Holidays are best spent in the company of loved ones, and a getaway to the Whitsundays is the ultimate way to show someone just how much they mean to you! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there is no better time to book a stay on the island and shower your mum with love.

Whether your mum enjoys winding down poolside with a cocktail or she’s more of an adrenaline-seeking adventurer, we’ve got her (and you) covered! To help mum enjoy the island as much as we do, we’ve put together a list of things you can do on the island to treat her this Mother’s Day - the WAHI way.


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1. Book a spa day

Pamper your mum with a massage or spa treatment at Spa Wumurdaylin, a tranquil oasis just a stone’s throw from WAHI. From relaxing facials and mud wraps to hot stone rub downs, she’ll walk out feeling like a new woman. You can even join in on the fun with the ‘Double Indulgence’, which is the perfect treatment for two. The spa is open from 9 am until 7 pm every day, and bookings are recommended.



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2.  Soak up the sun poolside

What do you get when you combine the island’s delightful weather with a swim-up island bar? The perfect Mother’s Day treat! Give your mum the gift of sun-soaked relaxation this year with a day spent floating around the island’s main pool. The laid-back music and ultra-tropical vibes attract many people—and the swim-up bar is an added bonus! There are also plenty of lounge chairs along the edge of the pool for the mum’s that prefer to soak in the sun, without getting wet. We suggest bringing a book, plenty of sun protection and clearing your schedule for the rest of the day, because what could possibly beat this set-up? This slice of tropical heaven is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily!




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3. Take a hike around the island

This is one for the mothers that live in their activewear! The island is home to more walking trails than we can count, with tracks to suit all levels of fitness. Take your pick between the tracks of varying length and soak in the panoramic views across the region. There is something oh-so-special about the way the lush greenery of the island contrasts against the glistening blue waters and postcard-perfect skies. If you’re a morning person, you can also set your alarm nice and early to venture up one of the longer tracks for sunrise. Be sure to take your camera, because these are views you’ll want to hold onto forever.

Want to know more? The WAHI team shared some of our favourite hiking trails from around the island in our recent blog. Find the perfect option for you and your mum to explore here.



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4. Watch the sunset from One Tree Hill

To see the Whitsundays at its showstopping best, you need to catch a sunset from one of the viewpoints across the island. There may be plenty of Instagram-worthy vistas to choose from, but there is something extra special about One Tree Hill. 

Head up to One Tree Hill with your mum to marvel at the dramatic orange and yellow hues in the evening sky. The renowned hilltop lookout is also home to one of our favourite cocktail bars, giving you the perfect place to share some wine and cheese with mum as the sun sets over the Whitsunday Islands. It’s the ultimate way to say I love you, mum!


Treating your mum to an island getaway in the Whitsundays will never be a bad idea, but there’s no better time to book your stay at WAHI for you and her than right now. We can’t wait to help you spoil your mum this Mother’s Day!