Palm Bay Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, beach massages
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Palm Bay Resort

Palm Bay Resort

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Palm Bay Beach

9.2/10 Superb

135 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Spa
Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays, Whitsundays, QLD, 4741
Main amenities
  • 25 guestrooms
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Spa tub
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Outdoor swimming pools
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Hamilton Island Golf Club - 1 min walk
  • Palm Bay Beach - 1 min drive
  • Molle Islands National Park - 1 min drive
  • Shute Harbour Jetty - 5 min drive
  • Port of Airlie - 15 min drive
  • Airlie Beach Market - 15 min drive
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon - 16 min drive
  • Boathaven Beach - 19 min drive
  • Shingley Beach - 18 min drive
  • Turtle Boardwalk - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast) - 48 min drive
  • Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef) - 6.5 miles/10.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Palm Bay Resort

Palm Bay Resort offers an airport shuttle at scheduled times for AUD 75 per person one-way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include 2 bars/lounges, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Outside alcohol is not permitted, but is available for purchase.
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Options include sea plan, helicopter, or water taxi from Hamilton Island or Shute Harbor.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • No onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop

Taking the kids

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor tennis court

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Palm Bay Day Spa. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Thai massages.

The spa is open select days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 15 and AUD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 75 per person (one-way)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Palm Bay Resort Long Island
Palm Bay Long Island
Palm Bay Resort Hotel
Palm Bay Resort Whitsundays
Palm Bay Resort Hotel Whitsundays

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Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

My partner and i stayed her for 2 nights and i wish we could have made it longer. The grounds and views are absolutely stunning, the staff are kind and the vibe there is like a Bali retreat. To top it all off i got engaged there and the staff were in on it and helped my partner organize the most amazing engagement surprise. I love this place and will definitely be returning!
Tarryn, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent all round. Beautiful location, staff were really friendly and the food is first class
Nicholas, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Love the uniqueness and quietness of this island. The beach bungalow was tops and perfect for sunsets and early morn hammock lazing. Some great short walks. The bay is pretty, bit rockier than expected. the restaurant and facilities were great and reasonably priced. Definately recommend for a couple nights.
Paul, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

Very peaceful resort
Kylie, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This was rustic paradise. Friendly staff and a perfect quiet lagoon setting. Beautiful walks to secluded Sandy bay and deserted resorts. One walk to Sandy Bay we were inundated by colourful butterflies- spectacular. Unreal sunsets, great wildlife and genius idea with self catering in a perfect huge well equipped kitchen and dining room and the staff clean up all your dishes after you cook. Also have a great cafe Wednesday to Sunday with nice pizzas and other selections for lunch and dinner. They also have a great little shop with the essentials including ice creams of which we had too many! Food ordered and delivered by Whitsunday Provisioning was excellent. Great pool and sunset bar and pavilion. Kayak rides in the beautiful blue lagoon and around to other isolated beaches was incredible. Cabin had ridiculous views of the lagoon and balconies with hammocks. We saw whales, turtles, stingrays, wallabies, bird life, goannas, snakes, bush turkeys and more. Do yourself a favour and get to this little gem!
14-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolute paradise. We came here for our honeymoon. Such a great spot to unwind and relax. Beautiful views, walking tracks and wildlife. The day spa is so relaxing and the lunch and dinners we ate at the bar were great. Highly recommend.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very Good

Lovely peaceful setting with beautiful gardens and beach. Loved the sunset bar. Staff were mostly friendly and helpful. Enjoyed the bushwalks, kayaking and cocktails.
4-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Peaceful, great walking tracks, lots of wildlife, free kayaks, water at your doorstep, top notch rooms
Tim, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review