10 Top Spots in the WhitsundaysClear warm seas, white sand beaches, rainforest covered slopes, abundant wildlife and swimming among the colourful coral and fish of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – these are only some of the attractions that entice thousands of people every year to the 74 islands of the Whitsunday Islands National Park. With ten resorts on eight islands and coastal destinations including Airlie Beach, there is a diverse range of accommodation from budget backpacker to bed and breakfast (B&B) through to luxury resorts. An added bonus is the deep, blue-water port of Shute Harbour, providing the perfect gateway to the islands with moorings for yachts and other craft. From here, cruise launches carry visitors daily to the holiday resort islands of Hamilton, Hayman, Daydream, South Molle, LongHook and Lindeman, and on cruises to the outer Barrier Reef. For boaties, there are numerous bays and inlets for safe anchorage and isolated islands and beaches to explore.