3. Hamilton Island
You’ve seen those iconic, aerial images of the Whitsunday Islands dotting the Great Barrier Reef. And Hamilton Island, set among the Whitsunday’s 74 perfect islands, combines over-the-top indulgence with spontaneous adventure. Spend your days sailing, out on a bushwalk, playing golf or relaxing at the spa. Plus, with more than 20 dining options, you’ll satiate your pallet, no matter what you’re craving.
4. Hayman Island
Set to reopen in August 2011 following renovations and enhancements to the property, this five-star luxury resort occupies its own private island in the Great Barrier Reef. Read our full resort review here.