Shhhhh! We don't want you to go screaming this news from the rooftops. We have stumbled upon an affordable day trip from Shute Harbour Airlie Beach to Palm Bay Resort on Long Island, that must be kept a secret.
Perhaps you can tell really close friends, but the less that know of this awesome day trip the easier it will be for us select few to get a seat on the transfer vessel, so not too many now, just really close friends and strictly no relatives.
Island Transfers run a ferry service between Shute Harbour and Palm Bay for just $75 pp return about 3 or 4 times per day. Upon arrival at Palm Bay you are welcomed by a staff member in a meet and greet session and invited to enjoy the facilities of this beautiful island resort.
Palm Bay Resort is a small self catering resort with stunning views of the Whitsundays, therefore it is advisable to bring a picnic lunch or your own provisions. There is a self serve kiosk with basic supplies and a bar, but it does not have a restaurant. Wood fired pizza is available except on Mondays and Tuesdays. You are welcome to use the kitchen area and BBQ's to prepare your own meals. You won't starve or die of thirst if you bring no food or drink, but the choice is limited.
Day guests may use the resort pool and there are several stunning bush walks to enjoy for those who love a little exercise.
We were very impressed on our fist day trip to Palm Bay Resort. It is small, visually beautiful and very photogenic, with a nice sheltered bay. We highly recommend the trip for couples.
Due to the limited facilities, larger family groups may find the setting a little exclusive as the resort does cater for a quiet relaxed style holiday.
For day trips contact Island Transfers on 0488 022 868 or visit their website
Want to enjoy a night or two on the island? The accommodation is very luxurious so book online direct Palm Bay Resort
As usual we will let the photos show you this beautiful island resort.