Charter yachts are welcome to anchor or moor at many Whitsunday resorts. A fee of between $50 to $100 per vessel per night generally applies and entitles you to use the resort facilities.
Sail to Hamilton Island for a little retail therapy, a spa visit or to enjoy the restaurants and atmosphere of this renowned boaties' playground. Enjoy a drink at the nautically-designed Hamilton Island Yacht Club or get active with go-karting, golf, helicopter rides and more. In August the island hosts the annual Hamilton Island Race Week which attracts sailing enthusiasts from all over the world.
Overnight stopovers are allowed in the marina and attract a berthing fee. The island's airport has flights arriving daily from major state capitals and it's possible to arrange pick up and drop off of your charter vessel here.
World-acclaimed One&Only Hayman Island is nestled amid a lush tropical paradise. This multi award-winning resort features beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and penthouses, internationally-renowned restaurants, a wedding chapel, health retreat, beauty salon and children's activities centre.
Marine facilities offer Reef cruises, game fishing, diving, helicopter and seaplane flights. Island activities include swimming in salt and freshwater pools, cultural and dining tours - including a complimentary Hayman Chocolate Room tour - and extensive sporting facilities.
Daydream Island Resort and Spa offers a range of stylish beach-themed accommodation with private ocean balconies overlooking the tranquil Whitsunday Passage.
Guests have the choice of three outstanding restaurants, four tropical bars, three lagoon-style swimming pools, three outdoor spas, a gymnasium and sauna. Activities include mini-golf, tennis, windsurfing and diving.
Many guests stay at Daydream to visit the resort's exclusive Rejuvenation Spa for its signature pampering therapies.
Palm Bay Resort on Long Island provides luxury resort facilities on a budget. Guests can bring their own food and drink. The resort has private waterfront bungalows, bures and cabins, but guests can prepare meals in the in-room kitchenettes or use the shared cooking facilities in the central part of the resort. Long Island is a national park home to several walking tracks with a coral reef off the beach in front of the resort. The resort also has a pool, tennis court, kayaks, a media room and a library. Transfers are available from Airlie Beach via water taxi, helicopter, seaplane or ferry.
From first-class caravan parks to five-star resorts, the Whitsunday coast has some of the best mainland accommodation in the business. Take your pick from all the region has to offer, and cast-off for the perfect Whitsunday charter with WRAY while you're here.
Combining luxury with tropical surrounds and stunning views of the Whitsunday Passage, Peppers Airlie Beach offers the chance to relax in stylish comfort and enjoy first-class facilities overlooking the Coral Sea.
With beautifully appointed one, two and three-bedroom apartments, panoramic views, a stunning wet-edge pool, fine dining at Tides Restaurant and Bar and spa treatments at the Endota Day Spa, Peppers Airlie Beach is the perfect spot for your tropical getaway with the myriad of islands and Great Barrier Reef at your fingertips.
Few properties can boast the stunning location of the Coral Sea Resort, where suites are built to absolute water's edge. Accommodation comprises a range of hotel suites (some featuring private spa baths and double hammocks), superior apartments and luxury penthouses.
The resort is just a short stroll via a seaside boardwalk to Airlie Beach with its eclectic range of shops and cafes and world-class restaurants. Stroll in the opposite direction to Abell Point Marina, for direct access to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. Facilities include a fitness room, jetty and wedding chapel.
Accommodation at Water's Edge Resort consists of one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments. There are three swimming pools and a gym. The resort restaurant, Deja Vu, is home to the famous Long Sunday Lunch - eight courses of divine food, served with beverages and live entertainment.
BIG4 Airlie Cove Resort and Caravan Park offers family holiday accommodation just past Airlie Beach, along Lucas Creek. It has camp kitchens, a large free-form swimming pool with slide and spa, full-sized tennis courts, a children's playground, and more. The resort park features cabins, caravan and camping accommodation.
Set next to Conway National Park, visitors will see Australian animals including kangaroos, wallabies, goannas and possums. The BIG4 tour booking office can assist with bookings, itineraries and tour drop offs.
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is a tropical oasis-themed, family-owned and run holiday resort offering great accommodation options and all the facilities required for a fun family getaway. With the biggest lagoon-style pool in Airlie Beach, 10 hectares of botanic-like gardens, and an outdoor movie screen, it is a multi-tourism award winner.
Kids' activities include an adventure playground, craft making, face painting, giant jumping pillow and a kids' club. There's a mini market, laundry, amenities block, TV room and internet facilities. BIG4 also runs tours to major attractions.
One&Only Hayman Island offers a front-row seat to the Great Barrier Reef and a world of leisure and adventure.