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Orpheus Island Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   PO Box 549 | Garbutt East, Orpheus Island, Queensland 4810, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay on Orpheus was wonderful.‭ ‬Highlights were:‭ ‬the scenery,‭ ‬Arie,‭ ‬Dan‭ ‬ and Andrew’s food,‭ ‬paddling a kayak at sunset,‭ ‬walking to Picnic Bay with Jen‭ (‬the gardener‭)‬,‭ ‬watching the full moon rise from the top of the hill,‭ ‬exploring the bays and Yanks Jetty with the motor boats.‭ ‬The activities-staff and wait-staff were wonderful and responsive.‭ ‬Rooms seemed... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear OnTheRoadHome, It was wonderful to read that you enjoyed so much about your time spent on Orpheus and I thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I'm pleased to report that Hinchinbrook Shire is finally nearing completion to the repairs on Yanks Jetty after the cyclone damage earlier this year and we hope to have all... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We opened the season earlier in March this year and travelled there with my wife and our 12-month old baby. 6 days stay. From the booking stage Meleana demonstrated excellence by answering all our special needs and we had quite a few queries related to our 12 months old baby. Shaun's greeting was much appreciated as soon as we landed... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Fran G, Thank you for taking the time to review your family's stay with us on Orpheus. We were so pleased to hear that we were able to help you escape your busy lives and enjoy some relaxing time while with us. That we were able to get you out to the reef and experience some solo guided dives... More

Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From the moment we booked until the time we departed everything about the Orpheus experience was superb. The helicopter ride from Townsville provided the perfect entree to the Island and we were met on arrival by manager Shaun who gave a us a brief overview on the resort and activities. All the staff were pleasant, polite, and engaging and the... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Butcher1961, We were very pleased to read that you found your Orpheus experience "superb" and thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is our hope that every guest departs the island having felt that they had the resort all to themselves and we are lucky that by having only 14 suites and catering... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

what can I say ... but we loved every moment of our stay at Orpheus. The staff make you feel welcomed from the moment you step off the helicopter. The remote location was ideal for a peaceful holiday - taking in every moment. Watching the sunsets, sipping on champagne and appreciating the natural environment, with no interruptions, turned out to... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Beth M, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on Orpheus Island. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and made the most of the relaxing environment while here. I'm sorry that I was not on the island during your stay but it would appear that our temporary manager, Scott, and the team did a... More

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited Orpheus for 4 night stay. Could have lived here. Just gorgeous. No tropical storms, only 14 guests plus abundant staff. Arrived and met the chef. They are renowned for their food - we know why!! Everything is included once you step foot on the island so it makes the experience all the more relaxing. Staff were happy to package... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karen S, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us on Orpheus Island. It was great to read that you enjoyed your time here and that you were not left wanting for anything during your visit. One of the great advantages of an inclusive resort is that for the most part you don't need to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Choosing Orpheus Island wasn't an easy decision. For the past few years, I have been dreaming about a Great Barrier Reef island resort holiday. What I wanted from my holiday was primarily relaxation and I had a bit of a wish list. I wanted: - Somewhere pleasantly warm and naturally beautiful. - To go snorkelling and try scuba-diving - As... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear epw2012, Choosing a holiday destination is never easy, even more so when it is a remote island, so we were very pleased that even though spoilt for choice you chose Orpheus. As passionate 'foodies', I was always confident that Arie and his talented team of chefs would be able to meet your expectations. To hear that they surpassed them... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were fortunate enough to stay on Orpheus Island for 4 nights with our three young children (aged 7, 6 and 3) in April 2014; we left feeling so relaxed and recharged, it was like we had been away for weeks! It was definitely the highlight of our little Aussie trip. The staff are all simply wonderful; very friendly and... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear snoozeyb, Thank you for taking the time to review your family's recent stay with us on Orpheus. It was great to hear that the children enjoyed their time with us much as the parents and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words of thanks to the team. We strive to have all our visitors feel like guests... More

melbourne
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

What can I say in a word, Spectacular. From the Minute you get picked up for your Helicopter transfer to the minute they drop you back at the airport, you feel like a Royal, yes you heard me Like a Royal. Lap it up while you are there as time fly's doing nothing or every thing. It was our 28th... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear cookie092, It was wonderful to hear that you are returning to visit with us again and we are looking forward to welcoming yourself and your mum today. It's just a shame that John wonn't be joining us for this trip. You're description of your vacation summed up the experience our team strives to give each and everyone of our... More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed on Orpheus for six nights in March 2014 & I can honestly say it's the best resort I've ever had the opportunity to stay in & I'm lucky enough to have stayed in some amazing parts of the world. Not only was the resort beautiful & maintained in absolutely tip-top condition, it was also fantastically welcoming - Shaun... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amy L, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us on Orpheus. We were very happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday so much and especially pleased that you consider our resort to be one of the best you have experienced. That you found so much to enjoy during your time here is wonderful.... More

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15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had a fantastic time at Orpheus, from the staff (especially the marine team, the bar staff, Arie and Shaun) who go out of their way to make your staff enjoyable, to the fantastic location. We arrived with the intention of chilling out and we certainly did!. The food is fantastic. The hotel arranges events each day, but you can use... More

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Shaun_Grant, General Manager at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Thompsons_hols, It was great to hear that you got the relaxing vacation you were seeking. I'm also very pleased to report that tropical cyclone Ita passed over us without incident and there was no damage to the property or the island in general. After a quick clean up, we welcomed our first guests back yesterday and are preparing for... More

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Address: PO Box 549 | Garbutt East, Orpheus Island, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Orpheus Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Orpheus Island Resort 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Orpheus is very much a secret to the outside world, a rare island hideaway of exceptional beauty!Located just 80km north of Townsville, amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the island stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises of a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park. Access is either via a 25 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or an hour journey from Cairns. The newly renovated lodge accommodates just 34 indulged guests at any one time, ensuring absolute seclusion and serenity! Offering the ultimate romantic escape, a luxurious family getaway, unique outdoorsy experiences, or booked in its entirety for exclusive use, Orpheus is emerging as the ‘new’ undiscovered tropical destination on Australia’s doorstep. Orpheus boasts a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences! Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought after reef and game fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a dingy and discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe Orpheus. Alternatively, Orpheus provides the perfect backdrop for a more private interlude if guests wish to simply shut off from the outside world and succumb to the pleasure of a unique aboriginal-inspired massage. Accommodation rates are inclusive of all gourmet meals, celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly caught and grown seasonal delights, a selection of regional wines and beers, a daily nature-based experience, and the island’s signature ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience which allows guests to enjoy an intimate dinner for two under a starlit canopy. ... more   less 
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