The Whitsundays boast a diverse range of island resorts and hotels as well as holiday accommodation in the coastal resort village of Airlie Beach. Visitors bound for the Whitsunday Islands depart from the mainland at Shute Harbour which is a 10 minute car ride from Airlie Beach. For a comparison of prices and star ratings across all properties at Airlie Beach and on the Whitsunday Islands visit our compare resorts page.
The spectacular Whitsunday Islands are the crown jewels of the Great Barrier Reef. Accommodation for all budgets ranges from the elegantly sophisticated resorts of Hayman Island and Beach Club on Hamilton Island, to the secluded adult hideaway at Peppers Palm Bay, through to family oriented island getaways like Daydream Island, Hamilton Island and South Molle Island. The Whitsunday Islands are ideally suited for anyone looking for an exotic holiday destination that is an escape from a stressful world.
Airlie Beach is the central town at the heart of the Whitsunday Coast and is renowned for its pristine beaches and scenic hinterland. The gateway to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is the perfect holiday destination to enjoy and explore the surrounding islands. Airlie Beach accommodation is as varied as the Whitsunday Islands themselves and has all the creature comforts including restaurants, clubs and bars as well as a cosmopolitan precinct of shops boutiques and cafes. All accommodation is perfectly located for day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, scenic flights over Whitehaven Beach and much more.