A hol­i­day in five-star style with a twist at Palm Bay Hide­away

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

YOU are in­vited to Palm Bay Hide­away to ex­pe­ri­ence a dream hol­i­day get­away in a Ba­li­nese in­spired, beach front bun­ga­low in one of the Whit­sun­days most in­ti­mate trop­i­cal is­land rain­forests.

Lo­cated in a co­conut palm fringed bay of Long Is­land, the re­sort is sur­rounded by the azure blue Coral Sea and is per­fect for year round swim­ming, snorkelling, scuba div­ing, fish­ing and wa­ter sports.

Pre­vi­ously an award win­ning 5star re­sort, this hid­den gem was fre­quented by celebri­ties and in­ter­na­tional guests but is now un­der man­age­ment of the own­ers of the bun­ga­lows.

The re­sort has in­tro­duced a unique ac­co­mo­da­tion style, where guests can bring their own food and bev­er­ages and stay in one of the 19 beau­ti­ful, pri­vate wa­ter­front bun­ga­lows, bure's and cab­ins.

In ef­fect, it is a BYO re­sort, which will de­light the bud­get con­scious trav­eller or lo­cals want­ing to spend qual­ity time with friends and fam­ily, but not spend a lot of money.

“Guests can bring their own food and bev­er­ages. All the ac­com­mo­da­tion is self-con­tained with ev­ery­thing you will need to re­frig­er­ate, store and cook your food the way you like it,” co-prop­erty man­ager Jonny Goss said.

Palm Bay Hide­away has an all tidal la­goon with safe calm moor­ings al­low­ing per­sonal boat ac­cess. Pri­vate trans­fers can be made via a he­li­copter or through lo­cal is­land trans­fer com­pa­nies.

All bun­ga­lows are air-con­di­tioned with ceil­ing fans and fea­ture a ham­mock on the wa­ter­front deck.

There is also a cen­tral kitchen and din­ing area over­look­ing the re­sort pool com­plete with bar­be­cues, fridge and freezer. Ad­di­tional fa­cil­i­ties in­clude spas, a ten­nis court, kayaks, fish­ing gear, me­dia room and li­brary with a num­ber of bush walks avail­able for na­ture lovers.

Ms Goss said Palm Bay Hide­away was the per­fect venue for spe­cial events like wed­dings, birthdays, an­niver­saries or work func­tions.

“Be­ing small, it is rel­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive to re­serve the en­tire re­sort for an ex­clu­sive func­tion and full cater­ing can be pro­vided through a num­ber of lo­cal busi­nesses,” she said. Bron­wyn Gar­land from Gar­land of Hope will be host­ing a two­day well­ness re­treat with a strong fo­cus on or­ganic food and med­i­ta­tion at Palm Bay Hide­away from July 13 for those want­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence the is­land first­hand.

TROP­I­CAL PAR­ADISE: The ab­so­lute beach front bun­ga­lows at Palm Bay Hide­away on Long Is­land of­fer safe calm moor­ings for boats to ac­cess the is­land.

5-STAR QUAL­ITY: The Palm Bay Hide­away re­sort lounge and fire­place is a beau­ti­ful space for lo­cals to en­joy qual­ity time with friends and fam­ily.

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