7 Great Restaurants in the Whitsundays

There’s no comparison to the pleasure of a beautiful Whitsundays holiday. And chartering your own private yacht makes the experience even better. There are so many advantages to a yacht charter in the Whitsundays, and one of the top benefits is the freedom you have to travel and explore as many of the 73 islands as you please. As Whitsunday locals, our Queensland Yacht Charter team is asked a multitude of questions about recommended spots and activities, and often about the best dining options in the region. Today, we introduce you to 7 fantastic restaurants you can sample on your island adventures. So take a break from the fabulous fishing, incredible snorkeling, and unforgettable white sand beaches, and step into a few of the finest restaurants in the Whitsundays.

Bommie – Hamilton Island

Located at the Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Bommie is a fantastic restaurant that is easily accessible from your charter. Well-known for its gorgeous sunsets and spectacular views, you’ll want to sit out on the deck or enjoy your meal in the elegant dining room. Bommie boasts an eclectic menu with fresh, inventive Australian cuisine, with products sourced locally whenever possible.

Romanos – Hamilton Island

Romanos is a popular restaurant also on Hamilton Island, serving up delectable Italian dishes. With homemade pastas, a cosy atmosphere, and an innovative, seafood-focused menu, your visit to Romanos will be one of the best memories of your Whitsunday dining experience.

Mr Bones – Airlie Beach

For a fun, casual dining experience, Mr Bones is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Located in the gateway to the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Mr Bones is an ideal dining option to explore before heading off on your yacht charter holiday. This reasonably priced restaurant specialises in delicious pizza, but also offers tasty tapas, fine cocktails, and some of the best coffee around.

Barcelona Tapas Bar & Cafe – Airlie Beach

Barcelona is not only a terrific dining option, it is conveniently located at the Abel Point Marina, where Queensland Yacht Charters has our base in Airlie Beach. Prior to setting sail, or upon your return from your yachting holiday, stop in to Barcelona for some glorious Spanish cuisine. Their paella is out of this world, and their staff offers impeccable service.

Sorrento – Airlie Beach

With a wonderful atmosphere and a prime Whitsundays location at Abel Point Marina, Sorrento is a well-known and well-loved eatery in Airlie Beach. An Australian restaurant with Italian influence, their menu is expansive and also includes seafood options. Stop in for a pint and a pizza and enjoy the lovely views, large portions, and delicious flavours.

Mermaids Restaurant – Daydream Island

There are many beautiful resorts sprinkled throughout the Whitsunday Islands, and Daydream Island is one of the finest. With a few onsite dining options, no visit here is complete without a meal enjoyed in Mermaids Restaurant. Mermaids has a tremendous chef who focuses on Australian cuisine with an Asian flair. Enjoy one of Mermaid’s scrumptious seafood dishes or one of their exquisite desserts.

Mariner’s Restaurant – Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is where you’ll find much of the action during your Whitsundays yacht charter holiday. Our final dining recommendation takes you back to Hamilton Island, to sample Mariner’s Restaurant, a seafood restaurant focusing on fresh, local catches and amazing flavours.

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When you hire a yacht with us at Queensland Yacht Charters, we’ll make sure you have the sailing holiday of your dreams. With the freedom and opportunity to explore the entire Whitsundays region, you can personally design your trip to fully maximise your experience. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful, relaxing holiday on the water, or an action-packed vacation full of snorkeling, shopping, and adventuring, the Whitsundays has got the activities, beaches, shops, and restaurants you’re looking for.

Are you ready to charter a boat? No license required.

No license is required for a Yacht Charter in the Whitsundays, unlike other locations worldwide. We offer a brief training session before you head out, for either sailing or powered yachts.