Paradise Bay Island Resort.
Paradise Bay Island Resort.

Liquidators take over closed Whitsundays resort: reports

PARADISE Bay Island Resort on Long Island in the Whitsundays has been taken over by liquidators, southern media reports.

The resort went into administration in December 2011 but continued trading until March 2012.  

It was bought in April 2012 by former Darwin residents Barry and Julie Pickering, who spent a year renovating the resort.  

The resort featured a new day spa, waterfront infinity edge pool and sundeck.  

With a maximum of just 18 guests at any one time and no children, day visitors, mobile phones or internet, it was dubbed as one of the Whitsundays' ultimate, romantic island getaways.

The Pickerings then decided to put the island up for sale in June 2014

It's believed the resort has been closed for about 18 months.

The Sunday Mail reports Brendan Nixon from Stanley Morgan Solvency Accountants was appointed liquidator when the Federal Court in Brisbane issued a winding-up order against the Pickerings' company, Adayoun Resorts Pty on July 29.

Meanwhile Long Island Resort also in the Whitsundays is on the market and is expected to fetch $15-20million.

The resort has been closed since February 2015.


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