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The mystical Whitsundays is a place that almost doesn’t seem real. With bright sandy beaches and tropical forests inhabited by captivating native animals, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a dream. After spending a day exploring paradise, you’ll want to come back to a comfy bed. We’ve compiled a list of the best family accommodations around The Whitsundays where you can make yourself at home during your holiday.

1. Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments

This beachfront location is literally right on the beachfront. Just one minute walk, and you can have your feet in the sand. Guests enjoy BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. If you want to stretch your legs, take a stroll and admire the lush gardens around the property. If you want to wake up in the morning to a spectacular view of the blue ocean, this location is for you.

2. Beach Court Holiday Villas

If you’re looking for your own little tropical hideaway, at Beach Court Holiday Villas is for you. With a lagoon-style swimming pool and gardens surrounding the entire property, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a rainforest. Guests can make use of the BBQ facilities, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool and outdoor dining features. There’s no better way to end a long day of adventuring than a refreshing swim followed by a scrumptious BBQ meal! at Beach Court Holiday Villas are located just 150m from the beautiful Shingley Beach.

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3. Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach

Staying at Discovery Parks in Airlie Beach is the closest you can get to staying at a waterpark. The kids won’t get bored at this exciting location! Guests have access to a playground and an on-site waterpark featuring a huge tipping water bucket. The park offers BBQ facilities, free parking, gorgeous garden and to top it off, views of the surrounding mountains. There is a mini market onsite in case you’d like to have a browse. Discovery Parks is ideal if you have kids who just can’t seem to burn off their energy.

4. Seabreeze Tourist Park

If you’re after a tropical vibe, look no further than Seabreeze Tourist Park. This location is situated just 5 minutes’ drive from Airlie Beach and a 2 minute walk from Whitsunday Shopping Centre, so you’ll be minutes away from convenient shopping and a gorgeous beach. Guests enjoy a cool swimming pool, sun loungers, free Wi-Fi, BBQ area, laundry facilities and an onsite mini-mart. Cabins are nestled among tropical gardens and all feature a patio and kitchenette. Reception staff can assist you with arranging local activities.

5. Coral Sea Vista Apartments

Just a 3-minute walk from the beach, Coral Sea Vista Apartments is your home in paradise. Rooms feature private balconies with picturesque sea views and the property is in the ideal location for catching a ferry to the nearby Whitsunday Islands. Free parking
and free Wi-Fi is available to guests, along with a relaxing hot tub and tranquil outdoor pool. Coral Sea Vista Apartments is your gateway location to the Whitsunday Islands and everything they have to offer.

Airlie Beach - 5 Family Friendly Accommodations in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays is a dreamy place – some even call it paradise. When you spend your day exploring islands, beaches, and rainforests, you’ll want a comfortable bed to sleep in at the end of the day. Staying at one of these locations will guarantee that, and you’ll be rejuvenated and ready for your next day of adventuring.

Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Photographer: Maxime Coquard.