Welcoming You to ZEN Beach Retreat - Your Hosted Experience

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The Art of Welcome is the foundation of your ZEN hosting experience.

At the heart of ZEN is your hosted experience. We welcome each of our guests with total simplicity and authenticity.  Uniqueness shines through where ZEN tailors services for you.

Your welcome is customised to your needs, at ZEN we find time to connect and form true sincere relationships. Our personal touch is a personalised hosting experience delivered with discretion.

The welcome experience is the cornerstone of ZEN, we care about our guest, we want to surprise them and we want to wow them.

Shane & Pascaline Emms.

At the heart of ZEN we welcome each of our guests with total simplicity and authenticity.  Uniqueness shines through where ZEN tailors services for you.

Your welcome is customised to your needs, at ZEN we find time to connect and form true sincere relationships. Our personal touch is a personalised hosting experience delivered with discretion.

The welcome experience is the cornerstone of ZEN, we care about our guest, we want to surprise them and we want to wow them.

Shane & Pascaline Emms.

THE ZEN Beach Retreat SIGNATURE

Our signature is "There is only one true luxury, that of human relationships." Antoine de Saint-Exupery. 

As the relaxed luxury beachfront retreat on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, our Signature is a subtle mix of elegance , conviviality and authenticity.

At ZEN we cultivate the art of welcoming in the true essence of hospitality. 

Guests feel ZEN is their home away from home.  

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The entrance lobby sets the scene for your ZEN Experience.

Instantly relaxing with tranquillity fountains, subtle lighting and tropical gardens.

Transcend into an environment of well being and a relaxed luxury atmosphere as you enter the retreat.

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During your stay, we can guide you through the spectacular UNESCO listed sites or a lip-smackingly good discovery of the iconic food and beverages of the region.

 You can feel the magic swimming with turtles, meet local heroes or invite you to relax while sharing a plate under the milky way.

Breathe the sea-salt energy during a spa treatment, our ultimate goal is that you create unforgettable memories to share with your family and friends.

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Panoramic glass windows open up to breathtaking ocean views creating the soul of the retreat.

Soul that we, Shane and Pascaline, your host, with our precious team, intend to preserve.

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Surrounded with amazing natural beauty in the  Southern Great Barrier Reef,  we happily share the Best Kept Secrets of the Reef & Fraser Island with you.

 We help you discover this unique ZEN atmosphere for yourself.
 

At ZEN Beach Retreat we create bespoke journey's, connecting together in settings of incredible natural beauty and exceptional guest experiences.

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Reach out to Shane & Pascaline to start your journey!

Your Private Fully Hosted Getaway - Memories That Last Forever

Shane Emms

Experiencing cultures & diversity across the globe has been a personal life journey and treasure.

Being able to now showcase Australia's treasures whilst meeting new people, is a dream come true - Shane Emms

Shane Emms

Experiencing cultures & diversity across the globe has been a personal life journey and treasure.

Being able to now showcase Australia's treasures whilst meeting new people, is a dream come true - Shane Emms

I have been lucky to travel many parts of the world and experience some extraordinary places, however visiting the Southern Great Barrier Reef & Fraser Island, for the first time, still remains one of my best highlights.

We built ZEN specifically to be the perfect home away from home.

A relaxing sanctuary and private retreat where nature, the beach and the environment combine as one in something truly special.

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Like long lost friends, I love welcoming guests for a smile, a laugh together and ensuring they have a brilliant time at ZEN.

I fully understand travel and time pressures, we make sure guests can live in the moment and enjoy the sensory experiences that surround us every day. 

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We developed the Best Kept Secrets on the Great Barrier Reef to introduce to the world some unique and rare secrets that few know about.

Travellers seek real off the grid experiences, little gems that are largely undiscovered.

Everyone knows the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island, but few know the real secrets that lie within the Reef & Fraser.

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We love partnering with the most down to earth and vibrant local personalities and guides so guests can unlock their own secrets for themselves, just like we have.

' I look forward to welcoming new friends at ZEN'

Reach out to Shane to start your journey!

Your Private Fully Hosted Getaway - Memories That Last Forever

Pascaline Emms

As a world nomad I realised how important it is to be welcome and feel welcomed. 

I acknowledge the link of feeling well in a sense of “wellness” or “wellbeing’ but most importantly I take care of guests hidden desires or pleasures which are implied - Pascaline Emms

As a world nomad I realised how important it is to be welcome and feel welcomed. 

I acknowledge the link of feeling well in a sense of “wellness” or “wellbeing’ but most importantly I take care of guests hidden desires or pleasures which are implied - Pascaline Emms

Well-come.

Welcoming our guests at ZEN is for me an invitation to come and be well, it’s an invitation to be received into the goodness of our retreat, this place that you as a guest are offered to share, to connect, to be cared for.

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Passionate about the arts and well being, when Shane and I decided to embark in our hospitality journey, I focused my attention to the art of well-come,  where every day is an opportunity to master this art.

I love to welcome our guest with a seasonal drink, some refreshing fruit, a delicate scented towel, surprise them with a little delicatess when they don’t expect it.

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My ultimate goal is to make our guests feel at home, It may look different, it may smell different, but somehow it just feels like home and it’s great to be there.

Simple, Elegant & Authentic are my key values that I carry either through the ZEN experiences, the atmosphere of the retreat or throughout the wellness programs we have at ZEN.

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Welcome as a hospitality practice is like holding space for another person, at ZEN we bring our entire presence to you, we walk along with you, sharing your unique journey.

Yet we are completely willing to end up wherever you want to go!! 

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Reach out to Pascaline to start your journey!

Your Private Fully Hosted Getaway - Memories That Last Forever