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Paradise Bay, 4802 Australia
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#2 of 2 hotels in Long Island
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The most secluded island retreat in the Whitsundays. Elysian is a soulfully crafted oasis ecologically designed to inspire a serene sojourn. A blissful escape from the crowds in Paradise Bay on the southern point of Long Island. Eco seclusion is what is on offer with an emphasis placed on exclusively tailored experiences. A 3 hectare private cove, surrounded by rainforest and all the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef. A boutique eco island retreat with a small team of dedicated staff, locally sourced custom menu, personalised organic spa treatments to a legion of aquatic adventures that cater to each individuals interests with dedicated hosts on hand day and night. To keep the island exclusive there is a maximum of only twenty guests at one time or Elysian can be hired on a sole-occupancy basis for those not wanting to share the sequestered beauty of this reef paradise. Elysian is exclusively for guests aged 16 or over.
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Property amenities
Free wifi in the business centre
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Conference facilities
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Afrikaans
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Janetjj27 wrote a review 17 Apr
10 contributions
I have just spent 5 nights at Elysian with my family to celebrate my 60th birthday. It could not have been more perfect. The resort is beautifully fitted out and relaxing. The individual bungalows have private balconies and all look out over the water. The best part of the holiday was the wonderful staff. Brenton catered to everyone’s individual tastes with amazing meals and was always welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Alice’s yoga every morning and massages and facials were sublime. Bevoo and the ever smiling Monica were a delight. Thank you to all the staff for the wonderful holiday and for all the special surprises. We could not have been better looked after.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
AnnieAbs wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia28 contributions1 helpful vote
Hotel's Favourite
If you want to escape the rat race, breathe in fresh air and be part of a wonderful small knit family - this is the place to go! This is a perfect paradise for those wanting to unwind, relax and eat amazing healthy food! A place to rejuvenate the mind body and soul! The waters are pristine, the sunsets are beautiful and the people are just the most lovely souls you’ll ever meet. You’ll be surrounded by positivity and smiles. I didn’t want to leave!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Elysian_Retreat, Manager at Elysian Retreat
Responded 13 Jan 2020
Thank you for your warm review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the experience. It was so nice to celebrate into the new year with both of you! :) It is always hard to say goodbye, people arrive as guests and leave as family. All of the best for you and N for this new year, and we hope to see you again soon. :)
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jess b wrote a review Jan 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom27 contributions25 helpful votes
I stayed 5 nights over the Christmas period and overall really enjoyed my stay. Charlie and his team did a great job at looking after me. The villa was beautifully presented, I adored the rope swing on the terrace. The room was spacious and nicely furnished, housekeeping did a great job at keeping the room clean. Yoga in the mornings was a great way to start the day, it was easy enough to do for a beginner but there were more advanced options for those with more experience. The spa was another highlight offering very relaxing treatments. The pool was tranquil and quite often I would laze on the pool floats looking at the stunning view. The staff were all very friendly, especially Alice and Marnie who would often say hi (and remembered my name) even if they weren’t working that day. Harley (the dog) was an absolute delight, it made my day when I could get some cuddles and kisses from her. The food was very tasty. I would have preferred being able to choose from a range of meals rather than just being provided with a meal. The chef would personally deliver your meals, informing you what it was, which was a lovely personalised service. The meals were all very healthy and quite fancy and it would’ve been good to have an option of more normal food/less health focussed food too. I informed both chefs of my dislike for egg, explaining it makes me feel sick, yet on 2 occasions I was served egg for breakfast, which was disappointing. Wifi is only available in the main pavilion and is very slow at time’s, but that’s not surprising considering the remote location. The other important thing to note is if you’re transferring by boat, the beach is really rocky and the boat can’t pull up so you need to walk out in the water to meet the boat and be hoisted into the boat as there’s no steps. I ended up very wet and had to get changed at the airport before my flight, which I wasn’t informed of at any stage. Really lovely stay, so glad I spent Christmas here, thanks to Charlie and the team.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Laureth Rumble, Owner at Elysian Retreat
Responded 5 Feb 2021
Hi Jess, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay and our teams' customer service. We apologise for the mishap with being served egg at breakfast, we do require 14 days notice for dietary requirements and sometimes if that's missed, the chefs may have already done their menus and don't have your preferences to note. We use several different transfer options for arrival and on some tides, there is a walk out to the boat, although the boat companies usually provide a vessel with a forward loading ramp for us. Since your stay, we have amended our transfer booking process so we can discuss better with our guests their options. Thank you again for choosing Elysian Retreat and we hope to welcome you back again.
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CL&JB wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions
We had a wonderful trip at Elysian. The staff were accomodating to our every need. My partner had planned a proposal with the Elysian team’s help, to celebrate for us they had set up our villa with fairy lights, flower petals and offered a private intimate dinner on our balcony looking out at the ocean. Every single meal prepared by the chef was amazing! We absolutely loved every single day we stayed at the retreat, highly recommend !
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Laureth Rumble, Owner at Elysian Retreat
Responded 5 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - congratulations on your engagement! We hope to welcome you back in the future as Mr & Mrs!
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Dave B wrote a review Jan 2021
Redcliffe, Australia525 contributions282 helpful votes
This is a secluded eco lodge and I t’s done the trick. We are relaxed. It’s comfortable with the amenities you would expect from an eco-lodge. The staff are superb. Some of the most attentive service we have had anywhere in world. They learn your preferences and respond. The food is also superb. The variety, quality and quantity of food is spot on. The Chefs are engaged and responsive. They care about your enjoyment of the food and you develop a relationship with them which is a nice touch. It’s intimate and that’s ok, but it was a little awkward at times if you were not feeling social. The Marsh flies were a nuisance, but if you are going to travel up here and expect no bugs you’d be a bit of a goose. First Adults only resort to deliver an absolutely no kids experience. It’s not a big fancy resort it’s a small intimate retreat. We’ve enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Laureth Rumble, Owner at Elysian Retreat
Responded 5 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, our food and customer service. We are a small, family owned resort and creating a relaxed, intimate environment is the aim. You'll be pleased to hear the marsh flies are not a "norm" so not something you should necessarily have to worry about if you visit again in future :)
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US$716 - US$839 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandWhitsunday IslandsLong Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elysian Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Elysian Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Molle Islands National Park (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elysian Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elysian Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elysian Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elysian Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Elysian Retreat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elysian Retreat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Elysian Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elysian Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Afrikaans.
Does Elysian Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.