With border closures starting to lift and life beginning to return to normal, we’re so excited to finally welcome people back to our stunning backyard. While some of our local friends have been lucky enough to be able to make a trip to the Whitsundays, it’s the first time many people will be jetting in from overseas to experience the island for themselves. 

Whether it’s your first time here or you’re counting down the days until you return to one of the most beautiful places on earth, we can’t wait for our apartments to be filled with international travellers again. It’s an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime and one that gets better with every trip. Read on to discover why no trip to Australia is complete without a Whitsundays adventure. 

Five reasons international travellers should pack their bags for the Whitsundays...



1. We are surrounded by one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

You’ll never forget the first time you laid eyes on the Great Barrier Reef. The world’s largest coral reef system is simply unforgettable. It’s colourful, diverse and full of life – making it the perfect playground for an underwater adventure like no other.

WAHI is located right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, which means that the best snorkelling and scuba diving you’ll ever experience is just a short boat ride away. From the very moment you dive into the blue azure water, you’ll be surrounded by coral, majestic green turtles, over 1,500 species of fish and even dugongs! And when you return back to the island for an afternoon of sipping champagne on your WAHI balcony, you’ll still be talking about the incredible sights of the day.



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2. There is something for everyone

Coming with your partner? On a solo adventure? With the whole family? The beauty of a trip to the Whitsundays is that there’s something for everyone. From romantic island-hopping adventures and family days spent building sandcastles on the beach to challenging hikes, our backyard really is the ideal holiday destination for everyone.

For those wanting to put their feet up and really soak into relaxation mode, you can spend your days sipping cocktails by the pool, getting hour-long massages or chilling out in the air-con at your self-contained apartment at WAHI. On the other hand, you can also turn up the energy with an action-packed trip of hiking, swimming, paddleboarding or even a round of golf on Dent Island’s iconic course.



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3. Award-winning restaurants

The island serves up some of the best food you’ll ever taste. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to feast on local produce, fresh seafood and an array of mouth-watering cuisines all year-long. As a bucket-list destination for foodies from across the globe, the island is home to more fine dining restaurants, casual cafes and family-friendly takeaway options than you can dream of. Get a sneak peek of everything on offer here

If you would prefer something a little more low-key after a big day of exploring, you can also make a trip down the road to the nearby IGA to pick up fresh ingredients and supplies. With full cooking facilities and a spacious indoor-outdoor entertaining area in your WAHI apartment, you can whip up your own feast in the comfort of your own space.


4. Award-winning holidaying

Did you know the Whitsundays was recently ranked #2 out of the top 100 most loved destinations around the world? And that’s not the only time that the Whitsundays has been celebrated as a must-visit destination. In fact, our backyard was named the best island region in Australia and the South Pacific (not once but TWICE!) and the iconic Whitehaven Beach was recently celebrated as the best beach in the world.  

The landscapes that surround WAHI are recognised by people from across the globe, but the true beauty of the Whitsundays is something that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated. And what better way to see what all the talk is about than with a holiday at WAHI? 



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5. Luxury accommodation at WAHI

With so much to explore and so much on offer, it’s important to have somewhere comfortable to rest your head at the end of each day. At WAHI, we go above and beyond to ensure your trip is one that you’ll still be talking about in years to come. Each apartment comes with all of the facilities and features needed to make you feel at home. Plus, our friendly team at reception has all of the locals-only tips to help you make the most of your time away. 

Get ready for the time of your lifetime at WAHI and discover one of the most beautiful locations in Australia with a trip to the Whitsundays! Contact our team on +61 7 4969 9905, email us at stay@wahi.com.au or visit our website today to book your next holiday.