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Is a holiday on your horizon? Or are you looking for a little bit of inspiration for your next escape?

Find out what’s taking off in the world of travel, with a rundown of our Top 5 Travel Trends for 2020.


Conscious Travel

Conscious Travel: The Top Travel Trend of 2020

Think of 2020 as the year of the conscious traveller, with the popularity of environmentally friendly holidays on the rise. Travellers are prioritising eco-friendly, sustainable accommodation over traditional hotels and resorts, with over half of travellers surveyed recently by stating that they would not go to a destination if it would negatively impact the environment or the people there.


At Orpheus Island Lodge we are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment, and providing sustainable accommodation and facilities so our beautiful island and stunning surrounds are preserved for generations to come. AUD $50 per guest is also donated to the Northern Escape Collection’s Reef Keepers Fund, aimed at protecting and preserving the Great Barrier Reef. Find out more about our philosophy and ongoing conservation efforts here.



All inclusive accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef

Travel Trend 1: All Inclusive Accommodation

For a truly stress-free holiday, travellers are opting for all-inclusive resorts. It’s hard to go past the unprecedented convenience and value of having your accommodation, meals, beverages and activities all rolled into one price-point! No wonder all-inclusive travel is on the rise in 2019.


The all-inclusive accommodation at Orpheus Island Lodge provides guests with three gourmet meals daily, a selection of Australian wines and beers, a daily experiences to explore natural surrounds, and use of non-motorised water equipment. Find out more about our luxurious all-inclusive packages on the Great Barrier Reef.



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Private & remote holiday destinations

Travel Trend 2: Remote Destinations

Many holiday-makers are steering away from the traditional destinations in 2019 in favour of smaller, more boutique locations. In a modern hyper-connected world, travellers are looking to escape on their holidays, with more people than ever attracted by places that offer space, serenity and the opportunity to completely disconnect.


With only 14 private rooms and the ability to accommodate just 28 people, Orpheus Island Lodge is the ultimate in a secluded, unspoilt tropical paradise. Disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones at our remote and private island resort.



Great Barrier Reef Where To Eat

Gourmet dining on the Great Barrier Reef

Travel Trend 3: Gourmet Holidays

Culinary tourism is an industry that is rapidly growing, as more foodie travellers are looking for destinations that provide memorable dining experiences. A glass of Chianti in Turkey, eating from a street vendor in Vietnam, taking a cooking class in India or a private degustation dinner under the stars on an exclusive island resort! For most travellers, a gourmet food experience is a way to truly experience a destination.


Orpheus Island Lodge is the ultimate food lover’s destination. Awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2019 Australian Good Food Guide, guests at Orpheus Island enjoy ‘hatted’ restaurant dished for every course


The Orpheus Island Lodge signature dining experience ‘Dining with the Tides’ is a must do for any guest to the island. The intimate six-course degustation dinner for two is served on the island’s starlit pier, looking out over the magnificent Coral Sea while Barramundi, Eagle Rays, Reef Sharks and Spangled Emperor swim below.



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Luxury accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef

Travel Trend 4: Luxury Getaways

A survey of over a thousand travel advisers revealed that the modern traveller is now seeking high-end and experiential travel. Gone are the days where a guest counts the square meterage of their suite; it now all about experiences, personalisation and discovering emerging luxury travel hot spots before they become overdone!


Orpheus Island Lodge delivers once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef! Our in-house chefs customise dining menus based on guest taste preferences and dietary requirements, the Gwandalan Day Spa offers an ‘island exotics beach massage’ by the water’s edge under the swaying palms, and the lodge offers complimentary island activities such as snorkelling, fishing and sunset cruises to explore the natural surrounds.


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If you are looking for an island destination with secluded sandy white beaches, pristine coral reefs, and boutique accommodation, then enquire now to stay at Orpheus Island Lodge.


With an immaculate turquoise coastline and coral reef systems accessible from the neighbouring bay, Orpheus Island Lodge is the ultimate destination for breathtaking beauty and luxury accommodation.


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