Littered along the sandy foreshore of the Coral Sea are 4 quaint beachside villages that create the playground of Mission Beach in the Cassowary Coast region of Queensland: South Mission Beach, Wongaling, North Mission Beach and Bingil Bay.
Elysian Eco Retreat is totally off-the-grid and remote. It's the first Australian hotel that's 100% solar-powered where eco-friendly ethics meld with beachside bliss in an adults-only island playground on the Great Barrier Reef.
With quirky touches such as swings nestled into a golden sandy cove, dedicated paintbrushes to brush the sand off your feet, and cockatoos that have a habit of perching on your balcony for a morning chat; Palm Bay Resort is the quintessential haven
Aptly named, Mirage Whitsundays is one of those impressive properties that has you pinching yourself the moment you walk in the door of your accommodation. With its designer touches, magical views, and calming vibes, it literally oozes beachside chic.
The aquatic playground of Airlie Beach caters to all sorts of wanderlusters: the flip- flop brigade who love to munch on meat pies, the designer clad souls seeking exclusive experiences, adrenalin junkies looking for the next new thrill and everyone in between, whether you are an individual, group of friends, or mum and dad with kids in tow. Home to Heart Reef, the famous silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and 74 tropical islands on the Great Barrier Reef, this is the gateway to abandonment, disconnection and discovery of the beautiful world we live in.
Coronavirus may be responsible for some bizarre behaviour by passionate aquatic-loving souls. Are you tempted to fill up a swimming pool with teeny fish out of your indoor aquarium and jump in? The sensible thing to do would be to make a wish list of all of those extraordinary dive sites you want to explore.
Not all dive resorts are created equal. Forget about being grungy 24 hours a day squeezed into a wetsuit or flashing your rear end to the world as you do a backflip out of a boat overflowing with other tourists. The resorts below are definite must-stays if you are into remote time-out, where sophisticated self-pampering goes hand-in-hand with diving the depths in glamour mode.
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