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Elysian Retreat

Experience pure luxury and blissful seclusion at Elysian Retreat, a hidden gem nestled on the stunning Long Island in Australia’s Whitsundays, only a short helicopter ride from the famed Hamilton Island. This exclusive eco-luxe resort offers a sanctuary of tranquility where guests can indulge in the ultimate escape from the everyday.

Elysian Retreat presents a truly unique and immersive experience, boasting only 10 private villas, each with breathtaking ocean views and direct access to secluded beaches. The resort’s commitment to sustainability is evident in every detail, from the use of solar power to the eco-friendly design that seamlessly blends with the surrounding natural beauty.

The Whitsunday Islands / Great Barrier Reef

Elysian is located on the northern-most point of Long Island in the Whitsundays – one of Australia’s natural wonders amidst a treasure chest of 74 emerald islands set in a sapphire sea.

The island group lies midway along Australia’s Queensland coast, with the famous Great Barrier Reef reached after a short boat or seaplane ride. The Whitsunday islands and waters are rich with wildlife, while the beaches and coves are places of magic.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system comprised of nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands – it is also the planet’s biggest single structure made by billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. It stretches for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 miles), covering approximately 350,000 square kilometres.

A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use.

Nearest major City/Town

Airlie Beach, Queensland

Air Access

Transferred on a 10-20 minute flight to Elysian by private helicopter from either Airle Beach or Hamilton Island.

Consisting of just 10 beautifully appointed air-conditioned oceanfront villas, guests are able to choose between ocean, mountain or rainforest views to complement their stay.

Oceanfront Villa With Private Plunge Pool

Elysian’s most-private villa located the furthest from the lounge area boasts a stunning front and back deck complete with a private plunge pool. Facing the stunning turquoise waters of the Whitsundays, it is the perfect hideaway in your own little slice of paradise.

Oceanfront Villa With Outdoor Rain Shower

Experience the epitome of spacious luxury with Oceanfront Villas with outdoor rain showers, where you’ll be captivated by sweeping vistas of the ocean, the majestic Conway National Park to the west, and the lush rainforest and breathtaking Long Island National Park mountain to the east. These remarkable villas offer an expanded floor space, allowing you to revel in the tranquil beauty of your surroundings. Step onto the additional back deck and indulge in the ultimate outdoor shower experience, immersing yourself in nature’s embrace. Whether you choose a king bed or twin beds, Elysian’s Oceanfront Villas provide the perfect setting for a laid-back barefoot escape in the magnificent Whitsundays.

Indulge in an extraordinary culinary journey at Elysian Retreat, where dining is a celebration of the stunning natural surroundings of Long Island and the Whitsundays. Inspired by the abundance of fresh seasonal produce sourced from the island’s own vegetable and herb garden, as well as seafood pulled fresh from the surrounding waters and nearby farming regions, chefs craft a daily changing menu that showcases the best flavors of the region. With a focus on freshness, sustainability, and organic ingredients, each meal is a wholesome and nourishing experience.

Elysian is open all year. Festive season rates apply between Christmas and New Year period. The best time to travel to the region is from April to November. December to March is the wet season, when you are likely to experience high humidity and rain, particularly in the months of February and March.

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