Ah, the Great Barrier Reef. Crystal clear waters, pristine sandy beaches and a world-renowned reef make this sailing and watersports hub off the northeastern coast of Australia the quintessential sun, sand and sea paradise island holiday. Seventy-four islands comprise the great Whitsundays, and while there are ten resorts on eight of the islands to choose from, we're big fans of One&Only Hayman Island. Renowned for its luxurious surroundings as well as its outstanding chefs and cuisine, it's the epitome of romantic indulgence. Wouldn't you want to be surrounded by a huge lagoon pool overlooking tropical vistas and sandy white beaches? Don’t miss Whitehaven Beach, with its stark white silica sand and aquamarine waters stretching for seven kilometers along the largest of the Whitsundays. Quaint island boutiques, sumptuous dining and killer sunsets with a cocktail in hand are the stuff romantic vacations are made of.
From night swimming with manta rays to stargazing from the summit of the world's tallest mountain, GAYOT has selected 10 exceptional activities to help you make the most of your stay on Hawaii's Big Island.