Even more of this tropical region is now in holiday reach with Qantas flying direct to Proserpine Whitsunday Coast Airport from Brisbane, as well as to Hamilton Island's Great Barrier Reef Airport — and with so many activities, adventures and sights to explore by day, you’re going to want the perfect home away from home to base yourself by night. You’ve probably already heard of the four main resort islands of Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Long Island and Daydream Island, but you can find holiday apartments, Airbnbs, full-service resorts, hotels and campsites across many more of the 42 Whitsunday Islands.
Holiday with the entire family at Daydream Island Resort, featuring a kids’ club, pools and restaurants, unlimited access to water sports and its own living reef on site where marine biologists host fish-feeding and educational tours for the entire family. For an option that’s great if you’re driving, Airlie Beach’s At Marina Shores offers free parking, an outdoor pool and rooms to sleep up to seven guests.
Enjoy landscaped gardens, restaurants and poolside relaxation at one of Hamilton Island’s offerings like the Reef View Hotel, Palm Bungalows — or Whitsunday Apartments which has self-catering facilities and rooms to sleep up to five guests.
If it’s romance or luxury you’re here for, settle into one of qualia’s 40 secluded pavilions on Hamilton Island, or add Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort to your wish list and surrender to fine dining restaurants, poolside sun lounges and a full-service spa.