Great Barrier Reef

Hotels in Great Barrier Reef

On dry land, it’s a menagerie of a different kind: a collection of beach resorts and island hotels, each with a unique appeal. The Reef House Resort & Spa is in northern Queensland. The 69-room Great Barrier Reef hotel puts you at the edge of your coral explorations, right between the rainforest and the seaside village north of Cairns. For a more remote Great Barrier Reef hotel stay, unplug at Lizard Island for dinners on the beach, or for an upscale spot, Hamilton Island Yacht Club offers modern luxuries and amenities. Whether you like a full-service luxury hotel, a beachside resort or a rainforest retreat, you’ll find what you are looking with hotels near the Great Barrier Reef. In the heart of Cairns, travelers will also near restaurants, sites, and nightlife.

Travelers will enjoy the refined simplicity of the beachfront villas at the Hayman Great Barrier Reef resort, but Hayman Beach's crystalline waters top off the tranquil experience. The Atherton Tablelands offer cozy B&B’s and country-style inns as well as cabins and modern homes on the shores of Lake Tinaroo. You’ll find the perfect place to stay at hotels near the Great Barrier Reef.

Formerly Voyages Dunk Island.

With 24 beaches fringing the Great Barrier Reef, and accomodations for just 40 couples, Lizard Island is in a category all its own. Open-plan suites are done up in the blues and whites of the sea, with hammocks and decks discreetly hidden from view.

Hayman is one of the reef’s big, historic resorts, with 209 guest rooms, 350 employees, acres of marble flooring, four dining venues, and three bars. In 1936, the American novelist Zane Grey filmed "White Death" on the island, and in 1970 the resort was severely damaged by a cyclone.

Why It’s Unique: Hinchinbrook, a 96-acre national park with lush rainforests, rugged mountains, and coarse sandy beaches, has just one option for accommodations: the Wilderness Lodge, a secluded hideaway with 15 roomy timber treehouses, each with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, s

Bordering the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island has long been a popular vacation spot. And now Qualia, a 60-bungalow retreat on the secluded northern shore, is helping redefine Aussie luxury.