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The Best Hotels Along the Great Barrier Reef

Accommodations near the Great Barrier Reef take advantage of their incredible surroundings, offering access to far more than just scuba diving. Options range from family-friendly resorts to adults-only retreats, ensuring you’ll find your paradise.
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Lizard Island, Cairns QLD 4871, Australia
At Lizard Island, luxurious amenities meet an ecologically diverse island paradise. The sole resort on the island, the exclusive spot features 40 rooms as well as 24 private beaches, all but guaranteeing your own pristine sliver of paradise....
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The Reef House Palm Cove, 99 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
Located in the heart of Palm Cove village in North Queensland, this one-time family home on Williams Esplanade that's now part of the MGallery by Sofitel collection still practices some of its old traditions, including a candle-lit “Twilight...
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9 Resort Dr, Whitsundays QLD 4803, Australia
While some Great Barrier Reef resorts require private plane charter, this 57-room boutique resort is located on Hamilton Island—the only one in the Whitsundays with a commercial airport—meaning it’s easily reached by a direct...
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20 Whitsunday Blvd, Whitsundays QLD 4803, Australia
Islands trace the Great Barrier Reef up the northeastern coast of Australia, clustering in the clear blue waters known as the Whitsundays. There, nestled on Hamilton Island, Qualia has set a new standard for Australian...
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Heron Island QLD 4680, Australia
Situated directly on the Great Barrier Reef, Heron Island Resort is reachable only by boat, seaplane, or helicopter. Whichever way you to choose to arrive, transfers are sure to be scenic, with views of the occasional whale or turquoise reef...