Makepeace Island


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Why Stay on Makepeace Island?

If you had to dream up the most romantic holiday ever, it would be hard to beat Makepeace Island; Richard Branson's heart-shaped island surrounded by real-life teddy bears!

But where does such a tropical paradise exist? Upstream from world-renowned Noosa Heads on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast lies the Virgin boss' Australian home. Originally a retreat for his family and friends, this Balinese-styled retreat offers an idyllic place to escape and unwind.

Makepeace is a sanctuary of seclusion which accommodates up to 20 castaways… and now you and your loved one could have exclusive and sole use of the island and be welcomed, loved, pampered and rejuvenated in a haven of utter peace, tranquillity and serenity.

If you go down to the woods today…

Aside from living like a billionaire, the absolute best thing (we think) about Makepeace Island are the koalas - they might not be having a teddy bears' picnic, but Sir Richard oversees a koala conservancy, in other words, a real teddy bear sanctuary!

Okay, back to the retreat! Just as you’d expect, Makepeace’s 3 villas each have 2 spacious bedrooms, opulent bathrooms, separate lounge areas, panoramic verandahs and waterfalls.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner from an Executive Chef, plus there’s an island bar for sipping cocktails next to the lagoon pool, an Indonesian relaxation wantilan for afternoon naps and an outdoor cinema. Activities include tennis, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, sunset lake cruise and Masterchef culinary classes and wine tastings.

In Short:

  • Stay on a heart-shaped island with real-life Teddy Bears!
  • Be pampered like a billionaire
  • If Makepeace Island is good enough for Sir Richard Branson...
  • it’s good enough for a Life of Riley!
Will Howell Cornes
Will Howell Cornes Author & Events Manager