Since Captain James Cook named this chain of sandy islands in 1770, the Whitsundays has been internationally recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of tropical coastline in the world. The 74 islands – 66 of which are uninhabited – dot the calm waters of the Coral Sea, sheltered from the Pacific Ocean by the Great Barrier Reef.
The Whitsundays is famous for its warm emerald waters and idyllic white sand beaches, including Whitehaven Beach, which is recognised in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the softest, whitest sand in the world. And in a time when most truly great yachting meccas are not quite as safe as they once were, the Whitsundays stand out as one of the safest, most picturesque yachting destinations in the world.
The Hayman resort provides insider access to the secret and most memorable locations, experiences and opportunities in the Whitsundays, many of which are not accessible in any other way. Click on our Escapes to build your dream holiday for you and your loved ones.