I have been extremely fortunate to spend time in some of the most exotic destinations all over the world - The Bahamas, Croatia, Monaco, Montenegro, Tahiti - sorry I'm bragging I know. Close to the top of my favourite list is certainly Australia's own Whitsunday Islands.
About half way between Brisbane and Cairns these 74 tropical gems create some incredible cruising and adventure opportunities. No doubt you've seen photos of Whitehaven Beach, Hayman Island or Dent Island Golf Course, these are only just snipits of the Whitsunday group. The Islands offer protected diving and snorkelling opportunities in most wind conditions, or access to luxury resorts such as the Intercontinental Hayman Island or Qualia resort Hamilton Island. Hike to the top of Hook Island for uninterrupted views, or a beach all to yourself on any of the islands you please!
In close proximity to the Islands is the mainland resort town of Airlie Beach, really a gateway to the islands and the Great Barrier Reef. When i visited we berthed at Coral Sea Marina Resort in Airlie Beach who offer 5 Gold Anchor standard marina services, and berthing for superyachts up to 80m in length. Easy walking distance to excellent restaurants and bars Coral Sea Marina is a sensational destination for Superyachts operating privately or looking to spend a season chartering.