Why You Should Never Holiday In The Whitsundays

Why You Should Never Holiday In The Whitsundays


First of all, I’d like to point out that I am sharing this view having holidayed in the Whitsundays many times before. I now live in Airlie Beach and have done so for the last 8 years. I’ve travelled Australia extensively and lived in many different states and capital cities. As a traveller myself, I can validate my position on why you should never holiday in Airlie Beach, Bowen, Hamilton Island or any of the other locations in The Whitsundays region.

Unlike many other tropical locations around the world, you may visit the Whitsundays and be asking yourself where are the huge crowds? Why am I at the lookout of the most beautiful beaches in the world and there are only a few people, if any? How can you possibly capture the essence of the entire beach if you’re only using a selfie stick? If only there were 1000’s of other people fighting to capture the same picture. Then there would at least be someone who could take a photo of you.

Another pitfall of the Whitsundays is trying to decide what to do and where to go. This is hard enough if you’re travelling alone but if you have a partner or a family, you can expect to have many heated arguments about where to spend your precious holiday time. The kids will no doubt want to swim in the beachfront Lagoon, while you’re content to laze around the resort pool. The wife may want to have coffee and lunch at the beach and you wanted to do an island jet ski tour.

Don’t get me started on fishing. I’ve caught so many great fish over the years that my friends don’t even talk to me on social media anymore. Sometimes I just want to have a quiet weekend and read a book and I feel relieved when it’s too windy to fish the reef. I can’t even get 2 chapters in and someone’s calling to say the Mud Crabs are running hot in the river or the Dam is firing for metre plus barramundi. It’s impossible to use the weather as an excuse as there are so many options. I can already picture the arguments now after your partner catches a bigger Coral Trout than you and you swear you’ll never fish again.

If you’ve ever argued with your partner about where to eat you can also expect this to be a major issue again. This age-old argument will pale in comparison when trying to book tours in the Whitsundays. You may think you’ve won the battle by agreeing to see the Great Barrier Reef. But this is just the beginning of the war, how will you see the reef? By boat, plane, helicopter, diving or fishing? You can expect similar problems every day with every tour when you have so many options. With so many things to do and so many great places to see, you’ll need counselling long after the holiday has ended. These are just some of the situations to avoid when travelling to a tropical oasis.

So the next time someone tries to tell you they’ve just seen some amazing pictures of Airlie Beach, Bowen and the 74 surrounding islands, PLEASE show them this article. In fact please share it with as many people as you can to make sure they avoid all the issues that come with a holiday in The Whitsundays. I could go on for hours about the pitfalls and how it will negatively impact your life but I think you’ve got the picture. I’m sure you know by now to play it safe with a holiday to an overcrowded destination, that’s not a beautiful and pristine location with lots of activities.

If for some reason you have to visit the Whitsundays and it’s completely unavoidable, like your friend has planned a picture-perfect wedding in paradise. For the sake of your relationship, your family or just for your own sanity I recommend looking up Whitsunday Vacations. They’re known for the best Airlie Beach Holiday Accommodation and specialise in The Whitsundays most luxurious properties.

The Great Barrie Reef located in the Whitsunday, Queensland, Australia

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