Directly opposite one of Darwin’s beloved beaches, Mindil Beach Casino Resort gives guests the best of the Northern Territory capital (and most of it’s within walking distance). Read on for the full review.

Fancy a spin on at the roulette tables? That’ll be in the hotel’s gaming area. Ready for a dip in a lagoon-style pool? Head through the sliding doors of your Superior Lagoon Room and dive straight in (and don’t forget to stop into the swim-up bar). Can’t resist the scent of the sunset markets? Head out the back and let the magic of Darwin descend. 

Where is Mindil Beach Casino Resort? 

The resort straddles the sands of Fannie Bay’s Mindil Beach in the city’s north east. It’s about 15 minutes by car to Darwin International Airport and a quick five minutes from the CBD. 

What’s near Mindil Beach Casino Resort?

You’ll be spoiled for choice at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, with the city’s diverse cuisine placed front-and-centre at the stroll-and-sample style layout. Bring your appetite: there are more than 200 stalls here, spruiking everything from Sri Lankan curries to Spanish paellas.

The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens is only about 10 minutes away on foot, if you’re keen on a stroll.

Room types 

There are hotel rooms and resort rooms at Mindil Beach Casino Resort; you’ll want the latter. These spaces are a little more modern, with cool, tiled floors, comfy beds and balconies, as well as viewing or direct access to the lagoon pool. Room highlights include waffle bathrobes, coffee machines and spacious bathrooms.

Restaurants and bars 

From beach clubs to sports bars, Mindil Beach Casino Resort is a veritable treasure-trove of eating and drinking spots. The three restaurants and four bars offer menu items spanning Chinese, burgers, seafood and Italian — few things beat a pizza and cocktail pairing from il Piatto, served on the breezy balcony of Sandbar. 

Travel for work

All rooms have sturdy, sizable desks, if remote working is on the cards. The complex is well-equipped for both small and large-scale events — a dinner on the beachfront lawn is certain to wow.

Gym, sauna and pool

The hotel’s activity centres around the sprawling pool, with guests gathering at the swim-up bar for frozen cocktails (open post-sunset for maximum relaxation). To really spoil yourself, venture into the Lagoon Spa, a soothing space of deep, restorative treatments powered by iKOU products, offering everything from body polishes to scalp massages. 

What you need to know

Although there are areas off-limits to under-18s, families are more than welcome, with dedicated and interconnecting rooms available.

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