Richard Branson’s Makepeace Island resort in Noosa unveils revamp


Richard Branson’s luxury island resort in Noosa has reopened after a multi-million refurbishment.

Makepeace Island resort caters for groups up to 22 guests, with three two-bedroom villas and four private rooms with ensuites in the Bali House.

The revamp saw a refresh of the bathrooms and furniture across the island, and new tennis court, alongside upgrades to the roofing and commercial kitchen. A new barge has also been added to the Makepeace Island fleet.

“We are in the business of making lifelong memories, whether it be a multi-generational family gathering, a milestone birthday, anniversary or a corporate retreat — the renovations have made this easier for us,” Makepeace Island general manager Kate Gilbert told the Courier Mail.

“The island’s aesthetic, while in essence remaining the same, now presents as a better version of itself.”


James McBeath, a co-owner of the island resort, said the investment in the island’s maintenance was a great opportunity to give areas in the resort a refresh.

“Overall, the island feels like an even better, shinier version of what we were already fortunate enough to be enjoying,” he said.

“The island and team remain focused on actively participating and supporting the local Noosa and Sunshine Coast communities.

“Makepeace is a great opportunity for promoting local providers and service providers across all aspects of the island experience, and we will continue seeking to play our part within the beautiful community that is Noosa.”

The island resort is a favourite with celebrities, who can afford the upwards of $19,000 a night to stay there.