Orpheus Island is one of the best exclusive island resorts in far north Queensland. It is situated just north from Townsville and can only be accessed by seaplane. There are no day visitors and there is a limit of 42 guests at any one time. The island itself is a continental island with a fringing reef and has a high central ridge that protects the resort from the prevailing south easterly winds. The resort itself is located on a beautiful beach on the north western side and everything is located on the beachfront. The James Cook University maintains a research station on the island which is located just north of the resort. This station is used to monitor the health of the surrounding Great Barrier Reef.
Orpheus Island Australia is a destination for those who want quiet seclusion rather than boisterous activities. The resort is more about great accommodation, sensational food and quiet relaxation than anything else and if this was the resort owner's goal then they have certainly achieved this. From the moment you step off the seaplane and board the transfer launch you will be transferred into an atmosphere of tropical opulence. The main restaurant and reception area is located right on the beach front and set among sensational tropical gardens. The restaurant has an air of a colonial plantation with its open air seating area amid the tropical atmosphere. Here you can sit down to a degustation style dinner every night or a fantastic lunch overlooking the ocean and beach and accompanied by a magnificent wine, icy cold beer or cocktail.
When you retire to your room, you will find all of the appointments to be of superb standard. The Orpheus Retreat is studio style and features their own private patio, personal spa bath and king size bed. The Nautilus Suites offer a huge patio, separate lounge and bedroom areas and have a personal spa. Each suite includes a king size bed or two single beds on request. These suites are located right on the beachfront.
If you are coming to Australia for a holiday and you would like to be pampered for a few days then a vacation at Orpheus Island should be just what the doctor ordered.