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Wonders of the Whitsundays: Top 5 Resorts


The Whitsundays are an endlessly popular holiday destination, all powder-white sand and warm turquoise waters, the perfect mix of luxury and adventure—but with 74 islands scattered over the Great Barrier Reef, how do you decide where to stay? We’ve made it easy with our list of top 5 resorts.

Whitsunday Apartments

Because sometimes all you want is a home away from home, with a slice of paradise on the side. Hamilton Island is one of the top picks in the Whitsundays, popular with celebrities and families alike, and Whitsunday Apartments have all the convenience and flexibility of self-contained living to truly make the most of your time and budget. Take a dip in the lagoon-style pool and heated spa, slip beneath the waves to discover the diverse marine life or utilise the complimentary shuttle to explore the rest of the island.

Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

This elegant hotel in prime location with direct access to Catseye Beach has something for every kind of traveller. Whether you’re looking to make the most of the complimentary paddle board and kayak hire, or kick back after a day’s snorkeling with a well-earned beer or glass of wine on the pool terrace. Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel is central to all the island’s restaurants, activities and entertainment, and the rooms are large and comfortable, most boasting panoramic views over the stunning Coral Sea.

Mantra Club Croc

Try Mantra Club Croc for the all the beauty of a traditional Queenslander exterior with a modern, refurbished interior, all wrapped up in balmy tropical atmosphere. Located at Airlie beach, the coastal town that serves as gateway to the islands and reef. Natural tones blend with the beauty of the surrounding coastline, enhancing the holiday magic. Float in the spacious lagoon pool, work up a sweat in the gym, take a short walk to Coral Esplanade and sink your toes in the sand, or stroll in the other direction for some retail therapy at Whitsunday Shopping Centre.

Coral Sea Resort

A boutique-style resort with stunning oceanfront location, first-class facilities and award-winning hospitality to match. Set on the headland at Airlie beach, the vibrant yet tranquil mainland town with access to all the highlights of the Whitsundays and the reef, and only a short walk to Abel Point Marina. Coral Sea Resort boasts a large pool, lush tropical gardens and fully-equipped gym, but perhaps the greatest drawcard is the award-winning Clipper Restaurant and Lounge, serving up international cuisine alongside signature dishes showcasing fresh, local seafood.

Hamilton Island Beach Club

Get away from the hustle and bustle in this exclusive adults-only oasis. With direct access to Catsesye Beach, the peaceful ambience is best enjoyed via secluded beachside dining in the private restaurant and lounge, or from the infinity-edge pool. Personalised 5-star service makes for the ultimate couples’ getaway, a truly intimate experience at 57 luxurious, beautifully-furnished rooms. Enjoy complimentary access to non-motorised equipment including catamarans, windsurfers, and snorkeling gear, then end the day on a romantic note with cocktails under the stars only at Hamilton Island Beach Club.

Feeling inspired and ready for a Whitsundays escape? Check out the rest of our epic resorts here or contact our Queensland Holiday Experts!