This is some of the industry recognition "On the Deck @ Shark Bay" has received since opening 2015. We hope this gives you confidence in booking with us.

2023 Kayak Travel Awards

Best B&B and Inn

Based on reviews of travellers, On the Deck @ Shark Bay is now ranked in the top 3% of properties on Kayak's travel search platform.

2023 - Travel and Hospitality Awards

Eco Friendly Guest House​ of the Year in Western Australia. 

KAYAK Travel Awards 2022.

On The Deck @ Shark Bay has been recognised in the KAYAK Travel Awards 2022. The award is based on guest reviews so a special thanks to our guests. #KAYAKTravelAwards

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2022 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Winner

Placing On the Deck # Shark Bay in the top 10% of Hotels worldwide.

2022  - QTA _ Sustainable Tourism Accredited Business

Recognising our effort in reducing our environmental footprint in the Shark Bay World Heritage area.

Travel Myth Awards - 2022


Health and Safety Measures.

Luxury Accommodation.

2022- -Travel Sustainable Badge

 LUXlife magazine - Best Outback Luxury Retreat - 2022

Now in its seventh year, the LUXlife Travel & Tourism Awards aim to recognise and shine a spotlight on those within the industry that go above and beyond for their clients. The winners reflect the variety of excellence within the sector, from hotels and spas to tour operators and excursion managers, and many more.

To find out more about these prestigious awards, and the dedicated establishments that have been selected for them, please visit where you can view our winners supplement and full winners list.

Travelmyth - 2022 - a total of seven awards including:

Featured Luxury Accommodation

Extra Health and Safety Measures

2021 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Winner

Placing On the Deck # Shark Bay in the top 10% of Hotels.

Air BnB Superhost - 2022

Ten consecutive Awards

Travelmyth Booking System - Top Small Accommodation in Denham 2021

Airbnb Superhost - 2020

Ten consecutive Awards.


Quality Tourism Accreditation - 2020 through the Tourism Council of Western Australia.

2020 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Winner

Placing On the Deck # Shark Bay in the top 10% of Hotels


2020 Recognition of Excellence

HotelsCombined recognizes On the Deck @ Shark Bay amongst the best hotels in Australia

HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel price comparison website owned by KAYAK, has selected On the Deck @ Shark Bay to receive the official Recognition of Excellence Award. This selection has come from HotelsCombined’s extensive surveys using data from millions of guest reviews for a wide range of accommodation within Australia.

On the Deck @ Shark Bay has consistently produced a high satisfaction rating among guests and travel industry experts. On the Deck @ Shark Bay has received 83 reviews and earned an impressive guest rating of 10 out of 10 on HotelsCombined.

On the Deck @ Shark Bay now joins an elite group of hotels around the world that have been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence. This exclusive collection of highly-rated accommodations has been chosen using a strict set of criteria such as the quality and consistency of reviews, the absence of recurring or unresolved issues with customers, popularity of the property and of course, the overall resulting score.

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“We are thrilled to be working with the best hotels in Australia. On the Deck @ Shark Bay has proven its place among them with this award and its commitment to providing high-quality services to all guests,” said Melinda Balazs, Hotel Awards Program Manager at HotelsCombined.

Inclusion in the "lonely planets" 20th Edition Australian Guidebook.

Airbnb Superhost - 2019

Nine consecutive Awards.

Tripadvisor - 2019 - Certificate of Excellence - 2018  - Guest Review Award

Four consecutive 9.6 review scores.

2018 Luxury Outback Retreat of the Year - Western Australia

This makes three LUXURY TRAVEL GUIDE awards in three years.

Tripadvisor - 2018 - Certificate of Excellence

Airbnb Superhost - 2018

Five consecutive Awards. - 2017 - Guest Review Award

Luxury Travel Guide - 2017 - Australasia - Western Australian Luxury Country Hotel Winner

Tripadvisor - 2017 - Certificate of Excellence

Gascoyne Business Awards 2017 - Accommodation Industry - Winner

Airbnb Superhost - 2017

Luxury Travel Guide - 2016 - Australasia Unique Hotel Award - 2016  - Guest Review Award

Travel Myth - 2017 - Top Accomodation in Denham Award - 2015 - Guest Review Award