Wake up to the morning sunshine glittering over the calm water sheltered by the neighbouring islands that rise above the waterline. These million-dollar views will follow you wherever you end up, from your balcony to the resort pool, secluded beach or a National Park lookout.
Spend your days lazing by the pool sipping cocktails, feasting on locally sourced seafood and fresh produce at open-air restaurants that take full advantage of the view, or venture out on laid-back mainland day trips to the nearby beaches and waterfalls like Cedar Creek Falls in Conway National Park.
Watch the afternoon sun set over the bay at Airlie Beach as you nurse a crisp glass of wine on the deck of the local sailing club. The friendly atmosphere is full of lively conversations from the returning boaties sharing stories about their favourite spots. Create your own story by putting your hand up to join a crew on a twilight sailing race, every Wednesday - the captain will show you the ropes.
And make sure you pack your dancing shoes and get amongst the social, vibrant nightlife at Airlie Beach with a group of friends or if an intimate affair is more your style, delight in a star lit dinner for two on a deserted island beach.