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Peppers Palm Bay

Thursday, October 9, 2008
Long Island lies in the heart of the Whitsunday Islands, around 20 minutes from both Hamilton Island and Shute Harbour. It can be accessed by ferry, helicopter and seaplane.

Peppers Palm Bay is the ultimate secluded getaway for couples. The small resort has just 21 bungalows, plus a restaurant, pool and tennis court. There are no telephones, televisions or Internet — all have been replaced by a private beach, swaying palms and hammocks. If you really want to, there is a DVD room with wide-screen television and library.

It's all about relaxing at Peppers Palm Bay. It is surrounded by national park rainforest, beautiful bushwalks, paddle skiing and getting around in the property's motorised dinghy. Guests can take a leisurely 45-minute walk to Sandy Bay or a 20-minute walk to the other side of the island where the larger Long Island Resort is located. Arrange a delicious picnic hamper to take along and choose just the spot to stop and enjoy where you are.

Cabins, bures and bungalows are elegant and secluded. Cabins are standard rooms with queen bed and ensuite. Bures are deluxe rooms with queen bed, lounge and ensuite. Bungalows are suites with queen bed, day bed, separate living area and large ensuite. All have private balconies with hammock, pitched roof with ceiling fans, air-conditioning and mini bar.

If you really want to spoil yourself, the Platinum Suite has two bedrooms, each with private entry and ensuite. A wraparound deck is perfect for alfresco dining and has fabulous views of the Whitsunday Passage.

Endota Spa has three treatment rooms and offers a range of day spa treatments. The emphasis there is on refreshing mind, body and spirit. There is a freshwater pool, a natural swimming lagoon and heated spa.

Guests may enjoy romantic candlelit dinners at La Riviera or at the Beach Hut which is also perfect for pre-dinner sunset drinks.

If you never want to leave, it is possible to purchase a bure, so the dream can continue!

Location

Peppers Palm Bay, Long Island, a 20-minute boat transfer from Hamilton Island.

Cost

Peppers Palm Bay rooms start at $460 a double a night. Breakfast is included

. Virgin Blue has flights to Hamilton Island.

One-way fares from:

  • Brisbane $115
  • Sydney $169
  • Melbourne $189
  • Adelaide $179
  • Perth $345

There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on the Internet. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable.

Fares are correct at October 9, 2008 and are subject to change.

For further information

Peppers Palm Bay
Ph: (07) 4946 9233
www.peppers.com.au
palmbay@peppers.com.au

Virgin Blue
Ph: 136 789
www.virginblue.com.au

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