Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is the dream of English politician and construction magnate, Lord Alistair McAlpine.
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Our Story

The late Lord Alistair McAlpine was an English aristocrat and politician who fell in love with Broome. He adopted this faraway land as his home and famously purchased the land on which Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa now sits by signing the contract on the back of a beer coaster at the Roebuck Bay pub. This uniquely Broome beginning started what is today Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. The Resort first opened in May 1988.

Today, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is owned by Western Australian-based property company, Hawaiian, owned by the Wen family. The company has proudly owned and managed the Resort since 1999 and since first acquiring the property, has invested over $20 million in refurbishments to the Resort by providing major upgrades to the Family Pool, Sunset Bar and Grill and creating new room types, including the Private Villas and Pool Terrace Studio Rooms.

The Wen family have a long history of philanthropy and since joining the Broome and Kimberley community through Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, the family have invested significantly in indigenous eye health programs and conservation work in the region.

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Art Collection

Art lovers, rejoice at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. The Resort features a collection of esteemed works by high profile Australian artists, as well as artefacts collected by the Wen family and Lord McAlpine that feature throughout the Resort rooms, grounds and restaurants today. Some of these pieces include rare works from Sidney Nolan, Elizabeth Durak and Humphrey Price Jones. Throughout the Resort grounds are unique horse and dog statues, acquired through Lord McAlpine’s private collection. The dog statues are called Shishi (in Mandarin), Fu Dogs (in English) or Komainu (in Japanese). Every horse statue faces the Resort’s reception, so you will always know your way.

The Chinese lions at our entrance symbolises prosperity, success and guardianship


Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa prides itself on being a world-class, award-winning
regional resort in Broome, Western Australia. Below is a list of some of our most recent
awards and accolades.


Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa has been part of the Broome community for 30 years. The nature of our business revolves around people and our local community. At Cable Beach Club, we believe in making a meaningful difference to people’s lives. Our Community program in Broome and the Kimberley region supports causes in health, conservation and education projects.

Through the stewardship of the Wen Giving Foundation, we assist causes in Broome and the Kimberley that are impactful and deliver meaningful outcomes to the communities in which we operate.

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Lions Outback Vision

Through the Wen Giving Foundation, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa supports the work of Lions Outback Vision and its work in preventing curable eye diseases.
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Hawaiian in the Community

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa are proud supporters of Telethon, WA’s premier charity supporting sick West Australian children. Our Weekend for Telethon events have raised millions of dollars for Telethon.
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Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Through the Wen Giving Foundation, we support the Australian Wildlife Conservancy which is one of the world’s largest conservation organisations, delivering and influencing effective conservation across more than 12.9 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley.

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