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If your eyes are opened, you’ll see the things worth seeing.
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Explore Nature

The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island Wonders, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns. The Whitsundays is world-famous for its clear aqua waters and iconic landscapes including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and the perfectly shaped natural formation of Heart Reef. Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands. You'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.

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Secluded Island Eco Escape

The most secluded island retreat in the Whitsundays and the first solar powered resort on the Great Barrier Reef.

 Elysian Eco Retreat is a soulfully crafted oasis ecologically designed to inspire a serene sojourn. Elysian is a blissful escape from the crowds in Paradise Bay on the southern point of Long Island. Nature immersion and seclusion is what is on offer with an emphasis placed on tailored experiences and personal service.
A 3 hectare private cove with a rocky beach, 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. A true escape where each day you can choose to idle your time away swinging in the hammock listening to the waves and soaking up the peace, diving into the clear waters or, take a paddle board or kayak and explore around the uninhabited rest of the island.
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 Eco Retreat is exclusively for guests aged 16 or over unless booked out exclusively.

*Please note there is no Wifi and only Telstra mobile reception at Elysian.

The beach at Elysian is quite rocky and it can be hard to swim in the ocean on certain tides.


Eat & Drink

Activities & Tours


Spa & Wellness

Awaken the senses, rebalance the mind and body and rejuvenate your spirit at our island day spa.  Serenity guides every element of the spa while each treatment aims to restore balance and wellness.

Our treatments are designed to reflect the tranquillity and uninterrupted beauty of the Whitsundays and its ocean treasures.



Our chefs daily changing menu is inspired by the natural surroundings of Long Island and the Whitsundays, using the freshest seasonal produce sourced from the Island’s own vegetable garden and from nearby surrounding farming regions.


Reserve Your Adventure

With its location set amongst the Whitsunday Islands there are boundless opportunities to explore the island and surrounds and many once-in-a-lifetime moments. In addition to all the diving and snorkelling the heart desires, guests can take a sailing charter out to Whitehaven Beach or try their hand at fishing, or a helicopter tour to Heart Reef or Whitehaven Beach with a gourmet picnic hamper.

At Elysian there is adventure to suit everyone's taste.