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9 Ways to do Luxury in the Whitsundays

Luxury might not be a word that instantly comes to mind when you think about the laid-back Whitsundays - but think again!

In recent years, developments on both the mainland and islands have taken the Whitsundays in a new and welcome direction, while still maintaining the relaxed tropical charm that the region is so well known for.

The range of luxury accommodation is growing, with the opening of full-service hotels, as well as luxurious apartments, decadent holiday homes, and super-sophisticated yachts.


A Sensory Experience

qualia, on Hamilton Island, has a distinctive style which, combined with its sun-drenched location and intuitive service, makes it a luxurious resort of world-class standard. It's a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind and completely spoil the senses.

The Long Pavilion is qualia’s focal point for elegant fine dining, balancing nature with distinctive design. The timber and glass pavilion has magnificent 180 degree views of the Coral Sea, which is mirrored in the infinity pool edging the length of the room. Relax and enjoy!


Adults Only

The Beach Club is another of Hamilton Island’s luxury resorts. An adults-only oasis, this tranquil, boutique resort sits right on Catseye Beach, overlooking the Coral Sea. 

With its spectacular beachfront location – it is literally right on the beach! - private restaurant and lounge, child-free ambience and personalised service, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is the ultimate luxurious couples’ getaway.


Stairway to Heaven

On the Whitsunday mainland, you can’t go past Heaven’s Gate for sheer, unadulterated luxury! Situated on 50 acres, and with absolute beachfront access, the two-storey architecturally-designed residence is your own private, tropical haven.

With expansive dining and entertaining decks with floor-to-ceiling glass to make the most of the stunning views, the secluded property is an ideal place to escape with friends for a truly luxurious Whitsundays getaway.


Bliss out on this boat

Of course, luxury is not limited to dry land and the range of luxurious boats on offer in the Whitsundays is always increasing.

You can tick off your bucket list with a deluxe trip on board Whitsunday Bliss. Taking out only six guests, this boat offers a relaxing and intimate sailing experience that takes you to all the best snorkel sites in the Whitsundays and, of course, world-famous Whitehaven Beach

Sail in luxury and style with fully-equipped private cabins on board Whitsunday Bliss, which offers an indulgent experience with its exclusive appearance, low guest numbers and personalised service.


Big, bold and beautiful

The award-winning Aquila44 is taking bareboating in the Whitsundays to a whole new luxurious level, with efficiency in design and performance complemented by deluxe living quarters.

Enjoy 360-degree views from the spacious salon and galley, perfect for socialising, and there is even an al fresco breakfast bar! The three large state rooms each feature ample headroom and large windows and each room has a private bathroom with shower.

You don’t even need to be able to sail with this luxury power catamaran, which will do all the work for you! Contact Cumberland Charter Yachts for more information.


Visit Whitehaven Beach in Style

Lady Enid is a rare Australian heritage yacht offering a luxury Whitsunday day cruise especially for adults, including pristine Whitehaven Beach.

Departing from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island,you can sit back and relax, or join in and learn how to hoist the sails. Throughout the day, the attentive crew will be at your service, and with a maximum of only 24 guests, well below their capacity of 36, you will want for nothing.

The gourmet meals are certainly a feature of this Whitsunday experience as you visit Hill Inlet, swim in the crystal clear waters of Whitehaven Beach and snorkel pristine Whitsunday island reefs. And as you sail back to Airlie Beach at sunset, a glass of sparkling wine and antipasto is served.


Fancy Fishing

For a more luxurious fishing experience, Renegade Fishing Charters is a premier game, sport and reef fishing trip picking up from Airlie Beach, Hamilton Island and other island resorts, which lets you experience the best that the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands have to offer.

Fish in comfort on board the 40ft game fishing boat fitted out with a toilet, indoor lounge seating and sound system. Everything is included - bait, quality rods and reels and soft drinks - and full-day options include morning tea and lunch. Overnight charters of 5 -7 nights fishing the outer Great Barrier Reef are also available.


Flying High

There is nothing more luxurious than seeing the reef from above – it’s something everyone must do once in their lives. Charter a seaplane or helicopter with Air Whitsunday Seaplanes, GSL Aviation or Hamilton Island Air for a trip of a lifetime.

Cruising over the reef you will be mesmerised by the expanse of blue that stretches before you, with the reef disappearing into the horizon, and the horizon merging into the sky. You can also fly over Heart Reef - a natural, heart-shaped coral formation visible only in the Whitsundays that has stirred many a wedding proposal – and also world famous Whitehaven Beach – a sparkling 7km stretch of pure white, silica sand that will take your breath away.



Mustang Sally

Back on land, you might opt to hire a vehicle from Whitsunday Mustangs for a luxurious ride and a stunning entry to wow your friends!

You can cruise around in a classic '65 red Mustang convertible with the wind in your hair and not a care in the world as your trusty driver takes charge and chauffeurs you to a secluded beach or maybe up the coast for a relaxed lunch at Cape Gloucester. What could be more luxurious than that?


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