Most people visiting the Whitsundays are looking for breath-taking surroundings - deserted white-sand beaches, crystal-blue water and coral reefs bursting with colour. For honeymooners, tranquil Paradise Bay is the perfect romantic hideaway encompassing these details and more.

Guests step off a helicopter to be greeted by the hotel's dedicated hosts and taken to their waterfront bungalow. Each of the expertly-crafted cabins has its own terrace and is decorated with antique Australian furniture and Aboriginal artwork handpicked from the owner Peter Spann's collection.

Newlyweds are treated to dinner - prepared using fresh ingredients by the award-winning chefs - on the beach, or on their own private balcony if they prefer. Described by the resort as the 'heart of paradise', the Gazebo Lounge is the place for guests to soak up the sun, relax with a cocktail, and snack on canapés provided by the hotel while taking in the stunning views of nearby National Park

However, Paradise Bay isn't just a place to sun-bathe. The resort also offers plenty of activities and adventures: couples can sail on the Wilderness Explorer - a 34-foot catamaran complete with a knowledgeable skipper whose captivating stories and keen interest in the local flora and fauna make for an enthralling journey; be taken to a deserted beach for snorkelling in the warm waters; or take a guided kayaking tour to explore the mangrove estuaries of Conway National Park. Between July and September, guests are likely to encounter dolphins, turtles and humpback whales among the abundance of wildlife. Newlyweds looking for paradise really won't find a better place than this secluded haven.

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