Whitsundays Gem: A retreat for couples

Hi everyone, this is Candice. I wanted to tell you about this wonderful resort I stayed in while traveling to Australia. Elysian Resort, located on Long Island in the Whitsundays, caters to couples seeking an intimate escape. Getting there is straightforward, with boat/helicopter access from Airlie Beach or a scenic helicopter ride from Hamilton Island. This small resort only has ten eco-friendly rooms for guests. For an elevated experience, Villa 10 offers a private plunge pool, adding a touch of luxury to the stay.

The resort is geared towards couples looking for a quiet getaway. They’ve got a good mix of activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking in the rainforest to find secluded swimming spots, spa treatments, and daily yoga sessions. Additionally, the resort offers exclusive helicopter rides to explore the Great Barrier Reef and the heart-shaped reef and access the iconic Whitehaven Beach by air or sea.

The food at Elysian is all-inclusive and really good. They switch things up by bringing in different local chefs and menu changes daily. Plus, there’s a cocktail hour every evening where you can mingle with other guests.

If you’re looking for a gym or loads of activities, Elysian might not be your best bet. But it’s an incredible spot if you’re craving a peaceful escape with access to some incredible natural beauty.