Guide to Sal Salis Resort Ningaloo Reef

Experience the ultimate luxury and adventure at Sal Salis Resort Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia! This all-inclusive eco-luxe safari camp sits on the white sands of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, offering guests the chance to dive and snorkel in one of the world’s most pristine marine habitats.

You’ll be surrounded by a menagerie of wildlife, from humpback whales and manta rays to loggerhead turtles, sea lions, and dolphins! There’s a wealth of activities to choose from, including kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, and guided nature walks.

After a long day of exploration, you can relax and take in the magnificent views of the Indian Ocean from your safari tent’s deck. And in the evenings, feast on delicious gourmet meals and sip sundowners as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Safari Camp is the ultimate in luxury and adventure. Don’t miss out! Pop your dates in…

Best for: Safari Eco-Luxe Tents, All-Inclusive, Beach, Gourmet Meals, Guides, $$$$+

The camp is an all-inclusive accommodation. The tariff includes accommodation, chef-prepared gourmet meals, outdoor dining, drinks from an open bar, use of snorkel and water sports equipment, and expert-guided activities in the sea and the national park.

On the eco front, Sal Salis is powered by solar and limits water usage to 20 litres per person per day.


Established in 2011 the UNESCO Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area encompasses the marine park and wilderness land areas, including Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park, Gnaraloo Bay, Red Bluff, Bundegi and Jurabi Coastal Parks, and the offshore islands of Muiron. 

Where the mighty Indian Ocean meets the outback, Sal Salis Resort is surrounded by Cape Range National Park on one side and the world’s largest fringing reef on the other.

Exmouth Airport is a 2-hour drive from the camp and Exmouth town is an hour’s drive away. Qantas flies daily from Perth to Exmouth Airport. The resort operates a shuttle service.

Come prepared with medication, personal items, and anything you need because you won’t want to leave!

Take a Tour of Sal Salis

Your Space

Set on sand dunes 30 metres from the sea, each safari tent sits on a wooden platform with a front deck, boardwalk, and incredible Indian Ocean views.

Each tent has a king or twin beds with luxury organic cotton linen. At the back of the tent, you’ll find the en-suite with a natural composting toilet, shower, robes, and native herb soaps and shampoos.

Relax outside your tent in a hammock and listen to the waves crashing on the shore. Sal Salis Ningaloo Resort is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Sal Salis Safari Tent Ningaloo Reef


The social heart of the camp is the open bar, lounge area, and reference library where you can sit out the heat of the day. The chef-prepared meals are served to guests in a communal dining area, so you can meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle (extra charge)
  • Beach activities
  • Marine biologist guides
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Sun loungers and umbrellas at the beach
  • No WIFI, USB chargers in each tent
  • Power charging is available in the lodge
  • Dietary requirements are catered for (with advance notice)
  • Dinner is served outdoors with views of the Indian Ocean and sunset
  • Book your stay with Mr and Mrs Smith Luxury Hotels


Your guides choose the daily activities depending on the weather, winds, and tide. You don’t need to pre-book.

  • Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Snorkelling Gear – wetsuits, goggles, snorkels, and fins 
  • Marine Biologist experts for guided tours
  • Guided tours include a Range Sunset Walk and Mandu Mandu Gorge walks
  • Wildlife and bird viewing
  • Early morning Blue Lagoon paddle
  • Sunrise Yoga

Your guides will take you to secret places on the reef to see turtles, dolphins, reef sharks, beautiful coral and a huge range of tropical fish. Snorkel with turtles and dolphins and experience drift snorkelling with your guides only a few metres offshore from the camp.

Wildlife you’re likely to See

You’ll see turtles on the beach and in the water, tropical fish, jellyfish, dolphins, orcas, and manta rays. You’ll see kangaroos lounging around the camp!

Tip: Sal Salis can organise whale shark and humpback swims for you. These have extra charges and depend on the season, see below, but you need to book these activities months in advance because they can book up. On these trips small planes fly overhead to look out for other marine life you can swim with. 

What to Bring to Sal Salis Resort

Sunhat, hiking shoes, swimsuit, sunscreen, jacket for winter evenings, light long-sleeved clothes for summer, binoculars, resort wear during the day, and smart casual at night.

Only around 280,000 visitors get the extraordinary opportunity to stay at Ningaloo Reef every year. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay at a beautiful safari camp in Western Australia where the outback meets a unique reef sanctuary. Once you’ve paid your all-inclusive price you don’t need to pay for anything, it’s all included from kayaking to snorkelling to gourmet meals to Cape Range walks… so you can relax and recharge.

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Ningaloo Reef

The Ningaloo Reefs Marine Park reaches 200 miles out to sea with bright corals and is home to over 450 species of marine life, 300 species of coral, turtles, whale sharks, reef sharks, manta rays, and laid-back Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.

Swim with the Big 3: Humpback Whales, Manta Rays and Giant Whale Sharks

Ningaloo Reef
Ningaloo Reef Whale Shark, pic by Julie Edgley

Ningaloo Reef is famous for the chance to swim with giant whale sharks from mid-March to the end of June. But you can also swim with humpback whales from July to October. Over 40,000 humpback whales swim by Ningaloo during these months. Year-round you can swim with manta rays and sea turtles.

You might also spot one of the 10,000 dugongs living along Ningaloo, take a flight or boat trip to shark bay or the reef for the chance to spot one of these endangered creatures. They’re around all year but the best sighting months are September, October, and November.

Be one of the few people in the world to swim with whale sharks!

Pros and Cons Staying at Sal Salis Resort


  • beautiful location, 
  • everything you need is all in one place at the safari resort, so you don’t have to spend time researching places to stay, activities, shuttles, and places to eat. 
  • You’ve pre-paid so you don’t have to think about money at the camp, enjoy the experience
  • Eco-luxe safari tents offer a unique style of accommodation
  • Snorkelling gear, kayaks, SUPs are all available for your use. 
  • Activities are organised for you with experts – the guides choose the activities for the day based on the sea conditions and the weather. 
  • Your hosts can organise extra tours for you to swim with whale sharks and humpback whales (extra charges). 


  • The price is high but this is all-inclusive so once you’ve added up everything you receive it’s a reasonable price (in a heavenly location!)

Wrapping Up this Guide to Sal Salis Resort

Sal Salis is the perfect place to get away from it all and experience the beauty of one of the world’s last untouched coral reefs. Spend your days swimming with marine life, exploring coral gardens, and snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. You’ll have the opportunity to see some of the world’s most diverse and colorful marine life.

At night, enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. With luxury tents and tranquil surroundings, Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef Safari Camp is sure to provide you with a memorable getaway.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or an action-packed adventure, this camp has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and embark on the ultimate safari camp experience in Western Australia.


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