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Palm Bay Resort

Long Island, Whitsundays, QLD

Offering complete tranquility and seclusion, Palm Bay has been designed to intricately blend into its natural surroundings and is simply a stone’s throw from some of Australia’s most iconic reefs and beaches.

Palm Bay Resort offers a unique resort experience, with 25 unique accommodation villas, suites and houses that are ideal for couples, individuals or families and we can cater to groups of up to 60 people offering sole occupancy of the resort for events, weddings and corporate functions.

Palm Bay Resort offers self-catering as well as a bistro style restaurant on site with lunch and dinner daily in the peak season and five days a week during Feb, Mar, April. The restaurant also offers a simple breakfast on the weekends.

Resort Activities
Complimentary - Snorkeling, Kayaking, Tennis, Bush Walking, Boules, Fishing

Small Cost Activities
Fishing - (Fishing gear for hire at $15 per day)
Watersports (Charges Apply) - Paradise Explorer (Private Charter Boat), Ocean Rafting
Flight Tours - Air Whitsundays Panorama Tour - (Seaplane), Scenic Flights and Tours - (Helicopter)

Dining & Bars
Palm Bay Resort is self-catering and you will need to bring your own food, buy or supplement your food provisions from the Palm Bay Store. The main food preparation area overlooking the resort pool is equipped with everything you will need to store and cook your food including crockery, cutlery, cookware and utensils, BBQs, gas burners, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, large fridge and freezer etc, so all you need to bring is yourselves and your food. Please note, Palm Bay Resort is fully licensed and has a strict no BYO alcohol policy. 

The Bar - Palm Bay offers a range of spirits, cocktails, beer, wine, and cider. You can enjoy a cocktail or a mocktail by the pool, and a refreshing beer or wine with dinner or anytime! Most evenings at sunset there is a happy hour with beer, wine and 2 cocktails that will change on a daily basis. Wood fired pizza, beer batter chips, salads and other options are available for purchase from the bar. Open daily for lunch 1:00pm to 3.30pm and dinner 5:00pm to 8:30pm. During off peak season (Feb-Mar), pizzas are available Wednesday to Sunday only.
Palm Bay Store -  The resort has a well stocked store that supplies pasta and pasta sauces, rice, eggs, long life milk, cheese, chocolate and soft drinks, a good supply of frozen meats, seafood and breads as well as a wide range of non-perishable items like snack foods, canned food and condiments.
Self Catering -  There are 3 different catering companies: Whitsunday Provisioning, Slice of Nature, and Fishi, they provide gourmet planned meals at a cost per day, as well as supermarket food. ALL food orders must be placed a minimum of 48 hours in advance, and will be delivered to Shute Harbour where a Palm Bay staff member will collect from to deliver to the resort (fee applies). 

Palm Blue Day Spa 
The resort day spa, offers a tranquil space where you can unwind, relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. With a complete spa menu to choose from you can pick just one treatment, or combine them to create your ultimate day spa pampering experience.

Transfer Information 
Ferry Transfers (bookings are essential)

Island Transfers provide multiple daily departures connecting with flights to and from Hamilton Island and Proserpine (Whitsunday coast) airports
  • Island Transfers services depart from Shute Harbour to Palm Bay at 8:00am, 10:30am, 2:00pm and 5:00pm
  • Island Transfers services returning from Palm Bay to Shute Harbour at 8:30am, 11:00am, 2:30pm, and 5:30pm
  • Fares starting from $55.00 per adult and $30.00 per child
Island Transfers can organise connecting shuttles. They can transfer outside of scheduled times for an extra fee.

Seaplane (bookings are essential)
  • Air Whitsundays fly from Proserpine Airport to Palm Bay Resort for $990.00 for a six seater aircraft.
  • Which includes two or four passengers plus luggage.
Please note: Transfer prices are current as at June 2020 and may change without notice.

Choose Your Room

Beachfront Villa

The perfect choice for couples looking for a relaxing, private beachfront getaway. Plenty of room to relax and a featuring a cosy deck with double hammock.
2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
Min 3 Nights
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Oceanview Bure

Offers views of the water from the Northern hillside of Palm Bay. With a wrap around balcony, private deck with double hammock and the privacy of being higher than everyone else, giving you the feeling of being completely alone on an island.
2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
Min 3 Nights
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Serenity Bure

Nestled only a few metres from the beachfront offering glimpses of the water from a lush tropical garden setting which attracts birds and wallabies. Features a private deck with double hammock.
2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
Min 3 Nights
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Beachfront Bure

A beautiful and peaceful escape for couples. Located close to the water's edge, these Balinese inspired bures, feature a private deck with double hammock.
2 Guests
1 Queen Bed
Min 3 Nights
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Hibiscus Suite

Tucked away into the treetops are the beautiful Hibiscus Suites. Elevated and set slightly back from the ocean these beautiful rooms offer privacy and incredible ocean views. Hibiscus Suites are the perfect option for couples looking for tranquillity and seclusion offering a private sun deck, additional balcony and a comfortable lounge area for quiet relaxation.
2 Guests
1 Queen Bed

1 Bedroom Beachfront Bungalow

The one bedroom bungalows offer luxurious self-contained accommodation. Positioned on the beachfront the one bedroom bungalow features a day room which is spacious and comfortable with glass doors letting in natural light.
2 - 3 Guests
1 King Bed

2 Bedroom Beachfront Bungalow

With beach frontage and views across Palm Bay and the Lagoon our two bedroom bungalow offers the ultimate in space and tranquillity.
2 - 5 Guests
1 Queen Bed & 2 Single Beds

Oceanview House

A luxurious two story, two bedroom house that has a balcony on both levels, with decking furniture, perfect for soaking in the Whitsundays in privacy from above Palm Bay lagoon.
2 - 4 Guests
2 Queen Beds

Platinum House

Perched at the top of a hill overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Coral Sea below you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views from your very own private expansive deck as you relax on the large wooden outdoor entertaining and dining area.
2 - 6 Guests
1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed

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Guest Information

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Reception Hours

Daily: 7:00am - 7.00pm
If you are arriving outside these times, please advise so after hours check-in arrangements may be made.

Arrival Info

Photo ID and a credit card pre-authorisation may be required on check-in for all bookings.

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Car Parking

No onsite car parking available

Children & Extra Guests

Extra guests allowed at additional charge


  • Tour Desk
  • Tennis Court - Full Size
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Spa
  • Luggage Storage
  • Guest Laundry
  • Day Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Cafe / Coffee Shop
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Babysitting Available (charges apply)
  • Resort Shop
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Library

Distance Information

Hamilton Island Airport: 11km
Proserpine Airport: 35km
Nearest Beach: 10m

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