Hotels & Resorts:

One&Only Hayman Island is incredible. If you are looking for luxury then this is the perfect place for you. This resort has recently been completely renovated after being taken over by One&Only. The rooms are truly gorgeous and also extremely large! One of the pools is the size of 7x25 metre pools and it is as gorgeous as it is big. There are lots of special touches within this resort and if you are looking for something special then this is it.

Daydream Island is a good spot for families as there is lots to keep the kids occupied, including an Australian themed mini golf course. Within the resort there is a living reef which is home to a ton of sea life that are cared for by the 4 marine biologists that work there. The living reef tours come highly recommended.

Coral Sea Resort is located in in the gorgeous Airlie Beach, which is a fantastic seaside town with a lovely vibe. The in house restaurant has won multiple award and boasts great views. Select rooms have a hammock & spa bath on the deck- these are a great addition and will add that extra element of relaxation to your holiday.  


If you want to stay in the heart of Airlie Beach, then Airlie Beach Hotel is the place for you. The hotel is a stone throw away from the nightlife and dining options in the area and is also located very close to the ferry terminal so really handy for any day trips around the area. The hotel features several rooms types and provides free wifi for all those who can’t stay away from the internet. 


The Camira Catamaran Cruise is operated by Cruise Whitsundays and offers a full day out on the ocean cruising to the amazing Whitehaven beach, where you will spend an hour or so enjoying the amazing beach and beautiful water. This cruise is fully inclusive and is staffed by a lovely crew of staff. The Camira is a purple colour so hard to miss!

Reef World is a huge pontoon like you have never seen before that is located on the Great Barrier Reef’s Hardy Reef. It is approximately a 3 hour ferry to get there but once you are there you can go snorkelling, diving or even take a helicopter ride (additional charge) and explore the magical Great Barrier Reef. This beautiful spot will allow you to see up close the amazing fish, corals and maybe turtles that lie beneath. A word for the wise- if you have sea sickness it is advisable to fly there as there is a portion of the ferry ride that can be rather turbulent.

Have you ever had the chance to go to the Whitsundays or the Great Barrier Reef? Tell us about your experience in the comment section.