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When it comes to planning a tropical holiday, sometimes deciding what to take with you is tougher than deciding where to go! So, if you’ve got your Great Barrier Reef vacay sorted, but not sure what to pack – don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.


Here’s a handy list of suitcase suggestions that will have you packed and on the plane in no time.

Going on a tropical island getaway? Here’s what to pack for an Orpheus Island escape

For Breakfast By The Water


Is there any better way to start the day than with a nourishing breakfast in the crisp sea breeze? Mornings in our main pavilion restaurant have a relaxed vibe, so you’ll be perfectly dressed in breezy linens, kaftans and sandals with a clean silhouette. Tones of white, cream and beige are easy options that never fail to look stylish. If you prefer a more elevated look, go for leather loafers, a low block heel or lace-up espadrilles. Pare back jewellery and other accessories, instead focusing on a chic pair of sunglasses and fedora to take in the pristine beach views.



For A Day On The Reef


No trip to Orpheus Island is complete without immersing yourself in the World Heritage surrounds of the Great Barrier Reef. Take advantage of our guided snorkelling tours, or forge your own path with unlimited use of our snorkelling and fishing equipment, motorised dinghies, paddleboards, kayaks and catamarans included as part of your stay.


Pack a couple of pairs of bathers (mix and match bikinis work a treat to change up your look while keeping luggage to a minimum) and a rash vest, as well as an oversized linen shirt and beach shorts, kaftan or voluminous maxi dress to pop on out of the water. Breathable, natural fabrics like cotton, linen and bamboo will ensure you feel fresh all day. And, of course, don’t forget a wide-brimmed hat and reef-safe sunscreen to protect your skin as well as the reef.

For A Breezy Afternoon


With stunning views from each of the beachfront retreats, there’s no doubt you’ll want to spend a little time relaxing in your room. Light, gathered cotton pants with a tee or tank top fit the bill, with shoes optional! If you’re up for adventure, just slip back into your sneakers for one of the Orpheus Island eco-tours which includes a beach clean-up at Picnic Bay.


As the afternoon lingers on, make your way to the main pavilion bar to watch the sunset over the Coral Sea. Pack a silk scarf to give yourself a myriad of styling options – these look elegant tied around a ponytail, as a headband or around the wrist.



For A Night Out For Dinner


The ambience in our award-winning restaurant is refined yet relaxed. Go casual-chic in a tiered maxi skirt and metallic sandals, or chinos and a light button-up shirt for men. If you feel like splashing out a little, it’s also a great opportunity to dress up in your favourite resort pieces – think silk jumpsuits, maxi dresses, wraps or two-piece coordinates in bold prints, a crochet dress or crystal-embellished kaftan. Go for fine, layered jewellery or statement earrings to complete the look.

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