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Which Whitsunday Island?

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Which Whitsunday Island?


We are planning (2 x adults) a trip to the Whitsundays next July-September.

We have recently returned from a holiday in Palm Cove, which was beautiful - small, quiet, relaxing, and unspoilt.

For our next QLD trip we would like to incorporate a few nights stay on a Whitsunday Island.

We both hate crowds, love good beaches, pools that you can swim in (as in swimming laps), not hoards of children. We normally self-cater most of the time when away, but realise this is not an option at most of the islands. (Therefore would like a package that included meals, or otherwise somewhere where meal prices not exhorbitant). We love nature and natural surroundings, but also appreciate good quality accommodation.

Would also like an island that isn't bombarded daily with day trippers.

From what I have read, Heron Island sounds right for us. We would be travelling from Melbourne and unfortunately this means a rather expensive airfare (and nearly $200 each return transfer to the island), so we have ruled out Heron.

Can anyone suggest an island that may suit what we are looking for?

Thanks - Babz2005

Surfers Paradise...
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1. Re: Which Whitsunday Island?

For starters,Heron Is. is not in the Whitsundays,it's further south off Gladstone.

One of the smaller,boutique resorts is Peppers,Palm Bay which is part of Long Island.

It only has 21 rooms with a maximum of 42 guests and no kids.It only has 1 restaurant,so your dining options are limited.It also has all the resort facilities such as watersports,tennis court,pool etc.

Another option is Brampton Island which caters for 200 guests and not many kids,it's mainly a couples resort.

Check out their websites.