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10 Best Hotels in Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Apartments
4 out of 5
14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
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12.81 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,017 reviews)

"We had a sea view room and this was excellent, we enjoyed sitting on the couch with our coffee and watching the ferries go past. We liked having our own kitchen facilities, though the stove top, toaster and kettle were looking pretty dated. Wonderful staff that were always helpful."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Whitsunday Apartments
Reef View Hotel
4 out of 5
12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
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12.81 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Great location. Close to marina, shops & restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Reef View Hotel
Daydream Island Resort
4.5 out of 5
Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, QLD
The price is AU$375 per night
21.96 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (86 reviews)

"The beaches are all very rocky + full of coral, not sand, so you can’t really relax on them although they are beautiful"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Daydream Island Resort
Palm Bungalows
3 out of 5
3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
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12.77 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (353 reviews)

"Our bungalow was centrally located to the pool, beach, resort facilities and walking distance from the town centre."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Palm Bungalows
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
5 out of 5
Hayman Island, Hayman Island, QLD
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26.02 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (37 reviews)

"The overall property was exceptional well presented since we last visited 5 yrs ago. The only thing I would mention is the food served in Bam Bam beside the pool area needs to be revised. Fresh salads grilled chicken burgers would be a better option then Thai style at 30degrees & for those who don’t ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Beach Club
4.5 out of 5
9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
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12.77 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (233 reviews)
Just lovely

"great location, great service, good food and restaurant. Only tiny niggle is if you use the courtesy room for late check-out on a hot day be prepared for no aircon."…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

Beach Club
Palm Bay Resort
4 out of 5
Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays, Long Island, QLD
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21.03 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)
Perfect secluded get a way.

"Beautifully appointed in a stunning setting. Great location. A perfect 4 day break. Even the self catering element works and they clean up everything for you"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020

Palm Bay Resort
Hamilton Island Holiday Homes
3 out of 5
Hamilton Island, Hamilton Island, QLD
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12.86 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (30 reviews)

"Great apartment with wonderful views and excellent pools. The split level apartment worked well with 3 teenage boys."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Hamilton Island Holiday Homes
Elysian Retreat - All-Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Long Island, Whitsunday Regional, Long Island, QLD
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22.84 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Unique and Amazing!!

"My wife and I both had an amazing 4 nights in this resort and we both wish we had more time. Laureth and Charlton both did a super awesome job and went above and beyond. We will definitely consider going back to this unique and one of a kind resort."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2020

Elysian Retreat - All-Inclusive
Beach Lodges
3.5 out of 5
Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
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12.81 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"Amazing ensuite great location great view. Comfortable experience from before the ferry had docked, during and right up until we stepped foot on our return ferry to depart."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

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Accommodation in Whitsunday Islands

The breathtaking Whitsundays, QLD are a collection of some 74 islands that lie in the heart of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. On these islands you can enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving in clear waters that tens of thousands of species of brilliantly coloured fish, coral, and other marine life call home. Venture down the trails and seaways of Ngaro Sea Trail Great Walk or enjoy fun-filled days of kayaking, sailing, or powerboating with your mates or family members. Don’t miss out on Whitehaven Beach, consistently rated amongst the world’s top beaches, or the awe-inspiring views of the Coral Sea from Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast. All this and more await you in the Whitsundays, Queensland. Start booking your Whitsundays holiday through Expedia.com.au today.

Hotels and Accommodation in the Whitsundays

Several of the Whitsunday islands have large resorts, offering a wide variety of accommodation types and activities. If you’re wondering where to stay, Expedia.com.au is here to help. We offer a broad selection of deals and specials on Whitsundays accommodation throughout the year. Whether you’re looking for a cheap hotel or one of the best places to stay in Whitsundays for couple such as the Daydream Island Resort & Spa, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

Travel Basics

Situated south of Bowen and north of Mackay, two domestic airports service the Whitsundays: Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI) and Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP). Since the Whitsundays are 1120 km north of Brisbane and 630 km south of Cairns, the quickest way to get there is to book a domestic flight from one of Australia’s major airports at Brisbane (BNE), Cairns (CNS), Sydney (YQY) or Melbourne (MEL). Island hopping is easy via a number of affordable ferry services. On the Whitsunday Coast, buses run from Shute Harbour via Airlie Beach to Proserpine throughout the day. You can also get around the Whitsunday Coast easily via taxis or hire cars. With plenty of hire cars available right here on Expedia.com.au, booking one is easy.

Plan Your Getaway to Whitsundays

Whether you’re planning to splash around the pristine beaches, sail, ride your bike or shop the commercial centre located on Hamilton Island, Expedia.com.au is here to help you plan your perfect Whitsundays holiday. Search Whitsundays hotels by location, brand, class, rating and more right here and find the perfect place to stay in this world-renowned region of Queensland.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Whitsunday Islands?
Beach Club is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 4.5-star resort offers a full-service spa and free breakfast. It’s located steps from Catseye Beach. Reef View Hotel is another favourite option for your stay based on reviews.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Whitsunday Islands, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best options available in Whitsunday Islands.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Whitsunday Islands?
Based on reviews, Reef View Hotel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top option for your budget-friendly stay is Daydream Island Resort.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Whitsunday Islands?
Whitsunday Apartments is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other good options to stay with the children include InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and Reef View Hotel. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to WILD LIFE Hamilton Island.
What's the best place to stay for a romantic holiday to Whitsunday Islands?
Palm Bungalows is a favourite 3-star resort for couples, and features in-room kitchenettes and private balconies. Other good options for a romantic stay include InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and Beach Club.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Whitsunday Islands?
Beach Club is a top 5-star beach resort with 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Daydream Island Resort is another good choice for your stay near the beach. Head to Whitehaven Beach or Catseye Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Whitsunday Islands?
Beach Club is a 4.5-star resort with a poolside restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and Daydream Island Resort are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Whitsunday Islands?
Beach Club is a favourite 4.5-star resort with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a poolside restaurant and a poolside bar.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Whitsunday Islands?
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is a top 5-star resort that has a golf driving range and features free WiFi. Another good choice is Beach Club if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club or South Molle Island Golf Course while you’re in town.
How is it to stay in Whitsunday Islands?
Couples looking to get away will find a romantic atmosphere in Whitsunday Islands, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. This relaxing city also attracts tourists with its sporting events. Top sights in the city include Whitehaven Beach, Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. In Whitsunday Islands, there are 265 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I do while I'm visiting Whitsunday Islands?
The city’s natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Whitehaven Beach, Catseye Beach and Pelican Island. Exploring the coral reef is one of the top activities, while Hamilton Island Marina, Hamilton Island Golf Club and South Molle Island Jetty are favourite sights to visit. Additionally, you’ll find Airlie Beach Lagoon in the area.

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