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Airlie Beach Hotel recently closed its Mangrove Jack’s Cafe/Bar in lieu of opening up a more modern Pub as part of the hotel. Located on the Airlie Esplanade, The Pub serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night snacks along with a full bar.

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After a long day (or a couple of days) on the boat, nothing is quite as good as a ‘knock-off’ as you unwind from your trip and scroll through your camera. Where better to regroup than right on the water's edge at The Garden Bar Bistro, freshly re-booted at Abell Point Marina?

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Daydream Island has welcomed its first guests since reopening its doors on April 14, 2019. The much-loved resort has been closed for almost 2 years following Tropical Cyclone Debbie, but is now back in full swing and encouraging guests to book, visit and come see their beautiful new look!

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The Whitsundays will be getting a new foreshore in the upcoming months. Construction is to begin in mid 2018 where the aim is to improve and upgrade the foreshore between the Sailing Club and the Lagoon along the main street of Airlie Beach. The foreshore is well known for beach-goers, sunbathers and swimmers who hang out at the main beach in Airlie Beach and enjoy the waves and sand. It has BBQ areas, a playground and plenty of space for hanging out and relaxing.

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Conde Nast Traveller asked readers to rank 30 islands outside of the United States to determine the best islands in the world - and the Whitsunday Islands grabbed a title as the best island in Australia and the South Pacific!  

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An agreement between InterContinental Hotels Group and Mulpha Australia Limited has landed Hayman Island with a new name, new management and a new opening date. In July of 2018 it was announced that Hayman Island will now be managed by InterContinental Hotels Group and will be moving forward with renovations. It will now be known as Hayman Island, by InterContinental and will undergo $100 million in renovations before reopening as the newly branded hotel. The renovations are expected to showcase the world-class facilities, rooms and suites and get Hayman Island looking better than ever. Mulpha Australia limited will also be building a collection of homes on the island which will be available for purchase.

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In 2018 and 2019 the Whitsundays will see the reopening of three resort accommodations in Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hayman Island.   All three resorts were closed after damages incurred by Cyclone Debbie in 2017, and have since been closed for renovations and upgrades.

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Airlie Beach is a tropical destination where many cruise ships stop and enjoy the seaside town and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Throughout the year, many tourists, including those from cruise ships, stop for the day to snorkel, swim and see the sights! Day trippers often take advantage of shorter day trips such as scenic flights and other fun activities that will allow you to see the best of Airlie Beach!

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Daydream Island is reopening in April 2019. The island has been undergoing renovations since March 2017 when it was damaged by Cyclone Debbie - the worst cyclone in recent memory to hit the Whitsundays. At the time of the cyclone, Daydream Island's management was planning a major renovation to take place in the future, but brought those renovations forward in light of the cyclone damages. Since then, they have been revamping and redoing the majority of the islands infrastructure. 

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Locals and visitors alike look forward to the annual Airlie Beach Race Week, put off each year in the small sailing town in the Whitsundays. The 2019 Airlie Beach Race Week and Festival of Sailing will take place from Thursday August 8th to Thursday August 15th and hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

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