In the recent Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2018, the Whitsunday islands beat Bora Bora and Tahiti to the top spot!
How do you beat out places like Bora Bora and Tahiti, the kind of islands that are practically synonymous with honeymoons and bucket lists?
By having some of the finest white sand in the world. The Whitsundays, a series of 74 islands is home to Whitehaven Beach, where the sand is 98 percent pure silica, giving it its bright, white color and keeping it cool (even in the hot sun).
This teamed with the untapped natural beauty, incredible cruising grounds and the Great Barrier Reef on the doorstep is what pipped the other pacific islands to the post.
Abell Point Marina, based at Airlie Beach provides the gateway to exploring the Whitsunday islands. Check our our hero experiences page and see for yourself what there is in store in this piece of Australian paradise.