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Four-star hotel popular with families.
At the end of a low headland overlooking the water, just west of the town centre, Coral Sea Resort has one of the best positions around. Many rooms have stunning views.
Hidden behind an unimpressive facade are clean, bright and cheerful motel rooms. This is a good-value option close to the city’s restaurants and bars.
This welcoming luxury hotel down at the peaceful marina precinct has an excellent on-site restaurant, kitchenettes, private balconies and an enormous swimming pool. It’s located 6.5km northeast of the centre...
The motel units are looking a bit tired, but the sea-facing hotel rooms are clean and spacious. With three restaurants and a bottle shop on site and a perfect downtown location, you could do far worse than stay here.
Managed by an astute and charming couple, these smart apartments make an ideal Whitsundays base. On a grassy patch past Abel Point Marina, the views from Shingley are worthy of a far steeper price tag...
Flanking the main resort complex, the Beach Club has terraced rooms with absolute beachfront positions.
Mackay’s long awaited addition to the city centre’s top end doesn’t disappoint with its stylish decor and modern amenities...
One of the best in town.
These attractive individual units behind the resort complex are closely packed but buffered by lush gardens. Each has a double and single bed and a small patio.
Looking tired but comfortable, this motel is in a superb location beside the river promenade, a short stroll from the town centre.
One of Mackay’s better midrange options, the Coral Sands boasts ultra-friendly management and large rooms in a central location...
4.5 star hotel
Daydream Island Resort & Spa is the tackier side of the Whitsundays, with five grades of accommodation. Still, it's efficiently operated and set in beautifully landscaped tropical gardens...
A low-key alternative to the seething party-hostel cluster downtown, with tidy rooms, hammocks, a good pool and a distinct lack of skull-clanging tunes and whoops. It's about a 10-minute walk from Airlie's centre.
Flashpackin' good-times, with coveted ocean views, squeaky-clean rooms and flatscreen TVs.
Among the best budget accommodation options in town. Dorms and doubles are in 17 self-contained cabins set in leafy gardens. There’s off-street parking and it’s close to the supermarket.
Central and reasonably quiet with a sparkling pool and great kitchen facilities.
Comfortable, renovated units behind a drab exterior.
Located opposite Catseye Beach, Whitsunday Apartments each feature a private balcony overlooking the Coral Sea or lovely tropical gardens...
Just 3 minutes’ walk from the popular Bluewater Lagoon, Lanai Riverside Apartments features a 20-metre lap pool, a sauna and a fitness centre. Each apartment offers a private balcony and a fully equipped kitchen...
Featuring lovely Coral Sea views and a private balcony with outdoor seating, Whitsunday Reflections is only 5 minutes’ drive from Shingley Beach. It features an outdoor pool, a hot tub and free parking...
Located on Hamilton Island, Shorelines 32 boasts magnificent views sea views and a private balcony. After a day of exploring guests can enjoy a relaxing swim in the outdoor pool, or soak in the spa bath...
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