There are lots of alternatives in the area from luxurious to basic backpacker accommodation. It should be remembered that this is very much a transit area with people moving on to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. Because of this accommodation tends to be heavily used and some places reflect this.
Coral Sea Resort offers luxury and elegance at an extraordinary ocean front location with top quality suites plus a pool. It is only a three minute walk from the centre of town and they have a private jetty.
Castle Motor Lodge
Close to the centre of Bowen, this hotel has its own swimming pool and spa. It is in a quiet location but close to activities like fishing, snorkelling, walking tracks and golfing.
Daydream Island Resort
Daydream Island Resort is located in 41 acres at the north end of Daydream Island and, just five kilometres from Shute Harbour by boat. It is a four star top quality resort that has three pools, an outdoor cinema, an award winning day spa and a dive centre.
Beach front setting - this Long Island resort has a host of facilities. Club Crocodile have beach facing rooms with balconies and queen sized beds. It is an excellent location.
Long Island Resort
This resort has 160 beautifully situated fabulous guestrooms. The dinner buffets are exceptional and there are 20 kilometres of walking tracks. The have a beautiful laid back atmosphere in a natural surroundings.
Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat
Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with personalised service.