The sun’s warm rays reflect off the iridescent white sand as the sparkling turquoise waters lap gently at your feet. The Whitsundays is a tropical paradise like no other; it’s that postcard picture you never thought could exist.
A collection of continental islands off the coast of Queensland, the Whitsundays are a popular tourist destination – and it’s easy to see why. The natural, seemingly untouched beauty of the region gives you little choice but to relax and rejuvenate. When gazing out across the expansive ocean, stress simply isn’t an option.
When it comes to Whitsundays accommodation, Peppers Airlie Beach is the perfect way to experience the region in complete style and comfort. Overlooking the azure waters of the Whitsundays Passage, Peppers Airlie Beach truly is one of the finest Whitsundays resorts available.
A Tropical Paradise
When you visit the Whitsundays, nature beckons. The archipelago is surrounded by the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and consists of 74 islands in total; the largest of which are Whitsundays Island and Hamilton Island. Although some islands bear the mark of human influence, many parts of the Whitsundays are completely uninhabited.
When you visit the region, the local attractions are the emerald-hue islands themselves. Many visitors choose to spend time island hopping – either by private yacht or onboard a chartered cruise. Many of the tours – which depart Airlie Beach daily – provide guests with the opportunity to swim, snorkel or scuba dive off some of the islands. Life beneath the turquoise waters is spellbinding; carpeting the ocean floor, the brightly coloured coral is teeming with a vast array of aquatic creatures.
For those who want to explore the sparkling waters at their own pace, there is also the option of hiring a jet ski or kayak. If you are looking for a truly mesmerising experience, scenic flights regularly traverse the area – providing visitors with a chance to view those brilliant blue waters from the air. If your holiday is romantic in nature, a scenic flight over the famous Heart Reef is the perfect way to surprise someone special!
Another must-see attraction is the legendary white sand and crystal clear waters of Whitehaven Beach. Located on Whitsundays Island, this beach has been named the South Pacific’s Best Beach via the 2015 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards. Known as Australia’s most photographed beach, its brilliant colours define nature at is best and make even an amateur photo look like a postcard shot.
While the white silica sands and iridescent waters are more than enough to relax the mind, body and soul, Endota Spa – located within Peppers Airlie Beach – provides guests with further space to indulge. Treatment offered at the day spa takes on a holistic approach and focuses on your overall wellbeing; backed by the tranquil setting of Airlie Beach, there’s no better way to refresh the mind and rejuvenate the soul. Endota Spa provides guests with treatment options that cleanse and detoxify, reducing not only stress, but also the telltale signs of aging. Whether you choose a facial, body treatment or massage, you’ll be treated to Endota’s organic skincare range that’s made right here in Australia. When you reside in paradise, nothing is too indulgent!
Even when you’re hopping between tropical islands, fine food and wine is never far away. The larger islands such as Hamilton Island and Whitsundays Island are home to a variety of laid-back cafes, inviting bars and sophisticated, award-winning restaurants. Back on the mainland, Airlie Beach offers visitors an endless array of dining options. Situated within Peppers Airlie Beach and headed by renowned chef Gregory Devine, Tides Restaurant & Bar serves modern Australian cuisine with distinct Asian undertones. Away from the resort, enjoy Mexican and Latin cuisine at The Orange Quote, get a taste for fine dining at the Colonial Palms Restaurant, or grab a beer and enjoy the chilled out vibes at Banjo’s Bar & Bistro.
Unlike much of Far North Queensland, the temperature in the Whitsundays is relatively consistent all year round. Winter is still considered peak season; however some people find that summer is still quite comfortable out amongst the islands, with an average maximum temperature of around 30 degrees Celsius.
Popular activities such as reef cruises and island tours run all year round, so visitors are able to enjoy the best of what this region has to offer no matter the season.
One of the leading Whitsundays resorts on the mainland, Peppers Airlie Beach provides guests with an opulent yet comfortable accommodation experience. Catering for couples through to groups of up to six people, you can choose between a one, two or three bedroom spa apartment. Sophisticated in design, each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, luxurious spa bath, and contemporary furnishings that perfectly complement the resort’s tropical surroundings.
With exquisite views of the pristine coastline, Peppers Airlie Beach truly does have it all.