If you’re looking for a luxurious island getaway, look no further! We’ve selected the best island resorts in Queensland for you. Escape from the crowds and experience barefoot luxury. Our carefully selected resorts and hotels set the most luxurious tropical island life vibe. Enjoy easy immediate access to private beaches, pristine shores, dive spots, and fun-filled watersports opportunities in clear blue waters at these luxury island resorts in Queensland.

InterContinetal Hayman Island Resort

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Whitsundays

Want to indulge in a luxurious private island experience? You can at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, a stunning resort in the heart of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. This multi-award-winning property boasts 168 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas that are artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. P.S. Hayman Spa will spoil your senses.

Lizard Island Resort

Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Resort is a luxe retreat that offers seclusion and privacy like no other. If you want the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef literally at your doorstep, this is the place to be. It is the only accommodation located in the Great Barrier Reef National Park! It features only 40 rooms and villas with luxurious furnishings and indulgent bathrooms perfect for romantic escapes.

Orpheus Island Lodge

Orpheus Island Lodge, Great Barrier Reef

Orpheus Island Lodge is an all-inclusive island getaway set on the reef with 14 minimalist contemporary suites. At any given time, the resort only accommodates up to 28 people, giving you an exclusive and intimate atmosphere. Indulge in 3 gourmet meals daily, enjoy unlimited use of water sports equipment, and access to an amazing on-site drink selection. Cheers!

Daydream Island Resort

Daydream Island Resort, Whitsunday Islands

Daydream Island Resort has modern and spacious rooms and suites, 3 bars, and 3 restaurants — holiday ingredients that make it the perfect base when looking to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Most of the light-filled rooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors or expansive windows with garden, pool, or ocean views. Enjoy cooling poolside drinks, or perhaps take a rejuvenating soak in the ensuite bathtub after a day out on the beach.

Elysian Retreat

Elysian Eco Island Retreat, Whitsunday Islands

If you’re looking for oceanside zen, Elysian Eco Island Retreat will wow you. Sleek and stylish decor coupled with luxe spa treatments? Yes, please! Peace and serenity are the guiding principles of the Elysian Eco Island Retreat’s Jala Spa, with all treatments from this island resort spa aiming to restore balance and wellness while echoing the tranquillity and uninterrupted beauty of the Whitsundays. Sounds like relaxation at its finest in one of the best island resorts in Queensland.

Green Island Resort

Green Island Resort, Cairns

Be in harmony with nature and enjoy water sports, nature adventures, and luxury living under blue skies and crystal clear waters at Green Island Resort. Located on a private island with the Great Barrier Reef right off the shore, Green Island Resort is an eco-certified resort with spacious tropical interiors, private bathtubs, and balconies with amazing views.

Beach Club

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Set on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, Beach Club’s ocean view infinity pool and private patios make this adults-only resort a popular romantic getaway. Grab a bite to eat at Beach Club Restaurant, relax at the full-service Spa Wumurdaylin, have some drinks at the exclusive bar, or simply enjoy the peaceful island life at this intimate beachside destination.

Fitzroy Island Resort, Tropical North

Think unspoilt tropical beauty, beachside fun… the perfect island escape. Discover scenic walking trails and abundant marine life in crystal clear waters and amidst the rainforest. Disconnect, relax, and escape to paradise at Fitzroy Island Resort. With a range of water sports and activities to choose from, you’ll definitely have a lot of fun and excitement before retreating to your comfy room.

Palm Bungalows

Palm Bungalows

Live the island life to its fullest and experience a range of island adventures at Palm Bungalows! You can choose from 6 outdoor pools, play mini-golf, visit the wildlife park, go bowling, go-karting, kayaking, or paddleboarding, or explore the area on an ATV. After an eventful day, chill in your private hammock or relax in the sauna. The Clownfish Club is open for kids from 4-16 years old and has activities for kids and the whole family too!

Reef View Hotel

Reef View Hotel, Hamilton Island

Sitting opposite Catseye Beach, Reef View Hotel has an outdoor pool, restaurant, and bar where you can enjoy the relaxed pace of island life. Its range of modern and luxurious rooms have private balconies with amazing ocean and tropical garden views. Whether you’re off to a romantic getaway or family holiday, the plethora of water and land activities plus the spa and golf course will give everyone something to look forward to.

Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays

Expansive and relaxing bay views coupled with a crisp sea breeze. Island life at its finest is waiting for you at Palm Bay Resort’s 25 unique villas, suites, and houses on a secluded private cove on Long Island, one of the iconic Great Barrier Reef islands. Escape the crowds and feel like you’re worlds away in the Balinese-inspired villas designed to blend into their natural surroundings.

If you enjoyed our list of island getaways in Queensland, you’ll love our full collection of island escapes in Australia. Visit viewretreats.com.

Image credit: Fitzroy Island Resort

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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.