Crystalbrook Riley has opened a specialty rum and seafood bar surrounded by swaying palm trees that aims to go beyond the traditional resort bar experience.

Designed by acclaimed interior architecture and design studio Mitchell and Eades, the Calypso Club offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with capacity for 100 guests, in a playful and vibrant setting.

A hand-painted mural created by renowned Melbourne-based artist Mark Conlon, paired perfectly with the venue’s design, welcomes guests into the space, with the tropical theme continued throughout.

“We are thrilled to introduce Calypso Club as the newest addition to Cairns’ hospitality scene in time for the summer months,” said Crystalbrook Riley General Manager, Melissa Shaw.

“As we unveil this new tropical oasis, we’re looking forward to offering a dining destination that captivates the senses and reflects the vibrant essence of Cairns. We can’t wait to share the charm of Calypso Club with our guests.”

Sustainability and seasonality are a major focus at the venue with fresh local seafood a big feature on the menu of coastal inspired dishes.

Local and international rums, and an abundance of fresh seasonal tropical fruit are on offer as well as a refined cocktail program curated by renowned cocktail specialist and Director of The Social Spirits, Tom Bulmer.