This fresh island resort in the Whitsundays has an incredible 'Living Reef' home to over 100 underwater species.

Opening in April after an extensive refurbishment, this fresh resort will bring the famous Great Barrier Reef's underwater world right to your doorstep. It's one of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, just under half a mile long and wrapped by a 'Living Reef' that's home to over 100 species of marine life. Swim with the sea turtles, meet manta rays and join one of the resident marine biologists to learn about the kaleidoscope of sea creatures. Back on shore, there's an open-air cinema, three bars and three new restaurants to try, including Infinity for delicious Asian-fusion food. A kids' club will have plenty of activities on offer to get the little ones curious about the marine life around them, and an adults-only area will give adults some well-deserved island relaxation time.

4 stars
Apr - Nov
Brisbane: 21 hours (not including stopover time)
One of the 74 Whitsunday Islands in Tropical North Queensland
35 minutes by catamaran from Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island