Whitsunday Island resorts are among the most sought after holiday destinations in Australia. The Whitsunday Islands are situated on the central Queensland coast and consist of around 74 extremely picturesque continental islands. Some of the islands have excellent fringing coral reefs that provide excellent opportunities for diving and snorkeling. A number of the islands in the group are home to some excellent resorts that are very easy to access. You can fly to the Whitsunday area from most Australian cities and three local airports make it easy to arrange your transfers. Hamilton Island has its own airport and Blue Ferries provide a transfer service to most of the other resorts. Whitsunday Airport at Proserpine allows connections to Airlie Beach and Mackay airport are also useful for accessing some of the islands.
Hamilton Island is the largest of the resort islands in the region. Hamilton Island accommodation boasts a host of different options ranging from the six star Qualia resort through hotel, apartment and holiday house options. Hayman Island is listed under the 100 top hotels of the world and is a multiple award winner in the luxury category. Daydream Island resort has fantastic health spa facilities and excellent accommodation and dining. Long Island is home to two top resorts. Club Crocodile Long Island caters to the Family market while Peppers Palm Bay resort is a small resort catering to the luxury market. Brampton Island resort is operated by the Voyages company which is well known for the quality of its resorts and the standard of dining and service.
In the Whitsunday Islands it is also very popular as a cruising yacht destination and there are a number of companies eager to hire you a yacht so you can cruise this spectacular area at your leisure. Sunsail operates from Hamilton Island, Whitsunday rent a yacht from Shute Harbour and Queensland yacht charters from Airlie Beach. There are also a number of quality holiday resorts available in our Airlie Beach accommodation section. Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef are also available on a regular basis from all of the Island resorts. Fantasea Cruises offers daily services to Reef World where you can view the reef from an underwater observatory, snorkel or dive in safety with qualified personnel on hand. Day trips to Whitehaven Beach are also extremely popular. Due to the popularity of the resorts in the Whitsundays it is wise to book early. The region books out quickly, especially during the peak seasons and it is also popular for conferences and weddings all year round so it is best to make your plans well in advance. If you choose the Whitsunday Island resorts of Australia for your next holiday you can rest assured that you will have an enjoyable vacation.