My partner and I were celebrating our 5 year anniversary, so upon seeing an opportunity to dine on the beach, I thought that sounded a perfect way to celebrate!
I booked via Dimmi and Alex, the F&B manager was very quick to reply.
The dinner on the beach is separate to their usual restaurant. A flat rate of $180pp applies and you get a cocktail upon arrival, 3 course meal, a bottle of wine to share and a liqueur or coffee to finish (although we finished with an espresso Martini instead). All of this with your own personal waiter/waitress. Catherine was very friendly and showed us to our table and made herself magically appear once we had decided what to order from the a la carte menu or needed a refill of water or wine.
We had personalised menus for us to keep which was a nice touch.
We arrived at 6pm, and quickly made our way to the beach to make the most of the light.
Whilst the sun sets in the opposite direction, it was still very pretty overlooking the beach with people walking their dogs/fishing, and watching the lights of camp-fires in the distance and city lights of Palm Cove light up.
There were a huge amount of bats flying overhead - not too low, but we enjoyed watching them. Others may not.
There was a wedding at the resort, so the music/speeches/cheering carried over to where we were sitting. The music was very lovely, but the sound of the waves in the breaks was just as nice.
Whilst it was well presented, the food wasn't anything spectacular and was a little bit cold by the time it made it out to us on the beach.
The taxi from Cairns city was $60 each way, so it wasn't a cheap date. Very romantic (I had wonderful company), but the food really could have made it something spectacular.
It was a little breezy that day, so bring a light jacket or Cardigan just in case and definitely remember to wear sandals for walking in the sand!
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