Yep, that’s right. Our very own Whitsunday Islands have topped the list of the most desirable islands in Australia and across the South Pacific, as voted by Condé Nast Traveller readers.

The international travel magazine asked their readers to rank the 30 best islands in the world, outside of the U.S, and the Whitsunday Islands beat out Bora Bora (2nd), Moorea (3rd), Tahiti (4th) and Fiji (5th) as the best in the region.

Whitehaven Beach, one of our most iconic beaches, was also given a special mention.

“Australia's Whitsundays, a series of 74 islands off the coast of Queensland (in the heart of Great Barrier Reef scuba and snorkel territory), is home to Whitehaven Beach, where the sand is 98 percent pure silica, giving it its bright, white colour and keeping it cool (even in the hot sun),” the prestigious travel publication said.

Tourism Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer Natassia Wheeler said it was fantastic to see the Whitsunday Islands being recognised by readers of such an esteemed travel publication.

“The Whitsunday Islands have so much beauty to offer so to know the islands have been recognised as the best in Australia and the South Pacific is a very significant endorsement of the Whitsundays as a leading travel destination,” she said.

“This recognition is another feather in the cap for the Whitsundays and we look forward to continuing to market the region as the most desirable island paradise around the world.”

If you want to book your paradise getaway at the Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island, now is the perfect time.

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