Construction has now started on Discovery Eco Vill
Construction has now started on Discovery Eco Village Rottnest Island at Pinky’s Beach, with an anticipated opening date of December 2018. The project is a $20 million joint venture deal between former Rottnest ferry owner and operator, Baileys Group, and Discovery Parks to build an environmentally sensitive eco village on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island. It will be the first accommodation development on the island in 30 years.The resort will be located in the dunes behind Pinky’s Beach, offering guests the chance to experience the island’s rich natural environment in low-impact, high- quality eco tent accommodation.“We are excited to be partnering with Discovery Parks to help realise the vision for Pinky Beach,” said Guy Bailey, Baileys Group Director.Pinky’s BeachThe eco village will be located 650 metres from the main settlement and jetty at Thomson Bay, and will offer tourists the opportunity to virtually sleep beneath the stars.The retreat will have 83 eco-tents with ensuite pods, connected via elevated walkways through the dunes to the Pinky’s Beach Club complex. It will also feature a swimming pool, alfresco bar and licensed dining areas.Illustration: by Mike Edwards.Many visitors to Rottnest Island make day trips however a lack of accommodation has kept overnight visitation at a stagnant rate. Discovery Eco Village has been developed with the local Rottnest holiday maker in mind, but will also cater for visitors to Western Australia who seek a natural experience. Accommodation options range from affordable family tents through to a true five-star glamping experience.The project has been supported by the Rottnest Island Authority Board and the Western Australian government.It is expected that from July, pre-bookings will be open.You can keep up to date with the resort’s progress at the website here.