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Indulge in ‘The Art of Tropical Living’.

Executive Retreats are the specialists in luxury holiday accommodation and destination venues in Tropical North Queensland and beyond. Offering a premium portfolio of beachfront houses and villas, luxury and lifestyle retreats and resort style apartments, we offer an unprecedented standard and service to our clients.

Choose between unique and luxurious destinations dotted along the northern beaches near Cairns and Mission Beach, in the heart of Port Douglas or on private acreages near the Daintree, as well as the luxurious Kangaroo Island off South Australia. Let our experienced concierge tailor your holiday experiences.

What Makes An Executive Retreats Property?

Our philosophy is simple – to provide a luxurious escape for you in some of the most breathtaking parts of Australia. A retreat where every need is met and every want already considered.

This is why our dedication to impeccable executive service is complete from the time of booking to your arrival and everything in between.  All you need to just relax and enjoy the holiday.

Imagine an environment where it really is possible to switch off, indulge in your passions for activities and sports and even having time to discover contemporary ways to rejuvenate such as yoga sessions and relaxing spa treatments in the privacy of your own property. Our high-quality range of accommodation reflects the discerning standards of our guests and their lifestyles and, importantly, we understand the meaning of first-class service with all the detail and thought that it requires. If you need it, we make it happen.

Executive Retreats has a reputation for being one of the leading executive holiday and romantic escape destinations and sought-after boutique honeymoon locations. Whatever your holiday wishes, just contact us with your requirements and we’ll do the rest.

Wendy & Hans van der Wolf

With backgrounds rich in high-end hospitality as Sydney restaurateurs and First Class international flight crew, it only seemed natural that Executive Retreats owners and hosts, Wendy and Hans van der Wolf would make a living out of sharing a luxury lifestyle with visitors to the regions that mean the most to them.

From Holland to New South Wales, through to finding their haven in Tropical North Queensland in the late 1980s, Wendy and Hans invested in beachfront properties at Four Mile and Newell Beach, enabling them to develop their passion for interior design and a unique approach to tropical architecture.

Working alongside award winning Queensland Tropical Building Designer Chris Vandyke, together Hans and Wendy created “The Art of Tropical Living’. This culminated in the design and development of what has become one of Australia’s most exclusive holiday retreats – Bali Hai. They have since gone on to finesse their love of architecture, design and luxury living.

Today Hans and Wendy live in Tropical Far North Queensland, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef, indulging in their passion for sailing from their Newell Beach House.

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