Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

A perfect day dawns.  Sit on the deck of Villa Whitsunday – watch the sun rise over azure, tropical waters of Whitsunday Passage. Follow the ebb and flow of the tide, as yachts track a course to nearby Islands – before the sun dips; tangerine hued horizon fading to the brightest star lit sky…that is a holiday.

Life in the city is frenetic;  we love nothing more than escaping to the peace and tranquility of the Whitsunday Islands region.

Our waterfront home; purchased some 13 years ago with a view to the future – as our first born sleeping in his pram we signed documents that sealed ownership to our piece of paradise.

Now we love to share it with guests.  Villa Whitsunday is an older style property – ‘quirks’ add to the charm – it isn’t five star but it is comfortable.

Recent renovations enhance the tropical location.

Nestled in complete serenity, just 100 meters from the calm waters of the bay, (surrounded by the native bush of Conway National Park).  Feeling rather like an island getaway, Shute Harbour is an exclusive enclave of just 40 homes. Not in the heart of the action, yet the bustling seaside township of Airlie Beach is ten minutes drive away.

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Villa Whitsunday, a character filled Holiday House – with breezy aesthetic and ‘those views’. Impossible to avoid cliches when describing them, they truly do need to be seen to be believed.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday (getting off the grid – with or without kids in tow), then this is the spot for you.

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Villa Whitsunday sleeps 8 guests, comprising an open layout spread out over two self contained levels;

4 bedrooms (2 queen, 2 twin)
3 bathrooms (1 ensuite)
2 living areas
2 kitchens (coffee machine & dishwasher in main)
Laundry (washing machine, dryer, washing line)
Little extras; Beach Towels, luxury brand MOR Cosmetics (Bathroom Amenities)

All reservations and the finer details at – Harcourts Whitsundays Airlie Beach

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do) Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

At Villa Whitsunday;

Start the day with real coffee (no instant here) on the balcony, stretch out on a lounger beside the 15 meter pool, zen out on the Yoga Mats.
You might even be lucky enough to spot migrating whales from the deck (season runs from late July…)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Within walking distance of Villa Whitsunday;

Walking tracks (Coral Beach)
Shute Harbour (fishing, kayaking, island transfers, day trips)
Bus Service to Airlie Beach (and Whitsunday Coast Airport)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

The bustling seaside village of Airlie Beach;

Saturday Markets (8.00-1.00pm)

Swimming Lagoon & Playgrounds (Logan’s Adventure Playground – great picnic/bike riding spot in Cannonvale)
Supermarkets
Restaurants, Bars & Cafes (suggestions:Bohemian Raw Cafe – coffee with a view, Whitsunday Sailing Club – casual Sunset dinner, Montes Reef Resort – beachside lunch)
Rental Car Companies
Boutiques & Beauty Day Spas (Paya Boutique – fabulous fashion, Body Haven Massage – excellent Chinese treatments)

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Port of Airlie (boat departures – diving, snorkelling, Great Barrier Reef expeditions)
Hamilton Island ( Dent Island Golfing), Day Dream Island, and Whitehaven Beach only a day trip away

Part of the attraction of the Whitsundays is getting off the beaten track. There are 74 Islands to explore; kilometres of waterways; and a diverse mainland – you can be as busy (or relaxed) as you like. With no shortage of magnificent scenery; water based activities; and fabulous accommodation options – the only problem will be squeezing it all into your holiday.

Here are my Top Five Places you Must Visit in The Whitsundays.

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do) Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

Two Airports service the Region;

Hamilton Island (access Villa Whitsunday via boat transfer – 35 to 60 minutes)
Whitsunday Coast Airport (access Villa Whitsunday via coach or taxi – 45 minute drive)

More Whitsundays information;

Tourism Whitsundays

The Urban Mum

Let me know if you have any questions about holidays in The Whitsundays – I’d love to help…

Where to stay in Whitsundays: (& what to do)

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