Queensland is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve rounded up the best beach hotels and resorts just seconds away from the beautiful shoreline. These luxurious beach resorts in Queensland have modern fittings, stunning views, and top-tier hospitality. If you’re looking for an idyllic getaway by the sea, check out our picks for the best beach resorts in Queensland.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Located in Port Douglas, Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas is an awe-inspiring luxury resort set among 147 hectares of tropical gardens and sparkling saltwater lagoons. Your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this holiday destination is a marvellous gem, with a selection of exquisite indoor and outdoor facilities (it has its own golf course!) perfect for a family holiday.

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Boasting a coveted location on the Gold Coast, JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful beaches of Surfers Paradise. This recently redesigned hotel has brand new guest rooms and offers a range of superb amenities including serene lagoons, an outdoor resort pool, a modern fitness centre, and a relaxing day spa.

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a 6-hectare beachfront luxury resort just steps away from Mirage Beach. This tropical oasis has a stunning setting and a range of modern facilities—offering everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. This tropical oasis has a swim-up bar, a selection of on-site restaurants, and indulgent suites and villas.

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Located on Hastings Street, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort is a luxury accommodation boasting a relaxed beach ambience in the heart of Noosa Heads. Although it’s situated in the bustling shopping district, it is also just minutes away from the beach–just a short scenic stroll. This 5-star hotel features the best of both worlds, coastal tranquillity and urban style.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa is a tranquil sanctuary. From studio rooms with double spa baths to 3-bedroom apartments with king-sized spa baths, luxurious relaxation options are everywhere you turn. We especially love the Swim Out Apartment with direct access to the lagoon pool!

Rhapsody Resort, Surfers Paradise

Rhapsody Resort has beautiful self-contained apartments with amazing Pacific Ocean views, making it an amazing choice for extended stays with a group of friends or your family. It also has furnished outdoor spaces such as the rooftop deck with undisturbed ocean views, pool, and BBQ area designed to provide guests with a relaxing Surfers Paradise getaway.

The Ville Resort, Townsville

The Ville Resort in tropical North Queensland exudes casual elegance and a playful vibe. On the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and just 10 minutes away from the airports, this playful boutique hotel places you in the heart of everything great about the tropical north. Experience the coastal style in its chic light-filled rooms and suites with ocean or city views, or lounge by the dreamy infinity pool for that relaxed holiday vibe.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

With its grand façade and perfectly manicured gardens to welcome you, the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort sets the mood for a luxurious getaway. It has a variety of suites and rooms with spectacular views of the gardens or Lagoon Beach, and you can choose from several fine dining spots on site. We suggest you try their weekend “High Coffee” experience!

RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

RACV Royal Pines Resort is a 5-star accommodation in Queensland that has a world-class 27-hole golf course, the rejuvenating One Spa, and a stable of dining venues serving international, local, Italian, and Japanese cuisine among others. This beach resort is perfect for relaxing getaways with family and friends–your luxurious home base for exploring the nearby amusement parks.

Coral Sea Marina Resort

Coral Sea Marina Resort, Airlie Beach

Coral Sea Marina Resort is a holiday retreat and your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. This boutique resort is conveniently located along the scenic Bicentennial walkway, giving you direct access to the water and the township of Airlie Beach where you can explore a fun mix of shops, restaurants, nightlife, beaches and lagoons.

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Image credit: JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

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Powered by copious amounts of caffeine, Tracy is a cat lady who loves island hopping in Asia. A writer by profession and an interior designer at heart, she loves synergistic aesthetics that breathe life and character into spaces. She finds inspiration from the grand and the mundane, and dreams of living by the beach.