Tucked away in the Coral Sea at the Northern tip of Australia are the Whitsundays, 70 islands protected by the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by flat waters and a maze of sandbars.

The Whitsundays are mostly uninhabited, making it all too easy to find secluded beaches anywhere you go. Visit Whitehaven Beach, the crown jewel consistently ranked among the world's most beautiful beaches, or enjoy the spoils of Airlie Beach's island resort.

The cruising grounds of the Whitsundays are pristine any time of the year.