At the heart of the Great Barrier Reef the 74 paradise islands of The Whitsundays chain float like jewels in the Coral Sea. Charter a yacht and discover palm-fringed islands, powder-white beaches, isolated cays and luxurious 5-star resorts. Only eight of the islands are home to tourist resorts, the rest are untouched oases.
Of the popular destinations, Hamilton Island and Hayman Island – due to re-open in 2019 – is home to some of the finest resorts in the world, while lesser-known gems such as Long Island offer equally stunning accommodation options. For pristine powder-white sands, iconic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet should also not be missed. The Whitsunday islands are easily accessible from the mainland coast at vibrant Airlie Beach.