Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Airlie Beach

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As the gateway to the Whitsundays and arguably the most popular mainland destination in this area, Airlie Beach makes the perfect base for your island adventure. The popular resort town boasts a range of luxury and boutique accommodation to suit all kinds of travellers, as well as snorkelling, swimming and water sports.

Abel Point Marina is your jumping-off point for exploring the islands, with plenty of reef cruises and day trips to choose from. Take your pick from trips to the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, overnight sailing excursions for living out your wildest Pirates of the Caribbean fantasies, diving adventures, guided island tours and even seaplane flights. Closer to your luxury accommodation, the Airlie Beach Lagoon is the centrepiece of town. The lagoon is flanked with grassy hills and soft sands, so it naturally draws in holiday-makers looking to sunbathe, read under a tree or paddle in the calm water. It is a particular hit with families.

If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, the laid-back main street is home to bars, boutiques and al fresco restaurants serving the best local seafood. Wake up early(ish) on Saturday mornings to check out the markets, where stalls are strung out along the beachfront selling eclectic souvenirs, bric-a-brac, handmade jewellery and clothes. Follow your morning meander with a leisurely promenade along Bicentennial Walkway, a 3.7-kilometre stretch that has an especially beautiful outlook at sunrise and sunset.

While the islands of the Whitsundays usually get most of the attention, Airlie Beach is also a great base for the stunning Conway National Park. Here you’ll find a number of walking tracks through lowland rainforest, mangroves and open forest. The Mt Rooper track is our pick for breathtaking views of the Whitsunday Passage and surrounding islands.

Much like other Whitsundays destinations, Airlie Beach comes up trumps in the accommodation stakes. There is no budget or style that Airlie Beach accommodation doesn't cater for, with resorts, apartments, entire houses and even nights spent on sailing boats all available to travellers. Rather than pouring through your options though, your search for an Airlie Beach stay starts and ends with our collection of luxury and boutique getaways. Make sure to check out our Queensland accommodation, too.