In a world that’s always interruptive Elysian offers that rare chance let go of life’s pressures and relax: to simply slow down immersed in a natural idyllic island setting like no other.
If you’re looking to escape the crowds this summer, then you could do no better than focus your mind, body and spirit towards the upcoming launch of Elysian, a new Whitsundays retreat located at Paradise Bay on the southern tip of Long Island. Elysian is promoted as the most secluded island retreat in the region, and few could argue. Located in a three-hectare private cove setting surrounded by lush rainforest and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef marine park, Elysian promises to be a first class boutique experience: its small team of dedicated staff, including a private chef, will cater for the wishes of only a maximum of 20 guests.
Ten beautifully appointed oceanfront villas are crafted from solid Queensland hardwoods and feature high cathedral ceilings, large windows and private balconies that present uninterrupted ocean and rainforest views.
The chef’s menu, changing daily, is inspired by the tropical island setting: local sustainable seafoods will be on the menu with line-caught fish and superb delights like scallops and rare Whitsundays lobster as available. Fresh seasonal produce sourced from the the island’s own vegetable garden, and from the nearby fruit and vegetable-growing centre of Bowen to the North, provide the strong focus on organic and raw cuisines, ensuring a wholesome and soul-nourishing experience, while balanced by the resort’s sustainability ethos. Elysian is due to open mid December 2018.