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Take a short boat trip to Whitehaven Beach, often rated as one of the most beautiful in the world. With seven kilometres of pure-white sand, it’s the largest in the archipelago, stretched along the south-east coast of nearby Whitsunday Island.
As Qualia features two top-notch restaurants you probably won’t want to stray further afield, but if you fancy a change of scene head for the marina. Home to most of the bars and restaurants which aren’t part of a hotel, it’s a good spot to score an ice-cream, fish and chips or deli treats. For a fuller meal, lively Romano’s Italian Restaurant is set waterside on this aquatic hub, serving up classic dishes and a fresh daily-changing seafood menu. Manta Ray Pizza offers wood-fired pizzas and a little bar with marina views. The intimate Beach Club Restaurant woos diners with subtle mood lighting and a majestic beachfront setting, ideal for a relaxed lunch or romantic dinner. There’s a central number for all reservations on the island (+61 (0)7 4946 9999).
For an alfresco drink head to Marina Daze, an open-air bar under the canopy of a mock ship’s mast and sails, ‘moored’ on a grassy area by the waterfront. There’s a central number for all reservations on the island (+61 (0)7 4946 9999).
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Very highly recommended. Qualia shares a price point and ethic with Saffire and Wolgan Valley – both of which I've stayed at and enjoyed immensely. I'd rate Qualia ahead on t...more