 hours before your arrival to notify reception you are considering bringing your boat. We will allocate a mooring to you subject to availability. When you arrive at Eco Beach, you are responsible to off-load your passengers at the beach. Once you have done this, take your boat to a mooring with a kayak attached to it. This kayak is there for your use to transfer to and from your boat.
Are children welcome?
Yes! Our villas and tents are very child friendly. Eco Beach Resort offers families the rare chance to escape conventional accommodation inclusions such as TV and focus on reconnecting with each other. Mother Nature is the focus and Eco Beach Resort has a host of fun outdoor family activities available such as kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, whale watching, bird watching, beach fossicking, creek exploring, star-gazing.
Do you serve kids meals?
Yes – we know how important it is to keep the younger crew happy at meal times. We have the usual nuggets and chips, fish and chips, and pasta meals, along with with a few more slightly grown up meal versions for the fussy pre-teens!
Do you have a swimming pool?
Yes, we have an infinity pool which overlooks the Indian Ocean, equipped with individual shade umbrellas and deck chairs. Our pool is located alongside “Jack’s” bar and restaurant. Children are more than welcome to swim in the pool, keeping in mind the presence of guests who wish to relax around the pool.
Can day trippers use the swimming pool and beach towels?
No. Pool facilities are only available for the in-house guests.
Is it safe to swim?
Eco Beach is a safe place to swim; we are no different to any other north west coastal location. Eco Beach experiences tidal rips, large tidal movement, shore breaks and sandbanks. Our waters contain a rich array of marine life, including humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays, sharks, turtles and the odd transient crocodile during the wet season. The same cautionary measures apply to swimming at Eco Beach as they do at any beach in Australia.
Are there marine stingers in the water?
Marine stingers are not present between May and October. Marine stingers may be present during the wet season from November to April.
Do you hire beach equipment?
Kayaks and stand-up-paddle-boards are complimentary for guests to use, or for hire by day-trippers. Fishing rods are available for hire and we have bait for sale. We have also provided large shade structures on the beach to provide shelter from the Kimberley sun.
Do you have a restaurant?
Yes, we have a signature restaurant and bar – “Jack’s” – named after Jack Edgar, one of the traditional Yawuru owners. Jack’s overlooks the Indian Ocean with Kimberley-style outdoor dining.
At Eco Beach Resort we view food and holidays as synergistic. Combining healthy food with ‘time out’ with Mother Nature is the perfect way to nourish body and spirit. Food at Jack’s is a celebration of natural pure flavours and their transformation into culinary delights.
Can I bring my own alcohol?
Yes, but we have a full bar with an impressive wine and beer list. Take-away drinks are available for you to purchase at take-away prices so you can enjoy a drink in peace in your villa or tent. Check out our drinks menu to see what is available.
What is available to purchase?
Sunscreen, insect repellent, basic toiletries such as a toothbrush and deodorant, t-shirts and caps are available to purchase.
Jack’s Bar also stocks chips, nuts and chocolate bars and serves mouth-watering healthy sweet and savoury snacks all day long.
Can I see whales all year at Eco Beach Resort?
No, the Kimberley whale watching season is between June and September. Karma IV offers whale watching and can be booked direct through Karma IV Tours Broome.
Can I see turtles all year?
No, the Flatback turtle nesting season is October – December. Guests can accompany Conservation Volunteers Australia marine researchers on sensitively conducted turtle patrols during this time.
Can I keep the fish I catch and eat it for dinner?
Eco Beach Resort promotes “fishing for the future”. After you catch enough for your dinner (one Kimberley fish should be ample), we ask you to please practice environmentally responsible “catch and release” fishing. This includes using suitable tackle for the species that you are targeting and minimising the time spent to land the fish. You can cook up your catch using the share barbecue facilities.
Can I see the 'Staircase to the Moon' from Eco Beach?
No, but we have our own natural full moon phenomenon – the spectacular full moon rising up over the bush plains of Yardogarra country. At Eco Beach, the horizon extends as far as the eye can see – a full 360º. From the resort’s elevated heli-pad, you are perfectly placed to witness the rising full moon, an experience that will leave you breathless and convinced of the moon’s spiritual power. And you will revel in the stunning clarity of the northern stars and milky way.
Can I bring my dog or pet to Eco Beach Resort?
No, unfortunately domestic pets are not allowed onsite as we are a wilderness resort and are involved with various wildlife rehabilitation programs. A vision impaired or blind guest is welcome to have their guide dog accompany them to Eco Beach. Guide Dogs are permitted by law to accompany their users in all public places.
Do mobile phones work at Eco Beach?
Most mobile phones do work at Eco Beach, depending on your carrier. However, your location in the resort (e.g. down in the valley), inclement weather (very unlikely) and certain tides may limit reception.
Is there internet access?
No Wireless Internet is available.
3G is available from Telstra and limited Vodafone.
How does the power work?
The power system for the resort is an integrated hybrid system. It is 50% solar powered and stores energy in batteries to enable the generators to be turned off at night.
Where do you get your water?
Three water tanks are located on site. The resort’s water supply, including drinking and shower water, is obtained from the site’s bore. The water is filtered and treated. Bottled water can be purchased from the retail shop.