Cable Beach Resort & Spa is the dream of English politician and construction magnate, Lord Alistair McAlpine.
Lord McAlpine fell in love with Broome and its beaches, and set his heart on building a retreat here. After buying the land with a contract signed on the back of a beer coaster in the Roebuck Bay pub, he began to turn his dream into a reality.
Lord McAlpine’s dream was finally realised when the resort opened its doors in May 1988.
In 1995, the Perth-based company Hawaiian Pty Ltd bought Cable Beach Club and now wholly-own and manage the property which has become an integral part of the Broome experience and one of Australia’s premier resorts.
Hawaiian created the resort’s Buddha Sanctuary with its 7-tonne quartz crystal statue and presented it to Broome’s residents as a place to relax and reflect.
In 2000, Cyclone Rosita caused extensive damage to both Broome and the Resort. Hawaiian decided to invest heavily in the resort to create an iconic tourist destination; and has since made over $40 million of repairs, additions and improvements to both the resort and other Broome properties.