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Beach front Bure
View from Balcony
Walk to Bure
Sunset from veranda
walk to beach
Palm Bay retreat is an exclusive, private Resort situated on Long Island (10 km from Shute Harbour) in the Whitsunday's. There are 21 private Bure's and one luxury 2 bedroom Platinum house, all designed in a Balinese theme and situated directly on the west facing beach with stunning views out to the Coral Sea and surrounding Islands.
Guests will find few reminders of the outside world in our beach hideaways - no telephones, no televisions and no clocks.
Owners have full use of their individual Bungalows as well as the main resort which features a large swimming pool and attached Spa, huge lounge area featuring an open fireplace and separate Large Screen Movie viewing room.
There is a caretaker on the Island to keep the resort clean and refresh cabins. As well as maintain facilities such as power and water.
You will have use of the resort including pool and BBQ, kayak and snorkeling equipment.
You must take all your own food and drinks, however the Caretaker has set up a small shop and has a range of breads and frozen foods in case you run short.
It is a 15 min bush walk to Long Island club Crocodile Resort which has a licenced Bar and restaurant as well as excess to reef and Island trips. Extra supplies can be bought in by barge for long stays if required at a nominal fee.
There are 21 Bungalows on the Island so if you have a group that want to enjoy the Island contact me and I can arrange the use of other owners cabins.
There is one 2 bedroom residence which has full cooking facilities.
Children must be 12 years or older.
Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas.
Other basic Rules:
Be sensible and take responsibility for yourselves.
Do not take sit on kayaks past the last buoy as the current is very strong in the channel and you will not be able to kayak against it.
Take insect repellent, chocolate and of course WINE.
Don't stand under coconut trees.
Don't feed the wildlife
Other activities are;
Watch the tide come in and go out
Neither will you find hoards of people, they can visit other islands. We are a Retreat, not a resort and our goal is to offer the most intimate, private and quintessential island holiday experience in Australia
Transportation is by boat. There are no roads nor traffic.
Phil from Island Transfers offers private transfers. These depart from Shute Harbour, Airlie Beach for a short 20 min trip to Long Island.
Cost is $100 pp return and departures require a min of 2 passengers.
Food can be ordered online at IGA airlie beach and dropped at Shute Harbour. We have a daily service to the island for food and the cost ($80) is split between those who order.
For longer stays "Scamper" Island Camping is a larger boat that can also do transfers for the same $80pp return. min 4 passengers.
From Hamilton Island airport: Cruise Whitsundays run a ferry service to Long Island Jetty. Cost is from $46 one way from the Airport. you can then walk the 20 mins to Palm bay.
For the ultimate arrival, Helicopter or Seaplane transfers can be organized from both the mainland or Hamilton Island. Prices start from $260 for 2 pax for Seaplane and $480 for helicopter.
Contact Jonny on contact details listed or call once you get to the island.
FOOD and activities
As the restaurant is now closed all food and drinks must be bought into the Island. You have use of the BBQ and Bar area. All properties have small fridges, tea and coffee, and some allow basic BBQ cooking on the verandas.
Alternately walk to Club Crocodile Long Island for restaurant quality food and bar.
There is also a kettle, toaster, electric griller, electric hotplates and microwave which are all free to use in the communal Kitchen
The BBQ has a hood so can act as an oven and there is also an adjoining gas hot plate. All crockery, cutlery, pots and pans etc are provided but we do ask that you clean up after yourself.
As power is supplied via generator so is occasionally turned off. If this occurs you will be notified.
Palm Bay is a beautiful location and we are opening the resort up to everyone but we do ask that you take responsibility for yourself and you look after our property and common area so that others can continue to enjoy it.
There are variety of day trips you can do directly from long island including the famous Whitehaven beach, Hill Inlet and of course the Great Barrier reef. As these are very busy it is best to book all trips at least the week prior to arriving and I can book these for you to avoid the disappointment of missing out.
Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Washing Machine
- Bush walking
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Open Fireplace
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
- sit on kayak
- tennis court
Transfers are $100pp return. One set Tarriff. Not increases for holiday periods. Stay 6 nights get 7th night free This resort has full use of Pool and restaurant Kitchen but you must take all your own food and alcohol
Last minute deal!
Stay before 18 Mar 2014 for 15% off.
Stay 7 nights and get the 7th night free.
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 people.
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