at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury couples only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalised service.

The luxury retreat comprises an exclusive collection of just five one bedroom spa suites and exclusive Jacuzzi penthouse, with views over Port of Airlie and the Coral Sea. The luxury suites feature contemporary inspired interior furnishings that exude style and tropical ambience, natural timber louvers, spacious balcony with corner spa, gourmet galley kitchen and pebbled ensuite bathrooms. The penthouse features a four posted bed, the master bathroom featuring a double person rain shower, generous powder room complete with private balcony overlooking lush rainforest, a gourmet kitchen, black marble bar complete with wine fridge and stainless steel fixtures. Externally the penthouse enjoys an expansive balcony complete with six person Jacuzzi.

Redefining intimate levels of service suites are serviced daily whilst the retreat boasts a private sun deck, deep water horizon pool, guest BBQ, lush tropical gardens, native bird feeding, a-la-carte in room massage, facial and beauty treatments, wireless internet, tour booking agency, great barrier reef touring, concierge, valet parking and personalised limousine transfers.

Exuding luxury, romance and tropical ambience, at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers the travel connoisseur a perfect blend of relaxation, intimacy and personalised service for an unparalleled couples only retreat experience.

Accommodation Rates

Luxury Spa Suite $250
Rates are for 2 people. Extra adults $40.00. The room caters for a maximum of 4 adults. Bedding 1 x Queen.

3 Bedroom Jacuzzi Penthouse $500
Rates are for 6 people. Extra adults $40.00. The room caters for a maximum of 8 adults. Bedding 1 x King + 2 x Queen.

Getting There / Airport Transfers

From Melbourne with Jetstar or Virgin Blue
Melbourne->Brisbane->Whitsunday Coast or
Melbourne->Hamilton Island->Ferry to Airlie Beach

From Sydney with Jetstar or Virgin Blue
Sydney->Brisbane->Whitsunday Coast or
Sydney->Hamilton Island->Ferry to Airlie Beach

From Brisbane with Jetstar or Virgin Blue
Brisbane->Whitsunday Coast or
Brisbane->Hamilton Island->Ferry to Airlie Beach

Please call the hotel directly to arrange Airport Transfers
Whitsunday Coast->Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat $20 per person
Hamilton Island->Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat $55 per person

Self Drive: Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat is located 25 minutes from the Bruce Highway. If travelling from the south, proceed through Proserpine and turn right onto Shute Harbour Road, if travelling from the North turn left onto Shute Harbour Road, follow Shute Harbour Road until you arrive at Airlie Beach, travel through the main street, Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat is located 150 meters on the right.

Things to Do

Contact our tour desk for more details

Whitsundays Must See & Do Highlights

Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef, let your feet sink into the silica white sand of Whitehaven Beach, Relax by the Airlie Beach Lagoon, learn to scuba dive at some of the best reefs in the world, including the Stepping Stones and the Cathedrals Snorkel among some 1500 species of fish and 400 types of coral, fly over Heart Reef for a birds-eye view of this amazing icon, hike to the lookout at Hill Inlet Whitehaven Beach for stunning views of Whitsunday Island, catch a seaplane or helicopter to a private beach for a picnic to remember, go whale watching or crocodile spotting, enjoy great food and wine on the Airlie Beach Esplanade, hike through a National Forest on the Whitsundays Great Walk or watch the sun set over the 74 Islands


Discover nature on the Whitsundays Great Walk, Soak up the sun, cool off and make new friends at Airlie Beach Lagoon, go shopping at the weekend markets or peruse the Whitsundays many boutiques, enjoy a bite to eat or a tropical smoothie along the Esplanade, get fit and take in the views on the coastal boardwalk from Airlie Beach to Cannonvale Beach or get pampered and relax at a day spa


Catch a monster Barramundi at Peter Faust Dam (permit required), enjoy some country hospitality at a local pub, watch the night sky light up during the pre-harvest cane fires, take a sugar tour at the Proserpine Sugar Mill, spot an estuarine crocodile on the Proserpine River, and take a step back in time at the Proserpine Historical Museum


Enjoy the tranquil scenery of Dingo Beach while sun baking or beach combing, Overlook the beautiful Whitsundays Islands whilst enjoying a picnic lunch, deep sea fishing around Mt. Gregory and Gloucester Island, Tennis on Hydeaway Bay, water sports and dinghy hire from Dingo Beach


Walk or laze about the beautiful beaches of Bowen, taste the tropical delights of a Bowen mango, explore the pristine fringing reefs off Horseshoe Bay, play a round of golf in the sea breeze, try your hand at ocean fishing, head inland to the old mining area of Collinsville and the Coal Face Experience museum, take in the full panorama of Bowen, the Islands and countryside from a hill-top vantage point, be amazed by the live fish display at Bowen Harbour with fish ready for export, visit Mullers Lagoon, 23.57 hectares of picturesque parkland in the centre of town, with superb botanical gardens and wetlands habitat

Contact our tour desk for more details

Write a Review
at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat 18+ is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I found this hotel online and it did not disappoint. The hotel is in a good spot close to the town you can walk easily in a few minutes to the restaurants and shops. The hotel is modern, the rooms have heaps of space and there is a spa on the balcony of the room and a playstation which was good for the day it rained, oh yeah the mini bar came in handy that day as well. We stayed 4 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The staff are very friendly and always there to help, they really make your time there very enjoyable. The pool is awesome and you can just lounge around, we got talking to another couple around the pool and they also commented on how good the hotel was. My partner liked the shampoo and soaps that they have but overall we both loved our time there. If you want a great place to stay then this hotel is excellent.
Date published: 2008-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stayed here on our belated honeymoon. Could not have been more perfect. Rooms comfy and spotless, spa on balcony was fantastic,views amazing. Staff helpful and friendly. Only downside was construction work outside on new Harbour bit noisy... BUT this was not fault of Retreat and did not detract from the atmosphere. Wonderful and would love to stay longer next time.
Date published: 2008-05-31


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking

28 Austar Cable Channels
50" HD Plasma Screens
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Daily Servicing
FREE Wireless Broadband
Facial and Beauty Treatments
Free WiFi
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
In room Massage
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Nintindo Wii inc games
Pay Television
Private Sun deck
Spa Bath
Swimming Pool
Tour Booking Agency
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access


Rates valid until 31 March 2015

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Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $200 $400 $1400 1 $0 $0
* $300 $600 $2100 5 $40 $0
* $167 $334 $1169 1 $40 $0
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Optional costs*
Airport Transfer $20 p/p

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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