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Top Resorts in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays offer newlyweds some of the most romantic locations in the world and are typically one island, one resort.

Combine the superb facilities of these resorts and huge choice of activities on offer, including snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming or simple relaxation, and you have the makings of the honeymoon of a lifetime at these Whitsunday resorts.

Qualia ResortQualia Resort
Location: Hamilton Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD4000 per room
Description: Qualia Resort offers guests a distinctively understated style and luxury, with a choice of elegant private pavilions that promise privacy and luxury on Hamilton Island’s secluded northern tip. Each of Qualia’s 60 light-filled pavilions faces the water, surrounded by tropical bushland with uninterrupted views over the sea. Natural tones of timber, stone and glass reflect the serenity of qualia’s Whitsundays locale, subtly framing the seafront setting and providing sweeping views from every room.
Facilities incl.: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 pools, exclusive use of a two-seater golf buggy, 24/7 chauffeur service, spa, 24-hr. room service, laundry service, dry cleaning and watersports.

One&Only Hayman IslandInterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Location: Hayman Island
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD845 per room
Description: Experience world-class service at the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort – a tropical oasis of white sandy beaches, lush palm trees and sparkling waters. Located on a pristine 400-hectare private island on the northernmost point of the Whitsundays, the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort features 168 rooms, suites and villas across three distinct wings. Guests can experience elegant resort living in luxurious and modern accommodation, with all rooms featuring a private balcony and sea or garden views. Free WiFi and complimentary breakfast are included. The spa is a blissful sanctuary, dedicated to personal pampering including facials, body wraps and massages. Also on offer are a state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis court and swimming pool. The resort features 5 restaurants with Italian, Asian and modern Australian cuisines. Facilities incl.: Beach, 5 restaurants and bars, 2 swimming pools, a brand-new luxury spa with 11 treatment rooms, all-new resort boutique, extensive health club, watersports activity centre, game room, concierge, tour desk, 24-hr room service, laundry service and dry cleaning.

Beach ClubBeach Club
Location: Hamilton Island
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD720 per room
Description: Boasting an infinity pool and a private beach area, this resort offers adult only, beachfront accommodation with free WiFi and free airport transfers. Each room has a private balcony with stunning Coral Sea views. The stylish, adult only rooms have flat-screen cable TV, an iPod dock and a DVD player. The private bathroom has a bathrobe, hairdryer and guest toiletries. Chinese TV channels are available. Surrounded by tropical gardens, Beach Club offers a free chauffeur service to take guests around Hamilton Island. Guests can make use of the free water sports equipment, including windsurfing and snorkelling. Staff are able to converse in English and Chinese. Overlooking the palm-fringed pool, Beach Club Restaurant offers à la carte dining and creative cocktails. There are also a number of restaurants within a 5-minute walk. Hamilton Island Beach Club is only 1 km from the Great Barrier Reef Airport. Dent Island is a 5-minute ferry ride away.
Facilities incl.: restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, spa, fitness facilitiy, nighclub, room service, laundry service and watersports.

Reef View HotelReef View Hotel
Location: Hamilton Island
Rating: 4-star
Prices: from AUD275 per room
Description: Located directly opposite Catseye Beach, Reef View Hotel features a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. Each room offers free WiFi and a private balcony overlooking the gardens or the Coral Sea. Reef View Hamilton Island offers modern rooms with a furnished balcony, plus a bathroom with a separate bath and shower. All rooms include air conditioning, a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with Chinese TV channels available. Buffet breakfast, light lunches and an à la carte dinner menu are served in the Pool Terrace Restaurant, overlooking the 35-metre heated swimming pool. The Reef Lounge offers a selection of beer and wine. Guests have free access to the island’s fitness centre, sauna and tennis courts. Guests enjoy free use of all non-motorised water sports equipment, including windsurfing and snorkelling gear. Staff are able to converse in English and Chinese. Free Wi-Fi access is available at the Reef View Foyer & Lounge and at various areas throughout the property (download limits apply).
Facilities incl.: restaurant, 2 bars, outdoor pool, 24-hour reception and concierge, nearby spa, fitness facility, nearby tennis and squash courts and watersports equipment.

Daydream ResortDaydream Island Resort & Spa
Location: Daydream Island
Rating: 4.5-star
Prices: from AUD180 per room
Description: The refurbished 277-room and multi-award winning 4.5-star Daydream Island Resort offers affordable luxury with well-appointed spacious rooms and suites, with a modern living area, air conditioning and flat-screen TV with free in-house movies. You can also expect free WiFi and a full buffet breakfast. Most rooms feature a private balcony or terrace with views of the ocean, marina or tropical gardens. Interconnecting rooms for families and accessible rooms are available. The resort features an open-air cinema, outdoor pools and three bars and restaurants. A world-class rejuvenation spa offers the latest in naturopathy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and reflexology to stimulate the senses. The resort occupies the majority of the island and offers a wide range of water-based activities. The property also boasts over 20 free island activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and a public fish feeding show.
Facilities incl.: 3 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 outdoor pools, outdoor aquarium, spa, tour desk, laundry and watersports equipment.

Peppers Airlie BeachPeppers Airlie Beach
Location: Airlie Beach,
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD576 per room
Description: Overlooking the Whitsunday Passage, Peppers Airlie Beach offers 5-star luxury apartments with wide verandas and panoramic ocean views. Each apartment features a separate lounge/dining area and kitchen. The apartments have an LCD TV with cable channels and an iPod docking station. The well-equipped kitchens include an oven, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The luxurious bathrooms feature both spa baths and showers. Airlie Beach Peppers’ restaurant and bar serves food made with local produce. It features a variety of cocktails each evening.Facilities include a day spa, gymnasium, swimming pool and spa pool. Airlie Beach, just 700 metres from the hotel, features a selection of shops, cafes, clubs and pubs. A boardwalk links the Airlie Beach lagoon to nearby Cannonvale and Shingley Beach.
Facilities incl.: restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, full-service spa, health club and room service.

PeninsulaPeninsula Airlie Beach
Location: Airlie Beach
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD369 per room
Description: Peninsula Airlie Beach offers a choice of apartments and penthouses, located directly on the waterfront. All apartments have a private balcony with views of the marina and the Whitsunday Islands. Each apartment includes a spacious lounge area with sofa, coffee table, LCD TV, DVD player and stereo system. The fully equipped kitchen features an electric stove, refrigerator and a dishwasher. The restaurants and nightlife of Airlie Beach are just a 20-minute walk away. It is only 3 minutes’ drive to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon. The tour desk can organise trips to Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays. Facilities at Peninsula Apartments Airlie Beach include free internet access and an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers.

Pinnacles Resort & SpaPinnacles Resort & Spa
Location: Airlie Beach,
Rating: 5-star
Prices: from AUD324 per room
Description: Pinnacles Resort offers 5-star luxury apartments with Coral Sea views, just 300 m from Airlie Beach town centre. The Port of Airlie is just 900 metres away. All apartments at Pinnacles Resort Whitsundays include an internal spa bath or hot tub, a balcony and stunning views of the Coral Sea. The 1-bedroom apartments have a kitchenette whilst the 2 and 3-bedroom apartments have a fully equipped kitchen. Guests can relax in the 20 metre infinity pool or in infrared sauna, and can work out at the fully equipped fitness centre. Pinnacles Resort is located in the heart of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Whitsunday Coast Airport or Proserpine Airport is a 45-minute drive from the resort.
Facilities incl.: outdoor pool, full-service spa, sauna and health club.

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