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Where to stay to snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef

Brimming with experiences that might just be better than travelling to the moon, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living ecosystem. The Great Barrier Reef boasts more than 100 islands, all unique and jaw-droppingly beautiful in their own ways! Have you been wanting to snorkel and dive but have limited time in Queensland? Our My QLD Holiday Experts have rounded up the best hotels and resorts for your Great Barrier Reef escape!

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Port Douglas not only offers easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and its thousands of fish and corals, it’s also your gateway to the Daintree Rainforest, home to a spectacular wildlife. Stay close to these UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other famous natural wonders when you book with Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Port Douglas. This 5-star resort is noted for its luxurious accommodation and amenities with vistas of the surrounding tropical rainforest.

Whitsunday Apartments, Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island lies in the Whitsundays where there are numerous boutique resorts to suit every leisure traveller’s taste. Perfect for a romantic getaway or weekend escape with the family, Hamilton Island is a great holiday destination to experience idyllic, palm-fringed beaches and pristine turquoise waters. Book your stay with Whitsunday Apartments on Hamilton Island, offering the perfect tropical base for guests wishing to sail, snorkel or dive in the Great Barrier Reef.

Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort, Cairns

Cairns is the perfect base if you’re looking to explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Unspoiled islands and beaches as well as diverse coastal flora and fauna are all accessible from Cairns. When it comes to 5-star accommodation in the heart of Cairns, Riley Resort brings this and more. Elevated Coral Sea views plus world-class dining and entertainment await here.

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Townsville

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Townsville is located right within the CBD, just a short stroll from retail shops and major tourist spots. Fondly known as the “Sugar Shaker” because of its unique shape, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Townsville offers luxury accommodation with stunning views of Castle Hill and Magnetic Island. With easy access to the islands of Great Barrier Reef, vibrant reef fish and corals are just an easy, boat ride and snorkel away from this hotel!

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