An island experience – no ferry crossing required!

The Whitsundays Coast is famous for its incredible islands, 74 to be exact! But the beauty of this region is that you don’t even have to hop on a boat, to experience the best of what a Whitsundays island had to offer!

We’re talking about Horseshoe Bay in Bowen. The town sits on Queensland’s east coast, between Townsville and Mackay. It’s a cinch to get to but still feels like a secluded paradise. So, grab your mask and snorkel, get your togs on and switch your watch to “island” time because here’s how we suggest you holiday in Horseshoe Bay.

Coral Cove Apartments

Every “island” getaway should include a room with a view. These 2 and 3-bedroom apartments sit at the edge of the Coral Sea and no matter which apartment you choose, you’ll be treated to ocean views!

Here you’ll find all the creature comforts of home, including a spacious kitchen! Now, we know you’re on holidays, so if you don’t feel up to cooking, a delicious meal is just a stroll away.

The Café at Horseshoe Bay Bowen

Ocean views alongside meals that showcase fresh, local produce. What more could you want? “The Café” is more than just the name suggests. It’s a meeting place for locals and visitors alike, where they can get together and enjoy tasty meals, live music and events, plus

Horseshoe Bay Resort

This is where campers, caravanners and those who love a beachside cabin come to play! Horseshoe Bay Resort is surrounded by 4 sandy beaches, so togs are mandatory!

Snorkel gear is available for hire from reception so make sure you add that to your itinerary.

Whitsunday Sands Resort

Whitsunday Sands Resort sits on its own private peninsula, overlooking the oceans. On the eastern side of the resort, you’ve got Horseshoe Bay and the western side looks out to Grays Bay. This means that guests the best of both worlds; magnificent sunrises and breathtaking sunsets.

If you’re a keen angler, make sure you pack your fishing rod. There’s a boat ramp at the resort and if you prefer to stay on land, you could whet a line from the rocks.

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