Arguably Australia's most beloved honeymoon destination, the Whitsundays is blessed with all the makings for a brilliant post-wedding getaway – pristine beaches, crystalline waters, exquisite dining and exhilarating adventures. A marvellous base for your loved-up travels, Mirage Whitsundays is ideal for couples. Want to know more? Welcome to paradise...
Related article: How to be swept away by the Whitsundays
Location is everything
Location is everything when it comes to idyllic honeymoon escapes and Mirage Whitsundays doesn't disappoint. Commanding picture-perfect water views, the luxe retreat is tucked away on the shores of Airlie's Whisper Bay (between the Shingley and Cannonvale beaches). A 10,000-square-metre property, Mirage Whitsundays feels blissfully private while still offering proximity to the attractions of Airlie Beach and the Great Barrier Reef beyond – fantastic for doing as much or as little as you like.
Flying in? Getting here is also incredibly convenient, with Proserpine Airport just a 30-minute drive away. Exploring the exceptional local region is also a definite must-do, with Airlie Beach's amazing shopping-and-dining scene only a five-minute drive or leisurely 25-minute stroll away.
Rooms with seriously beautiful views
Complementing its gorgeous setting, Mirage Whitsundays' accommodation options really bring the outside in. Offering breathtaking water and garden views, 65 self-contained apartments, villas and penthouses promise a totally relaxing escape, away from the busyness of everyday life – perfect for a post-wedding getaway!
Terrific for those wanting to hole up in luxury, each of the retreat's private hideaways boast all the essentials – think fully equipped kitchens, breezy indoor/outdoor dining areas and stylish living spaces. If you're looking to really indulge, treat yourselves to an apartment, penthouse or villa with its own private pool, outdoor shower and ocean-view spa bath. Or, keep things simple and take a revitalising dip in one of the resort's two palm-fringed outdoor pools. Whichever you opt for, you'll enjoy spectacular scenery and a real escaped-from-it-all atmosphere.
You're spoilt for choice when it comes to romantic dining at Mirage Whitsundays. With Airlie Beach's fabulous bars, cafes and restaurants nearby, the retreat also boasts two outstanding dining options.
Toast the occasion and share an intimate dinner at Ambrosia, Mirage Whitsundays' boutique restaurant. Serving expert-made Asian cuisine (enjoy Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese flavours), it's the place to go for a romantic meal by the water. Fancy a lazy sleep-in? Get your day off to the right start with a delicious breakfast at the retreat's Café Mira.
Pamper and nourish
Helping honeymooners to really unwind, Mirage Whitsundays is also home to a sensational day spa with an enticing treatment menu. Great for shaking of any wedding planning-stress, massages, facials and scalp treatments will have couples feeling completely refreshed.
Our advice? Return home completely rejuvenating with the spa's Signature Satori Ritual and enjoy a soothing foot ritual, full-body relaxation massage, satori facial and hydration and scalp ritual.
Discover a natural wonderland
You could easily spend your whole stay here chilling out poolside or exploring Airlie Beach, but there's plenty more to do in the area.
With one of the Great Natural Wonders of the World right on your doorstep, seeing the Great Barrier Reef is an experience you can't miss. Catch a ferry over and join a sightseeing tour, or feel like a celebrity couple when you spot the reef's best sights on an exciting helicopter flight! Want to see more of the mainland? Thirty minutes inland, Cedar Creek Falls is utterly enchanting, offering another heavenly spot for a swim.
Looking for beautiful Queensland accommodation? Find the perfect place to stay here