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Awarded accommodation meets world-class beaches
Tucked between the North Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands are an archipelago primed for private catamaran tours and marathon relaxation sessions. Coated in a light dusting of some of the purest sand in the world, Hamilton Island has a world of choices when it comes to accommodation, with apartments, villas and bungalows suitable for all budgets.
For a hotel that's easy on the hip pocket, opt for a lodge on laidback Long Island, just off the mainland. Families often flock to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, while honeymooners relish the exclusive luxury of Hayman Island.
High-end hotels from Hamilton to Hayman
While the Whitsundays may have some 74 islands to its name, only eight are inhabited: Hamilton, Dent, Whitsunday, Hook, Hayman, Daydream, Long, South Molle and Lindeman. While there are a number of family-friendly Whitsundays accommodation choices scattered around the islands, luxury retreats are a specialty of the region.
Soak in the Hayman experience at the 5-star Whitsundays resort, which has made its mark on the Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame, where the water temperature is always perfect and restaurants are headed by master chefs. On Hamilton Island, qualia is the perfect retreat for mums and dads (no kids allowed) complete with private salt-water plunge pools.
Wake up on the Whitsundays Coast
Airlie Beach is the heart of the Whitsunday Coast. While at certain times of the year it is known as a schoolies party hot spot, it's also a convenient launching pad for day trips to the Whitsunday Islands and outlying reef. From backpackers to bed and breakfasts, Airlie Beach accommodation extends from 3 to 5-star coastal retreats.
Ferries connect the Whitsundays Coast Airport at Proserpine with the islands multiple times during the day, departing from Able Point Marina at Airlie Beach. If you're still craving a little luxury without the Hayman price tag, look to the three P's of Airlie Beach: Peppers, Pinnacles and Peninsula.
Mantra Club Croc
Mantra Club Croc is your ideal gateway to the Whitsundays located just footsteps from the shores of Pioneer Bay, a short 2 km stroll to Airlie Beach Lagoon and 13km from Shute Harbour. With a beautiful lagoon style pool, modern bistro style restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner daily, and...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 - 31 July 2018
Reef View Hotel + Tour
Reef View Hotel. The Reef View Hotel features extremely spacious, well-appointed rooms all with private balconies overlooking either tropical gardens or the breathtaking vista of the Coral Sea. The upper most floors boast a range of luxuriously appointed suites. All rooms face the sea and are com...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1 May - 20 June, 20 July - 20 September 2018
Spa Indulgence on Hamilton Island
qualia offers a choice of 60 individual pavilions, each with breathtaking views. There are spacious freestanding pavilions (Windward and Leeward) that provide an indulgent space to relax in and unwind, with either a sundeck or private infinity edge plunge pool. Or, there's the uncompromising luxu...
Travel Dates: Selected travel dates 1-21 December 2017, 7 January - 31 March 2018