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A Family Getaway to Remember

At Tiwi Island Retreat, we pride ourselves on creating exceptional experiences for our guests. Recently, we had the pleasure of hosting Elizabeth Rowlands and her family, whose visit to Tiwi Island Retreat was a testament to the unique charm and exceptional service we strive to provide here. Here is a glimpse into their journey with us.

The Rowlands family at after landing at Port Hurd Airstrip.

With the holiday being booked by Elizabeth’s brother-in-law, she did not know what to expect. There is only so much a photo can show you or a story can tell you. A place like Tiwi Island Retreat needs to be experienced firsthand to truly appreciate its magic.

With their first steps onto the Retreat, they were greeted by our friendly staff and instantly knew this was an excellent choice for their family holiday.

“My first impressions were this is a first-class resort run by professionals,” Elizabeth remarked.

Travelling with her family, it was important there was something for each and every member. This is why we offer a wide range of activities and facilities designed to cater to all age groups and preferences. During their stay, they participated in nearly all the activities the Retreat had to offer, including all fishing tours, helicopter scenic flight and Ranku swimming hole, beach dinners and buggy tours.

The Rowlands family at Ranku Waterhole.

“My favourite activity was the blue water fishing and the estuary fishing. Dinners on the beach were also lovely,” Elizabeth said.

Having two young boys, the family participated in lots of fishing! Elizabeth was extremely impressed with the patience of Dwayne and Darcy, our local fishing guides, to help all family members out on the water.

“The staff were amazing and went above and beyond to show our boys, both 14, extras like filleting the fish they caught. They were very patient with people like me who have never fished before.”

Billy and Cooper with the mud crab they caught after an Estuary Fishing tour.

A standout from their trip, like many guests, was the dining experience. Our chef Locki and his ocean to plate dining experience provided Elizabeth’s family with the freshest and most delicious meals. Locki is dedicated to providing guests with authentic meals, using the endless supply of seafood and his imagination.

“Every dish was my favourite! I loved every meal and Locki made something different every time we ate, we were there for four nights.”

The Rowlands family after Cooper reeled in the biggest catch of the day.

Comparing Tiwi Island Retreat to other places Elizabeth and her family have visited, our guest found the uniqueness of the experience to be the most remarkable aspect. The Retreat’s ability to blend comfort with the raw beauty of the island left a lasting impression.

“Everything about Tiwi is unique which is the most amazing thing about being there, it’s fabulous to be so close to nature but in such luxurious accommodation, with amazing food and staff,” she commented.

The Rowlands family on a Blue Water Fishing tour.

The dedication of our staff is the foundation of the Tiwi Island Retreat experience. Our team goes above and beyond to make each guest feel special and attended to. This was no exception for Elizabeth and her family.

“Each and every one of them were so friendly and approachable which made our stay so special. Thank you Kate and all your team for your hospitality.”

Our deckie Raccoon and fishing guide Darcy showing Billy and Cooper how to fillet their catch.

We take great pride in the positive feedback we receive from our guests and are continuously inspired to elevate our services and offerings.

Elizabeth and her family wholeheartedly recommend Tiwi Island Retreat to anyone seeking an extraordinary getaway. The combination of stunning natural surroundings, remote luxury, and exceptional service makes it a destination like no other. We are delighted to have made their stay memorable and look forward to welcoming them back to our paradise.