Ultimate adults-only eco retreat in Queensland to say ‘I do’

One of the most secluded islands in the Whitsundays is your dream wedding destination in Queensland.

As soon as the helicopter lands you’ll be in the serenity of the lush Elysian Retreat tucked in a private cove on Long Island. The most secluded all-inclusive island retreat in the Whitsundays and the first 100% solar powered resort on the Great Barrier Reef, it’s the ultimate wedding destination to say ‘I do’.

With just 10 private villas and a maximum of 20 adults-only guests, you’ll be transfixed from the moment of arrival via a stunning six-minute helicopter transfer from Hamilton Island or Airlie Beach.

Wedding in the Whitsundays

Elysian Retreat is the place to escape for a custom wedding or elopement with options to choose a truly bespoke, and unforgettable experience. All suited to your personal taste with intimate groups of up to 20 guests.

The most secluded island in the Whitsundays, it goes without saying this is the place to escape if you plan on eloping. And for those who do want to bring family, you’ll have exclusive use of the resort and its 10 oceanfront villas. Just you, your love and 18 of your family or friends. Marry on the pool deck where you will gaze across the bluer-than-blue ocean to the lush, rainforest-clad hills of Cape Conway National Park.

Passionate award-winning chefs will create nourishing and comforting meals with fresh local, seasonal and organic produce of a menu created just for you and your guests. 

Pool, ocean and mountain views © Elysian Retreat
Views across the azure sea © Elysian Retreat

Epic oceanfront villas

Nestled into a private cove with a mostly rocky beach, surrounded by national park rainforest and the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a blissful escape where a small expert team will shower you in five-star service.

With ocean, mountain and rainforest views you’ll be at one with nature during your stay sleeping in paradise. In each villa are high cathedral ceilings that have been crafted from solid Australian hardwood. Each villa boasts a king bed (or two singles), organic beauty products in the en-suite bathrooms, and wireless speakers for your perfect wedding party playlist. A private deck offer uninterrupted water views with an outdoor shower for the ultimate tropical wash.

Read more: The most romantic resorts for your destination wedding

Elysian Retreat Villa interior
Coastal cool © Elysian Retreat

Food, fun and frivolity

On the island, greenery abounds at the fully solar-powered property. Home-grown fruit and vegetables feature heavily in the daily changing menu, along with local seafood. Expect fresh prawns, Moreton Bay bugs and wild-caught fish.

Begin each day with complimentary yoga classes before a dip in the magnesium infinity pool. Then head to the spa and let the experienced team treat you to personalised organic Ayurvedic treatments.

For a romantic getaway beyond the resort, jump aboard the Lotus for a picnic in a secluded bay. Or take to the skies on board a chopper for a scenic tour over Heart Reef. This stunning coral composition has naturally formed into the shape of a love heart.

 jump aboard Elysian Retreat's vessel, Lotus and explore the area © Elysian Retreat
Jump aboard the resort’s vessel, Lotus © Elysian Retreat

If staying in is more your style, while away your days in the complete privacy of your air-conditioned villa. Sway away in your private hammock or lounging on the day bed of your balcony. No one need ever know you’re here.

This article was produced in partnership with Elysian Retreat. www.elysianretreat.com.au

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