Great Barrier Reef

There are all types of accommodation at all prices, with activities to match the budgets for your Great Barrier Reef holiday. They range from very sophisticated resorts like Hayman Island and the beach club on Hamilton Island, a secluded adult hideaway at Peppers Palm Bay.

Lizard Island resort at sunset

You must make extensive enquiries about each hotel, because there are many more than can be mentioned here.

Both Whitsunday’s Great Barrier Reef islands and Queensland's Great Barrier Reef islands are ideally suited for honeymooners, families, divers, beachcombers or nature lovers - in fact anyone looking for an idyllic, exotic, sun kissed and pristine holiday destination that is a rare escape from a stressful world.

If diving or fishing are more your thing for your Great Barrier Reef vacation then Heron, Wilson, Lizard or Lady Elliot are the places to go.

Here we have nature at its best with turtle hatching, bird rookeries and whale watching, (all seasonal) Lady Elliot Island is an ecological wonderland.

If you are looking for total and complete luxury, then Hayman, Green Island, Orpheus, Bedarra, Peppers Palm Bay and Lizard are top of the list

If it’s a family type vacation then the prices and facilities of South Molle Island, Dunk, Hamilton, Hayman, Daydream or Fitzroy make perfect sense for that tropical family holiday.

If you are looking for something in between, then Hamilton Island, South Molle Island, Daydream Island Resort & Spa, or Long Island Resort, are worth investigating.

Other Island resorts closer to Queensland's vibrant capital, Brisbane, are also world famous and easily accessible by vehicle and ferry, with all resorts operating their own transfer services.

The superb Kingfisher Bay Resort on World Heritage Fraser Island, and the health and activity focussed first class Couran Cove Island Resort on South Stradbroke Island off the coast from the Gold Coast should both be checked out.

I hope this has given you something to think about in terms of a suitable Great Barrier Reef Hotel for your next Great Barrier Reef vacation

Check out Hotels in Australia here.

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  • Rugbylocos says
    What an amazing place. I would love to go there with my wife to see all the fantastic sea life. I can see why it is one of the wonders of the natural world.
  • I would love to go visit the great Barrier Reef - my only concern is what the tourist market is doing to the viability of the reef - the reef needs to be cared for and looked after.
  • Bill says
    The real question is... How many people have been eaten by sharks in the Great B reef? I think I would stick to a glass bottom boat and look at it from the surface!
  • 1234 says
    Batter get there before its gone, and thats set to be not to far away.
  • Cindy says
    looks absolutely stunning but yes should be looked after alot alot of places.
  • samala says
    So beautiful! Theres so many wonderful things about the Great Barrier Reef, the fish, the clear blue water and the wonderful coral's. I really do hope it will still be around for our grandchildren to see, and not just have to read about it on thier IPAD 16's.
  • dory says
    This place looks absolutely beautiful! There is only one beach i recall from new zealand that has such nice water like this, and it was mathesons bay! I still cant get over how nice it looks! Hopefully one day ill get to go overseas and visit this place ;) ..And i guess ive already got my accomodation sorted. Thanks for posting the top 10! :D
  • Michael says
    i certainly wouldnt mind living there forever!!! it's just an absolutely amazing place
  • Still full of Australians though... My money would go on Tonga, the coral life is better...
  • Isn't it actually one of the 7 wonders of the world?

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