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Palm Bay Resort

4741 Australia
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US$ 4,850
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Free cancellation until 07/05/21
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Room & Suite (475)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Palm Bay Resort
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Long Island
Travellers' Choice
Palm Bay Resort is a beautiful boutique resort nestled in the neck of Long Island, one of the iconic islands of the Great Barrier Reef. With our very own secluded private cove, Palm Bay offers spacious Balinese inspired villas with extensive views to the Whitsunday passage and Coral Sea. Offering complete tranquility and seclusion, Palm Bay is the ultimate natural luxury getaway.
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Property amenities
Bar / lounge
Couples massage
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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rodgs wrote a review Yesterday
Brisbane, Australia181 contributions72 helpful votes
We came here wanting to relax. Excellent. From the moment we arrived, we almost felt like family. The staff and management are brilliant. The concept of partly self catered is brilliant. We ate in the restaurant when it was open and cooked/made our own meals when it was not. When we were cooking in the very clean, well resourced kitchen, we got to meet and talk to other guests. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. You can't ask for much more if you want a "do nothing" break. We came here through an internet deal, but we will definately will be back as full fare paying guests. Well done and thanks to Caroline, Derek and the team
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
alyssao905 wrote a review 15 Apr
Wyee, Australia3 contributions
Thank you for having us! We enjoyed our stay. The snorkelling and kayaking wasn’t an additional cost which was really nice. It certainly is a little slice of paradise. We loved the bush walks in particular, the scenery around the island is stunning! We wish the resteraunt was open every day, the food was awesome there and is much easier than cooking our own food however, it is a self-catering resort. The staff are lovely and helpful with great tips on what to do and see around the island. Thanks again!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Carolina D wrote a review 12 Apr
6 contributions
This is a paradise. I would recommend 100%. The foos is delicious and friendly staff. If you're a Hawaiian pizza lover, this is the place to go, best Hawaiian pizza I have ever tried. If you like sunset, you will see one the most amazing ones.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sam wrote a review 11 Apr
Airlie Beach, Australia6 contributions
We had a great stay at Palm Bay, the rooms were a really generous size with a hammock outside each one, not to mention the views from the deck are incredible. Long Island is so quiet and most of the time you will have the beach to yourself. The pool area amazing and normally pretty quiet, very rare you have to wait for a sun bed. The restaurant has recently reopened and the food is very good, while there aren’t any vegan/vegetarian options on the dinner menu, the chef made a fantastic vegan pizza for my partner. To top it all off the staff are incredibly friendly and go out of their way to help you, even unloading the bags from the water taxi to your room is a nice little extra. This trip massively exceeded our expeditions and is definitely one of the more hidden gems of the Whitsundays islands.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GeeGeez72 wrote a review 6 Apr
2 contributions
We had a fantastic stay - the staff were helpful and friendly. We stayed in the Hibiscus Suite which was spacious and clean and had fantastic views from the balcony and very private. There are plenty of bush walks around the island and you see plenty of wildlife. It is self catering so l just ordered our groceries online and had them delivered the day we arrived. However the restaurant is open 5 nights out of 7 for lunch and dinner. If you want a low key, quiet, relaxing resort that is small and no crowds then this place is for you. We will definitely go back.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$154 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaQueenslandWhitsunday IslandsLong Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palm Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Palm Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include Molle Islands National Park (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palm Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and a poolside bar.
Which room amenities are available at Palm Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Palm Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Palm Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Palm Bay Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.