We all dream of the perfect relaxing island holiday, lazing on the white sandy beaches, drinking cocktails and listening to the waters gently lap the shore.
Sounds perfect, right?
The Whitsunday Islands on the north eastern coast of Australia offers just that, with 74 pristine islands that make up the Whitsunday Island group.
While many of these islands are National Park, there are also a number of them which have been developed to cater for tourists, yet not over populated like Hawaii or Tahiti.
Popular Whitsunday Islands, such as Long Island, Hayman Island and Daydream Island offer the perfect private secluded resorts, which offer surprisingly affordable accommodation.
In fact the prices are so good, you really have no excuse not to stay there, and if you don’t you are seriously missing out on something special.
Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island
The Hamilton Island Whitsunday Apartments are probably amongst the most popular of all the Whitsunday Island resorts and hotels, offering everything for the perfect vacation. The rooms are designed well for both couples or families, and they are spacious and modern amenities, and most importantly, amazing views from every balcony!
While the resort has a number of pools, it is also only a few steps to the main Hamilton Island beach, and swimming pools, bars and more.
Hamilton Island Reefview Resort
The Hamilton Island Reefview hotel offers 386 rooms offering breathtaking views over the Coral Sea and lush tropical gardens. The Reefview has it’s own onsite restaurant and bar as well as all the other amenities you expect from an island resort. It’s just a few minutes walk to the main beach, bars and swimming pool, plus the Hamilton Island Koala Zoo and Marina.
While the Hamilton Island Beach Club is not an elite club, it’s definitely one you want to be a part of! The rooms are less than a few metres from the beach so you almost literally step out onto the sand from your luxury accommodation. It’s a very popular choice for the budget romantic island vacation.
The word to describe Qualia would have to be ‘perfection’. While it may be out of the price range of some visitors, if you have the opportunity you need to experience the 6 star luxury of this amazing Whitsunday resort. As soon as you enter the resort you feel like you are in your own tropical paradise away from the rest of the world. The friendly yet very private staff outnumber the guests around 4 to 1, so you are assured of excellent service.
Qualia is the choice hotel that many celebrities including rock stars and actors choose to stay when in Australia for a private vacation, so you never know who you might meet at Qualia!
Hayman Island Resort
Hayman Island is synonymous for luxury accommodation in Australia, offering one of the most unique resorts in the country, let alone the Whitsundays. You can almost dive from your balcony into the pool (though not advised!), and the view is amazing, along with the amazing dining experiences which are world class in every way. If you want to really spoil yourself with a luxury resort, Hayman Island is the only place you need to go.
The name pretty much says it all…Daydream Island. A visit to Daydream Island is the perfect affordable island getaway, and while Daydream resort is a favourite for romantic getaways, it is also child-friendly, so there is plenty for the kids to do while you enjoy a relaxing break in a tropical island hideaway.
Long Island Resort
Long Island Resort offers a small resort int he Whitsunday Islands away from all the other tourists. It’s a little more secluded and feels just that little bit more relaxing, but still offers the modern facilities and amenities that you want in a perfect island vacation.
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If you like a more ‘tropical outdoor’ style of accommodation rather than the brick wall confinement of a large hotel, then the Palm Bungalows on Hamilton Island is for you. The Palm Bungalows offer individual spacious luxuriously appointed bungalows in a village atmosphere, yet close to all the main resort facilities such as the pools, bars and dining, which are just a few short steps away from your bungalows.
The Hamilton Island Villas are located away from many of the other accommodation on Hamilton Island, so it gives visitors a little more space of their own, but still have access to all the facilities available on Hamilton Island. Located close the the Marina, you have amazing views over the water from most rooms, and all the facilities such as gym, tennis court, a salon, restaurant anymore.
The Poinciana Apartments are located uphill from many of the main resorts, and provides a much higher view overlooking the Whitsunday passage and other islands, making it the perfect spot to enjoy the Whitsundays sunsets!
With all modern facilities and even a kids club, it’s family friendly yet very relaxing.